Posted on Monday, April 27, 2020 01:23 PM
The Stratford Festival announced today that it has made the difficult but necessary decision to put its 2020 season on hold.
This will have a significant impact on local accommodation providers, restaurants, retail shops and other businesses in the City of Stratford that rely on a vibrant tourism industry anchored by the Stratford Festival.
The City of Stratford continues to work with community partners and stakeholders to provide support for those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and will...
Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 04:35 PM
On March 22, the Province of Ontario made provisions for certain child care centres to remain open to support health care and other frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In keeping with that, City of Stratford Social Services staff have been working over the past few weeks to support the opening of emergency child care in our community for those essential workers.
Starting Monday, April 27, spaces will be available at Anne Hathaway Day Care Centre in Stratford from 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. for...
Posted on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 04:30 PM
The City of Stratford has appointed Janice Beirness as Acting Director of Corporate Services/Treasurer.
City Council approved the appointment at a special meeting on Tuesday, April 21, 2020.
Ms. Beirness began her career with the City of Stratford in 2007 as Manager of Financial Services, and has held that position for nearly 13 years now.
She has a designation as a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA).
Ms. Beirness will serve as Acting Director of Corporate Services/Treasurer until the position...
Posted on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 04:28 PM
The City of Stratford has appointed Joan Thomson as Chief Administrative Officer.
Stratford City Council approved the appointment at a special meeting on Tuesday, April 21, 2020.
Ms. Thomson has been with the City of Stratford for more than 30 years, and has served in a series of progressive roles before being named as City Clerk in 1999.
She was appointed as the City of Stratford’s Acting Chief Administrative Officer on July 3, 2019.
“Joan’s extensive knowledge of the City’s operations over many...
Posted on Monday, April 20, 2020 04:03 PM
Like municipalities across the globe, the City of Stratford continues to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the significant challenges it has created in delivering programs and services to the community.
The City has made some adjustments to its complement of part-time employees, paused the hiring for vacant positions throughout the corporation, including casual and seasonal workers, and accepted some voluntary layoffs and unpaid leaves of absence. Other adjustments have been made to the 2020...