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The information provided in this update 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

Covid-19 tipsheets and resources (more tipsheets will be added soon!)

  • Your legal rights during COVID-19 and Coronavirus Outbreak
  • Explaining COVID-19 and Coronavirus to Children

BLOOM’s blog on parenting children with disabilities
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BLOOM Facebook page
Parent Voices @ Holland Bloorview on Facebook


Caregiver webinars

Good Things In Life (March 21) 
“End Loneliness" Challenge - free, live  webinar on building social capital and addressing isolation and loneliness during the pandemic

  • Free Facebook group with daily prompts, suggestions and support to help you and your family stay positive and make a difference in your community.
  • Free, online masterclass on adding social capital to your child's IEP (Individualized Education Plan)

Harmony for you
30 minute online workshop: Coronavirus and Anxiety: How to Stay Calm in the Midst of the Storm (March 22, 24, 26)

P4P Planning Network
Staying Connected While Social Distancing (March 24)

York University, CAMH, Public Health Agency of Canada
Virtual Mindfulness Groups: Siblings/Caregivers & Autistic Adults (starts March 24)


Be Strong Families

Webinars: COVID-19 support Also available in Spanish/Espanol
Concrete Support in Times of Need /Everybody Needs Help Sometimes(Mar 23)
Social & Emotional Competence/Parents Need to Help Their Children Communicate (Mar 24)
Social Connections / Parents Need Friends(Mar 25)
Parental Resilience / Be Strong and Flexible(Mar 26)
Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development / Being a Great Parent is Part Natural and Part Learned (Mar 27)

Zero to Three
Young Children at Home during the COVID-19 Outbreak: The Importance of Self-Care

Fred Rogers Centre
Support for Helpers during Coronavirus

Developmental Services Ontario
COVID-19 updates from your area DSO

Canadian Association for Community Living
#COVIDdisability: Disability-Related Resources for Families

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

Toronto Police Services
Vulnerable Person Registry now available: allows vulnerable people and their caregivers to share information with police before an emergency or police call takes place.

This tip sheet 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