Ontario Agencies Supporting Individuals with Special Needs
Ontario Agencies Supporting Individuals with Special Needs

COVID-19 INFORMATION

Join us Thursdays at 12PM for our COVID-19 Webinars.

Please click here  to find links for all Government of Ontario COVID-19 related announcements pertaining the DS Sector.

This page is intended to provide links to resources for agencies on Covid-19 as well as the most current and factual information as it pertains to Canada and Ontario.

In addition, we have created a specific messaging forum page for member agencies to share available information and best practices with one another. The link for the forum can be found by clicking here. NOTE: You will require your membership Log In information in order to participate in the forum. Should you require any assistance with Member Log-in, please feel free to contact administrative support at administrativesupport@oasisonline.ca

If there is a website or resource that you do not see listed here, please let us know and we will add it!


For the Most Up-to-Date information, guidance and resources, please visit the following links:

Government of Canada , The Public Health Agency of Canada

Updated daily from the Government of Canada

Ontario Ministry of Health, Public Health Ontario

Updated every day, seven days a week, at 10.30AM and 5.30PM

The World Health Organisation (WHO)

Stay aware of the latest information on the worldwide outbreak through the WHO website.

PPE Supply

The Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies has partnered with The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) to arrange for PPE supplies for transfer payment agencies.  They are able to supply PPE across the province. Following the link allows you to order supplies directly and supplies are funded by MCCSS. 

Provincial Network on Developmental Services Real Xchange

The Provincial Network has compiled resources from DS sector agencies to assist in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Health Care Access Research and Developmental Disabilities (H-CARDD):

H-CARDD has compiled information and resources from around the world to support people with developmental disabilities and their families during this difficult time.

Community Living Toronto

Community Living Toronto has created a resources page for staff and agencies.

Connectability.ca:

Connectability.ca has created a page that provides information and resources from around the world that help to support people with developmental disabilities and their families.

Community Living Ontario- Staying Connected:

Community Living Ontario has created a page that provides tips and resources to help individuals and families stay physically healthy, intellectually stimulated, and socially engaged while remaining physically isolated from the outside world.

Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL):

CACL has developed a page to share disability-related resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Toronto Developmental Services Alliance (TDSA)/Sector Pandemic Plan Initiative (SPPI)

The Toronto Developmental Service Alliance’s Sector Pandemic Plan Initiative (SPPI), formed to support the efforts of Ontario’s DS Agencies during the COVID-19 pandemic, and are pleased to share the work of their Procurement working group. They have created some great PPE resources available if you are in need of some assistance.

My COVID Disability Q

CanChild, the Kids Brain Health Network, and the CHILD-BRIGHT Network came together to create My COVID Disability Q., a new Twitter Q&A hub for individuals with disabilities as well as family members speaking on their behalf. Individuals and their family members are invited to ask questions relating to disabilities and the ongoing COVID-19 situation and get answers from some of Canada’s leading disability experts working in a wide range of fields including health, research, science, policy, leisure, and well-being. Questions about COVID-19 can be asked using their online form. Moderators will post selected questions on Twitter at @MyCOVIDQuestion using the #MyCOVIDDisabilityQ hashtag.