By Carleton Progressive Conservative MPP Goldie Ghamari
The health and well-being of the residents of Carleton, Ottawa & Ontario is my top priority. Please visit my website for the latest information & updates from the Government of Ontario, as well as information regarding upcoming virtual town hall meetings & public consultations.
Recent updates include:
- Ontario moves schools to remote learning following spring break;
- Ontario’s COVID-10 vaccination strategy targets high-risk neighbourhoods;
- Over $56 million in investments for local schools boards to protect against COVID-19
- Ontario supporting business investment and prosperity during COVID-19; and
- Ontario supporting the non-profit sector during COVID-19
Phase two of the vaccine rollout is underway, with over 3.5 million people in Ontario having received their vaccine. Vaccines are available to older adults in various age groups, high risk individuals, and front line essential workers. Ontario continues to expand capacity and increase efforts for phase two of the vaccine rollout by targeting ‘hot spot’ communities. Ontario’s plan for distribution and administration of the vaccine can be found at Ontario.ca/CovidVaccine. To book an appointment or check eligibility please visit https://covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/ or call 1-888-999-6488.
MPP GHAMARI ANNOUNCES IMPROVEMENTS TO OSGOODE CARE CENTRE IN CARLETON
The Ontario government is investing $176,548 in one-time combined federal-provincial funding to improve and make upgrades to Osgoode Care Centre in Carleton. It’s part of a $100 million investment to install heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems, and make retrofits or repairs to fire sprinkler systems, in 95 long-term care homes across the province. These investments will help provide care, comfort and safety to residents.
This investment will benefit many of the most vulnerable people in our community, providing them with the comfortable and safe living spaces they deserve. Our government puts the safety and well-being of long-term care residents at the heart of everything we do.
The Osgoode Care Centre will receive up to $176,548 to:
- Install additional A/C units to improve air quality and cooling throughout the home.
- This will improve air quality, air filtration and exercise infection prevention and control.
“Our Government is reversing decades of neglect and underfunding by repairing and rebuilding long-term care in Ontario like never before,” said the Minister of Long-Term Care. “Today’s investment in homes across the province is another part of our government’s plan to ensure our loved ones live in comfort and with the safety, dignity and respect they deserve.”
This funding is part of a combined federal-provincial investment of up to $1.05 billion to build or renovate health and safety related projects in long-term care, education and municipalities through the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream (CVRIS) of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP).
In addition to helping communities build the necessary infrastructure to keep Ontario’s long-term care residents, families and staff comfortable and safe, this investment will create hundreds of local construction jobs, and support local businesses and suppliers.
In an effort to contain the COVID-19 virus, our Constituency Office went virtual on March 16, 2020. Our location will remain closed until further notice. We are still open & working during regular office hours to answer your calls & emails. If you require assistance on any matter, please contact me at any time. It’s why I’m here. Even if it’s not a provincial issue, I’ll make sure to connect you with the proper office.
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