During this difficult time, in order to lift up spirits and to show appreciation for our frontline, healthcare and essential workers, some residents of Ward 22 Scarborough-Agincourt will be singing ‘O Canada’ outside on their balconies at 12:00 PM on Sunday, March 29th. Community members are invited to join in.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak in Toronto, our City would not have been able to continue functioning without our frontline, healthcare and essential services workers. At this time, I would like to take this opportunity to say a big THANK-YOU to these workers. We greatly appreciate all your efforts in keeping Toronto residents healthy, safe and well supplied.
How are people experiencing homeless being assisted to find permanent housing during COVID-19?
Please see the City’s March 24 news release for details. As an additional measure, the City is working with Toronto Community Housing (TCH) on a Rapid Housing initiative to identify vacant units that can be made available immediately to particularly vulnerable populations that are currently shelter clients on the waiting list for housing.
I want to thank those of you who have reached out and offered to help someone in need in our community. If you are in need of assistance with picking up groceries and essentials, please do not hesitate to reach out. I can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 416 392 1374.
In response to requests from community organizations wishing to circulate information regarding services being provided and/or changed during this time, I have established a new COVID-19 Community Corner on my website. Please click on the following link to view the COVID-19 Community Corner: http://karygiannis.net/wp/category/covid-19-community-corner/
Yesterday I send out an email asking for your opinion if the Prime Minister should enact the Emergencies Act. Over 70 % of responders advise me to do so. Click here to see letter to PM
Following yesterday’s e-mail, I would like to thank those of you who reached out and volunteered to help someone in need within our community. If you are interested in helping someone in need during this time, please sign the form at http://jimkarygiannis.net/wp/home/covid-19-volunteer/ .