The City is actively working with its partners to identify the needs of the community during the COVID-19 outbreak and to support this vulnerable population. The City recognizes the difficult circumstances our residents are facing and we are prepared to respond to those challenges to meet the needs of our community.

The City has established a Human Services Task Force to ensure we are responsive to the emerging needs of the community. In addition to representatives from City departments and Ottawa Public Health, the task force includes partners from all sectors, including:

  • United Way East Ontario
  • Coalition of Community Health and Resource Centres of Ottawa
  • Ottawa Community Housing
  • Ottawa Food Bank
  • Canadian Red Cross
  • The Salvation Army
  • Ottawa Inner City Health