A message from our Executive Director Emmay Mah.
In light of the rapidly evolving situation concerning COVID-19 in Toronto, our team wanted to share an update on how COVID-19 is affecting our organization and to share a few resources.
- To do our part to help “flatten the curve” and practice social distancing, we’ve closed our office and our team is working remotely. You can visit our “contact us” page for more information about how to reach us during this time.
- Many of you will know that our canvass team has an important role to play in helping us connect with residents all over the city and raise critical funds for our work. We have currently suspended our door canvassing at this time.
- We have postponed planned in-person activities and events with our community partners but we're still keeping our collaborative work going.
For more than 30 years, the Toronto Environmental Alliance has played an important role in monitoring our local government, sharing information with residents, and advocating for strong decision-making at City Hall. As a locally-focused organization, we would like to share a few resources to help you access the most up-to-date information on COVID-19:
- Many City services such as childcare and libraries are currently suspended. Services such as solid waste collection are continuing as normal, with the exception of yard waste pick up. You can find a list of affected city services here.
- You can access the most update-to-date information from Toronto Public Health and Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health on this website: www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19.
- Social Planning Toronto has put together a helpful resource list. View the list here.
- We’ll be helping to amplify critical public health updates during this evolving situation from our social media accounts. You can also follow Toronto Public Health on Twitter for rapid updates.
During these times of anxiety and uncertainty, we can respond with care, compassion and find ways to stay connected. Over the coming weeks, you can still expect to hear from us.
We want to continue to have conversations with our TEA community, and continue to grow our movement. We're closely monitoring how this will affect City Council, but rest assured - we'll continue to help keep our local government on track with building the green, healthy and climate-friendly city we need.
We wish you all the best during this challenging time.
Executive Director, Toronto Environmental Alliance