My team and I are monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and sharing resources and information here, on Facebook, and via my newsletter (click here to sign up).  Our goal is to help you have the latest facts at your fingertips.

If you think you have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, use the COVID-19 Self Assessment Tool to determine how to seek further care.​

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KEY INFORMATION SOURCES

There is a lot of information out there. The resources below are trusted and reliable.

OTTAWA PUBLIC HEALTH 

ONTARIO MINISTRY OF HEALTH

HEALTH CANADA / PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCY OF CANADA 

 

Government COVID-19 support program

CITY OF OTTAWA

PROVINCE OF ONTARIO

• For a full overview of programs, click here
Small business recovery resources (fewer than 100 employees)

Ontario COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant

• Program provides eligible small businesses subject to full closure with a grant of $10,000.

Ontario Business Costs Rebate Program: applications opening January 18, 2022

• Program provides rebate payments to eligible businesses for portion of property tax and energy costs.

Improving cash flows for Ontario businesses 

• Program provides a six-month interest- and penalty-free payment period for most provincially administered taxes.

GOVERNMENT OF CANADA
• For a full overview of programs, click here
Business Benefits Finder

COVID-19 wage and hiring support for businesses
• Program provides eligible businesses with a subsidy to support a portion of employee wages.

Tourism and Hospitality Recovery Program (THRP)
• Program provides eligible businesses, charities, and not-for-profit organizations with a wage and/or rent subsidy.

Hardest-Hit Business Recovery Program (HHBRP)
• Program provides eligible businesses and organizations with wage and commercial rent support.

Local Lockdown Program
• Program provides eligible businesses and organizations with wage and commercial rent support.

Canada Recovery Hiring Program (CRHP)
• Program provides eligible employers with a subsidy to cover a portion of new employee wages and increase existing employee wages or hours.

Government extends loan forgiveness repayment deadline for the Canada Emergency Business Account
• The Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) program has provided interest-free, partially forgivable loans to nearly 900,000 small businesses and not-for-profit organizations. The deadline to qualify for partial loan forgiveness has been extended from December 31, 2022 to December 31, 2023 for eligible borrowers in good standing.

 

 

IMPACTED CITY FACILITIES AND SERVICES

Click here for information on closures, changes to hours of operation, paying your bills and more.
 

FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES

Our federal, provincial, and municipal governments have all launched programs to support residents and businesses struggling during COVID-19. It can be hard to sift through all the information and figure out your next move. Below is a summary of the different supports available.

 

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SUPPORT

For Individuals

For businesses

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ONTARIO GOVERNMENT SUPPORT

For individuals

For businesses

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CITY OF OTTAWA SUPPORT​

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OSGOODE COMMUNITY RESOURCES

  • NROCRC (Nepean, Rideau and Osgoode Community Resource Centre) is still responding to intake calls. Please contact their centre at 613 596-5626 or info@nrocrc.org
    Services from NROCRC:
    • Food Box Relief Kits: delivery will be twice per week (Monday and Thursday) - Please call 613 596-5626 x 244 or e-mail info@nrocrc.org. This free service is available to seniors, those living with a disability, and those caring for an elderly person.
    • Food Vouchers: are available for pick up/delivery. Clients are being asked to please call ahead for any pick-ups. Call 613-596-5626 or email info@nrocrc.org. This service is available to any vulnerable, isolated community members (no age restrictions).
    • Emergency Baby Cupboard: services are still available. Clients are being ask to please call ahead for any pick-ups. Please call 613-596-5626 or email info@nrocrc.org.
    • Mental Health Support: Counsellors are here to help if you need mental health support to help you cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.  Call 613-596-5626 ext 249
    • Intake Services: will be available through telephone – Please call 613-596-5626 ext 249.
    • The EarlyOn Program is sending out weekly online activities participants through distribution lists. Please email rawni@nrocrc.org for more information.
    • Virtual Zumba Class Every Tuesday evening from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm on ‘Zoom’. Please e-mail lziebell@nrocrc.org for details. This is available for adults and seniors.
    • OESP inquiries, please contact 613-596-5626 and leave a voice-mail. We will be returning calls. Due to high call volume please be patient
  • The Trinity Bible Church volunteers are available to help seniors 65+ in need of groceries or help with errands and/or medical appointments . You can contact Elizabeth at 613-826-2444; Greg at 613-826-4695 or Shirley/Richard at 613 826-2444 for more details.
  • ROSSS (Rural Ottawa Senior Support Services) has partnered with local grocery stores to offer free grocery delivery if you are 55+ or an adult living with a disability. Call 613-692-4697 or 613-821-1101
  • A Friendly Voice is available to those who are 55+. The free service is available from 8am-12am 7 days a week. Call 613-692-9992 or 1-855-892-9992.
  • Findlay Creek Community Association has launched an online platform for those requesting assistance.
  • Vitality Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre is offering free 10-min virtual consultations via telehealth for anybody that may have musculoskeletal or orthopedic injuries. Clients can call 613-425-7700 or email mina@vitalitypt.ca to schedule a 10-minute session with one of the Physiotherapists who can help determine your best course of action.
  • Osgoode Care Centre is offering a special way to connect with families while keeping everyone healthy. If you would like to Facetime with your loved one, please call 613-821-1034 ext 248 to arrange.
  • Manotick Village Community Association has set up a Facebook group to connect residents who need assistance with those available to help. If you need help getting supplies, you can post a request. If you are able to help out, you can post your offer to help and outline what you can do. The group also features updates on what local businesses are doing to help. If you are not on Facebook, you can email president@manotickvca.org.
  • The Osgoode Youth Association (O-YA) building has started a Virtual Youth Centre so we can continue to offer support, resources and a sense of connection to Osgoode Ward youth during this crisis. ​
  • Greely Lions can be reached at COVID-19@greelylions.ca  primary telephone: Lion David Eggett (613) 862-7692, Secondary telephone: Lion Heather Chilvers (613) 435-0035  if anyone is needs assistance during this time of need.  
  • Seniors-only shopping hours: All Independent Grocery stores are open 7am to 8 am for seniors (65+) shopping only; Shoppers Drug marts have opened their doors from 7 am – 8 am for seniors (65+) shopping only; Sobey’s Grocery Stores have opened their doors from 7am – 8 am for seniors (65+) shopping only.

 

 

MENTAL HEALTH HELP DURING COVID-19