Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2020 10:50 AM
Whitby, Ontario – Durham Regional Council confirmed the actionable steps the Region is taking to address anti-Black racism, diversity and inclusion—both within the corporation and the broader community—by approving Anti-Black Racism Town Hall and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Follow-Up (report 2020-COW-26). The steps outlined below are a follow-up to the anti-Black racism town hall that was held on August 6.
To ensure a strong and unified focus, the first step will be to establish a Diversity,...
Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2020 12:39 PM
Whitby, Ontario – Durham Region Transit (DRT) launched a new service plan, including a new On Demand service model, a month ago to meet existing and projected customer demand, from early morning to late night, seven days a week. Part of the Ridership Recovery Framework, with a goal of encouraging and increasing transit ridership, the first month of On Demand ridership numbers are in and are encouraging:
- 5,844 trips delivered
- 65 per cent trips booked through the DRT On Demand app
- 30 per cent...
Seniors urged to call Durham Public Health about eligibility for Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program
Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2020 11:13 AM
Whitby, Ontario - Durham Region Health Department is reminding area seniors to connect with the Health Department to determine eligibility for the Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program (OSDCP) before going to a dentist. Individuals 65 and older can obtain an application online or contact the Health Department to have one mailed to them. Applications are approved by the province based on annual tax returns. Once a senior has been approved for the program, they can come to the Health Department...
Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 03:40 PM
Whitby, Ontario – Sport Durham, in partnership with the Town of Ajax and Field Hockey Ontario, are proud to announce the annual U18 May Meltdown tournament is scheduled to come to the Monarch Fields at Ajax Community Centre from May 28 to 30, 2021. The event is tentatively scheduled due to sport tourism impacts as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The event hopes to welcome up to 400 athletes and their families—boosting the local economy through visitor spending on accommodations, restaurants and...
Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2020 09:28 AM
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, I’m proclaiming October 22 as Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day in Durham Region.
This is a day to recognize the important role Child Care Workers and Early Childhood Educators play to support children’s well-being and development; while building strong, trusting and supportive relationships with...