May 2022 storm: Neighbours helping neighbours in times of crisis


Many people in our communities have been facing varying levels of crisis due to the recent storm.

We have seen amazing acts of kindness, neighbours helping neighbours, and we continue to feel inspired by this community.  

When crisis strikes, our region comes together.

We’ve been there for each other through floods, ice storms, tornadoes—and a global pandemic. Right now, our social service partners are busy assessing and responding to urgent community needs. 

We want to thank hydro workers, front-line staff, county and city services for their outstanding efforts.

Need help?

Thanks to our partnership with Community Navigation of Eastern Ontario (CNEO) and its 211 community helpline, Eastern Ontarians can call a 24-hour, 365 day-a-year support line that helps them navigate these unprecedented times in the language of their choosing.  

Whether you’re looking for a local food program, counselling, or financial supports, 211 connects callers with local services that meet their needs.  




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