Dear Ward 13, I know that we normally put out our newsletter on the 1st of every month but I wanted
Following the Strategic Priorities and Policy Committee meeting on Thursday, February 6th, the City of London will be looking to implement
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The world is dealing with two pandemics: COVID-19 and racism. We have been asked to practice social distancing and to stay home as much as possible to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. With that in mind, the struggles with racism, which affects Black communities worldwide, has been highlighted more recently due to the recent murders by police of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Iyanna Dior and many more Black people. I cannot stand by and remain silent. I will always speak out against the injustices that Black communities face - not only as a mother of a young Black boy but as a Black woman myself who has experienced the brunt of anti-Blackness my whole life. I will show my support for the asks and demands of the community. I stand with them to call on my colleagues and other policy makers to take action now because enough is enough. I am tired of always having to be one of the only people to push for policies that affect my community. In the same way that the coronavirus puts our lives at risk, racism has always put the lives of Black and Indigenous communities at risk, to the point of death. I will be practicing social distancing and quarantining for 14 days after the protest for our collective safety. Standing up for justice during a health pandemic is a risk I will take to ensure that we do not have to continue marching to demand change and equality. #BlackLivesMatter ... See more
I haven't spoken on this directly because I am still processing all of this and what this means for my black son! All I can say is, I'm disturbed and unsure what the future holds for my lovely, kind, innovative, smart BLACK BOY! I'm saddened to say the least! #BlackLivesMatter ... See more
Emergency Status Update! Ontario's Declaration of Emergency has been extended till June 30th. https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/06/ontario-extends-declaration-of-emergency-until-june-30.html
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Emergency Status Update! As of May 27th, Ontario's emergency orders have been extended till June 9th. https://www.ontario.ca/page/emergency-information
Many thanks to Operation Black Vote Canada, Black Business and Professional Association, and Generation Chosen for hosting an important and insightful virtual roundtable. I had the opportunity to hear about the significant challenges Black Canadians are facing across the country and share some of our Government initiatives and support measures. Together, we discussed further steps we can take to support community informed initiatives and address the barriers Black Canadians still face, including in the wake of COVID-19. Special thank you as well to all those who took time out their evening to participate. // Merci beaucoup à Operation Black Vote Canada, à la Black Business and Professional Association et à Generation Chosen d'avoir organisé une importante table ronde virtuelle. J'ai eu l'occasion d'entendre parler des défis importants auxquels les communautés noires sont confrontées à travers le pays et de partager certaines des initiatives et mesures de soutien de notre gouvernement. Ensemble, nous avons discuté des mesures supplémentaires que nous pouvons prendre pour soutenir des initiatives guidées par la communauté et éliminer les obstacles auxquels les communautés noires canadiennes sont encore confrontées, notamment avec la crise de la COVID-19. Merci également à tous ceux qui ont pris le temps de se joindre à l'appel. ... See more
Emergency Status Update! As of May 25th, Ontario's emergency orders have been extended until May 29th. https://www.ontario.ca/page/emergency-information
The Ward 13 Newsletter is sent out at the beginning of each month and includes highlights from the previous month, upcoming events, date and times for upcoming council meetings and much more. Subscribe to the Ward 13 Newsletter so that you can get the upcoming June newsletter here: https://london.us5.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=853ce37465034d47838033388&id=a254564ef4 ... See more
Happy Eid-al Fitr! May your home and life be blessed with happiness and peace.
There have been changes made to the Ontario Drug Benefit Program and the Trillium Drug Program. Read about the changes here: https://news.ontario.ca/mohltc/en/2020/05/ontario-making-prescription-drugs-more-affordable-during-covid-19.html ... See more
TORONTO — The Ontario government is making the cost of prescription drugs more affordable. Effective today, people using the Ontario Drug Benefit Program will not be required to pay any co...
Have you heard of the COVID-19 Women's Initiative? Check them out! They are a student led not for profit comprised of students, physicians and community members working to advocate for gender equity throughout and following Covid-19. They reach out to organizations like ours, ask what we need, source it and deliver. Thank you to everyone involved in #CWI ... See more