2021-01-06

COVID-19 testing centre for arriving international travellers launches at Pearson Airport

The Government of Canada continues to advise against non-essential travel and reminds all travellers returning to Canada that contravening the mandatory quarantine can lead to severe penalties.

This new pilot for arriving travellers at Pearson Airport is in addition to the Government of Canada new pre-departure requirement for travellers bound to Canada to demonstrate proof of negative COVID-19 results from a test taken within three days prior to departure.

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2020-12-31

Pre-departure COVID-19 testing and negative results to be required for all air travellers coming to Canada

The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, is requiring that, effective January 7, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. EST, all air passengers five years of age or older will be required to test negative for COVID-19 before travelling from another country to Canada. This implementation date provides all airlines, both foreign and domestic, adequate time to comply with the new requirements.

he Government of Canada continues to advise against non-essential travel and reminds all travellers returning to Canada that contravening the mandatory quarantine can lead to severe penalties.

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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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