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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
Updated daily from the Government of Canada
Updated every day, seven days a week, at 10.30AM and 5.30PM
Stay aware of the latest information on the worldwide outbreak through the WHO website.
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.
The Provincial Network has compiled resources from DS sector agencies to assist in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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 has created a resources page for staff and agencies.
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 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.
CACL has developed a page to share disability-related resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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.