I hope you’re keeping well and staying safe.
With September quickly approaching and questions swirling about what the return to school will look like in Ontario, the elected officials for Scarborough-Guildwood will be hosting a town hall with the local TDSB and TCDSB Trustees.
Please join us on Monday, August 31 at 7:00 pm and ask your questions in the live stream. To join, click here.
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 House has risen for the rest of the summer, but Mitzie is still hard at work advocating for Scarborough-Guildwood.
Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs
Mitzie is a Member of the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs (SCFEA). The Committee is currently studying the impacts of COVID-19 on the Small and Medium Enterprise sector.
Mitzie on the Move
Ice Cream for Books Walk-Through
Food Pantry at Morningside Visit
COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program for Small Business: Applications Begin August 31
The Government of Ontario is making $8 million available to support small business and registered charities who are struggling to pay their energy bills as a result of COVID-19. The COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program for Small Business (CEAP-SB) provides a one time, on-bill credit to eligible small business and registered charity customers to help them catch up on their energy bills and resume regular payments.
To apply for CEAP funding, customers should contact their energy provider. Electricity and natural gas utilities and unit sub-meter providers (USMPs) will begin accepting applications for CEAP-SB on August 31, 2020, delivering the program in accordance with rules laid out by the OEB. CEAP-SB funding is limited, with utilities and USMPs expected to process applications in the order in which they are received. Please note, submitting an application does not guarantee funding.
For more information, including eligibility requirements and on-bill credit amounts, click here.
New Federal Funding for Safe Schools
Earlier this week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced up to $2 billion in support for provinces and territories through the Safe Return to Class Fund. The Province of Ontario will receive an additional $381 million in federal support.
The fund will help provinces and territories by supporting adapted learning spaces, improved air ventilation, increased hand sanitation and hygiene, and purchases of personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies.
You can read more on the announcement here.
The East Scarborough Boys and Girls Club will be providing a free hot lunch in the parking lot of their club tomorrow.
Date: Friday August 28
Location: 100 Galloway Road
Please register in advance here.
Experiences Canada is seeking youth leaders aged 21-30 to engage youth in an online series about systemic racism in Canada, with an emphasis on anti-Black racism in particular. This position will provide meaningful skills development and mentorship opportunities for youth leaders interested in education, youth, and community engagement.
You can learn more by clicking here.
Photography Contest: Scarborough’s New View
The City of Toronto and Scarborough Arts are calling upon new and experienced photographers to take their best photos of people, places and things in Scarborough.
From now until September 30, contestants are encouraged to post their photos to Instagram or Facebook with hashtag #scarboroughphoto to enter. Contestants can enter more than once for their chance to win. Scarborough’s New View photography contest has been made possible with the support of Scarborough Arts, Ontario Arts Council and XVXY Photo. Contest details are available at toronto.ca/photo-laureate and scarborougharts.com/anewview
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 phone at 416-281-2787 or by email at email@example.com.