2020-10-07

HESA Statement – Mental Health Study

The personal, social and economic impacts of COVID-19 on the mental health and well-being of Canadians is unprecedented and many are already calling it the second pandemic. However, a vaccine will not provide us with the cure for this pandemic.

We have an opportunity now to pro-actively develop and enhance programs and resources to adequately address this growing mental health pandemic and provide Canadians with the help they need.

This Friday, at the first meeting of the Standing Committee on Health (HESA), I intend to move a motion to study the impacts of COVID-19 on the mental health and well-being of Canadians. I hope to receive the support from all of my HESA colleagues to move forward with this very important study.

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2020-10-06

New Horizons for Seniors Program

The New Horizons for Seniors Program’s call for proposals is open until October 20th at 3:00 p.m.

Organizations can now apply for funding for projects that support seniors to stay connected and engaged during these challenging times.

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2020-09-30

Orange Shirt Day

Every child matters.

I encourage all Canadians to learn about Phyllis Wellstad’s story and show their support and commitment to reconciliation through a deeper understanding of the impacts residential schools.

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2020-09-29

2020 Speech from the Throne

Last week, the Speech from the Throne revealed the four foundations of our government’s vision for Canadas future:

🏛️ Protecting Canadians from COVID-19;
🏛️ Helping Canadians through the pandemic;
🏛️ Building back better;
🏛️ The Canada we’re fighting for.

Canadians expect us to work together and do whatever is needed to keep Canadians safe. And we’ve committed to doing exactly that.

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2020-09-25

Community Champion: Girls Inc

During #GenderEqualityWeek, it is important to focus on leaders in our community making a positive change. @girlsinc is a local organization dedicated to empowering girls and young women to seek the highest quality of life possible.

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2020-09-21

Gender Equality Week Trivia

Canada’s Gender Equality Week this year is celebrated between September 20 and 26.

Take this quiz to test your knowledge of gender equality in our country.

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2020-08-06

Helping fund attainable, high-quality rental housing

I can’t recall ever spending so much time at home. Sure, the weather has been much nicer than during the start of this pandemic, and many restrictions have been lifted, but home is still the place where our families can shelter no matter how long COVID-19 persists. This is a ‘luxury’ many of us take for granted, but we all …

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2020-08-01

Community Champion: Aurora Chamber of Commerce

The Aurora Chamber of Commerce has been working with the business community to provide leadership and support through the pandemic for the last 3 months. The support the Chamber provided began with an outreach by survey to the business community and personal calls to over 300 businesses to determine the needs of local businesses. Pivoting quickly the Chamber moved to …

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2020-08-01

Community Champion: Newmarket Chamber of Commerce

The Newmarket Chamber of Commerce (NCOC) reacted quickly to the first signs of shutdown. Since then, they have launched a long list of programs and initiatives, focused in three key areas: crisis, continuity, and recovery. Here are a few that continue to make a positive difference in our community. The NCOC has partnered with the Town of Newmarket to form …

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