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E-newsletter for COVID-19 on March 31, 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


Children’s Healthcare Canada

Be Strong Families  (Also available in Spanish)

Children’s Healthcare Canada & Solutions for Kids in Pain (SKIP)
Impacts and implications of COVID-19 for children in pain and their families (April 8)

Community Living Ontario
Webinar: Navigating Health Care for People with Developmental Disabilities During COVID-19

Caregiver and Family Wellness

Toronto Rehab and Peter Munk Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation
Free live online education via ZOOM
Eating well (April 1); Exercise safely (April 2): Mental wellness and COVID-19 (April 6)

Azrieli Adult Neurodevelopmental Centre
Fit Friday (March 27 to April 17)
Free online physical activity sessions for people with developmental disabilities.

Mindfulness Mondays (March 23 to April 13)
Free online mindfulness sessions for people in the developmental disability community and their caregivers, regardless of age or disability

Assessment: Getting Help for Mental Health Concerns (April 7)*Not COVID-19 related
Online discussion about the role of families in supporting adults with developmental disabilities to understand and navigate mental health concerns.

Free online daily workouts

Free online workouts

Recreational Respite 
Now offering virtual interactive services

Good Things In Life
"End Loneliness" Challenge

Zero to Three
The Importance of Self-Care during the COVID-19 Outbreak:

Ontario COVID-19 website (available in other languages)
Information on how to stay safe during this period

Supporting your child and young adult

Kids Health
Coronavirus questions and answers for parents

How to talk to kids about Coronavirus (available in other languages including Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Arabic, Greek, Chinese)

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

Solutions for Kids in Pain (SKIP)
Digital Pain Management Resources for Children and Youth


P4P Planning Network
Introduction to the RDSP (April 23) *Not COVID-19 related

Developmental Services Ontario
COVID-19 updates from your area DSO

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 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