Update – July 2020 – Backpacks for Overbrook Youth Initiative

What you’ll find inside:

  1. Backpacks for Overbrook Youth Initiative
  2. Free Online Math and Self-Esteem Courses
  3. Community Workshop on 15-Minute Communities
  4. ACORN Ottawa – No COVID Evictions Rally and March
  5. Electronics Drive with OttawaCares.ca

Backpacks for Overbrook Youth Initiative


The Overbrook Community Association’s (OCA) Safety Committee and Prezdential Basketball are launching a campaign to provide 300 Overbrook youth in need with free backpacks, filled with school supplies, a reusable mask and a brand-new tee shirt, just in time for back-to-school. These backpacks will help our youth start the school-year with pride and a sense of community belonging.  With evidence that economically and socially diverse neighbourhoods like ours have been most affected by COVID-19 and its fall out, it is more important than ever to help each other and bridge social isolation. Backpacks for Overbrook Youth is the first of several small fundraisers by the OCA’S Safety Committee that will support volunteer-run neighbourhood-building initiatives in our community.     

As Manock Lual, Chair of OCA’s Safety Committee and founder and CEO of Prezdential Basketball says, “Ensuring [the youth in our community] have the resources they need to succeed and be healthy is at the heart of the crime prevention model of the Safety Committee.” Expressions of caring by the community will help build trust and safe spaces in Overbrook, a neighbourhood where 43% of children aged 0 to 17 were living in low income households in 2015 (Statistics Canada). 

Can you help with a donation or by spreading the word?

Your financial donation will be used to purchase items that we have been unable to source through RRCRC or retailers. No amount is too small. Any excess funds will be used to support other OCA-Prezdential Basketball activities for Overbrook youth. Donations of school supplies are also welcome – please reach out at info@overbrook.ca.

The backpacks will be assembled by OCA and the Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre (RRCRC) and presented to the recipients at a socially-distant event or dropped off at their doors. 

Who are we: 

Prezdential Basketball is a social enterprise that is dedicated to supporting disadvantaged youths in Ottawa. 

The Overbrook Community Association  (OCA) is a volunteer-led organisation which aims to bring together residents of Overbrook and Castle Heights to engage and represent them in “Co-creating a vibrant, caring community in which our environment and everyone in it matters” (OCA Vision). Led by residents, OCA’s Safety Committee takes an asset-based approach to enable and support residents and partners to work together for a safe and welcoming neighbourhood.”


Free Online Math and Self Esteem Courses

Our neighbourhood friends at PEACE (Pro-Active Education for All) is offering free online math and self-esteem courses for grade 3 to 8 students. Courses will take place from June 23rd to September 10th 2020 (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5pm to 6:30pm.

Register by calling 613-745-0073 ext. 121 (between 9am and 4pm)

NOTE – this program has already begun but you can still register

Community Workshop on 15-Minute Communities

Synapcity is hosting a workshop titled “Reimagining Your Neighbourhood” that will take a deep dive into the 15-minute neighbourhood. The workshop offers a deeper understanding of the City of Ottawa’s Official Plan and intensification. From the event description:

You will gain a deeper understanding of the City of Ottawa’s Official Plan and intensification, and will learn to connect and empathize with different lived experiences in your neighbourhood. We will share, exchange, and reflect on what “15-minutes” can look and feel like for different people, communities, and neighbourhoods. The workshop will also help you get a better understanding of your own neighbourhood and access tools to conduct neighbourhood and community assessments.

Join Synapcity on Wednesday, July 22nd, from 6:30PM – 8:00PM on Zoom. Please register here by Tuesday, July 21st. Upon registration, you will receive a link and additional details

ACORN Ottawa – No COVID Evictions Rally and March

The eviction ban is being lifted & tenants could start being evicted as soon as August 1st!

Join the ACORN delegation to meet allies at Parliament Hill to demand a #RentBreak to hear speeches, music and chants and then follow ACORN members leading the march to the Landlord Tenant Board to demand ‘No COVID Evictions!’

Social distancing rules will be in effect, bring a mask & stand 6 feet apart. Hand sanitizer and masks will be available.

When: Wednesday July 22nd @ 11am
Where: Parliament Hill

Click here for Facebook event page

Electronics Drive with OttawaCares.ca


Since March, Ottawa Cares has been connecting volunteers with local food banks to deliver food hampers from the food banks to local residents. We’ve been so inspired by the overwhelming response we’ve received since we put out our first call for volunteers back in March.

To date we’ve had 60 volunteers make over 2000 food box deliveries from the Ottawa Food Bank to well over 300 households in Wards 12 and 13. That’s a lot of caring and we’re just getting started!

Let’s keep it going.

While we continue to work hard to ensure that households access needed food supplies during COVID-19, we also want to help people stay connected. So we are excited to announce the Ottawa Cares E-Drive.

Beginning in July, we’ll be collecting your donated cell phones, laptops, and tablets and redistributing them to households where they will be put to good use: – allowing those who are isolating to connect with friends, family, and essential resources, and helping young students to continue learning and complete schoolwork.

Here’s how it works, beginning on July 6, 2020:
1) Gather up the cell phone, laptop or tablet you’re no longer using. Please
don’t forget the charging accessories!
2) Don’t worry if you can’t wipe your data: we have tech-savvy volunteers
who will be wiping all data from donated devices before redistributing
3) Place your donations in a sealed plastic bag with the date of donation
written directly on the bag, This will enable us to isolate donated items
according to health guidelines before handling them.

4) Drop off your sealed, bagged and dated items into one of the clearly
marked bins at Manor Park Community Centre (100 Thornwood Road)
Mondays to Fridays between 8 AM and 5 PM, beginning July 6 th .

Still have questions about the Ottawa Cares E-Drive? Please email Shoshana at mpcc@manorpark.ca

For more information about Ottawa Cares, please visit our website at:

And once again, thank you for helping to show that Ottawa cares!

Ottawa a le cœur sur la main… et un doigt sur le clavier!

Ottawa Cares lance sa collecte d’appareils électroniques

Depuis le mois de mars, Ottawa Cares jumelle des bénévoles avec des banques d’alimentation locales afin d’acheminer l’aide alimentaire jusqu’aux résidents. La vague de réponses reçue depuis notre premier appel en mars a été rien de moins qu’inspirante.

À ce jour, ce sont 60 bénévoles qui ont livré plus de 2 000 boîtes repas depuis la Banque d’alimentation d’Ottawa jusqu’à plus de 300 ménages des quartiers 12 et 13. Ce sont là beaucoup de mains et de cœurs – et ce n’est qu’un début!

Il faut continuer sur cette lancée.

Nous allons certes poursuivre nos efforts pour qu’aucun ménage n’ait faim
durant la pandémie, mais nous voulons également combattre l’isolement. C’est avec enthousiasme que nous vous annonçons donc le lancement de la collecte d’appareils électroniques d’Ottawa Cares.

Dès le mois de juillet, nous recueillerons vos anciens téléphones cellulaires,
ordinateurs portatifs et tablettes afin de les redistribuer là où ils seront utiles pour briser l’isolement et permettre aux gens de renouer avec leur famille et leurs amis, leur donner accès à des ressources essentielles, et permettre aux jeunes de poursuivre leurs apprentissages et de faire leurs travaux scolaires.

Comment contribuer? Dès le 6 juillet 2020 :
1) Rassemblez les téléphones cellulaires, ordinateurs portatifs ou tablettes
que vous n’utilisez plus. N’oubliez pas les chargeurs!
2) Si vous n’arrivez pas à effacer vos données, ne vous en faites pas : des
bénévoles versés en technologie s’occuperont de tout effacer avant la
redistribution des appareils.

3) Placez vos dons dans un sac en plastique fermé hermétiquement sur
lequel vous inscrirez directement la date. Cette procédure nous permettra
de respecter les directives sanitaires touchant la mise en quarantaine des

4) Venez déposer vos articles, dans leurs sacs bien fermés et datés, dans
l’une des boîtes clairement identifiées du Centre communautaire Manor
Park (100, chemin Thornwood), du lundi au vendredi entre 8 h et
17 h, à partir du 6 juillet.

Vous avez d’autres questions sur la collecte d’appareils électroniques
d’Ottawa Cares? Faites-les parvenir par courriel à Shoshana, à

Pour en savoir plus sur Ottawa Cares, consultez notre site Web au
https://www.ottawacares.ca/learn-more (en anglais seulement).

Merci encore de rappeler à tous qu’Ottawa a le cœur sur la main!

OCA Black Lives Matter Statement

June 5, 2020, Ottawa

The Overbrook Community Association stands in solidarity with Black people in our community and in North America who have been facing violent and systemic racism for centuries.  

The recent police killing of George Floyd is horrific and has activated world-wide collective actions to defend Black lives. Work needs to be done to address police violence and over-policing of Black people in the US, as well as here in Canada. Black Children Matter. Black Futures Matter. 

We want to honour the life of George Floyd who was killed by police in Minneapolis on the 25th of May. We honour Abdirahman Abdi and his family who still don’t have a resolution for his case.  Abdi was killed by Ottawa police on July 24th 2016.  We honour Greg Ritchie who was killed by Ottawa police on January 31st 2019.

Please remember two things: there is no such thing as « not racist », what Black people need are actively anti-racist allies. Then, to be a good ally, please listen, educate yourself and reflect on actions you can take to help solve racism. 

Investments in community-led projects foster meaningful public safety for all. The OCA knows that decriminalization, affordable and supportive housing, community-based anti-violence programs, restorative justice programs, youth community development, trauma-informed harm-reduction, safe supply, food security programs are what foster safer communities.

We honour all of those who have lost their lives or have been affected by police brutality.

We also commit to keeping up the work that leads to safer communities, for Black people in particular but also for all of us. 

Black Lives Matter. We see you, we stand with you. 

For those who are able, here are some ways you can support.

– Justice for Abdi campaign: http://www.justiceforabdirahman.ca/support-us/

– Black Legal Action center: https://www.blacklegalactioncentre.ca/

– Federation of Black Canadians: https://fbcfcn.nationbuilder.com/general_donation


5 juin 2020, Ottawa

L’association communautaire d’Overbrook est solidaire des Noirs dans notre communauté et en Amérique du Nord qui sont confrontés à un racisme violent et systémique depuis des siècles.  

Le récent assassinat de George Floyd par la police est horrible et a déclenché des actions collectives dans le monde entier pour défendre la vie des Noirs. Il faut s’attaquer à la violence policière et au ciblage des Noirs par la police, aux États-Unis, ainsi qu’ici au Canada. Les enfants noirs sont importants. L’avenir des Noirs est important. 

Nous voulons honorer la vie de George Floyd qui a été tué par la police à Minneapolis le 25 mai. Nous rendons hommage à Abdirahman Abdi et à sa famille qui n’ont toujours pas obtenu de résolution pour son cas. Abdi a été tué par la police d’Ottawa le 24 juillet 2016.  Nous rendons hommage à Greg Ritchie qui a été tué par la police d’Ottawa le 31 janvier 2019.

Souvenez-vous de deux choses : il n’est plus suffisant d’être “non-raciste”, ce dont les Noirs ont besoin, ce sont des alliés qui sont activement antiracistes. Alors, pour être un bon allié, veuillez écouter, vous éduquer et réfléchir aux actions que vous pouvez entreprendre pour aider à résoudre le racisme. 

C’est en investissant dans des projets communautaires que l’on favorise la sécurité publique pour tous. L’OCA sait que la décriminalisation, les logements abordables et supervisés, les programmes communautaires de lutte contre la violence, les programmes de justice réparatrice, le développement de la jeunesse, la réduction des traumatismes, un approvisionnement fiable et des programmes de sécurité alimentaire sont autant de facteurs qui contribuent à la sécurité des communautés.

Nous rendons hommage à tous ceux qui ont perdu la vie ou qui ont été touchés par la brutalité policière. Nous nous engageons également à poursuivre le travail qui mène à des communautés plus sûres, pour les Noirs en particulier, mais aussi pour nous tous. 

Les vies des Noirs sont importantes. Nous vous voyons, nous sommes à vos côtés. 

Si vous en avez les moyens, voici quelques organismes à soutenir: 

– Campagne “Justice pour Abdi” : http://www.justiceforabdirahman.ca/support-us/

– Black Legal Action center: https://www.blacklegalactioncentre.ca/

– Fédération des Noirs du Canada : https://fbcfcn.nationbuilder.com/general_donation 

Update – Virtual Town Hall with all elected officials

What you will find in this update

  • Virtual Town Hall – with all elected officials – Monday June 1st 2020
  • Safe Supply in Ottawa
  • Black Canadian Scholarship Fund

Virtual Town Hall

We are hosting, with the Vanier Community Association, a virtual town hall with all elected officials for our neighbourhood.

We invite you to join us by registering here (Registration is mandatory)

The zoom meeting ID is 854 4620 8956 and the meeting password is 019802

You can submit a question when you register.

You can also follow the virtual town hall on Mona Fortier’s facebook page

Safe Supply

The Overbrook Community Association sent a letter of support for the Motion that recently passed at City Hall on Safe Supply.

We shared the following message :

To Councillor Rawlson King

CC: Mathieu Fleury, Catherine McKenney, Dr. Jeff Turnbull

The Overbrook Community Association extends its full support to Councillor Fleury’s safe supply motion, seconded by Councillor McKenney.  Safe Supply is one tool amongst many harm-reduction strategies that help keep our  communities safe. Like any other illness, neighbours that might be engaging in drug use deserve dignified support systems that help improve their quality of life, stabilizing their
well-being, improving their capacities to access housing and maintain healthy relationships.

Having access to a consistent and safe supply can lead to improved health outcomes and will drastically reduce overdose risks. Safe supply programs offer an opportunity for our city to respond to the years-long overdose epidemic and the expansion of the current safe supply programme should be a public health priority.

Thank you for your work on this.

Heather Amys
President Overbook Community Association

Cc Manock Lual
Chair OCA Public Safety Committee

Black Canadian Scholarship Fund

BCSF – Scholarship Application (Extended to – June 30, 2020) 

To qualify an applicant must satisfy all selection criteria:

  • Be a black Canadian Student graduating from a high school in the national capital region with a minimum average of 75% in
    • 6 grade 12 courses (U) or (O) or (M) or 
    • a combination of 6 grade 11 or 12 courses (U) or (O) or (M)
  • Be a black Canadian Citizen or permanent resident of Canada and residing in the National Capital Region
  • Be admitted at a recognized Canadian university.
  • Demonstrate a need for financial assistance.
  • Demonstrate leadership in community service and volunteer activities.

Required documents:

  1. A two-page essay explaining why this scholarship is important to the applicant and how the applicant will satisfy the eligibility criteria (e.g., academic achievement, school and community involvement, extra-curricular activities, education plans and financial need.)
  2. A photocopy of the applicant’s latest official transcript of 6 Grade 12 courses with an interim or final average of at least 75% in six (6) Grade 12 courses
  3. A letter of recommendation from a teacher/guidance counsellor in current academic year.
  4. Proof of community work.
  5. Proof of Canadian citizenship/Permanent Resident (we will accept one of the following documents as proof: a Canadian passport; or a Canadian birth certificate; or a Canadian citizenship card/certificate); PR Card.
  6. A detailed statement indicating the amount of money expected from various sources (ex: family/relatives, personal savings, employment, loans, and scholarships.
  • Applications without ALL the required supporting documents will not be considered

The Black Canadian Scholarship Fund (BCSF) Committee reserves the right to verify the accuracy of the information given by all applicants. The name(s) and/or photo(s) of the recipient(s) for this award will be published on the BCSF website (www.bcsf.ca) and may be used in other promotional material. If applicants are under 18 years of age, they must co-sign the application form with a parent or guardian.

Completed applications for this scholarship only should be submitted directly to:

The Black Canadian Scholarship Fund
CSC(T) P.O. Box 8002 Ottawa, Ontario, K1G-5H6

Do not send your application by courier

Overbrook Community Care – Solidarité communautaire

What you’ll find in this update :

  • New OCA Safety Committee initiative – Overbrook Community Care
  • Good Food Box – at your doorstep

New OCA Safety Committee initiave – Overbrook Community Care – Solidarité communautaire Overbrook

This group is for neighbours in the Overbook area of Ottawa to support one another during the COVID-19 public health emergency, based on principles of social justice, solidarity and mutual aid.

There are great Ottawa groups out there sharing information, so we’re keeping this one local to Overbrook.

We’re looking to do the following things for each other:

  • Deliver grocery and supplies
  • Phone neighbours who are sick or isolated
  • Check in our BIPOC/immigrant/refugee communities
  • Connect with community resources
  • Assist with financial aid applications

If you are looking for support, you can post in the Facebook group or contact us:

Phone/text: 613-714-4999

Email: Overbrook.community.care@gmail.com

Help us promote this initiative to our neighbours and share this information.


Solidarité communautaire Overbrook est un groupe qui vise de faciliter l’entraide et le soutien entre les voisins d’Overbrook pendant la crise du COVDID-19. Nous nous basons sur des principes de justice sociale de solidarité et d’entraide.

Voici certaines façons qu’on peut s’entraider

  • Livrer des épiceries et des fournitures essentielles
  • Appels avec nos voisins malades et isolés
  • Appui aux communautés racisés, immigrantes, ou réfugiés
  • Faire des liens aux ressources communautaires
  • Soutien pour les demandes d’aide financière

Il existe déjà plusieurs autres groupes de solidarité pour la ville d’Ottawa, notre but est d’être un groupe qui se limite au quartier d’Overbrook.

Si vous avez besoin de soutiens, vous pouvez faire un post sur notre page Facebook ou nous envoyer un texto/ appel au 613-714-4999 ou nous envoyer un courriel au Overbrook.community.care@gmail.com

Aidez-nous à informer nos voisins d’Overbrook et partager ces informations.

Good Food at Your Doorstep:
A COVID-19 Emergency Fresh Food Delivery Service.

This new program sells $20 boxes of fresh fruits and vegetables delivered to your doorstep FREE of charge. You also have the option to “Share Some Good” by donating a box to a family in need.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Orders are placed online at https://ottawagoodfoodbox.ca/ with a credit or debit card.
  • The order deadline for delivery next week is Monday, April 13 at 12pm (noon). 
  • Deliveries will be made on that week’s Friday or Saturday.  You will receive an email to confirm your order and let you know on which day you can expect your delivery. On your delivery day, you will receive an email or SMS 15-30 minutes before your order is due to arrive.
  • When you place your order, you will be required to include your full home address (including apartment number) and a phone number at which you can be reached.
  • Your produce box will contain 8-11 varieties of fruits and vegetables such as:
  • onions
  • carrots
  • bananas
  • apples
  • oranges
  • lettuce
  • tomatoes
  • broccoli
  • cauliflower
  • pears
  • mangoes
  • mushrooms
  • potatoes
  • celery
  • avocado
  • cucumbers
  • lemons
  • Specific requests and substitutions regarding the content of our produce box are not available.  The produce selections will be based on availability and price, but rest assured it will always be top quality!
  • We will only be offering no-contact deliveries within the City of Ottawa and will be following the COVID-19 guidelines given by Ottawa Public Health for safe food handling and home deliveries.
  • Unfortunately, at this time we cannot deliver to areas in the following postal codes: K1X, K2J, K2K, K2M, K2R, K2S, K2T, K2V, K2W, K4C, K4M, K4P, and K0A. Please email us to see what may be possible if you live in one of these areas and are interested in purchasing a produce box. 
  • Customers who make a purchase and live outside of our designated delivery area will be refunded in full. We are not able to issue refunds for any other reason, but please let us know if you are unsatisfied with your purchase.  

You can email us your questions at ottawagoodfoodbox@crcrr.org or marketmobileottawa@gmail.com or by calling 613-860-6767. 

Stay healthy, wash your hands often and practice physical distancing! 

The Good Food at Your Doorstep Team

OCA Update – Food bank hours, Tools to help your neighbours, City of Ottawa update

What you will find inside :

  • Food Bank Hours
  • Tools to Help your Neighbours
  • City of Ottawa declares state of emergency – what does that mean for you?

Food Bank Hours

Find the Rideau Rockcliffe Food Bank details below

Tools to Help your Neighbours

Download and print this offer of help and share it with your neighbours. Click on the image for the download link

City of Ottawa Updates

You will find below the most recent update from our city councillor, Rawlson King. You can sign up for his updates here

As we near the end of our second week of working remotely, and physically and socially distancing, it is more important than ever that everyone do their part to protect our city’s most vulnerable.

If you think you have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, use this self-assessment to help determine how to seek further care: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/#q0

City Parks

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all city park facilities and park equipment are now closed until further notice. Only walkthroughs are permitted – while respecting physical (social) distancing.

Sports fields and courts

  • The amenities and spaces that are closed for use include:
    • Public sports fields – including those located at recreation facilities
    • Ball diamonds
    • Basketball and tennis courts
  • These types of spaces and amenities encourage group gatherings and usage, which go against the physical (social) distancing measures being used to flatten the spread of the COVID-19

Play structures and park equipment

  • The closures apply to all play and park equipment, this includes:
    • Play structures
    • Swings
    • Slides
    • Climbers
    • Adult fitness stations
    • Benches and picnic tables
    • Skateboard parks
    • Off-leash dog enclosures
  • Park and play equipment also encourage multiple users. More importantly, the surfaces are not being cleaned and could potentially spread the COVID-19

Walkthroughs permitted – maintain physical (social) distancing

  • While the parks are closed, you are able to walk through them. Safe park practices that are permitted includes running, walking or jogging through the park, while keeping a two-metre distance from others – which is equal to the length of a hockey stick. You can also walk your dog through the park where this is allowed, while respecting the established leashing requirements for the

Launch of Buy Local promotional campaign and web page

  • On Thursday, March 26, the City of Ottawa, in partnership with the Economic Partners Taskforce, launched the first phase of an online promotional campaign to help local businesses during these difficult times.
  • The campaign encourages residents to support their favourite small businesses by taking immediate and concrete steps now:
    • Buy from local businesses online
    • Purchase gift cards from local businesses to use later
    • Order delivery or takeout from area restaurants
    • Send local businesses messages of support on social media
  • These actions will help local shops, restaurants and services by providing them with critical income during this challenging
  • The campaign includes targeted ads that will reach residents on several online platforms over the coming weeks and direct them to ottawa.ca/buylocal. There, residents will find links to sites listing businesses serving customers virtually or providing takeout and meal delivery.
  • The City also launched a web page on ottawa.ca to provide businesses with access to essential information and support programs. The page will have links to provincial and federal assistance programs, as well as details on measures offered by the City to help businesses in the coming weeks and months. This includes the property tax deferral and other relief measures that Council approved at its meeting on March

Social Assistance Resources

  • Food security
    • Ottawa Food Bank: 613-745-7001 and ottawafoodbank.ca
    • Good Companions (Meals on Wheels): 613-236-0428 and thegoodcompanions.ca
      • Also contact for urgent transportation to appointments
    • Isolated and/or vulnerable seniors and people experiencing homelessness
    • Emergency financial assistance
      • Call 3-1-1 and press 4 for social services (i.e. medical needs, trouble paying utility bills, housing arrears, etc.)
    • Community-based social services
      • Call 2-1-1 Help Line – referrals to local community, social, government and health services.
    • Volunteer coordination
      • Volunteer Ottawa has established a pool of pre-screened volunteers and will continue to accept new applicants:https://www.volunteerottawa.ca
      • The City of Ottawa and the Human Needs Task Force are working with United Way to solidify a community approach to receive and place volunteers. 
    • Human Needs Task Force contact information
    • For more information, visit ottawa.ca/covid19

Canada’s Emergency Response Plan Is Enacted

This week, Parliament passed the legislation to put in place Canada’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Plan.

Canada’s Emergency Response Plan provides immediate help to Canadians and businesses who are most in need as a result of COVID-19. At the same time, Bill C-13 ensures that our Government has the tools and flexibility to respond to any emerging challenges. We will do whatever it takes to protect and support Canadians during this challenging time.

Key Measures

Support for individuals and families

Support for businesses

  • Temporary wage subsidyProvided for three months to eligible small employers. Eligible employers include small businesses (including co-operative corporations) eligible for the small business deduction, unincorporated employers, – certain partnerships, non-profit organizations and charities.
  • Credit flexibility to support businesses: Provided as necessary through EDC, BDC, Farm Credit Canada and the Canada Account.
  • Please talk to your bank for additional support options.

Additional actions to support the health and safety of Canadians and the economy

  • Help prevent shortages of patented drugs or medical devices
  • Support provinces and territories with a COVID-19 Response Fund including one-time funding of $500 million through the Canada Health Transfer.
  • Increasing the protection of Canadians’ savings by providing the Minister of Finance with the flexibility to increase the CDIC’s deposit insurance limit.
  • Allowing us to respond rapidly to COVID-19 developments by providing the Minister of Finance with additional flexibility to provide financial support.

Best wishes,

Rawlson King, City Councillor for Rideau-Rockcliffe

Alors que nous approchons de la fin de notre deuxième semaine de travail à distance, et de la distanciation physique (sociale), il est plus important que jamais que chacun fasse sa part pour protéger les plus vulnérables de notre ville.

Si vous croyez que vous présentez des symptômes du coronavirus (COVID-19) ou si vous avez été en contact étroit avec une personne l’ayant contracté, servez-vous de cet outil d’autoévaluation pour vous aider à déterminer si vous avez besoin de recevoir d’autres soins. https://covid-19.ontario.ca/autoevaluation/#q0

Parcs de la Ville

En raison de la pandémie de la COVID-19, tous les parcs de la ville et leurs installations sont désormais fermés jusqu’à nouvel ordre, par contre il est permis de les traverser, tout en respectant la distanciation physique (sociale).

Terrains de sport et de balle

  • Parmi les installations et les espaces fermés, on compte :
    • les terrains de sport publics – y compris ceux situés dans des installations récréatives
    • les terrains de balle
    • les terrains de basketball et de tennis
  • Ce genre d’espaces et d’installations encouragent les rassemblements et leur utilisation en groupe, ce qui contrevient aux mesures de distanciation physique (sociale) prises afin de freiner la propagation du coronavirus (COVID-19) à Ottawa.

Structures de jeux et équipement de parc

  • La fermeture s’applique à toutes les structures et à tout l’équipement de parc, notamment :
  • les structures de jeu
  • les balançoires
  • les glissades
  • les grimpeurs
  • les stations de conditionnement physique pour adultes
  • les bancs et les tables à pique-nique
  • les planchodromes
  • les aires pour chiens sans laisse
    • L’équipement de parc et les structures de jeu favorisent une utilisation par plusieurs personnes. Mais, plus important encore, leurs surfaces ne sont pas nettoyées et pourraient propager la COVID-19.

Passages autorisés – maintenir la distanciation physique (sociale)

  • Bien que les parcs soient fermés, il est permis de les traverser. Les pratiques sûres permises dans les parcs sont la course à pied, la marche, le jogging tout en maintenant une distance de 2 mètres avec les autres, l’équivalent de la longueur d’un bâton de hockey. Vous pouvez également promener votre chien dans les parcs, là où il est permis de le faire, tout en respectant les exigences en matière d’utilisation de la laisse des lieux.

Lancement de la campagne publicitaire et de la page Web Acheter local

  • Le jeudi 26 mars, la Ville d’Ottawa en partenariat avec le Groupe de travail des partenaires économiques, a lancé la première phase d’une campagne publicitaire en ligne visant à aider les entreprises locales en ces temps
  • La campagne encourage les résidents à soutenir leurs petites entreprises favorites en prenant immédiatement des mesures concrètes :
    • acheter en ligne auprès d’entreprises locales;
    • acheter des cartes-cadeaux auprès d’entreprises locales qui pourront être utilisées plus tard;
    • faire livrer par des restaurants locaux ou aller à leur comptoir pour emporter;
    • envoyer aux entreprises locales des messages de soutien sur les médias
  • Ces mesures aideront les magasins, les restaurants et les services locaux en leur procurant des revenus critiques pendant cette période difficile.
  • La campagne comprend des publicités ciblées qui joindront les résidents sur plusieurs plateformes en ligne au cours des prochaines semaines et les dirigeront vers ottawa.ca/acheterlocal. Les résidents y trouveront des liens vers des sites qui répertorient les entreprises qui servent leurs clients virtuellement ou qui fournissent des plats et des repas pour
  • La Ville a également lancé une page Web sur ottawa.ca pour donner aux entreprises l’accès à des renseignements essentiels et de programmes de soutien. La page comprend des liens vers les programmes d’aide provinciaux et fédéraux, ainsi que des détails sur les mesures offertes par la Ville pour aider les entreprises au cours des prochaines semaines et des prochains mois. Ces renseignements comprennent le report de l’impôt foncier et les autres mesures d’allègement que le Conseil a approuvé à sa réunion du 25 mars

Ressources d’Assistance Sociale

 Sécurité alimentaire

  • Banque d’alimentation d’Ottawa : 613-745-7001
  • The Good Companions (La Popote roulante) : 613-236- 0428 et ca.
    • Transport d’urgence aux rendez-vous également offert.

Aînés isolés ou vulnérables et personnes en situation d’itinérance

  • Programme Seniors’ Centre Without Walls: 613-236- 0428.
  • Une voix amicale, des Rural Ottawa South Support Services, une ligne téléphonique permettant d’aiguiller les aînés en milieu rural vers les services et programmes de leur région : 613-692-9992.
  • Ligne de crise en santé mentale : 613-722-6914 à Ottawa, ou 1-866-996-0991 à l’extérieur d’Ottawa (numéro sans frais).
  • Programme d’exercices En force, en équilibre! de tv Rogers.
  • Logement communautaire d’Ottawa, vérifications du bien- être : 613-731-1182
  • Ottawa Inner City Health, aide aux personnes itinérantes 

Aide financière d’urgence

  • Composer le 3-1-1 et faire le 4 pour accéder aux services sociaux (besoins médicaux, difficulté à payer les factures de services publics, arriérés de loyer, etc.).

Services sociaux locaux

  • Composer le 2-1-1 pour accéder au service d’assistance téléphonique permettant d’être orienté vers les services communautaires, sociaux, gouvernementaux et médicaux du secteur.

Coordination des bénévoles

  • Bénévoles Ottawa a créé une banque de bénévoles présélectionnés et continue d’accepter les candidatures :https://www.volunteerottawa.ca/index_FR.html
  • La Ville d’Ottawa et le Groupe de travail sur les besoins humains collaborent avec Centraide pour mettre au point une stratégie commune de gestion des bénévoles.

Coordonnées du Groupe de travail sur les besoins humains

Le Plan D’intervention D’urgence Du Canada est Mis En Oeuvre

Cette semaine, le parlement a passé une loi qui met en oeuvre le plan d’intervention d’urgence du Canada contre la COVID-19.

Le plan fournit une aide immédiate aux Canadiens et aux entreprises qui en ont le plus besoin en raison de la COVID-19. Parallèlement, la loi garantit que notre gouvernement dispose des outils et de la souplesse nécessaires pour relever les nouveaux défis. Nous ferons tout ce qu’il faut pour protéger et soutenir les Canadiens en cette période difficile.

Les mesures clés

Soutien pour les familles et les individus

Soutien pour les entreprises

  • Les subventions salariales temporaires: accordées pendant trois mois aux petits employeurs admissibles. Les employeurs admissibles comprennent les petites entreprises (notamment les sociétés coopératives) admissibles à la déduction pour petites entreprises, les employeurs non constitués en société, – certains partenariats, les organismes sans but lucratif et les organismes de bienfaisance.
  • Le Programme de crédit pour les entreprises: pour soutenir les entreprises au besoin par l’entremise d’EDC, de BDC, de Financement agricole Canada et du Compte Canada.
  • Veuillez parler à votre banque pour des options d’allègement additionnelles.

Les mesures additionnelles pour la santé et la sécurité des Canadiens et de l’économie

  • Aide pour prévenir les pénuries de médicaments ou d’appareils médicaux brevetés
  • Soutien aux provinces et territoires avec le Fonds de réponse à la COVID-19, y compris un financement de 500 millions de dollars par le biais du Transfert canadien en matière de santé.
  • Augmentation de la protection de l’épargne des Canadiens en offrant au ministre des Finances la possibilité d’augmenter la limite d’assurance-dépôts de la SADC.
  • Permission de réagir rapidement aux développements de la COVID-19 en offrant au ministre des Finances une flexibilité supplémentaire pour fournir un soutien financier.