Category: Community Crises
Coping with the heat has changed in the age of COVID-19, gone are the days of easy community pool access or constant time on the beach. With nowhere to turn for a cool off when the fans just aren’t cutting it—how are vulnerable communities coping with this summer's heat?
As of August, with support from our partners and the City of Ottawa, United Way has distributed more than 270,000 masks to our region’s most vulnerable people.
Through virtual one-on-one, grief, trauma, and group therapy, residents in need can continue to access the mental health services they need as they navigate the impacts of the pandemic.
With support from the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund, we’re able to provide more critical local programming to people struggling through COVID-19.
Last week, the Community Response Table assessed how precarious housing and homelessness has only increased due to COVID-19, and the bold steps we can take moving forward.
With the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund, we’re building on our COVID-19 work and bolstering our communities’ ability to endure the effects of the pandemic.