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 https://cdfcdc.ca/community-forum-registration/

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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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 https://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/public-health-topics/mental-health.aspx

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.

Rest of article at https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/coronavirus/in-depth/coping-with-coronavirus-grief/art-20486392

Neighbourhood Activities Suspended due to Covid-19

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all of CPCA’s usual activities that involve close contact between people (fieldhouse bookings, social activities, membership drive, spring clean-up, face to face meetings, etc.), have been temporarily suspended.

Some of our Board members continue to safely carry out routine administrative tasks and attend virtual meetings (FCA, City Committees, and other groups we are involved with).

We are monitoring public health advice as the pandemic evolves, and will keep you informed via the website and notifications of any updates and changes related to our operations.

Thanks to everyone in the community for your patience and the co-operative efforts we see as people retain physical distancing while still enjoying being out and about in our neighbourhood.

Signed the CPCA Board

HNTF Update for 2020-05-11

Here are a few fact sheets from the Human Needs Task Force, created by the City of Ottawa to help with the COVID-19 emergency. This week’s update (possibly there will be an update each week, let us know in the comments if it becomes too much or is too little) has the following documents:

  1. The ‘Who to Call’ document helps residents to differentiate between 211, 311 and 911. As you will see, this document is available in several languages.
  2. The Mental Health Resources for Seniors was created by our partners at Ottawa Public Health and has been shared during outreach efforts in Ottawa Community Housing buildings across the city
  3. The Food Fact Sheet offers a list of resources to support those who are, or may know someone who is, needing to access food

[Who to Call Poster]
COVID19_HNTF_WhoToCall_8.5×14-F.pdf
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Virtual Town Hall on COVID-19 – April 9

Join the virtual town hall on COVID-19 in Ottawa

The City of Ottawa is holding a virtual town hall on COVID-19 in Ottawa on Thursday, April 9 at 2 pm.

All residents are invited to join us for an update on urgent community issues and answers to your questions about the COVID-19 pandemic. To maintain physical distancing and reduce the spread of the virus, this meeting will take place online.
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