Covid-19 Daily News Digest – April 5, 2020
Road into Shawanaga First Nations closed to all but local residents
“We receive regular updates from the Ministry of Health showing the current numbers across Turtle Island and beyond,” the statement reads in part. “We ask that each and every member take this seriously, this is not a joke. Please self isolate and please be sure to keep your little ones and youth inside and also self isolate them. Please stay home and practice social distancing.”
Feds devoting $5.6 million to help Ottawa homeless
“Canadians experiencing homelessness, and those at risk of experiencing homelessness, are at heightened risk of contracting COVID-19,” Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Ahmed Hussen said in a statement. “That is why is so important that we act now to ensure that the homeless-serving sector is prioritized.”
Canada’s COVID-19 economic rescue model puts workers first, and by doing so, rescues their employers
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), the small-business lobby, describes the wage subsidies as the business community’s best hope for a swift return to full health
Canada invests $207.5M to support vulnerable populations during COVID-19 pandemic
“These investments support hundreds of women’s shelters, sexual assault centres, and Indigenous women’s organizations across the country. Our goal is to support the organizations who provide vital services to survivors of gender-based violence so they can prevent and respond to COVID outbreaks, stay safe and continue being a lifeline to those who need them most.
Two more cases of COVID-19 confirmed on Vancouver Island
He announced $200 million worth of funding to provide shelter for women fleeing violence, Indigenous women and the homeless.
Coronavirus: Global diplomacy strained amid COVID-19 pandemic
Several U.N. events have been curtailed or scrapped: one to mark the 25th anniversary of the U.N. women’s conference in Beijing that adopted a 150-page road map to achieve gender equality; a session on the Law of the Sea; one on the rights of indigenous people; and the five-year review conference of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.
Labrador Indigenous groups plan how to use federal COVID-19 relief
The money will be split up into four different sections:
- $215 million will be distributed to First Nation communities based on population, remoteness, and community well-being.
- $45 million will be given to the four different Inuit organizations. The funds will be distributed by the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and regional Inuit land claims organizations.
- $30 million for Métis Nation communities.
- $15 million for regional and urban Indigenous organizations supporting their members who are living away from their respective communities.
COVID-19: Ontario confirms 27 new deaths, Ottawa registers fourth fatality
No Ottawa-specific figures were released but $26 million will go to Women’s Shelters Canada to distribute to approximately 575 violence against women shelters across the country and up to $4 million to the Canadian Women’s Foundation to distribute to sexual assault centres across the country. A total of $10 million will go to Indigenous Services Canada’s existing network of 46 emergency shelters.
Coronavirus: Trudeau announces $40M for women’s shelters, $10M for Indigenous women and kids
The funding will be given to Women and Gender Equality Canada, with up to $26 million addressing the immediate needs of around 575 violence against women shelters and another $4 million for the Canadian Women’s Foundation to sexual assault centres across the country, according to a press release from the Office of the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development.