2021-02-11

Government of Canada to Invest $100 Million to Support Women Impacted by the Pandemic

News release Funding for projects helping those in greatest need to ensure a more inclusive response and recovery February 11, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario – Women and Gender Equality Canada The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified systemic and longstanding inequalities, with women and girls disproportionately affected by the crisis. The Government of Canada is taking strong action to prevent the pandemic …

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2021-02-09

Federal, provincial and territorial ministers work together to continue improving early learning and child care for Canadian families

News release February 9, 2021              Ottawa, Ontario The current COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of affordable, accessible, inclusive, and high-quality child care for Canadian families. While much progress has been made in recent years, there is more to be done to meet the needs of children and families. Today, federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) ministers* most responsible for early …

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2021-02-09

Ongoing Support for Research and Media Literacy Projects as Canada Continues to Fight Online Disinformation

News release OTTAWA, February 9, 2021 As these past months have shown, media literacy and critical thinking are crucial tools that all Canadians—and especially vulnerable communities—need to combat online disinformation and related harms. As we continue to face all sorts of disinformation, including that related to COVID-19, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, and the Honourable Dominic Leblanc, …

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2021-02-09

Minister McKenna and Community Foundations of Canada launch intake for COVID-19 resilient projects under the Canada Healthy Communities Initiative

News release Ottawa, Ontario, February 9, 2021—Canadians continue to do their part to protect the most vulnerable during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Local governments and community partners across the country are adapting their spaces and services to keep residents safe and healthy, support economic recovery, create jobs and build vibrant, resilient communities. Today, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, …

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2021-02-08

Minister Jordan launches engagement on Canada’s new Blue Economy Strategy

News release February 8, 2021 Ottawa, Ontario – With the world’s longest coastline and connected to three oceans, Canada is well positioned to be a global leader in the blue economy – an economy that creates good, middle-class jobs, while ensuring healthy oceans and sustainable ocean industries. Building a blue economy that benefits Canadians from coast to coast to coast requires …

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2021-02-05

Arts and Entertainment in the Face of COVID-19

Newmarket and Aurora are home to a wide variety of talented musicians, artists, and entertainers. Anyone who has ever attended the Newmarket Jazz festival, ventured into one of the many pubs on historic Main Street to listen to local bands, or has ever attended a theatrical performance at one of the many theatre venues in our community knows this to …

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2021-01-31

Tips on protecting your mental health during the pandemic

Written by the Newmarket—Aurora Youth Council’s Health and Mental Health Working Group

We recognize that the past few months may have been hard for many people, so we wanted to curate a list of tips for online work and school that may help you reduce stress, feel happier, and optimize your daily online routine.

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2021-01-31

Get to know: Supporting Local Working Group

Written by the Newmarket—Aurora Youth Council’s Supporting Local Working Group

The Supporting Local group recognizes the significance and value that small businesses everywhere bring to their community. Our goal is to aid small businesses in the Newmarket and Aurora area during the challenging time of the COVID 19 pandemic so they can continue to make our neighbourhoods special and vibrant.

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2021-01-29

Community Champion: Abuse Hurts

Since 1993, Abuse Hurts has worked tirelessly to significantly reduce the incidence and impact of abuse and violence across Newmarket-Aurora, and Canada. Through education, Abuse Hurts’ goal is to raise awareness about the true cost of neglect and abuse. They currently support dozens of organizations that deal with thousands of women and children whose lives have been affected by violence. …

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