MPP's Report - MPP Vijay Thanigasalam

I hope you and your loved ones are staying healthy and safe during these times. It has been quite an adjustment for us all this year, with the COVID-19 pandemic. I would like to thank each and every one of you for taking the necessary precautions and adhering to the recommendations put forth by the Ontario government and public health officials. I am proud to say that all three levels of government have been working together to serve our residents. By working together, we have been able to contain the spread and slowly resume our day-to-day activities.

What has always defined us as Canadians and Ontarians is that we always pull together and look out for our neighbours and care for one another. Now, more than ever, we need each other. It is indisputably important to be kind and strong. Showing empathy and kindness to our senior citizens in our neighbourhood is paramount.

 

Spread Kindness Campaign

 

My office and I along with a team of dedicated volunteers and local business owners have been working diligently to ensure that we are there for our residents during such unprecedented times. We launched the Spread Kindness Campaign as a response to the growing need to support our seniors and residents during this time. Through the Spread Kindness Campaign, we have been able to provide essential groceries such as milk, bread, fruits and canned foods along with masks for seniors and residents of Scarborough - Rouge Park.

 

Virtual Job Fair

 

I also understand the great impact that COVID-19 has had on our economy. I was happy to partner with Amazon and conduct a virtual job fair to ensure that my residents had an opportunity to engage directly with the Amazon hiring team to ensure they understand the application process. I know that many students and youth were also looking forward to their first summer jobs. I was also able to connect with an experienced Talent Acquisition Lead to provide them with the skills they need to help them land their first job through a Virtual Resume Clinic.

Meeting with Scarborough Health Network

 

I met with health experts from Scarborough Health Network and Education Minister, Stephen Lecce, to voice your concerns and to seek their recommendations for reopening our schools safely. I assure you, that we will continue to work together with health experts and all levels of government to ensure that the people of Scarborough - Rouge Park are healthy and safe.

On behalf of my family and office, I would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season and a Happy New Year! I look forward to continuing to represent the people of Scarborough - Rouge Park. Due to the implications of COVID-19, I kindly ask that you please call my office at 416-283-8448 or email at vijay.thanigasalam@pc.ola.org to set-up an appointment to discuss any matters with me. Thank you for your understanding, and I look forward to meeting you soon!

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