Weekly Newsletter

Wishing everyone a happy Franco-Ontarian Day (today)!

Wishing a blessed Yom Kippur to all of those celebrating (September 27 and 28)

The government has failed on testing and contact tracing.
Please listen to my comments on the staffing crisis in Long Term Care.
There are no plans for a second wave of COVID-19, in long-term care or in 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

The Ottawa Hospital Enters Into Management Agreements With Extendicare West End Villa and Extendicare Laurier Manor
Temporary measures required to help contain COVID-19 outbreak

Ontario Investing to Reduce Surgeries Backlog and Expand Access to Care

New Public Health Measures Implemented Provincewide to Keep Ontarians Safe

Ontario Investing to Expand COVID-19 Testing and Contact Tracing

Ontario Updates COVID-19 Testing Guidelines

Ontario Extends Critical Delivery Program for Seniors and People with Disabilities
Deliveries of food and essentials will continue into 2021

Ontario Expands COVID-19 Testing to Pharmacies

Prime Minister’s remarks addressing Canadians on the COVID-19 situation

Government of Canada signs new agreements to secure additional vaccine candidate and treatment for COVID-19

Special statement from Dr. Vera Etches

Provincial News

Ontario Introduces French Accents on Driver’s Licences and Ontario Photo Cards

Ontario to Lead National Effort on Improving Concussion Safety

Ontario Moving to Standardized Online Testing for Students

Ontario Set to Launch Largest Flu Immunization Campaign in Province’s History

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

Celebrate Franco-Ontarian Day with us virtually

Highway 417 exit ramp at Nicholas to close September 30 to October 2

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.