will take some time before we can get back to regular programming and
reopen the doors to the CHIRS Club, but we wanted you to know that a
plan is in the works. A plan that aligns with the provincial roadmap
and allows us to get ready to open those services most impacted by
closures, lockdowns and health guidance measures, while keeping our
clients and our staff safe and well.
the next few months, we are planning to start offering some small
in-person groups at Head Office. If things keep improving, we have
dreams of opening the Club doors in January 2022. That will of
course depend on the situation at the time; as before, we will be
guided by data and not by dates.
we reopen activities, things will look a little different; we will be
sending you periodic updates to keep you informed as to what is
happening and when. One of the things we will be doing in the coming
weeks will be modifying our environment to make sure that we can
offer programs in the safest way possible; a grant from the Ontario
Trillium Foundation is helping us do that. We received funding from
of the Ontario Trillium Foundation to purchase Plexiglas barriers,
specialized masks for people with communication challenges, and
technology that will allow us to continue to support virtual
we fully intend to keep virtual programming as a part of the way we
offer services. While the pandemic created many challenges for
everyone and we have missed seeing you in person, we have learned
that virtual programming works really well for some activities and
for some people - and it will be such a great option on snow days!
you for your continued support and patience. Stay well and be safe.
We are so looking forward to welcoming you back in person again soon.