Koronawirus – Informacje

Szanowni Państwo,

W tych trudnych chwilach nie zapominajmy, że razem tworzymy siłę która pomoże nam przetrwać. Pamiętajmy o swoich bliskich, o sąsiadach którzy mogą potrzebować pomocy i o osobach słabych i chorych.

Pamiętajmy również o myciu rak, trzymaniu czystości i o niewychodzeniu z domu jeżeli to możliwe. Jeżeli musimy wyjść – o trzymaniu odległości 2 metry/6 stóp.

Zarząd Główny Związku Podhalan w Kanadzie życzy wszystkim zdrowia.

Poniżej podajemy najważniejsze informacje dla osób przebywających na terenie Ontario:

dla Seniorów

The Friendly Neighbour Hotline, a single phone number for seniors living in low-income housing in Toronto can call for support. The hotline is available in over 180 languages. 1-855-581-9580   

dla Dzieci

Karty pracy dla 3, 4, 5 latka, przedszkolakow i uczniow do droku za darmo

Program nauczania Ontario: Elementarny

Want to ensure your kids don’t fall too behind while away from School for 3 weeks; here’s a link for The Ontario Curriculum: Elementary as well as a list of Policy and Resource Documents for the Ontario Curriculum: Elementary is available. This page contains useful and current tools that apply to all publicly funded elementary and secondary English-language schools in Ontario.

Kolbe Parish TV

Ogłoszenia parafialne w języku polskim o. Janusza Błażejaka OMI, proboszcza parafii św. Maksymiliana Kolbe w Mississauga, 22 marca IV Niedziela Wielkiego Postu. Youtube

Kanadyjskie banki

Canada’s six largest banks today announced plans to provide financial relief to Canadians impacted by the economic consequences of COVID-19. Effective immediately, Bank of Montreal, CIBC, National Bank of Canada, RBC Royal Bank, Scotiabank and TD Bank have made a commitment to work with personal and small business banking customers on a case-by-case basis to provide flexible solutions to help them manage through challenges such as pay disruption due to COVID-19; childcare disruption due to school closures; or those facing illness from COVID-19. This support will include up to a six-month payment deferral for mortgages, and the opportunity for relief on other credit products. Continue reading more

Duże banki jednocześnie ograniczają godziny pracy w poszczególnych filiach oddziałów, niektóre z nich zamykając. Np. już w środę zamknięto 206 oddziałów banku CIBC, a 816 działało w skróconych godzinach.

Polska Parafialna Unia Kredytowa im. św. Stanisława i św. Kazimierza wydała specjalne oświadczenie, w którym informuje o otwarciu wszystkich oddziałów bez zmian.

  • W piątek TD poinformował, że zamyka niektóre oddziały ale nie podał liczby. Zobowiązał się do otwartych oddziałów na prowincji tam, gdzie to możliwe.
  • RBC i Scotiabank również zamknęły wiele oddziałów ale nie ujawniły ile. Scotiabank powołał specjalną stronę informującą – TUTAJ.
  • BMO zamknął około 15% oddziałów i skrócił godziny pracy w licznych otwartych lokalizacjach.

Dokumenty

W reakcji na pandemię COVID-19, rząd premiera Douga Forda zlikwidował konieczność trzymiesięcznego okresu oczekiwania na Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP). Przedłużył także ważność dokumentów, które mogą tracić swoją ważność. Przeczytaj wiecej.

Fundusz Pomocy – Hydro One

Offering financial assistance as well as increased payment flexibility to customers experiencing hardship. The fund is designed to support customers impacted by these events and those that may experience further impacts. In addition to this, we’ve also extended our Winter Relief program so no customer experiencing any hardship has to worry about potential disconnection. Although this is for residents, Hydro One has informed us that each case is unique and businesses can still call to discuss impacts. Call us at 1-888-664-9376.

Unemployment Insurance claims 

Service Canada has set up a dedicated phone line for inquires regarding EI claims related to the COVID-19 pandemic: 1-833-381-2725.

Please call this number if:

1. You need to apply for EI sickness benefits because you are unable to work because you must self-isolate for 14 days ( the one-week wait period has been waved for those for whom this is the case);

2. You have been laid off because of the COVID-19 pandemic and are looking to initiate a claim for regular EI benefits, or

3. You are an employee or and employer who is looking to apply for financial support through the EI Work-Sharing program due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Co prowincja robi dla pracowników?

“Premier Ford announced Job Protection for Workers during the pandemic;

  • The proposed legislation would, if passed, provide job protection for employees unable to work for the following reasons:
  • The employee is under medical investigation, supervision or treatment for COVID-19.
  • The employee is acting in accordance with an order under the Health Protection and Promotion Act.
  • The employee is in isolation or quarantine.
  • The employee is acting in accordance with public health information or direction.
  • The employer directs the employee not to work.
  • The employee needs to provide care to a person for a reason related to COVID-19 such as a school or day-care closure.

Oto kilka dodatkowych informacji które należy wziąść pod uwagę:

Public Health Ontario COVID-19 Public Resources

  • The site provides fact sheets in multiple languages including information on:
  • How to self-monitor
  • How to self-isolate
  • Self-isolation: Guide for caregivers, household members and close contacts

Public Health Ontario – Hand Hygiene
Ministry of Health dedicated COVID-19 website

  • This site is updated at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. every day. The site provides information about out how to protect yourself, what to do if you’re sick after you travel and how to recognize possible symptoms.

Public Health Agency of Canada

How to care for a person with COVID-19 at home: Advice for caregivers

Vulnerable populations and COVID-19

While diseases can make anyone sick, some Canadians are more at risk of getting an infection and developing severe complications due to their health, social and economic circumstances.

Organizations, staff and volunteers play an important role in helping to prevent these populations from getting or spreading the COVID-19 virus. Start by sharing simple things they can do to help keep themselves and others healthy, guide them to help if they develop any signs and symptoms and learn ways help care for sick clients recovering from COVID-19.

Vulnerable populations may include:

  • an older adult
  • at risk due to underlying medical conditions (e.g. heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, chronic respiratory diseases, cancer)
  • at risk due to a compromised immune system from a medical condition or treatment (e.g. chemotherapy)

Anyone who has:

  • difficulty reading, speaking, understanding or communicating
  • difficulty accessing medical care or health advice
  • difficulty doing preventive activities, like frequent hand washing and covering coughs and sneezes
  • ongoing specialized medical care or needs specific medical supplies
  • ongoing supervision needs or support for maintaining independence
  • difficulty accessing transportation
  • economic barriers
  • unstable employment or inflexible working conditions
  • social or geographic isolation, like in remote and isolated communities
  • insecure, inadequate, or nonexistent housing conditions

How organizations can help vulnerable populations:

  • Know more about COVID-19 by visiting Canada.ca/coronavirus .
  • Keep up-to-date about the current situation in your community.
  • Contact local, provincial, territorial public health officials to get relevant COVID-19 information, resources and guidance.

Take time to get prepared:

  • Review your business continuity plan so you and your staff know what to do.
  • Plan ahead for potential disruptions.
  • Identify and plan how to continue providing the most critical services.
  • Partner with organizations that provide similar services to share resources and strategies.
  • Be prepared to answer questions from staff, volunteers, and clients.
  • Consider stockpiling general supplies and cleaning supplies.
  • Prepare for shelters and communal space limitations.

Educate staff about ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Washing hands often with soap and hot water or use of alcohol based sanitizer.
  • Increasing access to hand hygiene and cough etiquette supplies (e.g., alcohol-based hand rub, soap, paper towels, tissues, waste containers).
  • Cleaning frequently used spaces, surfaces and objects (kitchens, common areas, dining areas, desks, shared sleeping spaces, doorknobs, and faucets).
  • Staying home when sick.
  • Avoiding the use of shared personal items.
  • Sharing information about what to do if staff or a client shows symptoms of becoming sick.
  • Sharing steps about how to care for and isolate people living in a crowded facility (including the use of separate washrooms, if available).

More suggestions on supporting vulnerable populations:

  • use the most commonly used language in the community
  • short messages that explain simple steps they can take
  • large font and graphics
  • accessible instructions (e.g., braille, pictoral)
  • by posting signs in common areas near sinks, entrances, intake areas, restrooms, sleeping areas, recreation areas, waiting rooms

Consider supporting alternatives such as:

  • using volunteer drivers and subsidized taxi fares instead of public transportation
  • putting in place alternative outreach measures or a “buddy” system
  • including policies to allow sick clients to rest in shelters during the day
  • providing access to food, drinks and supplies, as possible
  • reminding clients to fill or refill prescriptions, and necessary medical supplies

If you suspect a client is sick from COVID-19, please contact your local public health authority.

We can all do our part in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

the arts

The Toronto Arts Council has a page dedicated for COVID-19 information and resources for the arts community including links to several emergency funding initiatives such as Netflix Media’s $100 million for Emergency Support for Workers in the Creative Community, Akin Rent Relief Fund for artists, National Arts Centre’s $100,000 relief initiative etc.

small & large businesses

  • The government of Ontario has launched Ontario Together, to allow businesses to apply to manufacturer supplies for COVID-19 response.
  • The Ontario Chamber of Commerce has put together a toolkit to help support businesses with human resources or operational-related disruptions.
  • The following are COVID-related programs and services for businesses on the innovation.canada.ca platform. These programs will show for any entrepreneur who visits the site, no matter what details they enter. And, entrepreneurs who sign up for notifications will get an email every time new programs are introduced that meet their needs, including those directly related to COVID-19 measures.  

legal issues

Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) has just put out a guide to legal issues that arise out of the COVID-19 crisis

Chcesz pomóc

Stworzyliśmy tę grupę, aby mobilizować i koordynować wysiłki na rzecz pomocy osobom polskiego dziedzictwa mieszkającym w Kanadzie w obliczu COVID-19. Dziękujemy za cierpliwość, ponieważ wspólnie opracowujemy kolejne kroki. Na razie daj nam znać, jaką pomoc możesz zaoferować, i zwróć nam uwagę na wszelkie potrzeby społeczności, o których wiesz. Te skoordynowane wysiłki będą musiały być zgodne ze wszystkimi poradami i protokołami dostarczonymi przez kanadyjskich urzędników zdrowia publicznego. COVID-19: Polish Canadian Community Initiative

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