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COVID-19 Update: Declaration of Emergency

COVID-19 Update: Ontario Enacts Declaration of Emergency to Protect the Public

Today (March 17th 2020), the Government of Ontario announced that it is has declared an emergency under s 7.0.1 (1) the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. In doing so, Ontario has pledged to use every power possible to continue to protect the health and safety of all individuals and families. Read the full press release here.

Included in the measures to protect Ontarians is "$50 million for long-term care homes to support 24/7 screening, additional staffing to support infection control and additional supplies."

We do not know yet exactly what this will entail, but I will let you know as soon as I have more details.

We will continue to update you as the COVID-19 situation progresses. Please continue to call and email me to share your concerns and ideas.


Samantha Peck

Executive Director, Family Councils Ontario
Tel: 647-427-5551 ext. 23