April 3, 2020 - CHIEFS OF ONTARIO CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATES

April 3, 2020

Find Our Latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates Here

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E-learning Must Be Accessible to All Ontarians: CUPE Ontario

April 1, 2020

“But we also know that the high-speed internet required for e-learning isn’t as accessible in low-income, rural, and indigenous communities. We need to address that and make it accessible for all moving forward.”

https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200401005507/en/

 

University of Saskatchewan awarded $5M for Indigenous health research

April 1, 2020

The money came from a new $110.8-million, 16-year national program — Network Environments for Indigenous Health Research (NEIHR) — led by USask faculty member and scientific director of the CIHR Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health, Dr. Carrie Bourassa.

https://globalnews.ca/news/6762806/university-of-saskatchewan-5-million-indigenous-health-research/

 

Ontario COVID-19 cases near 2,000 as schools set to stay closed until at least May

March 31, 2020

Ontario public health officials expect cases, hospitalizations to rise in coming days

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/covid-19-coronavirus-ontario-lecce-schools-1.5515855

 

Ontario school closures extended to May, online learning to bridge gap

March 31, 2020

Ontario students will receive report cards at the end of the academic year even as the government extended school closings until May and hinted that they could be shuttered for longer in a bid to slow the spread of COVID-19.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-ontario-school-closures-extended-to-may-online-learning-to-bridge-gap/

 

Ontario public elementary teachers to see wage increase of 1 per cent a year in deal with province

March 31, 2020

A tentative deal between Ontario’s public elementary school teachers and the government comes with an annual wage increase of just 1 per cent but allows boards to hire 434 more educators across the province to support students with special learning needs.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-ontario-public-elementary-teachers-to-see-wage-increase-of-1-per-cent/

 

Sault College Grateful for Ontario’s Emergency Investment in Higher Education

March 31, 2020

Today, Colleges and Universities Minister and Sault Ste. Marie MPP Ross Romano announced $25 million in emergency funding for colleges, universities and Indigenous institutes to mitigate some of the early costs of addressing the COVID-19 outbreak. For Sault College, this investment of more than $556,000 will help to further ensure our students can succeed during these unprecedented times.

https://saultonline.com/2020/03/sault-college-grateful-for-ontarios-emergency-investment-in-higher-education/

 

Province Supports Postsecondary Students During COVID-19

March 31, 2020

Ontario Enabling Students to Complete the Academic Year, Offering Loan Payment Deferrals and Financial Support for Institutions

https://news.ontario.ca/maesd/en/2020/03/province-supports-postsecondary-students-during-covid-19.html

 

Museum invites social sharing through video stories

March 30, 2020

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) has accelerated the launch of a new online feature in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, inviting people to share their human rights stories by video.

https://anishinabeknews.ca/2020/03/30/museum-invites-social-sharing-through-video-stories/

 

Algoma U. students prepare for virtual gathering as school seeks to keep students together

March 30, 2020

Each student will receive a package in the mail that they will open during the event

https://www.sootoday.com/happenings/algoma-u-students-prepare-for-virtual-gathering-as-school-seeks-to-keep-students-together-2211779

 

Laurentian University researchers publishing book about homelessness and reconciliation

March 31, 2020

'Our research has shown that Indigenous people are at great risk', says Carol Kauppi

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/sudbury-reclaiming-home-homelessness-reconciliation-1.5515393

 

Anishinaabe woodsman takes his outdoor survival classes online

March 29, 2020

'I hate the idea of a bunch of kids sitting around just playing video games and then getting bored'

https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/anishinaabe-woodsman-online-outdoor-classes-1.5509934

 

Land-based learning pilot project a blueprint for other schools

March 27, 2020

The work between Biitigong Nishnaabeg and Lakehead University could benefit other schools beyond First Nations

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/biitigong-lakehead-land-based-wild-rice-education-1.5510539

 

Roberta Jamieson to say farewell to Indspire

March 30, 2020

After more than 15 years of national leadership in Indigenous education, Roberta Jamieson will step aside in February 2021 as the President and CEO of Indspire, Canada’s largest Indigenous-led charity and one of the top ten charities in Canada.

https://anishinabeknews.ca/2020/03/30/roberta-jamieson-to-say-farewell-to-indspire/