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HNTF Update #6 for 2020-06-23 – Looking for Cloth Masks

Subject: City of Ottawa Community Outreach COVID-19 #6 / Ville d’Ottawa – Activités d’information COVID-19 #6
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2020 17:23:55 +0000
From: Boutet, Raynor <Raynor.Boutet@ottawa.ca>

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Good afternoon,

It has been another beautiful week, and with the Province moving forward with Phase 2 of re-opening, more of us are going out.  However, we still all need to stay safe and respect social distancing.

Ottawa Public Health is recommending everyone to wear a mask where physical distancing is not easy to maintain.  For more information on direction from Ottawa Public Health please check out their website: https://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/public-health-topics/masks.aspx?utm_source=OPH&utm_medium=Friendly_URL&utm_campaign=Coronavirus&utm_content=Friendly_URL

Although many of our neighbours can access and purchase cloth masks, there are thousands in our community who cannot.  The Human Needs Task Force is looking for donations of cloth masks to distribute to residents who have no other means. These masks will be distributed throughout the city to community partners who will connect with people who have no other means of accessing a cloth mask.
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The Seeds and Soil Home Garden Project

Just Food and the City of Ottawa’s Human Needs Task Force announce…

The Seeds and Soil Home Garden Project

Are you looking for a way to increase your food supply with a home garden? There is still time to plant greens, beans and other food for your home use.

Just Food and the City of Ottawa’s Human Needs Task Force are partnering to provide free seeds and soil to 3000 households living on lower incomes in Ottawa.

Home gardens are a great way to grow your own food, stay active, and support positive mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Distribution starting Tuesday, June 16. First come – first served! All information found here: https://justfood.ca/garden2020/

For further information or for interviews, please contact:
Moe Garahan, Executive Director, Just Food
moe@justfood.ca 613-600-7636

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
From: Boutet, Raynor <Raynor.Boutet@ottawa.ca>

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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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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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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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