Youth Support Task Force

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Did you know? Brampton is one of the youngest cities in Canada with more than 130,000 youth within the ages of 14-29.

We recognize the impacts COVID-19 has on our community and that it is an especially difficult and stressful time for some. With community centres and libraries closed, and programs and events cancelled, we want to continue to engage with youth and provide resources during this time.

Stay engaged and connect with us on social media!

Do you have a good story to share, a joyful photo or video, or someone you just need to thank? Visit @citybrampton on Twitter, use the #BramptonCares, and we will share the stories on our social media channels!

We take the safety of our youth seriously. Review the City of Brampton's social media community guidelines.


Volunteer

If you're looking to help others in the community, email covid19youth@brampton.ca with your name and contact information, and our team will get back to you. Click here for a list of current opportunities.


Did you know? Brampton is one of the youngest cities in Canada with more than 130,000 youth within the ages of 14-29.

We recognize the impacts COVID-19 has on our community and that it is an especially difficult and stressful time for some. With community centres and libraries closed, and programs and events cancelled, we want to continue to engage with youth and provide resources during this time.

Stay engaged and connect with us on social media!

Do you have a good story to share, a joyful photo or video, or someone you just need to thank? Visit @citybrampton on Twitter, use the #BramptonCares, and we will share the stories on our social media channels!

We take the safety of our youth seriously. Review the City of Brampton's social media community guidelines.


Volunteer

If you're looking to help others in the community, email covid19youth@brampton.ca with your name and contact information, and our team will get back to you. Click here for a list of current opportunities.


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    Can children go out side to talk to other children if the required distance is maintained? This could be measured by the adult supervising.

    Sharon asked about 1 month ago

    Hi Sharon,

    We understand it’s important for children to go outside and get fresh air. We continue to follow direction from Peel Public Health and urge residents to maintain physical distancing by ensuring two meters (six feet) are kept between yourself and others (who do not reside in the same household as you) to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. 

    It is also best to stay at home as much as possible. One way to ensure children are still socially connected to their friends without being physically together is through phone calls or video calls. Additional ways to help kids cope with physical distancing can be found online: https://kidshelpphone.ca/get-info/how-to-cope-with-social-distancing-during-covid-19

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    I understand that city parks are closed. Could you clarify if this means that I cannot walk my dog through parks? Also, if I am out with members of my household on walks, are we expected to maintain physical distance rules with each other? Where can I find information on these by-laws?

    Rebecca asked 2 months ago

    Hi Rebecca – As of March 26th, all parks in Brampton are closed to the public, until further notice, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. This includes playground, leash-free dog parks, all outdoor sports facilities and outdoor fitness equipment and picnic shelters. At this time, trails remain open and can be used to walk your dog. Physical distancing should be maintained with those who are not members of your household. Additional information on the By-Law can be found online: https://www.brampton.ca/EN/City-Hall/News/Pages/Media-Release.aspx/725 which also includes a link to the By-Law itself. 

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    Is an international student eligible to apply for Employment Insurance ?

    Arshdeep Kaur asked 2 months ago

    Hi Arshdeep, eligibility for Employment Insurance can be found on the Government of Canada website: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei.html


    Additional supports from the Government of Canada can be explored by visiting https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/corporate/notices/coronavirus.html.

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    The youth sports programs could be significantly impacted during this. They typically do not have a large reserve of cash to help them during this time. Is there any thoughts as to helping those organizations during this time?

    Curious asked 2 months ago

    On April 1, Mayor Patrick Brown announced that the City of Brampton will provide rent relief to small business and non-profit tenants across 41 City facilities. Further details are available in the media release: https://www.brampton.ca/EN/City-Hall/News/Pages/Media-Release.aspx/726

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    If COVID-19 is helping the environment with less pollution than I think we should have one day in a month where no transportation is used. can we do something like that when COVID-19 is done?

    S.J asked about 2 months ago

    We appreciate the recommendation. As a Green City, the City of Brampton encourages using alternative modes of transportation, and Brampton City Council endorsed the Active Transportation Master Plan (ATMP) in September 2019, which emphasizes walking, cycling and transit. More details on the ATMP are available online: https://www.brampton.ca/EN/Business/planning-development/projects-studies/atmp/Pages/Welcome.aspx

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    Since special needs support agencies are closed, are there any future plans for my children and young adults who are not coping well with the drastic change in their routines and future plans? These youth supports are great but not accommodating for those youth with special needs and learning disabilities.

    214221 asked 2 months ago

    Due to COVID-19, the Region of Peel has adapted its programs and services to meet the changing needs of residents. For details on social supports being provided by the Region and access to available resources please visit: http://peelregion.ca/coronavirus/social-support/#crt 

    Peel District School Board's Special Education online learning resources include a wide range of optional resources, activities and tutorials catered to various abilities, learning styles and grade levels. https://sites.google.com/pdsb.net/parentpdsbspeced/home

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    Hii 1. I have a question relating to CERB I am international student i came canqda on 26 december and started working on tim hortons on 29 january i am still working there Am i eligible for CERB if not then what benefits are here for me 2. My second question is there any cencelation of rent of basement in which i am living for supporting due to COVID19

    Dilbar singh asked 2 months ago

    Hi Dilbar, on March 18t, The Prime Minister announced a new set of economic measures to help stabilize the economy during this challenging period. Eligibility for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit can be found through the following link: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/cerb-application.html


    If you do not qualify for CERB, additional support is available through both the Federal government: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan/covid19-individuals.html


    The Province has also made resources available for landlords and tenants who may require assistance during this time. Information is available by visiting: https://www.ontario.ca/page/renting-changes-during-covid-19.

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    City park at Gore Road (Bloom/Academy) not closed, as per emergency bylaw: many people still using it Please put up yellow caution tape around perimeter or city liability areas like the covered picnic tables or play sets. Awareness needed in this neighbourhood, although you mailed covid19 pamphlets many did not read. Once people see the city officially closed the park with yellow taping or signage or anything people here will clue in on why the park is closed. Thanks.

    Vincent asked 2 months ago

    Hi Vincent, as of March 26, all parks in Brampton are closed to the public. This includes playgrounds, leash-free dog parks, picnic shelters, all outdoor sports facilities and outdoor fitness equipment. Signage indicating park closures are installed in all City parks to let residents know. If you notice residents in closed parks, please contact City of Brampton Security Services at 905.874.2111 to report it. We continue to educate our residents on the importance of maintaining physical distancing and remaining indoors (unless crucial) to avoid the further spread of COVID-19

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    How can the City of Brampton support members with young children financially considering all the parks and recreation facilities are closed? Can a recreation credit be created for every family member to encourage physical activity at home to help with possibly purchasing equipment for home use during this unprecedented time

    RobertD asked about 2 months ago

    Hi Robert, information regarding relief supports including financial support for families with young children is available through the following link: https://letsconnect.brampton.ca/financial-support. Under the Student Financial Assistance section the first link is to funding announced by the Province to help parents with their children’s educational needs and offset the cost of materials to support their children’s learning during this time.


    Additionally, in an effort to keep children entertained during this time, the City is working on free virtual programming which will be made public soon. The following link has resources and will be updated to include the Recreation programming as soon as it becomes available which may be as early as tomorrow morning.