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E-newsletter for COVID-19 on June 5, 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

  • NEW HB Info Line The HB Info Line is a new service to help kids, youth and families learn about and get connected to the many programs and services at Holland Bloorview. Tel: 416-400-8876. Call Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.You can also text, leave a voicemail or email A hospital staff member will respond back within one business day.

Talking about Racism

Webinars/virtual events


Caregiver & Sibling support

Please e-mail with the subject line “YCP” with any questions or concerns you may have.

Covid-19 information

Legal and government updates

Children and youth with disabilities and COVID-19

NEW Province of Ontario - testing for COVID-19

To support Ontarians who have identified the need to get tested, as of May 24, 2020, people will no longer need a referral to go to any of the more than 130 assessment centres across Ontario for testing. No Ontarian will be declined a test. If you do choose to get tested, here are a few important notes:

  • Testing is voluntary.
  • You do not need an OHIP card to be tested. It is a free service.
  • Some assessment centres may require you to book an appointment first or have certain restrictions (for example, some are unable to test young children). Find out more about an assessment centre near you.
  • You can also take an online self-assessment to help determine if you should get tested.
  • If you are free of symptoms and have not had contact with anyone confirmed to have COVID-19 when presenting for testing, you will not be required to self-isolate. However, you should self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days regardless of your test result. If you begin to develop symptoms, self-isolate and contact your local public health unit for further advice.

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