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Paramedic Services Week 2021 – Activating 911 and Screening

May 23, 2021

PARAMEDIC SERVICES WEEK 2021 Paramedic as Educator: Citizen Ready Activating 9-1-1 and Screening In an emergency, seconds count. When medical emergencies occur, call 9-1-1 or your local emergency number (if different). Trained emergency call takers will confirm your location, assess your situation and provide you with the assistance and information you need so that the most appropriate resources can be sent to you as soon as safely possible. During a health emergency such as the COVID-19 pandemic, when you call 9-1-1 a communication specialist (call taker) may ask you (caller) a few unique and more questions than usual. While this might seem unusual and/or unnecessary, it is critically important in ensuring the health and safety of those responding to you,…

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Paramedic Services Week Kicks Off This Sunday

May 22, 2021

PRESS RELEASE PARAMEDIC SERVICES WEEK 2021 KICKS OFF THIS SUNDAY Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the important role Paramedic Services play in keeping communities across Ontario safe and healthy has never been more apparent. Paramedic Services Week 2021, which takes place from May 23 to 29, is an opportunity to recognize the tireless work and dedication of paramedics. As healthcare professionals, paramedic services use techniques and processes that are based on best practice and research. This year’s Paramedic Services Week theme is ‘Paramedic as Educator – Citizen Ready.’ The idea is to educate members of the public on some of the actions they can take before and during an emergency to help paramedics do their job more efficiently and effectively. When…

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April 14, 2021

EMERGENCY CHILD CARE – April 2021 Please review the eligible essential workers list. You can apply here for Emergency School Age Child Care (ECC).  

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Help Keep Our Communities Safe

December 3, 2020

An important message from Algoma Public Health. Let’s all help keep ourselves and our community safe.

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Changes to Social Assistance Statements and Dental Cards

October 27, 2020
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EarlyON Child and Family Centres Re-Open

October 21, 2020

Our local EarlyON Child and Family Centres have begun to re-open this week with in-person programming at the Holy Angels, Prince Township and Urban Indigenous locations. The staff are looking forward to seeing the children and families in our community. Take this virtual tour to see what to expect on your next visit. Virtual Tour   Don’t forget to visit their social media pages for more virtual programming and updates:   EarlyON Child and Family Centre EarlyON SSM Urban Indigenous EarlyON EarlyON Centre Urban Indigenous EarlyON    

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Milestone Reached in Journey to End Chronic Homelessness

September 21, 2020

Social Services has reached a milestone in its journey to ending chronic homelessness in Sault Ste. Marie. In late August 2019, we became the 19th community in Canada to implement and maintain a quality By-Name List. A By-Name List is a real time list of all known people experiencing homelessness in the community. This list includes a robust set of data points that supports Coordinated Access efforts and provides an understanding of the local homelessness situation. This important milestone could not have been reached without the hard work of the Housing and Homelessness team and Built for Zero Canada. View our progress and learn more about Built for Zero Canada’s national change effort to put an end to Chronic Homelessness…

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Affordable Home Ownership Program

September 9, 2020

Minister Steven Clark from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and Minister Ross Romano from the Ministry of Colleges and Universities joined Social Services Board Chair Luke Dufour, CEO Mike Nadeau, and Staff on a tour of one of the new properties under Affordable Home Ownership Program.

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Social Services Continues To Grow

September 3, 2020

Social Services has been working to convert the former Rosedale Public School building into a new centre that will include affordable housing units, a community hub, a child care centre, and an EarlyON centre. This morning, Federal and Provincial Ministers joined Social Services Board Chair Luke Dufour and CEO Mike Nadeau to announce their investment into this new asset. This addition will include: • Nine Affordable housing units for seniors • A new community hub where Social Services staff will provide services to clients • 49 Additional child care spaces • A new EarlyON child and family centre  

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Social Assistance Mental Wellness Initiative

August 11, 2020
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