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COVID-19 Outbreak At Participation House Markham

OFCP is saddened to hear about the COVID 19 outbreak and events that have occurred at Participation House Markham. Our thoughts are with the residents, families, staff and administration at this time. PH Markham was the first supportive housing program built by the Federation and as such, holds a special place in our heart.

A message from Lyla Lahman, President of the OFCP Board of Directors.

The Ontario Caregiver Organization Mental Health Supports

The OCO (Ontario Caregiver Organization) is offering to support caregivers during the COVID-19 situation. Please visit the COVID-19 page of their website for up-to-date caregiver information and resources, and visit this page for Tips for Caregiver Mental Health during COVID-19.

COVID-19 Communication Rights Toolkit

Communication Disabilities Access Canada (CDAC) has put together a communication rights toolkit. 

Effective communication is essential in all healthcare situations. Over half a million Canadians who have disabilities that affect communication are at high risk for not having the supports they need to communicate when accessing and receiving COVID treatments. In addition, a significant number of people who were previously able to speak, are now unable to communicate due to breathing problems and being on ventilators in Intensive Care Units. CDAC has compiled some communication resources about Covid 19 to support people communicating during Covid 19.

You can get the resources at:

Supports and Resources from Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is offering a number of resources to support families during the pandemic. Please follow the link below if you are interested.  

Family Tipsheet

COVID-19: Make a Power of Attorney using CLEO’s Guided Pathways

Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO), has put together Steps to Justice to find out how to prepare a power of attorney or a will, including how to have the documents witnessed virtually. Use CLEO's Guided Pathways to help you draft a Power of Attorney for Personal Care or a Continuing Power of Attorney for Property. Visit COVID-19: Updates on the law and legal services on Steps to Justice.



Ontario cases status updated twice a day, at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET.


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