September E-newsletter for Markham-Unionville

Published on September 24, 2020


September 2020

Local Updates 

Welcome Back to School

Whether students are heading back to school physically or learning remotely from home, I want to wish all students a happy and prosperous school year. video


York University’s Groundbreaking Ceremony

I had the pleasure to attend York U’s groundbreaking ceremony. The new Markham Centre Campus is great news for our postsecondary and graduate students in Markham-Unionville and York Region! For more information on Ontario’s support for the new campus, click here.



Townhall, Local Businesses and Organizations

MP Bob Saroya’s Anti-Racism against the Chinese Community Town Hall

I had the pleasure of joining MP Saroya’s town hall. Thank you for having me. The Ontario government will always condemn any form of racism in our communities.


Good Neighbours of York Region Association

I had the pleasure of meeting and talking to members from the Good Neighbours of York Region Association. I also had the opportunity to celebrate and present awards to some members for their outstanding contributions to the community throughout this COVID-19 pandemic. Great to see everyone happy and healthy!


Kingdom Developments Inc.  

I had the opportunity to meet with Kingdom Developments Inc. They shared with me a site project that they are developing in Markham-Unionville.


SSE Care Solutions Inc. 

I had the pleasure of visiting SSE Care Solutions Inc’s production site in Markham to observe and learn how the business manufactures its top quality masks. Thank you to Albert Au, Steve Diakanastasis, Frank Law and their incredible team for having me.


Virtual Meeting 

360º kids AGM 2020 - It was a pleasure to attend 360º kids Annual General Meeting 2020 to celebrate its accomplishments and programs and services supported by Ontario Trillium Foundation. I was impressed to hear real-life stories and am glad that the Ontario government is a strong supporter of this organization


York Region on Broadband

It was a pleasure to join my York Region Caucus colleagues as we met with York Region's CEO, Wayne Emmerson, to discuss broadband coverage improvement across our communities.


Pickleball Association of Ontario 

I had the pleasure of attending Pickleball Association of Ontario’s annual general meeting to recognize the accomplishments of PAO and its expansion of its coaching program that has been supported by the 2018 Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant.


Joe Yang and Jim Kwan 

I had a great conversation with Joe Yang and Jim Kwan, where they shared with me an attraction idea to help boost tourism in Ontario.


FP Canada 

I had a great conversation with FP Canada to learn more about the organization and how its services can help Markham-Unionville constituents and stakeholders during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Queen's Park 

Member’s Statement - Sep 16

In my Member's Statement, I highlighted Ontario and Canada's investment of over $4.2 million in the Unionville Seniors affordable housing development in Markham-Unionville. Our seniors deserve the best and this development will enhance the quality of life for many people. To watch, click here


Member’s Statement - Sep 22  

I highlighted our government's support to York University's new Markham Centre Campus in Markham-Unionville. Our government’s support to York University’s Markham campus is great news for Markham-Unionville, York Region and our province as we are expanding more opportunities for our students. To watch, click here



Provincial Update

Ontario Set to Launch Largest Flu Immunization Campaign - Ontario is investing nearly $70M in flu shots to launch the largest and most comprehensive flu immunization campaign in our history as part of the plan to prepare the health system & support frontline care providers' readiness for a 2nd wave of COVID-19. For more, click here.


Ontario Limits the Size Unmonitored and Private Social Gatherings - To help stop the spread of COVID-19, our government is reducing limits on the number of people permitted to attend unmonitored and private social gatherings across the entire province. For more, click here.


COVID-19 School and Licensed Child Care-specific Web Page - Ontario’s new webpage helps parents and teachers stay informed with raid access to COVID-19 cases in our communities. We have said it from the start, parents deserve access to the same information that we have. For more, click here.


Investing in Hospital Upgrades and Repairs - Ontario is investing $175M this year to address critical upgrades, repairs & maintenance in 129 hospitals across the province. For more, click here.


Expanding Seniors Dental Care Program -  Ontario is expanding access to Ontario Seniors Dental Program by investing $25M in infrastructure projects. For more, click here.


Ontario COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Update:

Mental Health Support Services:

Stop the Spread Business Information Line: 1-888-444-3659

Telehealth Ontario: 1-866-797-0000

Ontario Together: 1-888-777-0554

We will continue to work with our partners in government and the healthcare sectors to protect you and your loved ones.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to my office. Stay safe and healthy.



Billy Pang, MPP

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