HNTF Update for 2020-06-08

Subject: City of Ottawa Community Outreach COVID-19 #4 / Ville d’Ottawa – Activités d’information COVID-19 #4
Date: Mon, 8 Jun 2020 19:50:01 +0000
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Good afternoon,

We hope that everyone is doing well this week.

This week’s email focuses on “Beating the Heat”. With last week’s heat wave giving us a taste of what is to come, keeping cool is top of mind for all of us, especially those serving our vulnerable and isolated residents.
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Community Development Framework Forum – June 11

This is more for the board members out there but residents are welcome too. Sign up to get the Zoom video conference link at

Community Development Framework Learning Forum for community members and service providers

WHERE: Join us on-line through zoom
WHEN: THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2020 5:30pm-8:00pm

Community members and organizations are responding to COVID 19 by building community, social connections and addressing needs within Ottawa priority neighbourhoods, suburbs and rural areas.

Learn ways to:

  • Build community and social connections during COVID 19
  • Cope while physical distancing
  • Be inspired and find hope for the future

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Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2020-06-08

This week’s topics:

  • Still searching for Tara Sculptor – One year anniversary.

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Coping with the loss of routine during the pandemic

The CPCA thinks this is a useful pandemic related mental health article from a reputable source.

Summary: Attachments to places and people are changing, sense of self too if attached to something like a job that’s changed. Symptoms listed (numb, angry, trouble sleeping, etc). Coping (half a dozen tips).

More locally and more generally, there’s also

Coronavirus grief: Coping with the loss of routine during the pandemic

It isn’t easy adjusting to changes brought on by the pandemic. Consider how to deal with grief caused by the loss of your normal routine.

By Mayo Clinic Staff

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has changed people’s lives in many ways. In addition to feeling grief over the loss of life caused by COVID-19, you’re likely grieving the loss of your normal routine.

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City DiscoverRec Bulletin for June

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The city has come out with their June newsletter of recreational activities. Subscribe here. Of note is the detailed COVID-19 parks update.

HNTF Updates to 2020-05-29

Here are a couple of updates from the Human Needs Task Force, created by the City of Ottawa to help with the COVID-19 emergency. This week’s two updates are a web site on social services changed for COVID-19, and a collection of drawings for children to colour.
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Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2020-06-02

This week’s topics:

  • Chief Sloly’s commitment – speech related to current events.
  • Operation Overwatch update – lots of speeding cars.
  • Be careful on the water – dangerous boaters notified.

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