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Tech Companies Respond

1855 Whitby is a technology accelerator, positioning high potential tech companies for global growth. CEO Stephanie Mann indicated that their business members are weathering the storm well, some are even experiencing growth. Learn how innovative tech companies are helping lead the way in addressing the needs and challenges of our communities.   Read Employment E-News … Continue reading

Support for Vulnerable People

Help is available to low-income seniors and people with disabilities to get the groceries and medication they need while self-isolating during COVID-19. Visit the Ontario Community Support website to find services near you. The government is also working with Spark Ontario to connect seniors and people with disabilities with volunteer services. Click for info.   … Continue reading

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

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

Webinar for Newcomers

On May 14th, the Pickering Welcome Centre will host a webinar with a Service Canada Citizen Services Specialist. Service Canada will share valuable information on eligibility and applying for Benefits and Assistance available through Service Canada. Join us on May 14th at 10am. For more information call 905-420-3008 or email jswinfo@unemployedhelp.on.ca.   Read Employment E-News … Continue reading

Business Resources

Invest Durham has assembled resources and information for businesses in Durham. It is updated at least daily with information about government programs, services and supports available during the pandemic. Click to access the webpage.   Read Employment E-News – April 2020 – Navigating New Territory Image provided by http://www.1COMMUNITY1.ca

Help Frontline Staff

Canada’s doctors, nurses, hospital staff and frontline staff are working hard to keep us safe and healthy. We can thank them by staying at home to help flatten the curve. Last week, OWASCO Inc., a Clarington RV centre offered 70 of its vehicles to Oshawa and Ajax-Pickering hospitals to help frontline workers coping with the … Continue reading

Grocery Shopping

Are you heading out for groceries? Be prepared but avoid panic stocking and hoarding. Make a list and stock up on key household essentials, like non-perishables. Buy what you need and practice normal grocery buying habits. Let’s do our part! Click to view safe food handling tips.   Read Employment E-News – April 2020 – … Continue reading