I call the meeting back to order.
We have one witness who is besieged with technical problems, but Mr. Prud'homme is in a position to deliver the opening statement for Réseau FADOQ and Ms, Tassé‑Goodman will join us when that is possible. We don't have the leisure to extend the meeting today, so we're going to proceed.
We are continuing our study on the impact of COVID-19 on seniors.
The following comments are for the benefit of the witnesses.
Before speaking, please wait until I recognize you by name. When you're ready to speak, you can click on the microphone icon to activate your mike. Interpretation is available at this meeting. You have the choice at the bottom of your screen of floor, English or French.
When speaking, please speak slowly and clearly. When you aren't speaking, your microphone should be on mute.
I now want to welcome the witnesses to continue our discussion. They'll have five minutes to give their opening remarks. The committee members can then ask questions.
From the United Way of Canada, we have Debra Shime, vice-president of community initiatives.
I also want to welcome the representatives of the provincial secretariat of the Réseau FADOQ: Danis Prud'homme, director general, and Gisèle Tassé‑Goodman, president.
It's a pleasure to see you.