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Hello everyone,

It is hard to believe we are in October already- we hope you had a great weekend. We do have a few updates to share with you today…

MCCSS Compliance Review Notification

The agency was notified this afternoon by the MCCSS the Quality Assurance and Compliance Team that a Compliance Review will take place for the agency starting tomorrow, October 5, 2021. The compliance review will occur on October 5, 6 & 7 this week and October 12, 13 & 14 next week. There will be six (6) LCDS locations in total being inspected. Location Managers that have locations being inspected have also been contacted.

The MCCSS the Quality Assurance and Compliance Team is committed to ensuring the health and safety of individuals in care. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the inspection process has changed for the foreseeable future to include the assessment of the health and safety of individuals living in residential sites. They want to acknowledge the dedication and supports you all continue to provide during such a difficult and unprecedented time and appreciate that having an inspection on such short notice may be stressful. We will work through the process together.

Temporary Wage Enhancement

As mentioned at Open Mic on September 23, the provincial and organizational temporary wage enhancement has been approved to October 31, 2021. We have received approval for the September 2021 payments from MCCSS. The next temporary wage enhancement payment will be for regular hours worked in September and will occur on October 15th.

Wallet Sized Proof of Vaccination Cards

The Service Ontario location in Petrolia is able to provide laminated wallet-sized proof of vaccination cards for a cost of $5. You will need your health card if interested. They are located at 4178 Petrolia Line. Here is link with their hours and address as well – Thanks to Kim Racher for the information!

Provincial Update – Mandatory Vaccination Requirements in Long-Term Care

The province of Ontario has mandated that all employees is long-term care be fully vaccinated by November 15, 2021. There has been no such mandate for developmental services at this time. We will continue to monitor the situation and advise of any changes for our sector.

​2021 Christmas Holiday Closure Memo

Please see attached for the agency 2021 Christmas Holiday Closure Memo for the Administration Building, CSD, FCC, Petrolia Enterprises and the Olde Post Office Shoppe.

Unsung Heroes Program – Cogeco Cable

LCDS was fortunate and humbled to be selected to participate and be interviewed as part of the Your TV- Cogeco TV show titled ‘Unsung Heroes’. The show originally highlighted the immense effort put in by doctors and nurses during pandemic. The show has now transitioned to highlight the many other people and organizations that deliver great things to the community every day. Previous guests have included St. Clair Child & Youth, the Women’s Shelter and Rebound. Executive Director, Nick Salaris was interviewed on August 26 on behalf of the organization. The LCDS segment will air on Your TV – Cogeco Cable (Channel 700, and Channel 100 on Cogeco Epico):

  • Tuesday Nov 9th at 8 pm
  • Wed. November 10 at 10:30 am and 9:30 pm
  • Friday, November 12 at 10:30 am

Event Updates

Fusion 2.0 (Sat Oct 16 at the Petrolia Market

Thank to everyone who has purchased tickets and/or volunteered for the event. Tickets are still available for employees for the 1-4 PM session. The evening session is sold out. Anyone who would like tickets or extra tickets for the 1-4 PM session, please email Magda [email protected]

We are also in need of volunteers as well.  Any time you could help would be greatly appreciated.  Below is a link to sign up. If you have any questions, please contact Elaina Burr eb[email protected] or Ineke MacKenzie [email protected] –

LCDS Beef Raffle

Thank you once again to the Douglas Family for their generous beef donation. The draw date has been extended to November 14 at the Administration Office. Tickets are now on sale at the administration office and the Olde Post Office Gift Shoppe!  We will be having 2 draws for 1/4 Beef each – $10 each or 3 for $25.  We accept cash, debit or credit for payment, or you also have the option to e-transfer to [email protected]If you would like to take some tickets to sell, please let Magda ([email protected]) know and she will arrange this.

Thank you everyone for all you are doing – be well and have a great day!




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