Covid-19 Resources 2021

PACE has gathered COVID related information from various sources for ease of access.

Mental Health and Social Supports

 

Bounceback - is part of an expansion of online and virtual mental health supports by the Ontario government to help those struggling with challenges related to COVID-19. 

Hospice Palliative Care Ontario - Individuals with training and credentials in grief, bereavement, spiritual support, and emotional support are available to listen and help you. The Helpline team have extensive experience and understand the unique needs of health care workers. 

Ontario Psychological Association - 211 Ontario and the Ontario Psychological Association partner to ensure frontline workers in all industries & their families get the care they need, when they need it.

General Assistance

Ontario Community Support Association - helping isolated, low-income seniors and people with disabilities and chronic medical conditions across Ontario get meals, groceries, medicine and other essentials to stay safe at home during COVID-19

Wheeltrans Covid-19 Updates - information about service changes due to COVID-19.

Inclusion Canada- (formerly Canadian Association for Community Living )is sharing disability-related resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic on this page, pulled together in one spot for families.

Ontario Caregiver Association - find out about organizations that are helping out in your area by delivering groceries, medication and other essentials or by offering a friendly voice and social support.

https://covid19.211central.ca/ - priority services that are available during the COVID-19 pandemic including: food banks, food delivery, housing support, mental health support.

North York COVID Support Services - helping seniors with in need.  They are committed to help with essential services such as: meals on wheels, grocery delivery, prescription pick-up, medication assistance and reminders, rides to medical appointments, personal care visits, case management/social work and wellness checks.  Call 416.447.5200.

Child Care - learn about emergency child care for health care and other frontline staff working to stop the spread of COVID-19. Select child care centres are allowed to open during the outbreak.

Financial Assistance

Federal Government announces direct financial support for people with disabilities - A one-time, tax-free payment will be provided to all Canadians who are certificate holders of the Disability Tax Credit. Payments will be distributed along the following lines:

Service Canada - eservices - In response to COVID-19, Service Canada has launched a number of new virtual e-services to continue to provide support to individuals who need assistance to access benefits and services from their home.  

COVID-19 support for current Ontario Works and ODSP recipients  - Ontario Works and ODSP recipients are eligible for emergency benefits for COVID-19 related expenses.

Applying for Employment Insurance - the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) may provide you with temporary income support.

Toronto Rentbank - Are you behind in your rent? or need help with first and last month's rent?