IRTC COVID-19 Pandemic Bulletin #78 – June 17, 2020

June 17, 2020


Public health officials advise there are two new cases of COVID-19 identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is 306.

The data also shows:

    • no individuals in hospital or intensive care;
    • six active cases and 293 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
    • the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven
  • An additional 575 laboratory tests were performed yesterday. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 55,097.


IRTC in-office essential services schedule:

June 15 – June 19, 2020:

Cindy Garson               431-334-8761

Alyssa Monkman        431-338-4349

Tosan Okorosobo       204-869-2082

Donna Thompson       204-302-0959

Liz Bone                        204-782-3651

Unice Ross                   204-795-7436

June 22 – June 26, 2020: TBA
IRTC Wellness Team:

Sheri Gould                      204-302-0078

Marcie Tavares               204-803-0700

Treena McPherson         204-302-1344

Jordan’s Principle:

Alyssa Monkman          431-338-4349

Millie Anderson            204-891-3409

Martin McLean             204-280-0232

Staff in Daily:

Karl Zadnik Interchange Finance

Donna Hall   204-792-2819

Leonard Amos      204 956-7413


All IRTC Staff are available continuously via email and cell phone should you need to contact them.

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If you are using gloves or masks, please discard these items accordingly.


IRTC Education Update

The program information and application guidelines for post secondary students are now available for the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) program. Please go to the link below to learn more about the program details and to complete the checklist to determine if you are eligible.


Social Development Program

Provides support services to our I.R.T.C. communities which includes regular updates from Indigenous Services Canada and information in dealing with the Covid 19 crises. Local program delivery has changed to include workplace safety provisions for staff and clients and requires innovative ways for cheque and/or purchase order distribution in communities. Information and bulletins are sent to assist in these areas. Canada’s COVID 19 Economic Response Plan has raised questions for Income Assistance Administrators on the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). Information has been forwarded to communities for client information, community awareness, and provides direction on how the Income Assistance Program addresses clients in receipt of CERB.


P.E.S.P. Program

The Pre-Employment Supports Program is ongoing. As restrictions open, programs will continue. Caseworkers available to accept applications. With social distancing measures in place, please call to make appointment.


Manitoba Suicide line 1-877-435-7170


Hope for Wellness Hotline



Kids help phone 1-800-668-6868

Wellness Team

The Wellness team developed an activity booklet for youth. The activity booklet includes fun activities

that include coloring, breathing techniques for anxiety and monitor feeling. The booklet is available to print for parents, frontline workers, teachers, and children to print and make copies. The booklet will be available on the Wellness Facebook page and on the IRTC web page. The booklet will be sent to all Health Centres affiliated with IRTC.