Happy New Year!
I hope you and your family are keeping safe and staying warm!
I know that many of you have questions about Ontario’s lockdown and what it means for you and your community as we start this new year. On January 14th at 7:00 pm, my colleagues Councillor Paul Ainslie and MP John McKay and I will be holding a Virtual Town Hall about COVID-19 with special guest Dr. Eileen de Villa, Medical Officer of Health for the City of Toronto. You can find event details by scrolling through this update.
For more information on Toronto’s lockdown, including a full list of restrictions and recommendations, click here.
The 8th Annual MPP Mitzie Hunter Levee will be held on Sunday, January 17th, 2021 virtually premiering at 2:00pm-3:00pm EST. It will be open to everyone in Scarborough-Guildwood and to the public. The event is free of charge. Join me on January 17th at 2:00pm for music, trivia and special messages for the New Year!
One year ago today, 176 people lost their lives when Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 was shot down by Iran. We stand with the families as we continue to pursue answers, justice and mourn the victims of this tragedy.
Thank you for doing your part to keep our community safe.
The 8th Annual MPP Mitzie Hunter Levee will be held on Sunday, January 17th, 2021 virtually premiering at 2:00pm-3:00pm EST. It is open to everyone in Scarborough-Guildwood and to the public. The event is free of charge. There will be music, trivia and special messages for the New Year! On January 17th, visit here.
KEEP SCARBOROUGH-GUILDWOOD SAFE
On January 14th at 7:00 pm, please join me and my colleagues Councillor Paul Ainslie and MP John McKay with special guest City of Toronto Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Eileen de Villa as we answer your questions about municipal, provincial, and federal response to the second wave of COVID-19.
EDUCATION, A RETURN TO IN-PERSON LEARNING DELAYED UNTIL AT LEAST JANUARY 25TH
The Ontario government is extending online teacher-led learning until January 25, 2021 for elementary school students in the 27 Southern Ontario public health unit regions. This is to ensure that all Ontarians stay at home as much as possible to minimize transmission of the virus and prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed.
The positivity rate for kids aged 12-13 years old increased from 5.44 per cent in late-November, early-December to nearly 20 per cent in early-January.
FEBRUARY 8TH DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR SUPPORTS FOR LEARNERS
The deadline to apply for a one-time $200 benefit for each child under 12 years old, and $250 for each child up to 21 years old with special needs expires on February 8th. For detailed eligibility information and where to apply, please visit the Ontario Government site here.
EXTENDING EXPIRY DATES FOR RECENTLY EXPIRED AND EXPIRING HEALTH CARDS
Most recently expired and expiring health cards will remain valid and can continue to be used for accessing insured health services until further notice.
We’re working hard to serve the community. If you have any questions, concerns, or want to bring an event or special story to our office’s attention, please get in touch by responding to this email or via the links below!