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Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: 22-28, 2021

Mayor's Weekly Public Update

Good Morning Burlington,

I hope you enjoyed the warmer temperatures and sunshine this weekend. I saw some welcomed familiar faces and met a few friendly new ones when I was out for a walk yesterday along the waterfront and the canal pier!

Vaccinations are running smoothly in Halton and it was wonderful to see the age range move to 75 and up last week. We are on our way to a healthier and safer community!

Have a look at what’s on deck this week in the weekly update: Mayors Weekly Public Update March 22-28 2021

Stay healthy and be kind to one another – and enjoy this great weather!

Mayor Marianne Meed Ward

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2 thoughts on “Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: 22-28, 2021”

  1. Stephanie Lafrance

    I live with my mother who cannot take care of herself and who is on odsp. i am as well… And had to move in when her partner left.

    We are struggling to pay rent. I am also struggling physically, mentally, and emotionally, trying to take care of all her daily needs, as well as my own. I myself am not mentally or physically fit to take on so much. I am recovering from an addition… And i am trying my best to keep up.

    She keeps hearing that we are getting worse with the virus here, and going into grey zone. I am wondering if there is a way i can find out quickly if that is a fact. I have been on the site, but it isn’t updated daily.

    As well, I am wondering if the City offers any help to people like is who are barely scraping by, trying to survive, and finding it nearly impossible to keep on going in our current situation.

    Since it takes so long to get geared to income housing, I am at a loss as to what i can do to assure her safety and security, as well as mine. Its possible we will end up not being able to pay rent.

    We are both physically, mentally, emotionally, and financially unable to sustain a decent way of life as things stand. I fear for our future daily.

    If there is anything you know of that could help, that would be free of cost, it would make a world of difference.

    Thank you.



    1. Hi Stephanie, this is John Bkila, the Mayor’s Media and Digital Communications Specialist. We’re very sorry to hear of you and your family’s troubles — this pandemic has not been easy for residents. Could you please email us at It helps us not only keep track and a record of all questions, concerns, issues, comments and feedback we received, but it also helps us determine how best Mayor Meed Ward and the Mayor’s Office can assist. Thank you in advance.

      To help in the meantime, the City of Burlington also has a webpage dedicated to community resources, including supports available and things that can help residents with mental health and wellness — you can get to it directly via this link:

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