CTN Update: Response to the Provincial Shutdown Announcement

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The Ontario government has announced a province-wide shutdown that will go into effect on Saturday, December 26, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. for varying time periods across the province.

In addition, elementary and secondary schools will move to teacher-led remote learning when school resumes after the winter break on January 4. Elementary and secondary students will return to in-person learning on January 11, however, in some regions secondary students will return to in-person learning on January 25.  Parents/guardians should check their child’s school board website for more information and details.

Everyone has been impacted in some way by the pandemic however, when it comes to accessing much needed care, resources and supports, it can be complex for families with children and youth with disabilities and developmental needs.  

We are here to support the children, youth and families that we serve.

We are well prepared as an agency to navigate these changes and we will continue to closely monitor and follow government and public health directives. We will continue to deliver services virtually and in-person where necessary to children, youth and their families in a manner that protects the health and safety of both clients and staff. We have safety and operating protocols in place including the use of screening, personal protective equipment (PPE), cleaning and sanitizing to help ensure the safety of clients and families, our staff and service providers while at our sites.

If your child is receiving in-person services you should speak with your provider if you have any questions about the impact the shutdown will have on those services.

CTN is committed to keeping families updated and informed during the pandemic.  For more information around our COVID-19 response including what to expect on the day of your appointment and required health screen checks, please visit our dedicated webpage on our website.

As we navigate the ongoing pandemic together, we encourage you to stay connected with your child’s service provider if you have any needs or concerns. Our ACCESS intake team can be reached at 1-866-377-0286 for general inquiries and our SBRS intake team can be reached at 1-877-972-7277 for SBRS related inquiries.

May your holiday season be a safe and relaxing one and we wish you all the best for a happy and healthy new year.