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March 2021

Pop-up Clinics in Rural Communities

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Pop-up clinics in rural communities

If you are age 75 or over (born in or before 1946) or an adult recipient of chronic home care, and you live in a rural community, you will be able to book your appointment at a pop-up clinic starting today. Rural clinics will be available at the following locations:

If you live in Ward 5 (West Carleton-March), Ward 19 (Cumberland), Ward 20 (Osgoode), or Ward 21 (Rideau-Goulbourn), call 613-691-5505 to confirm your eligibility and book an appointment.

Walk-ins will not be accepted, so please book your appointment in advance.

This includes walk-ins at the end of the day. Any remaining doses at the end of the day will be administered to eligible health care workers who have indicated they are available for a last-minute appointment.


Accommodations will be made for residents who need help with accessibility and all clinic locations are accessible. Para Transpo users can book a ride to the clinic through the COVID-19 Vaccination Trip Reservation line at 613-842-3600. If Para Transpo is not available to you, you can request a ride to and from the clinic through Ottawa Community Transportation after you have booked your appointment. If you do not have online access, please contact 211.


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Lions International is the world’s largest Service Club.

We exceed 1.3 million members in over 200 countries.

Clubs carry out large scale service projects in conjunction with our Foundation:

                       Lions Clubs International Foundation

Our Foundation helps Lions Clubs worldwide to support their communities through a grant program that involves the following Lions areas of commitment:

Children   Humanitarian  Service    Disaster Relief         Vision       Environment     Childhood         Diabetes           Hunger          Cancer

Text Box: Examples of LCIF grant programs

Eastern Ontario /West Quebec area:
$40,000 CAT Scan at Pontiac Hospital
$67,258  ICU Monitoring – Arnprior
$10,000  Eye Care Mission to Guyana (Kemptville Lions)
$31,175  Replace Mobility Bus
$12,000  Transport Vehicles for CNIB
$72,521  Ophthalmology Unit at Winchester Hospital
$10,000  Tornado Relief
$10,000  Covid-19

Worldwide Aid, Approved August 2020
Covid-19 Relief  341 grants totaling $5,180,317USD

Australian Wild Fires $343,000USD

Egypt -dialysis machines for Tameya
hospital US $44,880 

Brazil- Center for autistic children

Nepal- dialysis center $99,997USD
	US $44,880 
Israel-ophthalmology unit  100,000USD	Purchase dialysis machines for Tameya hospital 	US $44,880

Lions Clubs and Lions Districts apply to LCIF for funding to support projects in their local areas.  Who better understands the needs of a community than the Lions of the community?  Funds do not go to government agencies. LCIF has donated over one Billion USD.  More than ever, the world needs our support, and your financial support is essential to the many worldwide Lions projects. 

Watch our Tell-A-Thon to see how Lions support, change and help a world in need.  

          Sunday, April 11, 2021   5-9 pm EDT

View on YouTube Live  https://youtu.be/hC-s5yXPgeo

You do not have to be a Lion to support Lions activities.

   Help us, help the world, with a $20 dollar donation.

Go to:      https://lionsofcanadafundforlcif.ca/givetoday

  • You can use your credit card
  • Donate in Canadian Dollars
  • Receive a Revenue Canada tax receipt
  • 100% of donations fund projects- NO ADMINISTRATIVE PERCENTAGE

Cleaning the Capital Program

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Registration for Cleaning the Capital is now open!

Cleaning the Capital registration is now open!


Register your litter pickup and/or graffiti removal project by May 15.

New guidelines due to COVID-19

Please keep in mind that all participants must follow public health guidelines to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. This means your cleanup plan must be COVIDWISE(link is external) and include the following:

  • Keep a physical distance of at least two metres (six feet) from anyone who is not from your household
  • Wear a mask whenever physical distancing is not possible
  • Wash and/or sanitize your hands as early and as often as possible
  • If you are feeling unwell in any way, please stay home

See Ontario COVID-19 Response Framework (link is external)for more information.

Toolkit for businesses in rural Ottawa

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The Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department (PIED) of the City of Ottawa undertook the development of a Rural Economic Development Strategy which was approved by Council in the spring of 2020. One of the key recommendations of the Strategy was to give business owners, managers, and entrepreneurs ready access to information on programs and services to facilitate and support the creation, expansion, and success of businesses in rural Ottawa.

Toolkit for businesses in rural Ottawa [ PDF 2.319 MB ](link is external)PDF opens in a new tab or window

The Department prepared this toolkit of programs to be employed by rural residents to build and strengthen the rural economy in answer to that identified need.

Rural Ottawa was identified in the City’s economic development strategy as one its four pillars of focus, along with the tourism sector, the small business sector focused on local markets and the knowledge intensive business sector.

PIED is commited to working with business owners/operators to realize opportunities for job creation and business expansion in rural Ottawa. This toolkit may be seen as a step forward. If you have any questions on the toolkit or ideas to enhance it, please let us know.

You may contact your local Ward Councillor or Economic Development directly.

COVID Bike Rodeos

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As we approach Spring/Summer, the City of Ottawa is planning on moving forward with running Bike Rodeos safely with Covid safe measures in place.

At this time, they are looking to see what interest there is for bike rodeos this Spring/Summer throughout the City.

If you are interested in a Bike Rodeo in your area, you can email them directly at  cycling@ottawa.ca with your community interest or with any questions😊.