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Category: Community Services

Mayor Watson’s letter to Minister Elliott regarding the City’s Consumption and Treatment Services site

Dear Minister Elliott, The decision by yourMinistry that ongoing operating funds will not be provided for the Consumption and Treatment Services site operated by Ottawa Public Health (OPH), at 179 Clarence Street, is a matter of great concern. In the face of an ongoing substance use crisis in Ottawa, and across the province, we suggest that this is a time that provincial support for this service should be expanded, not reduced. For over 20 years,…
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Committee responds to long-term care reviews by recommending immediate $1.8 million for 35 new staff, critical equipment and technology upgrades

Ottawa –Today, the Audit Committee and the Community and Protective Services Committee each received independent reviews of the City’s long-term care homes. At the Audit Committee, Auditor General Ken Hughes presented a review of the management of medications and an investigation into the reporting of a 2017 incident at a long-term care home. At the Community and Protective Services Committee, Greg Fougère, a consultant hired by the City to review its long-term care homes, presented his…
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Memo To Councillors Regarding Long-Term Care

Like many, we were deeply concerned to hear about the recent incidents involving the City’s Long Term Care Homes. We have been assured that safeguards are in place to prevent future occurrences. As you may know, the City was recently issued a “Director Referral Order” from the provincial Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Since the incidents were first reported on June 29th, 2017, the City has worked on a plan to respond to these serious…
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Mayor Watson announces transit pass for low income residents

Ottawa — Today, Mayor Jim Watson, along with the Chair of the Transit Commission Councillor Stephen Blais, announced that a low income transit pass will be included in the City of Ottawa’s 2017 budget. The low income transit pass will be available at a significant discount on the adult general monthly fare for those residents who are at or below the income cut-off (LICO) as defined by Stats Canada. It will be available to residents…
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