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E-newsletter for COVID-19 on April 9, 2020

The information provided in this newsletter is for reference only. It is not intended as a recommendation or endorsement of organizations, news sources, policies or political parties, or as a comprehensive resource list.

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Webinars/virtual event series

The Centre for Research and Innovation for Black Survivors of Homicide Victims
How is COVID-19 affecting vulnerable populations? On Instagram starting April 15

Community Living Ontario
Webinar: Navigating Health Care for People with Developmental Disabilities during COVID-19 (April 14)

Toronto Rehab and Peter Munk Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation
Free live online education via ZOOM
Coronavirus mythbusters (April 14); Eating on a budget ( April 15); Set goals and actions plans at home (April16)

Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute
Mental health and resilience during COVID-19 (free for the month of April)

Be Strong Families
Weekly webinars on COVID-19 support  (also available in Spanish)

Children’s Healthcare Canada
COVID-19 in Canada

Children’s Treatment Centre Simcoe-York *not COVID-specific
Community Learning Library (CLL)
Free virtual learning platform for families and professionals in Simcoe County and York Region

Caregiver and family wellness

Hand up for Kids (Toronto)
Fill out the online form to get $25 breakfast care package for each child in your home

Family Service Toronto
Single Session Virtual Counselling

Pooran Law
COVID-19: estate planning, virtual signings, family law, income tax filing deadlines, government benefits round-up

Partners for Planning
COVID - 19 FAQ about community supports such as SSAH, OAP and support workers

211 Central
Local services that can be accessed during COVID-19

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Family tipsheet: Emergency funding sources and access to basic necessities

Triple – P (Positive Parenting Program)
Parenting tips for parents and caregivers in uncertain times (COVID-19)

The Ontario Caregiver Association
Ontario caregiver helpline for a one-stop resource for information and support

Toronto Police Services
Vulnerable Person Registry: share information with police before an emergency or police call takes place.

Social - online

Brighton Social Groups
Friday night e-social (FNS-E Social) (ages 13+ and young adults)

Children’s Treatment Centre Simcoe-York
Virtual caregiver coffee chats (Thursdays)   

Little Kickers
Daily games for kids (1.5-7) to play at home in their living room Facebook  Instagram

University of Toronto Sports and Recreation
Daily fitness sessions

Free online daily workouts

Cerebral Palsy Foundation Evolve 21
An app with adaptive exercises to support a variety of abilities and disabilities

Understanding COVID-19

Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP)
Fact sheets for COVID-19 testing, self-isolation and self-management (available in other languages)

Ontario COVID-19 website
How to stay safe(available in other languages)

Kids Health
Coronavirus questions and answers for parents

Online books for children explaining COVID-19

Health Care Access Research and Developmental Disabilities (HCARDD)
Easy to understand COVID-19 resources and supports for people with developmental disabilities and their families

This e-letter belongs to a set of specialized resources for the COVID-19 and Coronavirus outbreak period. If you are looking for other family resources that have to do with childhood disability, please

Holland Bloorview’s Grocery Foundation Family Resource Centre is a place where you can find information and resources on childhood disability that are helpful to you and your family.  We have information on: respite, recreation, housing, funding, education, parenting and more. 

All Holland Bloorview workshops and events are listed on Questions?  Please e-mail