Acknowledged uncertainty for youth, many don’t know what they will do in the coming months

· Indicated a $9 billion plan to support students that will be introduced into legislation today

o Includes an emergency benefit for students to receive $2,500 a month during the summer

o Investing 76,000 additional jobs for students in sectors that need help

o Students helping in the COVID-19 fight would be eligible for $1,000 to $5,000 through new Canada Student Service Grant for Volunteer Hours

o Acknowledged specific support for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation students

o For graduate students and those conducting research will extend scholarships, fellowships and grants so work can continue

o Doubling student grants for low and middle income students for 2020 and 2021

· Boosting Canada Child Benefit (CCB) payment in May

· Have supplemented GST credit to help lower income Canadians

· Reminded Canadians they have until August to make income tax payment

· Starting this weekend in Nova Scotia, Canadian Forces Snowbirds will head across Canada to salute Canadians doing their part to stop the spread of COVID-19


The Premier announced the Province is expanding the eligibility list for emergency childcare

· There is a positive trend with the lowest amount of cases seen over the past three weeks; we are getting close to opening up

More Frontline Workers Eligible for Emergency Child Care: Ontario To Help More Essential Staff During the COVID-19 Outbreak

o The Ontario government is further expanding the list of essential workers eligible to receive free emergency child care during the COVID-19 outbreak

o Those who will benefit include people who work in the food supply chain, retirement homes, grocery stores, pharmacies and certain federal employees, including the military


· In response to the improper disposal of PPE we are seeing in our communities, waste tips were posted to and issued on Facebook and Twitter; information has also been shared with our local municipal partners to share on their social channels

· In recognition of National Immunization Awareness Week, residents are encouraged to continue with routine immunizations during COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of other infectious diseases

· Respiratory therapists at Southlake Regional Health Centre donate $1,350 to local food bank


· Below is a summary of the detailed information contained in the Interactive Dashboard – Cases at

In York Region, as of April 29, at 5 p.m. there are:

– 1,487 confirmed cases

– 30 new cases since yesterday

– 6 new fatalities

– 44 confirmed cases in hospital, 16 of which are in Intensive Care

– 83 cases among health care workers

– 96 total confirmed deaths

– 611 resolved cases, which equals about 41%

– 39 institutional outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols:

o 14 Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes

o 25 Community Care Settings

– 2 institutional outbreaks declared over

The comprehensive list of outbreaks (including the number of resident and health care worker positive cases) is available on and the data can be filtered by municipality.

To access this list, select the blue drop-down menu titled Interactive Dashboard – Outbreaks in Long-Term Care and Community Care Settings

As of this morning, there are:

· 15,728 total cases (9,612 resolved); with 996 related deaths in Ontario

· 50,373 (347 increase) total cases; with 2,904 related deaths in Canada

· Over 2.9 million total cases worldwide with cases in 213 countries, areas or territories; 204,987 related deaths