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Hygiene Hub and Shelters

Municipalities are opening Hygiene Hubs to help unsheltered residents during the COVID crisis. Both the City of Pickering and Town of Ajax are offering shower and washroom access via recreational facilities. Click on the following links for more information: Town of Ajax Hygiene Hub City of Pickering Hygiene Hub For information on Emergency Shelters, click … Continue reading

Food Box Program

Community Care Durham is offering a food box program for those facing food insecurity in these challenging times.  For $30, have a Community Food box delivered to your door at no extra cost. The Food Box contains essentials such as milk, yogurt, eggs, vegetables, apples, bread, baked goods and toilet paper. Click for info.   … Continue reading

Rent Relief for Business

Significant rent relief for business is coming! In partnership with the provinces and territories, the federal government has recommended rent be lowered by 75% for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The program has been developed to share the cost between government, small business tenants and landlords. Small business tenants and landlords would each be asked … Continue reading

Education at Home

Ontario parents can apply for a one-time COVID-19 payment to help offset the costs of keeping children entertained and engaged during the extended time away from school. The Support for Families Portal offers $200 per child 12 years of age and under and $250 for dependents with special needs from birth to age 21. Learn … Continue reading

Hiring During COVID-19

In response to the pandemic, hiring has changed dramatically with a rise of available Essential Workplace positions and a sharp decrease in other types of employment. Since the pandemic began, jobs in healthcare are up by 35%. Positions in delivery services, supermarkets, and supply chains are also on the rise. Following are some of the … Continue reading

Property Tax Rebate

The Municipality of Clarington is getting attention for becoming the first municipality to offer property tax rebates in wake of COVID-19. Read the CBC article.   Read Employment E-News – May 2020 – We Are Working to Serve You! Image provided by http://www.1COMMUNITY1.ca

Your Home. Your Office.

In April, Durham College’s AI Hub offered a webinar with industry professionals in the field of cybersecurity. The webinar featured guest speakers Cat Coode of Binary Tattoo, Farooq Naiyer of ORION and Jeff Dawley of Cybersecurity Compliance Corp. They offered tips on how to create a cyberthreat-free environment while working from home. Click to view tips. … Continue reading

Mental Health Support

Durham Mental Health Services (DMHS) is offering individual and group community mental health support virtually. Learn more about DMHS services.   Read Employment E-News – May 2020 – We Are Working to Serve You! Image provided by http://www.1COMMUNITY1.ca

Questions About COVID?

The Regional Municipality of Durham has compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help you find the information you need about COVID-19 in Durham Region. Click to access FAQs.   Read Employment E-News – May 2020 – We Are Working to Serve You! Image provided by http://www.1COMMUNITY1.ca

GM Making Face Masks

Across Canada and in the Durham Region, businesses are coming together to help each other through COVID-19. GM Canada recently announced that they are preparing areas of the Oshawa plant to produce face masks. Read the Oshawa Chamber article.   Read Employment E-News – May 2020 – We Are Working to Serve You! Image provided … Continue reading