The Township continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation through Peterborough Public Health (PPH).  PPH is working closely with local, provincial and federal partners to manage and respond effectively.

We are here for you.

In the Township of Cavan Monaghan, we have activated the Municipal Control Group (MCG) and are working diligently to protect our residents and help slow the spread of the virus.  The MCG is meeting regularly and will provide ongoing updates to our residents.  We have an opportunity to support each other in this time of crisis. 

How does this impact me?

Under advice from the Chief Medical Officer, the Province of Ontario has declared a state of emergency to help contain the spread of COVID-19.  All organized public events of over 50 people, including parades, events and services within place of worship are prohibited until March 31, 2020. 

Mayor Scott McFadden declared a State of Emergency for the Township of Cavan Monaghan, effective  Thursday March 26, 2020 at 12:00 p.m., to reinforce the need for residents to take necessary precautions to reduce the impacts of the present COVID-19 pandemic.

On March 23, 2020, the Province announced a list of essential workplaces that can remain open.

Peterborough Public Health is asking everyone to practice social distancing, which means avoiding close contact with people outside of your immediate families. Close contact includes being within 2 meters of another person.  Anyone over the age of 70 years and anyone who has a weakened immune system from a medical condition or treatment (e.g. chemotherapy) should be self-isolating for 14 days.  If you care for or are living with someone who has the virus contact your local health unit for instructions on how to monitor your own health.

For anyone who has travelled outside of Canada:

  • Anyone who has travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days must self-isolate for a period of 14 days, starting from their arrival in Ontario. You should self-isolate even if you are not showing symptoms.
  • Information for healthcare workers deemed critical to operations can be obtained from our COVID-19 Health Professionals website and click on the “What if I am a Healthcare Worker” title.

Finally, if you or anyone you know either in the City or County of Peterborough is struggling to meet basic needs, please call the City of Peterborough Social Services Intake line at 705-748-8830 to discuss your  circumstances. Special emergency funding may be available.

Municipal Operations

The Municipal Office is closed to public access until further notice. Operations at the following facilities have been suspended:

  • Cavan Monaghan Community Centre
  • Old Millbrook Arena
  • Old Millbrook School (including the EarlyON Child and Family Centre) -
    • Millbrook Foodshare is open the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  The door will be locked however someone will be at the door to let clients in and out during operating hours.  
  • All Cavan Monaghan playgrounds
  • Cavan Monaghan Libraries – Millbrook Branch
  • Cavan Monaghan Libraries – Bruce Johnston Branch
  • Meetings of Committees of Council
  • Special Meetings/Events i.e. Rabies Clinic
  • LifeLabs have moved their satellite office to the Medical Centre at 849 Alexander Court, Peterborough, ON.  You can contact them directly at 1-877-849-3637. 

Municipal business will continue and Staff will still be available by contacting the Municipal Office by phone 705-932-2929 or by email  and using the various online resources available on our website  Council meetings will continue as scheduled. 

How do I pay taxes and water/wastewater bills?

Customers can pay bills using the following resources:

  • By mail – cheques only.
  • Through the after-hours drop box at the Municipal Office (cheques only – cash will not be received).
  • At your local bank branch/mortgage company.
  • Telephone/Internet banking - access your online banking. See website for details. 
  • Pre-Authorized Payment Plan
The Municipality will waive all late payment penalties for any invoices due during the COVID-19 municipal office closure timeline. Cash payments will not be accepted. All other regular payment options remain available at this time.

Curbside Pick-up

All essential Municipal services are continuing (i.e. emergency services, water wastewater and public works).  Curbside pick-up will continue.  The Transfer Station is open.  The Re-use Centre has been closed. 

Where can I get more information?

The Township has set up a dedicated web page for updates on the COVID-19 situation.  To stay up-to-date on the situation we are encouraging residents to visit the page and/or subscribe to the page updates.  We encourage all members of the community to keep updated by visiting the Peterborough Public Health website and/or the Government of Canada’s website for updates on COVID-19.

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Residents are reminded that 9-1-1 is for police, fire, or medical emergencies when immediate action is required. 

If you have concerns about COVID-19 please call Peterborough Public Health at 705-743-1000 x401 between 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or email 

After hours, please call Telehealth toll-free at 1-866-797-0000.  

Support for Businesses

  • The Provincial government has launched a new website Ontario Together that will help businesses and their employees work with the Province to meet the challenges of COVID-19.  The website will identify the province's supply challenges and solicit ideas and advice from Ontario's business and manufacturing communities on how the government can work together to meet the need.  Through the portal, companies will be able to submit proposals for the government to procure required goods and services and share creative solutions quickly. 
  • The Federal government is also seeking Canadian manufacturers that can help address the challenge of COVID-19. 
  • To further support businesses and their employees the Federal Government has announced a number of support programs for small to medium sized businesses. 
  • If you are a tourism operator, a small business or an organization affected by COVID-19 and need pressing assistance, the regional development agencies (RDAs) could assist you with access to federal funding and services. 
  • On March 18, 2020, the Prime Minister announced a new set of economic measures to help stabilize the economy during this challenging period. These measures, delivered as part of the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, will provide up to $27 billion in direct support to Canadian workers and businesses.
  • On March 13, 2020, the Government announced the establishment of a Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP) to help Canadian businesses obtain financing during the current period of significant uncertainty. The BCAP will support access to financing for Canadian businesses in all sectors and regions.
  • Farm Credit Canada will receive support from the Government of Canada that will offer increased flexibility to farmers who face cashflow issues and to processors who are impacted by lost sales, helping them remain financially strong during this difficult time.
  • The COVID-19 Challenges Procurement Program is a program that will post challenges seeking near-to-market solutions from small and medium-sized businesses (fewer than 500 staff) that need financial support from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) to refine and sell their product or solution to meet a COVID-19 related need.

Support for Individuals

  • The Province has launched the first phase of the Learn at Home Portal. new online portal that will provide resources for families so students can continue their education while schools are closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation.
  • Ministry of Transportation and Ministry of Health, in cooperation with the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services and ServiceOntario, is extending the validity period of driving products, services and health cards.
  • The tax filing deadline for individuals has been extended to June 1, and allows all taxpayers to defer, until after August 31, 2020, the payment of any income tax amounts that become owing on or after March 18th and before September 2020.

Scott McFadden

Mayor Township of Cavan Monaghan
T: 705-772-0360

Yvette Hurley
CAO Township of Cavan Monaghan
T: 705-932-9328

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