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Daylight Savings Time Ends
Don’t forget to change your clocks back an hour on Sunday, November 1.

Flu Clinics

Book your appointment here.

To avoid crowding, clinics will be by appointment only. OPH flu clinic locations are now posted on the OPH Influenza (Flu) webpage with the following fixed clinic locations. 

Clinic locations: 

·         Notre-Dame-Des-Champs, 3659 Navan Road, Orléans 

·         Ottawa Public Library-Orléans Branch, 1705 Orléans Blvd., Orléans 

·         Lansdowne – Horticulture Building, 1525 Princess Patricia, Downtown 

·         Mary Pitt Centre, 100 Constellation Dr., Nepean 

·         Chapman Mills Community Building, 424 Chapman Mills Drive, Barrhaven 

·         Eva James Memorial Centre, 65 Stonehaven Drive, Kanata 

As a reminder, this year Ottawa residents have different options for obtaining their flu shot:  

·         OPH-run public influenza clinics in fixed locations. To avoid crowding and to control the flow of clients in and out of these locations, the clinics will be by appointment. 

·         Pharmacies will provide flu vaccine to Ottawa residents 5 years and older, including the high-dose vaccine that is publicly funded for seniors. A map of all participating pharmacies is available on the OPH website. 

·         Doctor’s offices and Nurse Practitioners in the community will continue to provide flu vaccine to their clients. 

·         OPH is working hard to ensure vaccination clinics throughout the city and is identifying locations for potential mobile vaccination clinics. 

Please consider signing the petition I’ve created asking that the COVID-19 Command Table appear before before the Select Committee on Emergency Management Oversight. You must:

  1. Print off petition
  2. Collect original signatures (electornic petitions are not accepted)
  3. Make sure any additional pages have the complete text at the top of the page
  4. Submit original copies (photocopies aren’t accepted in the Legislature) via mail or in person to either the Ottawa South Constituency Office or Queen’s Park office to be read in the Legislature.


Original copies can be submitted to the Ottawa South office:
1828 Bank Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1V 7Y6


Queen’s Park office:
Main Legislative Building, Room 448,
Toronto, Ontario
M7A 1A2

This week, I asked the following question in the Legislature: Why is the Minister taking so long to make decisions that save lives in LTC?
When are we going to get a commitment for 4 hours of extra pay for PSWs? (Bill 13, Time To Care Act debate)
My concerns about granting Charles McVety’s Canada Christian College accreditation while not meeting the anti-discriminatory and anti-hate speech principles outlined in the Ontario Human Rights Code.
Be Social WISEContinue to follow Ottawa Public Health guidelines, wearing a mask in indoor public spaces, wash hands frequently, socially distance 2 meters apart and stay home if you are not feeling well.

OPH recommends limiting gatherings as much as possible. In other words, limit gatherings to those who live in your household or those providing support services, such as a caregiver.  If you live alone (single parent, student, etc.), one or two contacts outside your home can be important social supports to draw on.

COVID-19 specific

New community paramedicine program will support seniors on long-term care waitlists (Phase 1 will start in Ottawa and elsewhere)

Ontario Provides Funding Allocations to Municipalities through the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF)

Province Promoting Ontario-Made Products to Spur Economic Recovery through the new Ontario Made Consumer Directory

Ontario Launching COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream

Province Investing More Money to Increase Hospital Capacity, Reduce Wait Times, and Respond to COVID-19

Ontario to Release 2020 Provincial Budget on November 5

COVID Alert app updated to send more precise notifications

Government of Canada announces funding for research and development to address COVID-19 gaps and challenges

Minister Garneau announces extended measures for cruise ships and pleasure craft in Canada

Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on her Report on the State of Public Health in Canada 2020—From Risk to Resilience: An Equity Approach to COVID-19

Canada Emergency Business Account now open to businesses using personal banking accounts

Special statement from Dr. Vera Etches

Masks to remain mandatory until at least January in City of Ottawa

Provincial News

Avoiding Exposure to Carbon Monoxide in Your Home

Ontario Raising Awareness About Accessibility

Stay Safe and Follow Public Health Advice This Halloween

Recipients of the 2020-21 Francophone Community Grants Program

COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program for Small Business (CEAP-SB)

In the Community

In June 2020, the Ontario government announced that it would offer Regulated Price Plan (RPP) customers the opportunity to choose the electricity rate plan that best meets their energy needs and lifestyle: time-of-use (TOU) rates or tiered rates.

As such, starting October 13, 2020, residential and small business customers who are billed under the RPP and want to change rate plan can submit a rate selection form to Hydro Ottawa.

Register for City’s virtual and in-person arts centres’ courses on November 2

OPH has developed and made available a standardized Attestation for Return to School for Students Following Illness template letter for families with children returning to school following symptoms of illness

Ontario has created a self-assessment tool
If you think you have 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, use this self-assessment to help determine if you need to seek further care. Visit here.

If you require help in Ottawa South, please visit our website for Community links and contacts.

Ottawa Public Health
For the latest updates, please click here.

Government of Ontario
Every day at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.  ET, the Province of Ontario’s novel coronavirus (COVID-19) web page will be updated with the most up-to-date information including the status of cases in Ontario.

Government of Canada
For the latest COVID-19 updates, please click here.
For the latest on Employment and Social Development changes for employees and employers, click here.

Find out about the current reported scams related to COVID-19.

Learn how to protect yourself when banking online.

Know what to do if you’re a victim of fraud.