Weekly Newsletter

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 Launches COVID-19 School and Licensed Child Care-specific Web Page

Ontario Reopens Apprenticeship and Trade-Related Exam Centres

Government of Canada and partners improve process to notify air travellers potentially exposed to COVID-19 on domestic flights

Government Announces Extension of Rent Relief for Small Businesses

Special statement from Dr. Vera Etches

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) has developed an online screening tool to help parents and guardians make decisions about whether their child can attend school/child care

Provincial News

The Ontario government is investing more than $2.2 million to help over 600 job seekers in Ottawa develop the skills they need to establish careers in the technology and Information Technology (IT) sector

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

The Legislative Assembly of Ontario has started the process of inviting nominations for a Poet Laureate for the province. The Poet Laureate of Ontario Act (In Memory of Gord Downie) was passed unanimously in the Legislature in December 2019. 
Applications for the position are being accepted through to September 15, 2020. Following the acceptance of nominations, a selection panel will prepare a short list of the nominees by December and announce a chosen nominee by February 2021.


Today is the due date for homeowners and condo corporations with warranty claim submissions or requests for conciliation that were due between March 16 and September 11, 2020 to submit their warranty forms or requests for conciliation

Applications are open for the 2021 edition of the Daughters of the Vote program

In the Community

Back to School road safety reminders for children and adults

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.