I hope you and your families are keeping safe and well as we move into the fall.
As students return to classrooms and more workplaces re-open, we’re increasing our interactions with others in the community. Especially as the weather cools down and gatherings move indoors, it is important to stay vigilant about socializing within your bubble of 10, wearing a mask when appropriate, washing your hands, and staying home when feeling sick.
With flu season around the corner, it is also a good idea to get your annual flu shot!
Thank you for all of your efforts to keep our families and communities safe.
If you have any events, updates, or stories from your neighbourhood that you’d like to share, please get in touch!
Mitzie in the Legislature
The legislature’s summer recess is almost at an end! Beginning September 14th, the House will resume sitting and Mitzie will be back at Queen’s Park as a strong voice for Scarborough-Guildwood.
Mitzie on the Move
CSAGSS Food Pantry at Tuxedo Court Visit
Community ParaMedicine Tour
Federal Funding for COVID-19 Self-Isolation Centre in Toronto
When presenting with symptoms, self-isolation is one of the most effective ways to help stop the spread of COVID-19. However, for some Canadians, crowded housing conditions and restrictive costs can make it unsafe or impossible to self-isolate, increasing the risk of community transmission.
To meet this need, the federal government announced $13.9 million in funding for Toronto Public Health to establish a voluntary self-isolation centre. The centre, located in Toronto, will have approximately 140 rooms to provide a safe venue for voluntary self-isolation.You can find more information in the announcement here.
Ontario Poet Laureate Nominations
The Poet Laureate honours the late former lead singer of popular Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip, whose poetic lyrics touched the hearts of Canadians from coast to coast. A native of Kingston, Ontario, Downie passed away in October 2017.
Applications for the position are being accepted through September 15th, 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.
Upon appointment by the Legislature, the Poet Laureate will report to the Speaker as an officer of the Assembly for a two-year term. Responsibilities will include writing poetry, promoting art and literacy in the province, celebrating Ontario and its people and raising the profile of Ontario poets.
Information about the Poet Laureate and the nomination process is available at the Legislative Assembly’s web site at ola.org/poet-laureate
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