COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery

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COVID-19 has shaken the Innisfil to its core. In response to the initial shock of the pandemic, the Town of Innisfil implemented a variety of responses to relieve the financial burden for residents. Now, we are working with our community to strengthen relationships and supports to carry us through the next 18-24 months.

Community Needs Assessment

In May, the Town began a community needs assessment for the purpose of checking-in with the community and identifying emerging challenges as a result of COVID-19. We began the project by surveying residents and community partners to explore what their top concerns were over the short, medium, and long term, and identify how local programs and services have been adapted to respond to emerging community needs. Next, we hosted a series of virtual roundtable discussions to discuss our findings and gain more insight. In combination, we collaboratively identified 5 priority areas of community concern and potential action items to address each:

1. Mental Health

2. Access to Reliable Information

3. Economic Security

4. Employment

5. Community Building with Safety Guidelines

Many of the issues identified above are not new to us, but what COVID-19 has brought to light, is that they can no longer be ignored. That is why we want you to help us prioritize how we can address each topic to the best of our ability.

Please take a few minutes to complete the survey below and share which actions you think should be ranked highest. The survey should take no more than 5 minutes to complete.


COVID-19 has shaken the Innisfil to its core. In response to the initial shock of the pandemic, the Town of Innisfil implemented a variety of responses to relieve the financial burden for residents. Now, we are working with our community to strengthen relationships and supports to carry us through the next 18-24 months.

Community Needs Assessment

In May, the Town began a community needs assessment for the purpose of checking-in with the community and identifying emerging challenges as a result of COVID-19. We began the project by surveying residents and community partners to explore what their top concerns were over the short, medium, and long term, and identify how local programs and services have been adapted to respond to emerging community needs. Next, we hosted a series of virtual roundtable discussions to discuss our findings and gain more insight. In combination, we collaboratively identified 5 priority areas of community concern and potential action items to address each:

1. Mental Health

2. Access to Reliable Information

3. Economic Security

4. Employment

5. Community Building with Safety Guidelines

Many of the issues identified above are not new to us, but what COVID-19 has brought to light, is that they can no longer be ignored. That is why we want you to help us prioritize how we can address each topic to the best of our ability.

Please take a few minutes to complete the survey below and share which actions you think should be ranked highest. The survey should take no more than 5 minutes to complete.