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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

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Jobs Tuesday: Non Profits

▪️ Futurpreneur Canada is the national non-profit that connects aspiring entrepreneurs aged 18-39 with financing and mentorship to launch their businesses. The organization is now searching for a bilingual Business Development Manager, Eastern Ontario, to convert entrepreneur leads, to source and engage with potential mentors, and to connect with community partners.

▪️ The Canadian Federation of Independent Business requires a Senior Policy Analyst to work on federal legislative issues related to the interests of SMEs. The role responsibilities include research and policy analysis, writing reports and communications, present and the CFIB’s position to media, at public hearings, and legislative committees, and more.

▪️ The Canadian Red Cross is hiring a Program Officer - Community Partnership Programs to support the administration of the programs. Some of the responsibilities include the preparation of program documentation, ensuring the partnership process is implemented effectively, participating in coordination meetings, and maintaining master project files. 

▪️ The Canadian Research Knowledge Network has an opening for a Director, Communications and Engagement, to drive strategic engagement with member and external stakeholder communities. The position develops strategy, delivers strategic communications programs, and supports partnerships with other organizations.

Deals of the Day

Back in the day, the end of July meant only one thing for teenaged girls: the arrival of the enormous Seventeen magazine “Back to School” issue on newsstands. It was as important to us as Vogue’s own September issue, heralding both the end of long, lazy summer days and the arrival of the annual fantasy that involved hanging around handsome boys while wearing the coolest new clothes, as red and orange maple leaves drifted softly down around us. It might have been 30 degrees outside but we would drool over the fashion spreads of layered wood sweaters, scarves, crisp blouses, boots, and of course, menswear.

It’s possible to relive that excitement at the end of July 2021, by scanning our favourite Canadian clothing brands for sale items from last winter’s collection.

▪️ At Toronto’s Desserts & Skirts you’ll find long-sleeved tops, tunics, and dresses to take you through til next Spring, all marked down significantly. The Celeste Dress in Maroon or Teal Floral is self-described as “happiness in a dress,” and we don’t disagree. Floral pattern: check. Cozy fabric: check. Pockets. Check. It’s now $59 down from $145.

▪️ Over at Melow, we’re pretty much in love with the high waist and straight silhouette of the Bernadette midi skirt. At $108.50 on sale it’s a higher price point than some, but this skirt feels like a classic whose style will endure for many seasons to come. 

▪️ The Rock Steady Pants by Annie 50 are a corduroy wide leg dream of trouser that could have leapt off the pages of those old Seventeen mags, yet they look very fresh and very 2021. Maybe it’s all the sweats and lounge pants we’ve been wearing (no judgement) but these structured pants look amazing. There are only a few left in limited sizes but you can grab them now for $118 (down from $195). It's worth checking the rest of the Last Chance tab for other discounted pieces. 

New Podcast Alert

Adam, one of the hosts, sent an email to us suggesting his podcast, Beyond The Bake Sale, be added to our curated list of Ottawa Podcasts.

At Beyond the Bake Sale, we're all about how you can give, and raise, more time, talent and treasure for the causes you care about. We'll share some tried and true tips, tactics, and tools to help you take your fundraising and cause marketing "beyond the bake sale" without having to have to spend a ton of money to do it, or even having a ton of experience.

Sounds good to us. You can find it now on our Best Podcasts from Ottawa list.

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

Is there something that Ottawa should know about? Email us at [email protected]. We read every single comment.



Weather: ☔️ 60 per cent chance of showers. High of 22°, low of 13°

Number: 7. Ottawa’s place on a list of 45 ‘most business ambitious cities’ in the world. Ottawa was the only Canadian city to make the list. London, Sydney, and Cape Town were the top three. [NarCity] [The List]

Ottawan of the Day: Sam Wheildon. The 11 year-old Barrhavenite is biking to raise money to fight CHD2, which causes autism, epilepsy, and cognitive and physical developmental delays. [CTV] [Go Fund Me

Quote: ‘We're fighting for the regular season schedule to be released more than a week in advance so people can plan their lives’ – Atlético Ottawa goalkeeper Dylon Powley on one of the reasons why he is advocating for a players’ union. [CBC]

Sport: CEBL Ottawa BlackJacks 82 – Saskatchewan Rattlers 69, last night. Ottawa plays host to Guelph next Wednesday.


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All data is as of this morning, changes are compared with yesterday.


549,576? 1299,321 ?5 
? Eligible people with one dose80.5% 
? Eligible people with second dose67.3%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


376,901?7311,240 ? 0
? Eligible people with one dose83.1%
? Eligible people with second dose61.2%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates



cases changedeaths
27,782?7593 ? 0
? Eligible people with one dose768,001 (83%)
? Eligible people with second dose638,520 (69%)

These Ottawa numbers are different from what should have been expected from yesterday. We finally found the official per centages on the Ottawa Public Health website but they are for Ottawa residents only. The numbers that we have been publishing previously have been 'doses administered by Ottawa Public Health', which included people who don't live here. We'll continue forward with the Ottawa residents-only numbers.

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


12,589?2215 ? 0
? Number of doses of vaccine 492,935

We found the first and second dose per centages for Gatineau proper  but it is only updated on a weekly basis.

As of July 21, 2021

? Eligible people with one dose193,619 (65.9%)
? Eligible people with second dose133,026 (45.3%)

Outaouais Public Health    Quebec Vaccination Rates


4744?5111 ? 0

It's possible that the Eastern Ontario Health Unit per centages have been there the entire time and we missed them. Or they just slipped them in recently. We're not sure. They are there now.

? Eligible people with one dose144,257 (78.9%)
? Eligible people with second dose113,084 (61.8%)

Eastern Ontario Health UnitEastern Ontario Health Unit Vaccination Rates



⭕ Premier Doug Ford says Ontario does not need a vaccine verification system because ‘we're going to have people 80 per cent — hopefully — fully vaccinated and we just don't need it’. [CBC]

⭕ Quebec is offering an extra dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines for people who want to travel. Some countries will not accept a mix of vaccines, which many people in Canada received, as a valid innoculation. [CBC]

⭕ Vancouver International Airport is separating arrivals into two queues, vaccinated and unvaccinated. [Simple Flying]

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▪️ Another bus company wants to take on the Ottawa–Gatineau to Montréal bus route. Groupe Autobus Maheux is applying to run coach services along the route, which was abandoned by Greyhound. Orléans Express received a special permit to operate on the route earlier in the year. [Le Droit]

▪️ The Gatineau Auto Show returns August 7 in Aylmer. This 30th edition, which was cancelled due to COVID-19 last year, is by ticket only, limited to 2,500 patrons on site at a time. [Le Droit] [Gatineau Auto Show]

▪️The home opener match of Atlético Ottawa on August 14 will be pay-what-you want. Pay nothing, pay the mortgage money. All funds will go to the Youth Services Foundation. The TD Place stadium – which is not the TD Place Arena – will hold up to 15,000 fans under COVID-19 rules. [Le Droit

▪️The Women’s Initiative for Safer Environments is inviting women to explore Ottawa neighbourhoods. The Initiative is asking women to explore their neighbourhoods and take pictures of areas that cause concern for safety. Until August 2. [Eventbrite] [WISE]

▪️ The Disney Store at Rideau Centre is closing by August 18. Disney is closing all their stores in Canada – except three in Toronto – on that date. [Global News]

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