See something, Say Something, Do Something is my mantra. Avid ACNH player with no apologies.
May 5 • 25 tweets • 14 min read
COVID has the Capacity to Change your Life
Turn it upside down & leave you stranded
No Magic Bullet Cure - No REAL support
No where to turn - No turning back time
Some DAMAGE canNOT be undone
$ won't solve the problem
What do you have without your HEALTH? longcovidkids.org/long-covid-kid…forbes.com/sites/victoria…
The Office of Ombudsman Power Defined by ACT
Ombudsman Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. O.6
HAS ADMINISTRATIVE OVERSIGHT OF
Ministries, Municipalities, Universities, School Boards
Basically, they make sure that Policy is Adhered To
This means that ALL OUR CONCERNS about BROADER PUBLIC POLICY ADOPTED BY the PROVINCIAL GOV IS NOT IN THEIR POWER OR JURISDICTION
HOWEVER...Found some POLICY
Jan 15 • 35 tweets • 12 min read
Jan 14 • 13 tweets • 4 min read
THIS IS THE BEST OUR SCHOOL CAN DO
THIS IS NOT EVEN CLOSE TO OK
I REFUSE TO SEND MY CHILD
Good morning KGJPS parents and caregivers,
We look forward to welcoming students back to in-person learning on Monday January 17th. Last evening, parents received a system message from
the TDSB. Please take time to review the changes in TPH and TDSB COVID-related operational procedures in order to best support a smooth transition for your child(ren) and family. I have added a few local reminders and clarifications below.
Jan 14 • 31 tweets • 6 min read
TDSB LETTER TO PARENTS
Good Evening Parents/Guardians and Students,
The Government of Ontario confirmed yesterday that, as scheduled, students will return to in-person learning on Monday, January 17. While we continue to await some additional details on some items, we wanted to
provide as much information as possible to help ensure a safer return to in-person learning next week.
COVID-19 Vaccinations: We continue to work with Toronto Public Health to support the rollout of vaccines for children aged 5 and older to support families who want their child
Jan 14 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
REPLY FROM TRUSTEE
Thank you for sharing your concerns and opinions.
Many of the items you have requested are unlikely to be addressed before school starts on Monday.
At this time, I have not heard if there will be any change to how snacks or lunches are
administered, though I can ask at the meeting on Tuesday. You do have the option to take your child home for lunch or make alternative arrangements. Lunch supervision is a decision the Board has taken over the years. No funding is provided for this from the province.
Jan 13 • 15 tweets • 3 min read
SENT THIS GROUP EMAIL ABOUT SNACK TIME
After speaking with the principal Mr. Battaglia at King George Junior Public School I am dismayed to see TDSB has not changed operational guidelines around SNACK TIME. Eating is the most dangerous time of the day, lunch presents a
lot of concerns, but SNACK can be moved OUTDOORS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY. A guideline that insists children remain seated in class and supervised by a teacher is not BASED ON SOUND SCIENCE. The teacher can supervise but this will NOT STOP UNMASKED CHILDREN FROM DIRECTLY SHARING
Jan 13 • 18 tweets • 5 min read
DO NOT SEND THE KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL
100% NOT SAFE UNTIL WAVE PASSES
NOT ENOUGH PED BEDS IN THE PROVINCE
NOT ENOUGH NURSES TO CARE @celliottability CHANGES RULES TO SUIT PURPOSE
Jan 13 • 7 tweets • 2 min read
THOUGHT I MIGHT REMIND YOU HOW IT WENT
Jan 12 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
Jan 11 • 17 tweets • 8 min read
CP24 SEGMENT WITH BRONWEN ALSOP FOUNDER ONTARIO FAMILIES COALITION
ANCHOR: Your coalition didn’t want schools to close in the first place, what are your thoughts tonight confirming that Monday they go back?
b: I’m thrilled to hear that news I think Ford, I’m so impressed that
he’s actually been following to our professionals and also listening and following science only and having our children back in person learning, umm everyday counts for them and it’s imperative they go back on Jan 17th. But I am very concerned still that uh 1 week does give a
I have not heard from you since January 5th and was wondering how everyone is doing? You indicated that Sydney would not be attending the first day of virtual grade six but I am now wondering if she will be attending this week.
We are continuing to cover material in all the strands.
Let me know how I can support Sydney through the next week of online learning.
Take care and be well.
Jan 8 • 10 tweets • 2 min read
By Shawn Micallef
Contributing Columnist Toronto Star
Sat Jan. 8, 2022
Two weeks to make things right.
During Doug Ford’s last-minute news conference on Monday — which angered Ontarians seemingly as much as his disastrous one last April when he shut down playgrounds and gave
police arbitrary powers — something Ontario’s medical officer of health said stuck with me. Dr. Kieran Moore said that the two-week switch to virtual learning should be enough time to implement safe measures in schools and get a handle on the situation.
Ontario schools were just
Jan 8 • 14 tweets • 3 min read
A 12-year-old’s plea to the Ontario government around school closures and safety
By Wyatt Sharpe Contributor
Fri., Jan. 7, 2022
We had hoped for a better start to the new year, but now, students across Ontario, like me, are back to online learning.
This Monday, Ontario
announced an at least two week closure of in-class learning in hopes to lower cases and hospitalizations. This province in particular has shut down in-class learning more than any other place in Canada and North America. As a 12-year-old student here avidly watching the news,
Dec 27, 2021 • 21 tweets • 8 min read
CBC NEWS UPDATE with Dr. JUNI December 27, 2021
Anchor Hillary Johnstone: Well the COVID-19 Science Advisory Table is publishing news today that suggest VACCINE PROTECTION AGAINST COVID IS RAPIDLY DECLINING. The data shows that it’s just under 15%. Dr. Peter Juni is the
scientific Director of the province’s Advisory Table, he’s also a professor of medicine and epidemiology at the University of Toronto. So Dr. Juni, thank you so much for making some time for us this afternoon
JUNI: Thanks for having me.
Anchor: So this figure, this new figure
On March 17, 2020, the Government of Ontario declared an emergency throughout the province in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In doing so, the provincial government exercised
and activated its powers under the EMCPA.
Specifically, the provincial Cabinet made an order under s. 7.0.1 of the EMCPA. Section 7.0.1 provides that:
[T]he Lieutenant Governor in Council [i.e., the provincial Cabinet] or the Premier, if in the Premier’s opinion the urgency of
Dec 11, 2021 • 7 tweets • 2 min read
Dec 10, 2021 • 12 tweets • 3 min read
CTV NEWS DR. JUNI’s REACTION to DR. MOORE’S PRESSER
Todd van der Heyden Anchor: So we got some pointed questions from the media too, and rightly so, pointing out, why is it that holiday gatherings should be limited, whereas you have Gray Cup games and other major sporting events
going on where there are literally thousands and thousands of people in one place. We saw Dr. Moore talking about how some of those, like the Gray Cup, will happen in an outdoor arena, which will help, but ya, there are perhaps some inconsistencies in that approach.