The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to help Canadians facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
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The Ontario government has developed a screening tool and other information and resources that can be used by community organizations to support communities in staying safe and healthy.
To rapidly expand screening and ease pressures on hospital emergency departments, a number of dedicated assessment centres have been established across Toronto. Toronto Public Health (TPH) is not an assessment centre and testing is not provided at TPH offices.
Links to updates from Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Eileen de Villa. Also lists affected City services, offers travel and health advice (including a link to the Ontario Ministry of Health’s self-assessment tool), and provides information on organizations and events and on economic support and recovery.
Resources including an information sheet available in multiple languages. Visit for news of cases and affected areas in Ontario, information on coronaviruses and COVID-19 specifically, information on how to protect yourself and on symptoms and treatment, and guidelines for travellers returning from affected areas.
Public Health Agency of Canada - PHAC recommends conducting a risk assessment when determining the public health actions related to a mass gathering during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Please note: In response to COVID-19 the Federal Government has established an Emergency Response Plan to help individual business and non-profits.
The situation is evolving for us all, we may not have answers instantaneously, but we will need to work on this together as it progresses. Thank you for keeping the lines of communication open. We will do the same and appreciate your support.
Global Affairs Canada’s Emergency Watch and Response Centre
IRCC: Federal resources regarding Iranian tragedy PS752
Friends and relatives in Canada seeking information about Canadian citizens who were on board flight PS752 should contact Global Affairs Canada’s Emergency Watch and Response Centre.
Rainbow Health Ontario (RHO), a program of Sherbourne Health, led a needs assessment to learn about ongoing concerns and challenges faced by trans and non-binary children and youth; their parents and caregivers; and their service providers.
There is a pressing need for greater training of settlement counsellors – those on the front lines of welcoming newcomers to Canada – as their role changes in response to rising immigration levels and an increasingly complex settlement landscape, according to a new CERIC-funded project research report.