COVID-19 Resources: April 2021

Last updated: April 8, 2021

A lot has changed in the past year of the COVID-19 pandemic. After the the lockdowns began in 2020, we put together a resource list to help our communities feel supported while experiencing the challenges staying at home or working in essential jobs put on them. With us entering a third wave and new lockdown measures this month, we’d like to highlight additional resources to help keep our communities informed, safe, and healthy.

General & Informational Resources

Ontario COVID-19 provincial resources (updated data, vaccine information, and testing information)

Region of Peel COVID-19 resources

Public Health Ontario resources

Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) COVID-19 updates and resources

North Peel & Dufferin Community Legal Services (for legal questions, including those about renting, employment, immigration and ODSP)

Steps to Justice – “Who qualifies for the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB)?”

Region of Peel food programs

Renting information during COVID-19

Food delivery, financial support, counselling, and other supports for folks in isolation waiting for results or who have tested positive from a COVID-19 test from WellFort Community Health Services in Peel Region:

Graphic featuring four an image of a femme presenting person looking at a tablet and four rectangles featuring icons and words describing COVID-19 supports. Bottom of image reads "Looking for support or testing in Peel? Call 905-451-4920 or email support@wellfor.ca"

WellFort CHS COVID-19 testing for those who are eligible

COVID-19 Vaccines

Booking a COVID-19 vaccine

Vaccine Explainer Video: Why It Actually Took 50 Years to Make COVID mRNA Vaccines | SciShow

Vaccine Explainer Video: mRNA vaccines, explained | Vox

Vaccines for COVID-19: Authorized vaccines | Government of Canada

Non-medical masks and face coverings from Government of Canada: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/prevention-risks/about-non-medical-masks-face-coverings.html.

Physical and Sexual Health Resources

Health services for Central West

Health services for Mississauga Halton

Clinics who can provide PrEP

HIV, Hepatitis C & COVID-19 from CATIE (available in French here: https://www.catie.ca/fr/vih/ressources-covid-19)

YMCA free video exercises

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): HIV and antiretrovirals | World Health Organization

Information on COVID-19 for People Living with HIV | UHN Toronto General Hospital

Mental Health Resources

Bloom Clinic Mental Health Resource

YMCA mindfulness and mental health

Crisis support & community resources in Peel Region | Distress Centres of Greater Toronto (includes accommodation, food resources, and more)

COVID-19 and mental health | CMHA

24.7 Crisis Support Peel Dufferin | CMHA Peel Dufferin

BounceBack Ontario: “a free, guided self-help program that’s effective in helping people aged 15 and up who are experiencing mild-to-moderate anxiety or depression, or may be feeling low, stressed, worried, irritable or angry”

Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook | The Wellness Society

LGBT Youth Line

AYSP Youth Beyond Barriers Program: confidential services for youth ages 12-17 who identify as 2SLGBTQ+

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