CityKidz Christmas Programs during COVID-19
What do you need to know?
As of Monday, December 21st at 12:01am, the Ontario government has moved Hamilton into the Grey – Lockdown zone with stringent measures and restrictions to control COVID-19 transmission. CityKidz is diligent in following the news, and always seeks to adhere to the highest level of safety and precaution while maintaining a commitment to our mission. With each set of restrictions, we have decided to respond by determining what we can do and maximizing our impact within the restrictions, guidelines and recommendations that are given.
While our regular programming was cancelled in March, we have been providing an alternative program experience in line with provincial and municipal guidelines since September.
With our city’s move into lockdown, we have closed our office to the public. Only essential staff will be on site.
CityKidz Christmas Programs
As we wrap up our programming for the year, we look forward to continuing to share, celebrate and connect with our CityKidz children and families in the new year.
Home Visits: Until Hamilton returns to the Orange – Restrict zone, we will be making weekly connection calls to all our families in place of our in-person home visits.
Virtual Programming: New, interactive video content featuring games, challenges and adventures with the CityKidz cast will be regularly updated to BigRedBus.ca in the new year!
Gift Delivery: To ensure every child received their presents safely before Christmas, gift deliveries took place November 28th and December 5th in conjunction with our Saturday Visits. For more information, please read our Early Gift Delivery FAQ.
Christmas Spectacular: Our production team has been working on a special virtual Christmas Eve celebration that we will be sharing with all our CityKidz children and youth on YouTube.
Please check here or visit us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for updates about our programs. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Laura Carmichael, Associate Executive Director: firstname.lastname@example.org / 905-544-3996 Ext. 212
The health and safety of our community is our primary concern. With the direction of Public Health Ontario and the Occupational Health and Safety Act, we have prepared policies that will keep our kids, families, volunteers, staff, and community safe. We will continue to review directives from the Chief Medical Officer of Health in order to ensure our policies and procedures are up to date.
For more information on how to protect yourself and your community from getting and spreading COVID-19, please visit hamilton.ca/coronavirus.