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Financial assistance

The City has published a new fact sheet outlining the various measures different levels of government have made available to those in financial distress as a result of the pandemic. View those in the PDF below.


OC Transpo service adjustments

This afternoon, Council received the memo below from OC Transpo management.

The purpose of this memo is to provide an update about upcoming changes to bus service. On Monday, we will be adjusting conventional bus service across the network to reflect lower customer volumes, while maintaining space for safe physical distancing for the protection of our customers and staff.


Emergency numbers during pandemic

If you or someone you know is experiencing distress as a result of the pandemic, the attached .pdf has numbers to call to get information related to food security, isolation and financial help.


Coronavirus Council presentations

Both Ottawa Public Health's Dr. Etches and City Manager Steve Kanellakos made presentations today at Council on the coronavirus. For ease of accessing those, I've posted those here. I have also posted the Mayor's declaration of a state of emergency in the City.


Update on novel coronavirus: speaking notes – Dr. Vera Etches

This afternoon, Dr. Etches was available to the media as part of their regular media briefings. Councillors and the public have been provided with her introductory written speaking notes, provided here. Of note is her focus on eliminating non-essential trips out of the home.

Good afternoon, everyone. Bonjour.


OPH guidance for multi-unit dwellings

Ottawa Public Health has this morning issued guidance for multi-unit like condos and rental apartments. I've attached those to this post below.


Supporting our most vulnerable during the Covid-19 pandemic

Community and Social Services staff are working hard to protect the most vulnerable within the community. As part of our mandate to provide essential services to residents, we are actively assessing the needs of the community during the COVID-19 outbreak and working in collaboration with our community and our partners.


Ward Boundary Review Update

As you may be are aware, Round one of public consultation is receiving input on the City’s current ward boundaries from residents, key stakeholders and Members of Council. This consultation continues until April 3, 2020, with the following changes being implemented in consideration of the COVID-19 response:

Remaining Round one in-person public consultation meetings and stakeholder sessions are cancelled


Interim Property Tax Grace Period for All Property Owners / Programme de report des impôts fonciers en raison de difficultés financières

M E M O / N O T E  D E  S E R V I C E

The purpose of this memo is to inform Mayor and Council of several measures Revenue Services is implementing to assist residents and small businesses as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve.


City update on Covid-19

Changes to City services to help prevent spread of COVID-19