The COVID-19 pandemic has touched our communities profoundly. The Ottawa Public Library is here to provide you with reliable information on where and how to find help in your community. Find local news as well as information about the community supports and services available in your neighbourhood.
Connect with your Community
Your City Councillor’s website has links to resources in the community that you can access during the pandemic. If you don’t know who your Councillor is, there is an online tool available to find your ward and Councillor. The contact information for the Mayor and each Councilor is available if further assistance is required.
We can all make a difference in our community by helping those who are having trouble due to physical isolation requirements. If you want to lend a hand, use this form to offer assistance to your neighbours!
The Good Companions, Seniors Centre without Walls provides the opportunity for participants to join in on health and wellness seminars, educational lectures, brain-stimulating activities, listen to live musical entertainment, join in on general conversations, and make new and meaningful friendships – all from the comfort of home! It works just the same as attending a class or a lecture at the centre, but instead it is facilitated over the telephone.
Community Resource Centres in Ottawa
Community resource centres provide community access to a wide variety of health and social services to people of all ages. Here is a list of community resource centres in Ottawa:
Stay Connected with Local Newspapers
Looking for the latest news in your community? These local newspapers have many resources and information that can help you stay connected with your community during the pandemic:
Millstone News (Almonte, Pakenham, Mississippi Mills and Carleton Place)
OSCAR (Ottawa South Community Association Review)
VISTAS News (Alta Vista)
To discover more community newspapers near the Ottawa Region, elsewhere in Ontario, or to stay current with major newspapers from Canada and around the world, check out Press Reader. Access newspapers online or on your device for free with your library card using Press Reader. Don't have a library card? Get a Card today!