May 11, 2020
Dear Neighbours, I want to thank everyone for your efforts during this very difficult time. It is very important for all of us, to the best of our ability to follow the mandatory physical distancing bylaw!
Please join me, Hon. MP John McKay and MPP Mitzie Hunter on Wednesday May 13 at 7:00PM for our second Scarborough-Guildwood Live Town Hall.
You can submit your questions in advance, by May 12, 4:30PM here
COVID-19: FCM welcomes CMA Foundation donation to support vulnerable populations The Federation of Canadian Municipalities welcomes this unprecedented philanthropic contribution from the Canadian Medical Association Foundation (CMAF) that will directly support vulnerable populations struggling with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Community Response Fund for Vulnerable Populations will empower municipalities across Canada to better reach, protect and assist the most vulnerable among us—including those experiencing homelessness or grappling with mental health and substance use challenges.
With a $10 million donation from CMAF, designated cities and communities will receive funding to identify and target urgent local responses to COVID-19 that improve the health and well-being of vulnerable populations. This will complement funding provided through federal homelessness programs, allowing municipalities to target additional needs and improve the resiliency of efforts to support vulnerable populations through the pandemic. See full news release here.
Harley Owners Group (H.O.G) Ride for Front Line Workers The Scarborough Chapter of H.O.G to raise money for the Scarborough Health Network (SHN) Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Fund and to express gratitude to the front-line essential workers helping our communities during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Front Line Workers Gratitude Ride will take place on Saturday, May 16th departing from the Tam Heather Curling Club (730 Military Trail) and The Corner Bank Sports Bar & Grill (925 Warden Ave.) at 12:00noon. In keeping with social distancing measures, there will be no meetings or stops during or after the ride.
Minimum donations of $25 per rider and $10 per passenger will be collected from participants. Non-riders are welcome to support this cause with a donation to Scarborough Health Network Foundation’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund. See full news release here.
Meadoway Marvels: Ready, set, Bioblitz!Ready, set, Bioblitz! Have you always wanted to explore your own natural space and document living things? One of our education experts will show you how with the help of the iNaturalist app. Join us Thursday, May 14 at 2 p.m. on Toronto and Region Conversation Authority Facebook page as Emily walks you through organizing your own Bioblitz with step-by-step instructions.
COVID-19 Spread the Word Check out information cards and posters to help the City amplify the messages about how to stay safe during COVID-19 on this website. You can also access some colouring pages and windows signs you and your families can print out.
Please click here for a list of food banks and soup kitchens in the Ward 24 Please remember to call ahead to book to ensure they are properly stocked. For those interested in volunteering, food banks are always looking for volunteers, so please feel free to save and share this information. Please click here for a list of food banks in Scarborough
Essential Government Information for COVID -19 Public Health’s information line & 311 are experiencing high call volumes. Residents can get the information they need online at www.toronto.ca The City’s website has a tool that can translate pages into 51 different languages. If you need info on COVID-19, please visit the following websites: City of Toronto Province of Ontario Government of Canada World Health Organization Official Global Travel Advisory The City’s website is updated daily with the latest health advice, and information about City services and social supports. Check https://www.toronto.ca/covid-19/ for answers to common questions before contacting the Toronto Public Health COVID-19 Hotline or 311. I am continuously updating my social media platforms and my website with up to date information: Website: www.paulainslie.com You can also reach me by: telephone at 416-396-7222 or email me at email@example.com All my Best, Paul
May 11, 2020