COVID-19 continues to impact our community, our city, and our collective world in unprecedented ways. As my team and I reflect on 2020, I would like to share some highlights with you over the course of this week.
Our corner of the city is one of the hardest hit by the pandemic. I worked with the Board of Health to set up COVID-19 pop-up testing sites throughout Humber River-Black Creek. Those opportunities will carry through into 2021 to provide individuals and families with accessible clinics and additional health support.
I also co-hosted COVID-19 Town Halls with MPP Tom Rakocevic. Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Eileen de Villa, joined us during the summer session to address ongoing questions with the most up-to-date public health advice. We worked to get more relief and resources to our neighbourhoods by asking City Hall staff to release grants to local organizations and aid people on the ground with their food and health needs.
I would like to thank Black Creek Community Health Centre, Lumacare, and Toronto Public Health for all of the work that they do to support us around the clock, especially during such a challenging time.