Today, we celebrate the richness of the French language and our culture, as we recognize the important contributions of our community.
This year, don’t miss the opportunity to celebrate Francophone culture by participating in the Franco-Ontarian Festival.
OTTAWA-VANIER YOUTH COUNCIL.
Good news, it’s not too late to apply. We extended the recruitment period for the creation of my next youth council until September 30. If you are a 16 to 24 year old youth from Ottawa-Vanier I encourage you to apply by completing the online application form on our website.
As a member of the Ottawa-Vanier Youth Council, you can participate in conversations about issues that are important to you and to making Canada a more prosperous country with a better future for all. You will have an experience that will allow you to provide unbiased advice to the MP and engage with other youth in the riding, impacting your riding, your community and your country.
Ottawa-Vanier Youth Council members participate in virtual meetings several times a year and may engage in activities in the riding to engage other youth in discussions around the priorities identified by the original members.
Share your voice and make an impact by becoming a member of the Ottawa-Vanier Youth Council.
RAPID HOUSING INITIATIVE.
Recent events have reminded us, more than ever, that nothing is more important than having a home and that affordable housing is key to Canada’s economic recovery.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the housing crisis has worsened, particularly for vulnerable individuals and populations. As we approach flu season and a second wave of COVID-19 , urgent help is needed to rapidly create new permanent housing.That is why our government launched the $1-billion Rapid Housing Initiative (RHI) to help address the urgent housing needs of Canada’s most vulnerable by quickly creating up to 3,000 new affordable housing units. these new units will be available quickly, and will help to address a potential second wave of COVID-19 by providing housing solutions for people experiencing homelessness or who are living in temporary accommodation.
HOUSE OF COMMONS PAGE PROGRAM.
I am pleased to announce the launch of the 2021–2022 House of Commons Page Program recruitment campaign.
Every year since 1978, the Page Program has offered 40 graduating high school and CEGEP students from across Canada the chance to work at the House of Commons for a year. While they are with us, Pages have the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of Parliament by playing a role in the rich traditions of the Canadian parliamentary system.
If you meet these criteria, I encourage you to apply today!
OTTAWA PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATE.
COVID-19 is a public health illness and poses a health risk to City of Ottawa residents due to community-based transmission. The COVID-19 virus is transmitted from an infected person to close contact through direct contact or transmission of respiratory secretions from the infected person.
Given the increase in transmission in the community, and in light of recent situations where public health guidelines are slow to be followed, and in order to ensure our own safety, I remind you that we all need to take appropriate action by limiting physical contact, reducing the risk of exposure by wearing a mask and washing our hands and by downloading the free Covid Alert app.
Find out more about the public health update here.