COVID-19 Resources: Toronto-Ontario-Canada

School Magazine  – 2020-04-05

There is a lot of information about supports students and families can get to help them through the COVID-19 pandemic. School has put many of them together in one spot. Note: these links come from trusted sources – school boards, governments at all levels and recognized community agencies.

Please, if you have any concerns about them, contact us at

Updated April 15, 2020



Immediate Help





Click above for access to all community health centres across Toronto including:


Click above for Toronto 211 supports and also see:


Click above for a list of supports across the city including:

Financial Support

Mental Health

  • Kids’ Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868 or texting CONNECT to 686868
  • Ontario COVID-19 Mental Health Network
  • Distress Centre of Greater Toronto – Call 416-408-4357 24hr/7days or Text 45645 4pm – midnight
  • Gerstein Crisis Centre – Call 416-929-5200 24hr/7days
  • Assaulted Women’s Helpline- Call 416-863-0511; TTY 416-364-8762
  • Senior Safety Line- Call 1-866-299-1011


Child Care


Long Term Care Residences

Mutual Support

Legal Help

Volunteering to Help



Toronto School Boards

Toronto District School Board

Look here for:

School closure information  

Qs and As include:

    • Are all childcare centres, Before-and After-School Programs and Extended Day Programs located in TDSB schools closed?
    • What other events and/or activities are cancelled or postponed during the closure?
    • Are TDSB playgrounds and structures still available for use during the school closure
    • Will the school year be extended into the summer months?
    • Will the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) scheduled for March 31 be cancelled?
    • Will students be at risk of not graduating?
    • Will special education IPRC meetings continue?
    • Can I still contact my child’s Vice Principal, Principal or Superintendent?

Student Learning Resources

A sample of resources:

Primary and Junior students

Intermediate and Secondary Students:


Ministry of Education Learn at Home site

This site provides latest information about the what the Ontario Ministry of Education is doing to support students and their families while schools are closed. It includes:


Mental Health Resources

This includes:

TDSB updates


Toronto Catholic District School Board

Look here for:

Coronavirus Information

Qs and As include:

  • When are schools expected to reopen?
  • How will my child keep up with their learning?
  • What if my child doesn’t have access to the internet or a computer to support learning at home?
  • Will my child be able to graduate?
  • What about graduating students who have not completed their volunteer hours?
  • Will Grade 3 and 6 EQAO testing be impacted

Cancelled Events




City of Toronto COVID-19     


Look here for:

  • 211 links to many support services across the city
  • news updates
  • current health and safety information
  • see below for other important services:

Health Advice

  • How to protect yourself
  • Physical Distancing
  • Symptoms
  • Diagnosis and assessment centres
  • Treatment
  • Self-isolation
  • Mental health support
  • Health advice for specific populations
  • About COVID-19 and how it spreads

Affected City Services & Facilities

Most city-operated programs and facilities are closed but you can find more about their status here. This list includes:

Economic support and recovery

Help from Toronto includes:

Social Support

Latest news, orders and advisories by Medical Officer of Health



Province of Ontario

There is also information about:

Stopping the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19

  • How to self isolate
  • How to protect yourself
  • How to care for someone with COVID-19

Mental health and partner resources

  • online and telephone support
  • Government of Canada travel advisories
  • Public Health Ontario
  • Public Health Agency of Canada

Price gouging


About COVID-19

  • Symptoms
  • Treatment
  • Testing

Changes in services

Latest news



Government of Canada

This site will give you information the overall situation of COVID-19 in Canada as well as federal government programs and directions. It includes:

Current situation

Your Health

Financial and economic support


  • Travel and quarantine
  • Global travel advisory
  • Cruise travellers
  • Travel insurance

Safety and Security

Focus on