Hydro Assistance: Ontario Electricity Program (OESP)

The new Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP) is now accepting applications online!   APPLY ONLINE Applicants can apply online at OntarioElectricitySupport.ca or AideElectriciteOntario.ca. CONTACT A DESIGNATED INTAKE AGENCY to help you apply. If you not filed an income tax return recently, or if your situation has changed since you last filed, there are agencies throughout the province that can help you apply. Attached for your reference is the current list of intake agencies as of October 28th. This list of intake agencies, searchable by region, is also available at OntarioElectricitySupport.ca or AideElectriciteOntario.ca. The Ontario Native Welfare Administrators’ Association (ONWAA) is also available to assist First Nations households with
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CROW is looking for Providers!

Licensed Child Care Providers are needed more than ever. BECOME one yourself! CROW is looking for Providers! Do you live in Almonte, Carleton Place, Lanark, Perth, Smiths Falls, or surrounding areas? There has never been a better time to join CROW.  CROW Professionals will help you get started. Click here for more information: 2015  Ad for Providers Oct 2015 Call today!  613-283-0095 ext 301
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The New Child Care and Early Years Act: What Providers and Parents Need to Know

The New Child Care and Early Years Act: What Providers and Parents Need to Know (1) What is the Child Care and Early Years Act?  This legislation will replace the outdated Day Nurseries Act (DNA) and establish new rules governing child care in Ontario. the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 (CCEYA) will come into effect on August 31, 2015 Many of the new provisions will strengthen compliance and health and safety in child care settings, and help parents make informed choices about their options. Many of the provisions that existed under the regulations under the Day Nurseries Act are
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CROW is looking for Volunteers!

CROW is looking for Volunteers for our annual CROW Sprinkler Party! If you know of any students who need to complete their community hours for high school and are interested in volunteering please have them call Diane at CROW.  Students in grade 8 entering  high school in the fall can work on obtaining their community hours too!  For more information click on the poster: Volunteers Needed
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Renovate Lanark: Financial Assistance Available

Lanark County offers financial assistance, in the form of a forgivable loan (max $10,000) or accessibility grant (max $5,000 available to renters) to allow low income homeowners to conduct mandatory home repairs permitting continued safe occupancy of their home.  Deadline: Friday, May 22, 2015 For more details:  Renovate 2015 Advertisement  
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A survey for parents and service providers of Special Needs children

If you have a child receiving any speech-language, occupational therapy or physiotherapy services, please complete the parent survey at the link below. Parent Survey: fluidsurveys.com/surveys/pamfergusson/children-s-rehab-survey-for-parents/ If you are a service provider, teacher or play a role in how a child accesses services for speech-language, occupational therapy or physiotherapy.  Please complete the survey at the link below. Service provider  Survey: http://fluidsurveys.com/surveys/pamfergusson/children-s-rehab-services-survey-for-providers/
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Participaction is promoting Unplug and Play week!

Now that our electronics are only ever a finger’s reach away, the average Canadian child spends close to 8 hrs a day in front of a screen.  So let’s help our children by leading by example. Let’s put our electronics down for at least 60 minutes a day and get outside for some physical activity. To help, here’s an Unplug & Play Checklist with a week’s worth of ideas. You’ll also find a customizable certificate to award your little ones if they stay active for all 7 days. For additional tips and resources see more on their website at: http://www.participaction.com/
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Free Community Dinner

Free Community Dinner Thursday March 19. 4:00-6:00 pm St. Andrew’s United Church, 30 Clarence Street Lanark (Note: This is NOT a fundraiser or a potluck…it’s a chance to meet and greet your neighbours and make some new connections. Hosted by the same people who bring you the Good Food Box). Community Suppers March 2015
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