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New data shows majority of Ontarians believe mental health crisis will follow COVID-19 impact

New data shows majority of Ontarians believe mental health crisis will follow COVID-19 impact
Toronto – Seven out of 10 Ontarians (69 per cent) believe the province is headed for a “serious mental health crisis” as it emerges from this pandemic and nearly eight out of 10 (77 per cent) say more mental health supports will be necessary to help society, according to new poll results released May 11, 2020. This data comes from... Read More

Statement from SEIU Healthcare President on a Public Inquiry into Long-Term Care

Statement from SEIU Healthcare President on a Public Inquiry into Long-Term Care
RICHMOND HILL – SEIU Healthcare, the union that represents over 60,000 frontline healthcare workers in Ontario, has issued the following statement from President Sharleen Stewart: “We need a full public inquiry now, not later. The 1,400 families who lost loved ones in Ontario’s nursing homes deserve better than a political process designed to hide the failures of Doug Ford’s government and his friends like Mike Harris who run for-profit long-term... Read More

COVID-19 pandemic dramatically shifts Canadians’ spending habits

COVID-19 pandemic dramatically shifts Canadians’ spending habits
75 per cent of Canadians spending less than pre-pandemic; 62 per cent using less cash; 42 per cent avoid shopping at places that don’t accept contactless payments OTTAWA, May 13, 2020 /CNW/ –  New data from a Payments Canada study on payment trends during COVID-19 reveals some dramatic shifts in Canadians’ payment preferences since the pandemic took affect in Canada. The study compared... Read More

Canadians’ Use of Video Streaming and Communication Apps Leap Amid Pandemic, Says CTA

Canadians’ Use of Video Streaming and Communication Apps Leap Amid Pandemic, Says CTA
TORONTO – Canadians’ use of technology at home has leaped by double-digit percentages amid the COVID-19 pandemic –  online video services has the biggest gain, followed by live TV, according to a new study by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®. Fifty-three percent are watching streaming video content from services such as Netflix and Disney+ more often now than the previous month, and... Read More

Carebridge teams up with North Market to support seniors and support local restaurants at the same time

Carebridge teams up with North Market to support seniors and support local restaurants at the same time
This Is No ‘Half-Baked’ Idea! Lanark – Carebridge exists to help others. And now we have teamed up with North Market owner Amanda Sears to do just that. It’s called Mississippi Mills Together – or MMTogether for short. “It’s a win-win,” says Jeff Mills, Carebridge’s Community Development Coordinator. “We want to provide meals to shut-in seniors and support our local restaurants... Read More

Canadian Cancer Society provides virtual support during the COVID-19 pandemic to the one million people impacted by cancer

Canadian Cancer Society provides virtual support during the COVID-19 pandemic to the one million people impacted by cancer
An emergency fund has been set up to expand the free online and telephone resources available to help people with cancer cope throughout the pandemic TORONTO – As Canada’s healthcare system focuses on the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) is dedicated to supporting one of the most vulnerable populations, people with cancer, by embracing a virtual model of... Read More

WellCan, free digital mental health resource for Canadians, available online and in app stores

WellCan, free digital mental health resource for Canadians, available online and in app stores
Canadians can now access a free hub of digital resources to improve their mental health during COVID-19 TORONTO – Today, the organizations that launched WellCan – a free collection of digital resources to support mental health – announced that it is now available to all Canadians. Individuals can access an extensive range of digital mental health resources by visiting the WellCan website or by downloading it... Read More

Health Unit: Celebrating this Long Weekend the COVID-19 Way

Health Unit: Celebrating this Long Weekend the COVID-19 Way
The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit recognizes that religious holidays such as Easter and Passover, are an important time to celebrate faith, or be with family and friends. Please remember that social gatherings over 5 are prohibited by the Province, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. During this time, the Health Unit would like our residents to celebrate... Read More

National Canadian Film Day is coming to living rooms everywhere on April 22

National Canadian Film Day is coming to living rooms everywhere on April 22
The World’s Largest Film Festival cancels 1000 live screenings and moves to an all-online social distancing edition TORONTO – The seventh annual National Canadian Film Day (NCFD) on April 22nd will unite Canadians in a celebration of our cinematic culture by moving screenings and events online. The centrepiece of our programming this year will be “CanFilmDay Live”: an interactive livestream broadcast from 6:00 PM... Read More