We all need to do our part to help stop the spread of COVID-19. We are in this together and we will get through this together.
Health Canada has created a large collection of resources to help keep you and your families safe during the time of COVID-19.
You can find all of the below resources in multiple languages and more information at canada.ca/coronavirus
You can sign up for email updates from the Government of Canada to get the latest information about COVID-19. Click here to get email updates.
If you believe you may be experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 you can take a self-assessment from Health Canada and follow the directions based on your results.
Wellness Together Canada
Taking care of your mental health is very important than during times of hardship. COVID-19 has created challenging circumstances for Canadians across the country and to help Canadians manage our government launched the Wellness Together Canada portal. Wellness Together Canada offers Canadians different levels of support depending on their need, ranging from information and self-assessment tools, to the opportunity to chat with peer support workers and other professionals.
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many changes. You might feel like you're no longer in control of things. It is normal to feel sad, stressed, confused, scared or worried. People react in different ways. Some common feelings include:
If you need help, you can call:
You may also find the following contacts helpful.
Call 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free) or text CONNECT to 686868.
Available 24 hours a day to Canadians aged 5 to 29 who want confidential and anonymous care from professional counsellors.
Call 1-855-242-3310 (toll-free) or connect to the online Hope for Wellness chat.
Available to all Indigenous peoples across Canada who need immediate crisis intervention. Experienced and culturally sensitive help line counsellors can help if you want to talk or are distressed.
Telephone and online counselling are available in English and French. On request, telephone counselling is also available in Cree, Ojibway and Inuktitut.
If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, call the Canada Suicide Prevention Service at 1-833-456-4566.
Available to all Canadians seeking support. Visit Crisis Services Canada for the distress centres and crisis organizations nearest you.
For more mental health and wellness resources from the Government of Canada click here or visit the links below.