LGL Community Partners successful Health Canada grant recipients

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, along with its community partners, are successful recipients of a 3 year Health Canada Substance Use and Addictions Program grant. This grant provides communities across Canada the opportunity to apply for funding in the following areas; Harm Reduction, Community-Led and Front-line Initiatives Increasing Access to Pharmaceutical – […]

CDSBEO School Re-entry Plan for September 2020

The CDSBEO School Re-entry plan contains details to help parents with their decision on whether to choose remote distance learning or in-person instruction at school. It describes what we know to date about how both remote distance learning and in-person instruction will be done, and answers many of the questions parents have been asking. Learn […]

Health Unit warns to take precautions during high heat and humidity

Environment Canada had issued a heat warning for today and tomorrow due to high heat and humidity. The Health Unit would like to remind everyone to be cautious as the combination of heat and high humidity can be hazardous to your health. Conditions during high heat and humidity have the potential to cause dehydration, heat […]

UCDSB favours students in school full time in 2020-2021 School Reopening Plan

Senior staff and Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met virtually on Wednesday, July 22 to discuss the UCDSB Draft School Reopening Plan that will be submitted to the Ministry of Education on July 27. This meeting was broadcasted live for the public, and the recording can be found here.  The UCDSB Draft Reopening Plan outlines three different scenarios for delivering […]

UCDSB Student Survey provides insightful feedback for Fall planning

The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) surveyed Grade 7-12 students to get feedback on their experiences with distance learning and how the current model could be improved in the future. Results showed that students appreciate the flexibility of distance learning, allowing them to work at their own pace (72%), with the majority of students […]

Ontario starts to re-open for business

On May 14, The Ontario Government announced some re-opening strategies for businesses and a plan to start Stage 1 on Tuesday May 18. The list of businesses opening this weekend can be found on the Ontario website. The Health Unit has recently published a fact sheet with some guidelines that will help to get your business thinking about […]

Health Unit and Farmers’ Markets are working together to safely bring local food to the community

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark strongly supports local Farmers’ Markets. They encourage people to buy healthy local food, and are a way for farmers to sell their produce.  They have also been a social gathering place which supports individual and community well-being.  Unfortunately at this time, with COVID-19, where social gatherings used to be a […]

We are “Community Strong”

I believe as we go through this pandemic, self-care is very important. One thing I do is go for a walk. Even before the pandemic, walking every day has been as important to me as oxygen.  When we began this pandemic, restrictions and directives were put in place to keep us safe. If we follow […]

Uniting virtually to support Canadians affected by MS

MS Awareness Month brings MS community together to take collective action toward a world free of multiple sclerosis This May, the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society of Canada brings the MS community together for MS Awareness Month with the launch of #WeChallengeMS, a nationwide virtual movement urging people to turn everyday acts into extraordinary actions. Throughout the month, MS […]

Ontarians asked to “Shine a Light for All They Do” May 1 in a province-wide show of appreciation on Doctors’ Day

Ontarians can show their appreciation for doctors on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, and all doctors who work to keep their patients healthy, by simply turning on their phone flashlights and holding them high on May 1 at 9:00 p.m. The province-wide show of appreciation is being organized by the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) […]