March 20 3:00 PM Update from MPP Mitzie Hunter regarding COVID-19

  • Community Update

Friends,

I hope you are all staying safe and well. I know that many Canadians are feeling anxiety and facing uncertainty, but be assured that all levels of government and community organizations are working hard to provide support during this difficult time. I want to provide some information about accessing community supports that are available to those who need them in Scarborough-Guildwood.

Emergency Food Support

The SCHC Food Bank remains open for emergency food support. They ask that anyone who is feeling unwell stay home. Individuals are not required to provide documentation during your visit to the food bank program, and will receive food the same day they register. Please do not come early, and expect some service changes as they adapt to the public health situation. For more information. Call 416-847-4147 or email foodbank@schcontario.ca.

Location:

4100 Lawrence Ave E, Main Floor, Buzzer 293

Dates and Times:

Wednesday 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Thursday 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Friday 10:30AM – 1:00 PM

Meals on Wheels

The Meals on Wheels program continues with modified service and delivers frozen meals once per week on Thursdays. For more information and to register, you can call 416-847-4134 or email cssintake@schcontario.ca.

Toronto Community Housing

All TCH foodbank programs remain operational with some service changes to accommodate social distancing.

Housing Help

Some City of Toronto Housing Help centre services continue. Housing Help Centres are non-profit agencies that help people find and keep housing and avoid eviction. The Scarborough Housing Help Centre is closed to the public, but are responding to voicemail messages. You can leave a message at 416-285-8070.

Educational Resources

Today, the Government of Ontario announced the launch of a new online learning platform for students. The website provides supplementary resources for students while the province continues to experience school closures. You can access the platform here.

Legislative Updates

Yesterday, I joined 23 of my colleagues at Queen’s Park to pass emergency legislation in response to COVID-19. The legislation provides protections for workers, allows local governments to continue to be responsive, and will keep our shelves stocked and supply chains running. You can view my remarks here.

You can find the latest public health information online at the following sources:

As the situation evolves, we will continue to provide up to date information when we receive it.

My constituency office remains closed to walk-in visitors for the time being, but we are accessible by phone at 416-281-2787 or by email at mhunter.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org during normal business hours. Please contact us if you require assistance.

For March 16 update, click here.

For March 17 update, click here.

For March 18 update, click here.