- Community Programs Unit – Service Updates
- Message to Parents and Guardians of WoodGreen’s Child Care Centres (March 20, 2020)
- Message to Partners (March 19, 2020)
Dear WoodGreen Community,
On March 24, 2020, The Government of Ontario has recently released a list of services that are deemed essential, which includes organizations like WoodGreen (Section #60).
As an organization deemed essential, we want to make sure that we can provide continuity to our clients, when they need us the most, while taking all possible measures to keep everyone safe.
Effective at the end of today March 24th we are taking the following measures:
- 815 Danforth will continue to stay open and operating with a small staff to ensure business continuity.
- We will continue to support staff to work from home, if possible. This will be done through the use of virtual software.
- We will work to redeploy staff where possible.
- Our vulnerable clients will continue to receive in-person support either in their homes and at sites like 650 Queen Street and across all of our housing sites. Enhanced safety protocols such as the use of PPE, screening, service prioritization, social distancing and collaboration with care partners will be in place.
- Closing all sites to clients where we can instead provide services virtually. This includes the suspension of in-person services as 989 Danforth and 1533 Victoria Park
WoodGreen understands this is a very difficult time for our community and we are committed to continued efforts to ensure the safety and well-being of our WoodGreen family.
More updates will be made in the coming day as this challenging situation evolves.
Thank you for your understanding as we work to serve our 37,000 clients safely and effectively.
WoodGreen Community Services
Update : March 13, 2020
As per Toronto Public Health, the risk for residents of Toronto remains low.
WoodGreen Community Services continues to operate as usual and will provide updates as this situation evolves.
Please self-screen and stay home if you are ill, including if you have fever and/or a cough or shortness of breath.
As a reminder, the best protection against acquiring COVID-19 is following Routine Practices:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 15 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoid close contact with people who are ill
- Stay home when you are ill
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately throw the tissue in the garbage and wash your hands
- If you don’t have a tissue, sneeze or cough into your sleeve or arm
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
For more information refer to Toronto Public Health – Health & Wellness: