COVID-19

COVID-19 Information, Support and Resources

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COVID-19 has put extreme physical, mental and economic stress on many of us. We will get through it but we cannot return to the status quo that has made us so unprepared for a crisis of this scale.

We urge everyone to take care of each other, as well as your own physical and mental health. There is no need to panic, but exercising every precaution will help flatten the curve, and lessen the impacts. Please follow the advice of your local and provincial health authorities.

If you know someone in need and are able to help, please do so. Not everyone has the means and ability to navigate this crisis on their own. Please take care of yourself, and check in on your loved ones.

Where can I get current, trustworthy information?

There’s a lot of misinformation online, particularly on social media. The best source for current, trustworthy information is your local health authority.

Federal Government

British Columbia

Alberta

Saskatchewan

Call HealthLine 811 if you have recently travelled and are experiencing respiratory or flu-like symptoms. For any non-health related inquiries related to COVID-19 call toll-free 1-855-559-5502.

Manitoba

Contact Health Links-Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or 1-888-315-9257 (toll-free) if you’re experiencing symptoms of the 2019 novel coronavirus. Do not call 911 unless it is an emergency.

Ontario

Quebec

New Brunswick

Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

Newfoundland and Labrador

For general inquiries related to services: 1-833-771-0696 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday or email covid19info@gov.nl.ca any time.

Nunavut

Northwest Territories

Yukon

How can I get help, including government assistance?

Federal Employment Insurance

IMPORTANT: To streamline receiving benefits payment it is recommended that you sign up for a Canada Revenue Agency account, also known as CRA My Account. For more information please watch this helpful video.

If you are applying for regular EI benefits (unrelated to COVID-19) you will want to go through the regular Employment Insurance website.

Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)

The government of Canada has merged the previously announced benefits into a single program known as the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). This program provides up to $2,000 a month for up to 16 weeks for those who do not otherwise qualify for regular Employment Insurance benefits. The following are some useful links to get more information on this new program.

Mental Health Support

British Columbia

Alberta

Saskatchewan

Manitoba

Ontario

Quebec

New Brunswick

Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

Newfoundland and Labrador

Nunavut

Northwest Territories

Yukon

Telecommunications Companies

How can I help?

Donate

If you have the financial means, please consider giving to local charities that are providing supports to the most vulnerable in your community.

  • Local Food Banks: Vancouver, AB, …
  • Local housing charities
  • Local clothing charities
  • Backpack Buddies: food delivery for kids
  • Share the Goods: matches people who need help with groceries with people who want to help with grocery delivery
  • Canada Helps: helps connect donors to charities in need

Support Community and Mental Health

Volunteering

Many of the above charities are also seeking people to help with their time.