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Expanded eligibility for COVID vaccine Expanded eligibility for COVID vaccine A stable and reliable increase in vaccine supply to Ontario is enabling the government to further expand eligibility to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment throughout the week of May 10, 2021. As of Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 8:00 a.m., individuals with at-risk health conditions such as dementia, diabetes and sickle cell disease, as well as Group Two of people who cannot work from home including grocery store, restaurant and transportation workers will be eligible to book an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. In addition, effective Thursday, May 13, 2021,
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Rillea founder earns top honours Health and safety professionals have a huge responsibility, and the challenges of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 heightened the awareness of the value of what health and safety professionals can bring to an organization.   The health and safety sector is not new to change, but is in a state of constant flux due to the ever-evolving nature of workplace dangers.    The profession has been primarily male-dominated, but that is starting to change. In March,  Canadian Occupational Safety hosted its second annual 'Women in Safety' summit.  The recent virtual event
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Vaccine eligibility expands to 50+ With the arrival of increased vaccine deliveries from the federal government starting this week, the Ontario government is further expanding its COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan with the launch of mobile vaccine units for small to medium-sized businesses in hot spot communities. These mobile units will begin offering vaccinations in Toronto, York and Peel at select businesses that have employees who cannot work from home and have a history or risk of outbreaks. Each public health unit will determine the small to medium-sized businesses where mobile units will be deployed.
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It's Mental Health Week Time to #GetReal about how you feel. These are times of extreme anxiety and isolation, so feeling worried and lonely just makes sense. Good mental health doesn’t mean feeling happy all the time.  A mentally healthy life includes the full range of human emotions - even the uncomfortable ones like sadness, fear and anger. This is the 70th Annual CMHA Mental Health Week. Let’s name, express and deal with our emotions— even the uncomfortable ones. Because heavy feelings lighten when you put them into words. Embrace all of your emotions—whether they feel good or
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More funding for small business More Funding for Small Businesses – Two Grants Available The Small Business Centre (SBC) will once again be releasing the annual Starter Company Plus grant. SBC will also be releasing a new Digital Marketing Enhancement grant available to any business that can demonstrate rural resilience through the current COVID pandemic. Applications are ready and available for all small businesses to apply as of May 5, 2021. “Any business can apply to both grants, but they can only receive one. We can help each business determine their greatest needs and guide them to the best grant for them.”,
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Other News
Ontario providing three paid sick days
Positions open on City committees
Changes proposed to support patient-centred care
Meet Keri and Lara from Countryside Business Services
Happy Earth Day
Premier Ford offers apology for wrong decisions
Analysis of the Federal Budget
Deadline to apply for festival/event grants extended
AstraZeneca available to 40+ at eight local pharmacies
Amendments to Stay-At- Home Order

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