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The objective of this page is to share the successes that are happening in the sector, general information and useful links.

Recent updates in Aylmer

  • Aylmer food bank remains open: Individuals in need of groceries are asked to call 819-684-0163 between 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm from Monday to Friday (Details are available on the Aylmer Food Facebook page.
  • The group Aide aux commissions/livraisons Gatineau is a citizen initiative that allows those vulnerable in the community to have access to basic materials and food without having to travel in order to avoid the risk of contamination. The service is free and all the information is available on their Facebook page.
  • A public group has been created on Facebook #COVIDKindness-Aylmer for people to share, exchange information, and ask questions.
  • The Deschênes Residents’ Association: Residents living in that neighbourhood who need help can contact the Association on their Facebook page or by email at
  • APICA  regularly updates its website with a list of businesses that are still open in the sector: Shops still open.

Food safety

  • Moisson Outaouais: Find general information on COVID-19 here and the interactive map to find the nearest food bank here.
  • The Aylmer Food Center is open. If you need food or have any questions  you can contact them at 819-684-0163.

Educational resources

  • The Ministry of Education has set up an educational platform called the Open school.
  • The CSPO (Portages of Outaouais School Board) has set up various educational resources here.
  • Free books for youth in digital format can be found here.

Resources for Seniors

  • Videos for seniors that can assist with maintaining their physical condition here.
  • List of helplines and other services:  English version.

General Resources

  1. CNESST has just published English-language content to their website to help Quebecers return to work safely. Here is the link.
  2. The Santé et Services Sociaux Québec published a document “Together, let’s protect our children”.
  3. For the English speakers Connexions Resource Centre provides regular updates on their website related to COVID-19
  4. Government of Canada
  5. Government of Québec and Temporary Worker Assistance Program (PATT)
  6. Ministry of Family
  7. Students, parents, teachers and school staff are invited to regularly consult the Ministry of Education’s website Ministry of Education
  8. City of Gatineau (English)
  9. The Quebec Ministry of Health and Social Services has published several sheets on COVID-19 here
  10. Working from home, cybersecurity and COVID-19: A practical guide to maintain a healthy digital hygiene
  11. Legal information: Your rights Covid-19
  12. Do you need to talk to someone or to be listened to? You can contact Tél-Aide Outaouais 24/7 hotline at 819-775-3223 or the Distress Centre of Ottawa and Region at (613) 238-3311.
  13. You can also contact the Non-emergency Call Center at: 311
  14. The Aylmer Bulletin Facebook

Federal government

  • The government assistance will total $ 107 billion for Canadian businesses and families.
  • Reminder of the following measures: increased Family Allowance, increased GST credit for those with low-income and deferred interest on student loans for six months.
  • is the best place to find reliable information (don’t fall prey to hoaxes sent by text).
  • Sanctions under the Quarantine Act for offenders who do not isolate themselves upon return to the country: a fine of up to $ 750,000 and a maximum prison term of three years.

Government of Québec

  • The Outaouais region is now at Level 3.
  • Measures will be put in place to financially assist the food banks so that they can meet the demands.
  • There is a significant demand for volunteers. A new platform has been created where you can register to become a volunteer
  • The police will have to be more severe: they can give fines ranging from $1,000 to  $6,000 if the instructions are not followed (prohibited gatherings, non-essential businesses that remain open, etc.)