March 20, 2020

I’m here to help you

We all need to work together and stay healthy in order to beat Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Together our community and our country can manage this crisis.

As your Member of Parliament, I want to hear from you.

I’m always eager to hear feedback from Edmonton Griesbach constituents and other Canadians.

This is all the more vital during this time of a pandemic.

Justin Trudeau and his Liberal government have put together a package of responses to the COVID-19 crisis.

These include everything from financial aid measures to emergency phone numbers and e-mail addresses. 

If you’ve reached out to the federal government during this time of crisis, how satisfied have you been with the service or help provided? It’s essential during a time of crisis that citizens get the best and most timely service from their federal government.

If you’ve got a good story, please share it with me. Write to Kerry.Diotte@parl.gc.ca.

If you had service which was less-than stellar, I’d like to hear about that too.

By sharing our experiences we can ensure that all Canadians are well-served during these trying times.

If you’ve got any other questions, concerns or comments, please send them my way.

My Edmonton office is still open and I’m here to help you. Please call ahead to arrange an appointment as we are temporarily no longer accepting walk-ins due to COVID-19. I can be reached by email at Kerry.Diotte@parl.gc.ca or by phone at (780) 495-3261.   

Please also see below for some useful contact information

You can find up-to-date information from Alberta Public Health or the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Alberta Public Health can also be reached by phone at 811. 

Employment Insurance (EI) claims related to COVID-19:

Visit their website or contact EI’s COVID-19 phone line at (833) 381-2725.

For Canadians not covered under EI benefits there is the Emergency Care Benefit:

Tax and benefit changes to help Canadians:

Support for small businesses:

Contact information for Canadians oversees and in need assistance in this emergency:

Help from the Government of Alberta

Our community’s charities are also here for you

Good stories in the news

Even though we’re in the grips of an emergency, we Canadians continue to come together. I posted the links to several good news stories below.

Here for our community

As your Member of Parliament, I’m always here for our community.

The civic spirit of our residents and organizations makes Edmonton Griesbach the amazing place that it is.  

The events they host, are essential to the vitality of our community.

In the name of public health these events must temporarily be put on hold.

We must find other ways to come together.

Whether it’s on the internet, by phone or by good works our civic spirit continues.  

Productive meeting with Liza Bouchard, executive director of Drive Happiness seniors assisted transportation service that provided 20,000 rides annually in Edmonton using volunteer drivers.

 

Delivering food with Edmonton Meals On Wheels organization board member Michael Kirk.

 

 

Always enjoy meeting Africa Centre officials. The Africa Centre does a lot good work in our Edmonton community. Thanks for the productive meeting  Youth Programs Manager Emmanuel Onah  and Executive Director Sharif Haji. 

 

At the Ukrainian Christmas Shchedryi Vechir dinner held at Ukrainian Youth Unity Complex.

 

At the Edmonton Chinese Community 2020 Lunar New Year Banquet and celebration of the 90th Anniversary of the Chinese Benevolent Association.

With Christy Morin, executive director of Arts on the Avenue and also a director at Northlands.

I want to hear from you 

Email:
Kerry.Diotte@parl.gc.ca

Phone:
(780) 495-3261

Mail (postage free): 
Kerry Diotte, MP 
House of Commons
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6