The NDG Community Council has noticed a big difficulty during the COVID pandemic: many NDG residents are isolated due to a lack of technology. Either they cannot afford the material and the Internet connection or they do not have the necessary knowledge to be able to use it. Every dollar you give is returned directly to the community and could help the Council to connect residents to the Internet in some of the most vulnerable areas in NDG, provide laptops and tablets to seniors, families or isolated individuals and organise training and workshops to develop technological literacy. Allowing vulnerable NDG residents to be better connected to their community is of the utmost importance in this pandemic situation and should be a priority for the near future.
The NDG Community Council is, since 1942, working to improve NDG residents' quality of life. Since March, we have worked tirelessly to make sure no one is left behind. We have developed a Breaking Social Isolation program to connect with residents online and through the phone, we are doing information and referral on call and also doing wellness calls. The Council is also offering free tax clinics to help residents living with modest or low-income. Along with our partners, we identify issues in the community and find solutions. Giving to the NDG Community Council is supporting the community's most vulnerable members in many different ways!