Weekly Newsletter

Please note that we are now sending Newsletters once a week

The province needs to invest in classes that are smaller and safer as students and staff prepare to return to school

As Stage 3 Reopening continues, please 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.

COVID-19 specific

Ontario is extending protection to prevent temporary layoffs from automatically becoming permanent job losses

Provincial and Federal Governments announce an additional investment through the one-year Canada-Ontario Early Learning and Child Care Agreement (ELCC) of nearly $147 million to Ontario for 2020-21. This funding will help licensed child care providers and EarlyON child and family centres

Ontario Expands Driver Testing Services Provincewide – Road tests for class G driver’s licences will resume September 8

Ontario Provides Update to Visitor’s Policy with Easy-to-Follow Guidelines for Accommodating Caregivers starting September 9

Safe Outings Now Possible for Long-Term Care Home Residents – New Directive Enables Day Trip and Overnight Absences to Resume

New measures to ensure the supply of future vaccines and therapies against COVID-19

Government announces greater flexibility and extension of Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA)

An open letter to post-secondary students from Dr. Vera Etches

Provincial News

Ontario Providing In-Demand Skills Training to Over 15,000 People

Ontario Expanding Seniors Dental Care Program

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

In the Community

City will reopen eight more arenas on September 8

Masks mandatory in indoor public spaces through October as well as in the common areas of condos and apartment buildings

Alliance to End Homelessness Ottawa and City seeking help to house 100 before October

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.