Supporting Communities: Driving Recovery in the Wake of COVID-19 Policy
The COVID-19 pandemic is testing Canadians and our governments. The unprecedented impacts from this economic and public health crisis are expected to continue for the foreseeable future. As the Federal government examines its priorities ahead of the upcoming Throne Speech, AMO believes there are pressing recovery challenges to address over the near and longer-term.
Municipal governments have kept communities running by providing critical services and relief to residents and businesses during the pandemic. Despite this, vulnerabilities have been exposed and exacerbated within communities threatening the economic and social security of residents.
In this submission, Supporting Communities: Driving Recovery in the Wake of COVID-19 Policy, AMO is offering recommendations for the government to consider in their government-wide seniors strategy. This document aims to further the dialogue on the municipal role and interest in facilitating age-friendly communities and providing services to seniors. It highlights both challenges and opportunities for improving service provision.