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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

Therapy for Ontario’s Frontline COVID-19 Staff

Hundreds of mental health workers are offering free therapy to Ontario’s frontline COVID-19 staff. More than 450 licensed mental health workers ready to volunteer their services including licensed psychotherapists, psychologists and social workers. Learn more about free telephone therapy sessions for healthcare workers on the frontlines.   Read Employment E-News – April 2020 – Navigating … Continue reading

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

Enhanced Payment Flexibility

Worried about your water bill? The Regional Municipality of Durham has introduced enhanced payment flexibility, suspended all late payment charges, collection notifications and water shut-offs for non-payment. Questions? Click for more information.   Read Employment E-News – April 2020 – Navigating New Territory Image provided by http://www.1COMMUNITY1.ca

Canadians Returning Home

The Government of Canada has put in place emergency measures that require mandatory 14-day self-isolation for all persons entering Canada, even if they do not have COVID-19 symptoms. The measures are intended to help contain the outbreak and limit the spread of COVID-19 in Canada. Upon return to Canada, you will be asked if you … Continue reading

Looking for Support?

Are you looking for support? The Regional Municipality of Durham has a list of available resources in the area. Find food drives, volunteer opportunities, and resources for community agencies, finances, food security, shelters, transportation, and health and wellness. Click to view available resources.   Read Employment E-News – April 2020 – Navigating New Territory Image … Continue reading

Support for Vulnerable Canadians

Prime Minister announced measures to support vulnerable Canadians to help cope with the health, social, and economic impacts of COVID-19. Support for vulnerable individuals: Measures put in place will help provide young people with mental health supports and Canadian seniors with practical services. They will also help ensure some of the most vulnerable Canadians have … Continue reading

COVID-19 Assessment in Durham

Lakeridge Health has opened a COVID-19 Assessment Clinic to support timely screening and assessment in Durham Region. A referral from a primary care physician/clinic or Durham Region Health Department is required to access the Clinic. If you have a fever, cough or other flu-like symptoms complete the online assessment form available on the Lakeridge Health … Continue reading

Life Expectancy and Income

Did you know that life expectancy in Canada can vary depending on income? Throughout much of the world, the number of years lived and the number of years lived in good health have increased. Health Reports from Statistics Canada (using data from 1996 – 2011 Canadian Census Health and Environment) indicate that the gains in … Continue reading