Posted on Saturday, September 19, 2020 11:52 AM
Whitby, Ontario – The following statement is being issued on behalf of John Henry, Regional Chair and Chief Executive Officer:
“There has been a steady increase in COVID-19 cases over the past couple of weeks in Ontario. This is cause for concern, and something that should not be taken lightly as we head into the colder months and flu season.
Today, the provincial government announced that informal gathering limits will be reduced to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors throughout Ontario for...
Posted on Monday, August 31, 2020 08:29 AM
Whitby, Ontario – The Regional Municipality of Durham has received a donation of $32,500 through the COVID-19 Community Response Fund for Vulnerable Populations—a collaboration between the CMA Foundation and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.
With this funding, homeless shelters in Durham Region—Cornerstone Community Association, Muslim Welfare Home and Durham Youth Services/Joanne’s House—will be adding public Wi-Fi to all of their buildings; and purchasing tablets or computers for clients...
Posted on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 05:24 PM
Whitby, Ontario – The following statement is being issued on behalf of John Henry, Regional Chair and Chief Executive Officer for The Regional Municipality of Durham:
“Today, the Province of Ontario announced that Durham Region is receiving more than $22.9 million in COVID-19 relief funding, as part of the larger $4 billion in funding for Ontario municipalities within the Safe Restart Agreement—an investment in federal-provincial financial assistance for municipalities and transit operations.
Posted on Thursday, July 30, 2020 10:22 AM
Whitby, Ontario – Yesterday, Durham Regional Council approved the Expedited Supportive Housing Report, which identifies the urgent need for affordable and supportive housing. The report outlines two proposed projects—the development of a modular supportive housing project in Beaverton and a new micro-homes pilot project in Oshawa.
By expediting the development of these projects, the Region helps to address the needs of Durham’s unsheltered residents, which were highlighted during the COVID-19 crisis.
Posted on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 09:04 PM
Whitby, Ontario –Over the past few months, the Region of Durham has been working with the Durham Advisory Committee on Homelessness (DACH), other levels of government and community partners to ensure our unsheltered residents have the support they need during this unprecedented time of community crisis.
The Region continues to be committed to finding permanent housing for all residents in Durham and ending homelessness in the community.
The Region has identified efforts that have been instrumental...