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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

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

Shoppers Drug Mart provides free access to mental health program to help Canadians coping with stress

Shoppers Drug Mart provides free access to mental health program to help Canadians coping with stress
Stress management program available online through SilverCloud Health TORONTO – Shoppers Drug Mart is making peace of mind a little more accessible to Canadians as they struggle with increased stress in the face of COVID-19.  In partnership with SilverCloud Health, the company has opened a virtual stress management program, accessible anywhere from their phones, tablets or computer. The company will cover all associated... Read More

Third Positive Case of COVID-19 in EOHU Region

Third Positive Case of COVID-19 in EOHU Region
Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, Medical Officer of Health at the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU), has confirmed a third positive case of COVID-19 in the EOHU area. The individual in their 30’s is from Prescott-Russell and does not have a history of travel. Investigations are still underway. Following testing at an Ottawa assessment centre, the individual returned home where they remain... Read More

WDMH Begins Planning for COVID-19 Assessment Centre in Winchester

WDMH Begins Planning for COVID-19 Assessment Centre in Winchester
Winchester – Winchester District Memorial Hospital, in partnership with the Eastern Ontario Health Unit, is being proactive and has begun to plan for the opening of a COVID-19 Assessment Centre in Winchester.  This centre will be used exclusively for the purpose of COVID-19 assessments. There is no planned opening date as WDMH is currently seeing a very small number of patients... Read More

Prime Minister announces Canada’s Plan to Mobilize Industry to fight COVID-19

Prime Minister announces Canada’s Plan to Mobilize Industry to fight COVID-19
Ottawa – The COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve rapidly, and the government is mobilizing Canadian businesses and manufacturers to help fight the spread of the virus and protect the health and safety of all Canadians. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced Canada’s Plan to Mobilize Industry to fight COVID-19, which will create pathways to deploy resources to domestic manufacturers and... Read More