Weekly Newsletter

Wishing a happy Rosh Hashanah to those that celebrate this weekend (September 18-20)

The province needs to invest in classes that are smaller and safer. Period.
There is no plan for a COVID-19 Second Wave, long term care or education.

Continue 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.

COVID-19 specific

New Lower Limits for Unmonitored and Private Social Gatherings as well as increased fines for no-compliance

Ontario Introduces Legislation to Freeze Residential Rent in 2021 and Would Also Support Small Businesses by Extending the Ban on Commercial Evictions

Ontario Launches New COVID-19 Screening Tool to Help Protect Students and Staff

Province Ramps Up Production of Ontario-Made Ventilators

Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada

Prime Minister announces next steps for Safe Restart Agreement

Provincial News

2021 Canada Summer Games in Niagara Region Postponed

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

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

In the Community

Enforcement of on-street parking limits resumes on September 21

The City prepares to gradually reopen its cultural facilities starting this week

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

September is International Alzheimer’s Awareness MonthHave you heard about the Dementia Society #BrainyActiveChallenge? Starting September 19th through to Thanksgiving, help raise funds and awareness to fight dementia.
Anyone can participate in the #BrainyActiveChallenge! Activities that challenge the brain help us to maintain memory, thought, attention and reasoning skills as we age. 
Register by going to BrainyActiveChallenge.ca,  take a picture or video of you doing your challenge, and share your #BrainyActiveChallenge!  Throw the challenge to your friends to build a more resilient brain!

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.