April 8, 2020
Property Management is determined to be Essential Services During COVID-19 CRISIS
We understand that the temporary disruptions to your daily life and normal routine, due to COVID-19, can be difficult for some and may cause anger, frustration and sadness in others.
However, the danger of COVID-19 affects us all…We are in this together. We believe that now is the time for all good citizens to rise-up and do the right thing for the greater good.
Stay home, unless you are an essential worker, or need to go out to pick up groceries, medicine, or for medical appointments. However, if anyone is unable to do it on their own you can contact Mississauga Food Bank (905-270-5589,ext.238) or Good Neighbours Project (647-873-2230). We also arranged with some volunteers in each building to assist those in need.
Pathway team members continue to stay on the job in a limited capacity in an effort to ensure that your housing remains clean, safe and operational.
Given that Pathway provides essential services, the following are the areas, considered core and essential services, that Pathway team has been focusing their time, attention, and resources:
As you are aware from the previous notices Pathway has temporarily modified its operations and staffing to protect health and safety of its employees and to ensure that staff are complying with physical distancing and other preventative measures, including PPE (personal protection equipment). Our janitorial contractors are concentrating on disinfecting “high-traffic” surfaces, such as elevator buttons, door handles etc. in attempt to reduce possibility of transmitting the virus.
There are few recommendations to all and new practices that have been introduced in our buildings to minimize your exposure to, and help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus:
On behalf of the entire Pathway organization and staff I would like to thank you for your ongoing cooperation, patience and support which will help us to navigate through these difficult and unusual times.
Outstanding Rent Payment for: April 2020
THANK YOU! If you have made your rent payment, which was due on April 1, 2020. Your support for your housing community during the COVID-19 emergency is very much appreciated.
If you did not make your payment, this rent arrears reminder is being sent in accordance with the Residential Tenancies Act and Pathway’s account reporting system.
Considering the impact that COVID-19 is having on many people, we kindly ask that you take note of the following:
Temporary Income Support Programs
If you need financial assistance/support as a result of COVID-19, here are programs to consider:
1. Employment Insurance: If you were recently laid off or have reduced work hours you may qualify for Employment Insurance (EI), which provides income replacement. You can apply for EI as follows:
Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB): CERB will provide up to $2,000 a month for four months for workers who lose income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. CERB is available for wage earners, contract workers and self-employed individuals who are NOT eligible for Employment Insurance. Others may be eligible including those who are sick, quarantined or taking care of someone with COVID-19 and working parents who are required to stay home without pay to care for children who are sick or need care due to daycare or school closures.
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2. Applications for this benefit will be accepted online starting April 6, 2020.
More information available online at https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/cerb-application.html
3. Ontario Works (OW): Ontario Works can help with temporary financial assistance for the cost
of food and housing. Apply for OW as follows:
Other Financial Supports
Please continue to practice social distancing, hand washing and sanitizing and other recommendations set out by health officials. Your cooperation during this challenging time is very much appreciated.
We are in the COVID-19 crisis together and we’ll get through it together.