COVID- 19 Resident Updates
Throughout the pandemic, the Community Development Department, with the support of the Administration team, continues to compile and distribute COVID-19 information and supports to our residents once a week as new and ongoing COVID-19 topics and services across the city became available. So far we have sent out 50 plus information emails with countless information and resources. To access this and past Updates, please visit NHC’s website, or Ctrl/click on this link UPDATE FROM NEPEAN HOUSING CORPORATION- (COVID-19)
For more information on Community Development Programs Contact:
Nepean Housing Corporation
16 Kilbarron Road
Nepean, ON K2J 5B2
Phone: 613-823-8452, ext. 119
Community Development Programming Summer 2020
We have opened our community gardens at 130 Centrepointe and 2 Hammill Court for the summer of 2020 season. Gardeners are following strict COVID-19 Guidelines. Guidelines were developed in partnership with Just Food and Ottawa Public Health.
NHC is running summer camp at its Pallister Community House located at 48 A Dalkowski. NHC is also partnering with Children's Village to run summer camp in Barrhaven in the basement of the office of 16 Kilbarron Road. NHC has developed program procedures based on information provided by Ottawa Public Health, and guidelines developed by Children’s Village. For more information on our summer camps in Barrhaven, click here. For more information on our camps in the Centrepointe area, click here.
New Online Registration Process
Registration for the NHC summer camps has moved to an online form for the first time in NHC history. We are excited for this new way of connecting with clients especially during the pandemic. We will still be mindful of clients with barriers to accessing technology and will still have physical forms available to those who need it.
Summer Fun Activity Craft Kits
NHC will be distributing some summer fun activity kits in the up and coming weeks. This kits will include supplies and instructions on how to put together various craft and or building activities.
Science Activity Kits with Camps for Children
Thanks to our friends at Camps for Children, NHC families will soon be able to request a science fun learning kit that will contain video instructions and supplies for some fun at home science experiments. There will be experiments for 2 types of kits (ages 5-8 and 9-12).
To learn more about registration for an activity kit visit here
School Supply Assistance Program
Due to COVID-19 NROCRC has changed the method that they administer their school supply assistance program. This year they will be directly referring clients to the Caring and Sharing Exchange. Once a client’s application is accepted clients will be responsible for picking up their own supplies. To register contact NROCRC at (613) 596-5626. To learn more about school supply registration visit here.
Woodvale Church Ongoing Support
Woodvale church has reached out to us once more offering to assist families from Dunbar with school supply help. We will be delivering available supplies to our Dunbar families at the end of August. Registration information coming soon for Dunbar residents.
Modifications to the Common Rooms Community Spaces for future program use during COVID.
We are currently evaluating our community spaces and their contents in consideration of proceeding with running programming in our new COVID reality. Issues that will need to be looked at in the spaces include: anything that is not easily cleaned, for example carpeting, chairs and couches that are made with non-washable fabrics. Soft touch items that are also difficult to disinfect such as common supplies, books, puzzles ect.