QCGN responds to Coronavirus Crisis

We are engaged in an unprecedented public health emergency. During this crisis, it is essential that members of linguistic minority communities have access to quality information in our language. To help English-speaking Quebecers and the organizations and institutions that support them navigate through the pandemic, QCGN’s communications and research staff have created this online information hub. It provides access to reliable information in English from trusted sources. This hub provides links to a wide inventory of government COVID-19 programs along with access to additional resources and online tools, and will be frequently updated.

We thank members and stakeholders who assits in the creation of this webpage. If you seek information that is not already here, or if you have further resources to share, please contact us at coronavirus.response@qcgn.ca.

COMMUNITY AND NOT-FOR-PROFIT TOOLS & RESOURCES
CANADIAN GOVERNMENT INFORMATION & RESOURCES
QUEBEC GOVERNMENT INFORMATION & RESOURCES
EDUCATION & LEARNING ONLINE RESOURCES
PUBLIC HEALTH INFORMATION & RESOURCES
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
LEGAL RESOURCES
MUNICIPAL AND REGIONAL INFORMATION AND RESOURCES
OTHER ONLINE TOOLS & RESOURCES

This page is updated regularly.

COMMUNITY AND NOT-FOR-PROFIT TOOLS & RESOURCES

ESTA COVID-19 Resource Hub (Added May 15) 

Information about government benefits and access to additional resources and online tools in English from the DESTA Black Youth Network. 

Family Resource Centre Help Line

The offices are closed, but the help line that supports families with children experiencing learning and/or behaviour problems remains active. Call 514 676-7775.

Seniors Action Quebec (Updated May 26) 

As lockdown measures are eased Seniors Action Quebec (SAQ) produced a tip sheet to help seniors in this difficult time. SAQ also produced a questions sheet for families and caregivers to help them ensure their loved ones are being well-cared for in light of the challenges faced by CHSLDs and seniors’ residences. See also links to online resources that are both general and of particular interest to Quebec seniors.  

Townshippers’ Association (Updated April 30) 

Townshipper’s website links to official sources for public heatlh updates and information in English that is specific to the Eastern Township. More resources in Townshippers Knowledge BaseTownshippers’ Festival is postponed till the fall of 2021. 

Parkinson Canada – Quebec (Added April 8)

Information, resources and activities updated daily on the website and on Facebook. A bilingual Quebec-based social worker is available via telephone and email for people living with Parkinson’s, their care partners and healthcare professionals. 

514-357-4291 ext. 3411 or toll free 1-800-565-3000 ext. 3411  

What COCo Learned About Doing an Online AGM (Updated May 26) 

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Center for Community Organizations (COCo) made a last-minute decision to hold its AGM online. Here is what they learned.  Meanwhile you can consult the PowerPoint and questions & answers from QCGN’s webinar COCo.  

Virtual AGMs: Yes, you can! (Added May 7) 

The Ontario Nonprofit Network has created this useful Virtual AGM Facilitation Guide.  

English Language Arts Network (Added May 1) 

In response to COVID-19, ELAN is working to amass resources and tools for Quebec’s artists, cultural workers. For the safety of our staff and the public, ELAN’s scheduled events are postponed.

CBC Help for Artists (Updated April 21) 

CBC launches ‘Art Uncontained,’ a rich collection of innovative content offering inspiration for audiences and support to the Canadian artistic community. 

Digital Originals  (Added April 21)

The Canada Council for the Arts and CBC/Radio-Canada are teaming to launch Digital Originals, a new fast forward initiative to help artists, arts groups and organizations pivot their work for online sharing.  

Centraide of Greater Montreal (Updated May 21) 

Discover the special funds offered through the Centraide COVID-19 Emergency Fund and Youth Project. Not in Montreal?  Find your Centraide branch and what it has to offer.   

Fondation du Grand Montréal (Added April 9) 

COVID-19 Collective Fund has two objectives: 1) to meet immediate needs across all sectors of our community life, paying special attention to the situation of vulnerable children; and 2) to stimulate and support the strategic collective work required to contribute to the recovery and rebuilding of the community in the aftermath of the crisis. 

Canada Helps (Updated May 25) 

This article outlines measures by the Federal and Provincial governments available to Canada’s charitable sector. 

The Great Canadian Giving Challenge encourages Canadians to donate to charities during JuneEvery dollar donated to any charity by an individual in via GivingChallenge.ca, CanadaHelps.org, or CanadaHelps is an automatic entry for the chosen charity to win a $20,000 donation.  

Indigenous Youth Research Grants (Added April 15) 

Canadian Roots Exchange, which builds bridges between Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth in Canada, provides small grants to Indigenous youth who want to design, develop, and implement their own community-based research projects in Canada. Deadline has been extended till the end of April. Details.   

Resources to help small businesses cope with COVID-19 (Added April 15) 

The Community Economic Development and Employability Corporation (CEDEC) has created a resource page for small business owners, startups and entrepreneurs, tourism business operators, workforce development colleagues, and community development partners dealing with COVID-19. 

The Philanthropist

The charitable sector is responding rapidly to the expanding impact of the pandemic, via outreach, operations, and advocacy. The Philanthropist provides up-to-date coverage.

Nonprofit Resources for Remote Work During the COVID-19 Outbreak  (Added May 21)

This blog from TechSoup provides remote communications and information sharing solutions. Most are free and can be implemented relatively quickly, with little to no external IT support. 

Resources for Canadian Non-profits (Added May 21) 

Imagine Canada has been working to help non-profit organizations and registered charities. They compiled a list of resources for non-profits which includes tips on how to fundraise 

CANADIAN GOVERNMENT INFORMATION & RESOURCES

The Government of Canada has created or modified programs to assist Canadians during the coronavirus public health emergency. Key programs and details are listed on this page. You are also encouraged to visit Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, which features a COVID-19 Virtual Assistant to help navigate available programs.

The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

To help employers hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic to keep and retain workers, this subsidy covers 75 per cent of salaries for qualifying businesses, for up to three months retroactive to March 15. Details.

The Canada Revenue Agency launched the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Calculator to guide employers through a step-by-step calculation of the subsidy and determine the subsidy amount they can expect to claim. (Added April 21)   

Work-Sharing Program Extended

The maximum duration of Work-Sharing agreements has been extended from 38 weeks to 76 weeks for businesses affected by the downturn caused by COVID-19 and for the forestry, steel and aluminum sectors. Details.

Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP) (Updated May 7) 

The BCAP helps Canadian businesses in all sectors and regions obtain financing through the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and Export Development Canada which lists government and Crown corporation resources including the Canada Emergency Business Account; Loan Guarantee for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises; and Co-Lending Program for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises. 

Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (Updated April 30)

The government will provide loans and/or forgivable loans to commercial property owners who in turn will lower or forgo the rent of small businesses for the months of April (retroactive), May, and June. Details. 

Additional Support for Business (Updated May 6) 

More support for Canadian businesses was announced by the Government last week. In his statement, the Prime Minister announced support for small-medium sized business, culture, the energy sector and future entrepreneurs. 

For Rural Businesses and Communities and for small and medium sized businesses unable to access other support measure through your Regional Economic Development Agency 

For assistance with innovative and early stage businesses, the Industrial Research Assistance Program can be of assistance. 

For young entrepreneurs who are facing additional challenges due to the crisis, check Futurpreneur Canada. 

Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (Added May 13) 

The Regional Economic Development Agency for Quebec launched the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund to support local economies.

Job Bank (Added May 8) 

If you are an employee looking for a job or an employer looking to hire, you can use this resource for help.

Support for Agriculture and Farmers (Added May 6) 

Measures to support farmers, food businesses, and food processors and increased insurance through  Farm Credit Canada. Details.  

Risk-informed decision-making guidelines for workplaces and small businesses (Added April 27) 

This framework from the Government of Canada helps employers consider risks and risk mitigation strategies associated with their workplace. 

Information for recipients of Canadian Heritage grants and contributions (Updated April 21)

A Department of Canadian Heritage webpage updates recipients of funding that are affected, directly or indirectly, by the current crisis. Additional measures support the publishing and news industry and the broadcasting sector.

In light of the current situation the deadline for the Community Cultural Action Fund has been postponed from April 6, 2020, to May 25, 2020. Contact Jacqueline.ritchi@Canada.ca should you have any questions.

A $500 million COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund for cultural, heritage and sport organizations will help address the financial needs of affected organizations so they can continue to support artists and athletes. (Updated May 15) 

Emergency Community Support Fund (Updated May 21) 

The Canadian government has invested $350 million to improve the ability of community organizations such as Centraide, the Canadian Red Cross and the Community Foundations of Canada to serve vulnerable Canadians during the COVID-19 crisis. Details. 

Emergency Support Fund for Cultural, Heritage and Sport Organizations (Updated May 21) 

A $500 million fund was set up to will help address the financial needs of affected organizations so they can continue to support artists and athletes.  

Canada Council for the Arts Support for the Arts 

The Canada Council for the Arts is establishing a program tprovide financial support for Canadian artists whose livelihoods are significantly harmed by social distancingCheck the website for information and updates.  

Employment and Social Development Canada

All in person Service Canada Centres are closed to the public. Clients can apply for critical services online.

Temporary changes to Canada Summer Jobs program (Updated April 30) 

The Government of Canada is making temporary changes to the Canada Summer Jobs program to allow employers to make it more flexible. Details.

New Horizons for Seniors (Updated May 12) 

An additional investment of $20 million to support organizations that offer community-based projects that reduce isolation, improve the quality of life of seniors, and help them maintain a social support network. Organizations that received funding under the 2019-2020 community-based stream will be able to use their funding to provide immediate and essential services to seniors impacted by COVID-19. Details. 

Canada Emergency Response Benefit (Updated April 24) 

This wide-ranging program provides individual Canadians who have lost income because of COVID-19 with temporary income support. It includes a taxable benefit of $2,000 a month for up to four months; increases in the Canada Child Benefit and GST credits; support for women’s shelters and sexual assault centres; support for the homeless with a $157.5 million Reaching Home Initiative; mortgage supportreduced minimum withdrawals for Registered Retirement Income Funds; and a new Indigenous Community Support Fund. Apply here.  

Support measures for Seniors (Added May 12) 

Seniors eligible for the Old Age Security (OAS) pension will receive a one-time tax-free payment of $300 with and additional $200 for seniors eligible for the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS). The Government is extending GIS and Allowance payments if seniors’ 2019 income information has not been assessed. Details.

Increased Support to Families (Updated May 7) 

Families receiving the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) will get $300 extra per child in May to help them deal with the added pressures of COVID-19. Details 

Federal Assistance for Students (Updated May 15) 

Support for Students and Recent Graduates Impacted by COVID-19. Students loan repayments and interest suspended until September 30, 2020 and changes to student aid applications. 

Information about the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB). Applications now open. 

Intergovernmental Agreement to Boost Wages for Essential Workers (Added May 7) 

The Government of Canada will provide up to $3 billion in support as provinces and territories increase the wages of low-income essential workers. 

Free Tax Clinics Go Virtual (Added May 26) 

As a temporary measure during the COVID-19 pandemic, community organizations in partnership with the CRA’s Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) and the Income Tax Assistance – Volunteer Program in Quebec will be hosting free virtual tax clinics. Details 

Canada Post measures 

Committed to delivering mail and packages to CanadiansCanada Post is providing regular updates delivery interruptions that may be affecting your neighbourhood and international shipments. 

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)

This fact sheet updates organizations working with newcomers that are funded by IRCC.

COVID-19 a Data Perspective (Added April 24) 

Statistics Canada is accelerating data collection to help the country respond to, and recover from, the social and economic impacts of COVID-19. It also encourages Canadians to participate in crowdsourcing data collections. Find surveys, survey results and other information here. 

Measures for airline travel (Updated May 25) 

New measures introduced for non-medical masks or face coverings in the Canadian transportation system. Passengers should follow the current Public Health Agency of Canada’s guidance on face coverings. 

Mandatory Quarantine and Essential Workers Exemption (Added May 25) 

All persons entering Canada MUST self-isolate for 14 days and monitor themselves for symptoms. If you are returning to or entering Canada for essential work and have no COVID-19 symptoms, you may not need to self-isolate. Details.

Connecting Families

Community advocates note that low-income families are more vulnerable during this crisis because they are least likely to have home computers or reliable internet connections. The Government of Canada’s Connecting Families initiative, in partnership with internet service providers, helps eligible low-income Canadian families get connected for $10 per month.

QUEBEC GOVERNMENT INFORMATION & RESOURCES

Gradual Resumption of Activities Under the COVID-19-related Pause (Added May 15) 

Economic and other activities will gradually resume with the consent and collaboration of public health authorities. Reopenings will occur in phases, depending on the type of activities and the geographic zone. Details.

List of essential services and commercial activities (Updated May 15) 

The Quebec Government has ordered the minimization of all non-priority services and activities. Here is the updated list. 

Quebec Government COVID-19 Assistance Programs 

Workers who have lost their income because of COVID-19 can use this online tool – in English – on the Government of Quebec’s web portal to determine what type of assistance is available to them.

Social Assistance and Social Solidarity (Updated May 25) 

Depending on your circumstances, you may qualify for last-resort financial assistance. You could also be eligible for special benefits covering the cost of medication, optometric services, dental care and other specific needs. 

Workplace safety in the time of coronavirus (Added April 29) 

Information and practical tools from the Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST) to protect workers’ health and ensure their safety.  

Concerted Temporary Action Program for Businesses 

Financial assistance from Investissement Québec is available to businesses in precarious situations due to COVID-19. This includes cooperatives and other social enterprise organizations with commercial activities.

Incentive Program to Retain Essential Workers (Updated May 21) 

Assistance program for individuals working essential jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic will make up the difference between the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and an eligible individual’s wages.  

Temporary Aid for Workers Program 

This program assists workers whose earnings are diminished because they are in isolation and not eligible for another financial assistance program.

Quebec Parental Insurance Plan (QPIP)

Workers who interrupt or defer their parental leave to participate in the COVID-19 public health emergency efforts can have an extra six months to receive these benefits. Details. Individuals can also call 1 877 644-4545 (toll free) or 418 644-4545; 514 644-4545; 819 644-4545; or 450 644-4545. 

Workplace safety in the time of coronavirus (Added April 29) 

Information and practical tools from the Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST) to protect workers’ health and ensure their safety.  

Hunting, Fishing and Trapping During the Coronavirus Pandemic (Added May 8) 

Information on regulations, licensing, wildlife protection, and ZECs, national parks and wildlife reserves. 

Relief Measures for Individuals and Businesses (Added April 22) 

Revenue Quebec has introduced relief measures to make life easier for individuals and businesses affected by the exceptional situation caused by COVID-19. For information about deadlines you need to meet to fulfill your tax obligations, see COVID-19 Summary Table: Deadlines for Individuals and COVID-19 Summary Tables: Deadlines for Businesses. 

Le Panier Bleu (Added April 22) 

The Panier Bleu program was created to stimulate Quebec’s economy through the purchasing of local products online (In French).

EDUCATION & LEARNING ONLINE RESOURCES

Resumption of School Activities (Updated May 15) 

Preschools and elementary schools will be progressively reopened to students in all regions of Québec, with the exception of schools located in the Montreal metropolitan community, which will remain closed until the end of August. Secondary schools will remain closed until September 2020. However, distance learning will continue to be offered with improved pedagogical support. Details 

Letter from Education Minister Jean-François Roberge addressed to education stakeholders. (English version uploaded May 11) 

Quebec English School Board Association (Added May 1) 

Read the QESBA’s Notice to the Minister of Education on the resumption of in-school educational services in the schools and centres of Quebec’s English school boards. Go to the QESBA portal and click on the COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) pop up image for details for each school board.  

Open School

The Government of Quebec’s Open School website provides thousands of resources to help students and parents learn, create, have fun and stay active – just like at school.

LEARN Quebec

LEARN has assembled a dedicated resource page, Learn @ Home, to help parents engage students.

Lester B. Pearson School Board 

Online resources for parents and students.

Literacy Quebec

Over and above existing online resources, Literacy Quebec offers a series of online storytelling and rhyme time events on Facebook Live. Check Facebook or the QCGN calendar for details.

John Abbot College Foundation (Added April 22) 

The JAC Foundation has created the Special Edition Online Loonie Line Covid-19 Student Emergency Fund to support John Abbott College students living in a precarious situation due to COVID-19. 

Concordia University COVID-19 Research Guide

General and scientific information about COVID-19 from Concordia University’s Library.  For more information about the Library’s response, please visit the Library services and resources during closure page. 

Resources for Organizing Educational Services Under Shutdowns (Added May 12) 

This preliminary guide lists resources from scholarly journals, newsletters, newspapers, websites, and other sources organizing educational services under prolonged shutdowns caused by epidemics such as COVID-19 and other disasters. 

Concordia University Cares (Added May 6) 

Concordia’s Community Volunteer Outreach Program is seeking volunteers to perform tasks including checking in on senior citizens by phone; answering messages and phone calls from youthdelivering groceries to seniors; and sewing face masks and headbands for front line health workers.

Concordia’s SHIFT Centre for Social Transformation (Added April 17) 

SHIFT is allocating $50,000 to support socially transformative initiatives that are responding to the circumstances created by the global pandemic. Details.

Systems Supporting Student Success

Instructors and professional development staff from English and French educational institutions have posted a list of online teaching resources. They are members of SALTISE – Supporting Active Learning & Technological Innovation in Studies of Education.

PUBLIC HEALTH INFORMATION & RESOURCES

Quebec’s Ministry of Health and Social Services

Informative publications and resources about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis are available on this ministry’s website.

Self-Care Guide – COVID-19 (revised edition) 

This 24-page guide – in English – is designed to empower Quebecers to make the best possible personal decisions over how they can protect their health and the health of loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Together, let’s protect our children (Added April 13) 

This brochure is an awareness tool meant to help the population remain vigilant with respect to distress experienced by parents and/or children, particularly during a period of isolation amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  

Tips and Advice for Seniors (Added April 28) 

The CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS produced and translated this brochure for seniors with tips and advice on how to stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Medication and pharmaceutical services

This fact sheet, prepared in co-operation with the Ordre des pharmaciens du Québec, provides accurate, validated information on current medication and pharmaceutical issues.

Protect yourself and your family from poisonings (Added May 8) 

The pandemic has increased the use of household cleaning products, bleaches, disinfectants, and hand sanitizers. Between February and March, poison centres received 58 per cent more exposure reports, compared with the same period last year. Find information on how to safely use these products. 

Institut national de santé publique (Added April 29) 

Coronavirus information in English from the public health expertise and reference centre of Quebec’s Institut national de santé publique. 

Coronavirus Information from the Public Health Agency of Canada 

The Government of Canada’s portal provides regularly updated information related to coronavirus.

COVID-19 Health Literacy Project (Added April 17) 

Created in collaboration with Harvard Health Publishing, the COVID-19 Health Literacy Project provides information into different languages to help all patients know when, and how, to seek care.  

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

Protecting Your Well-being in the COVID-19 Pandemic (Added June 3) 

This Government of Quebec webpage offers various ways that can improve your emotional and psychosocial well-being.  

Don’t forget your children’s mental health (Added June 3) 

If your children are worried about the pandemic, this infographic produced by the Government of Quebec provides advice on can help you to better support them during the pandemic. 

Stress, Anxiety and Depression Associated with the Coronavirus (Added April 8)

This fact sheet from the Government of Quebec provides guidelines for self-care and links to sources of assistance.

AMI Quebec (Updated June 3) 

This website provides information about support groups and workshops, available by phone and/or on-line.  

Resource Hub: Mental health and wellness 

This Mental Health Commission of Canada site is regularly refreshed with additional resources, videos and information. It supports workers and families grappling with anxiety, isolation and other issues related to COVID-19. The Commission prepared this self-care resilience guide and tips to help Canadians striving to protect their mental health.

Mental Health and Substance Use Support (Added May 1) 

Wellness Together Canada provides free online resources, tools, apps and connections to trained volunteers and qualified mental health professionals when needed. 

Kids Help Phone (Added April 8)

The Canadian government has granted $7.5 million in funding to Kids Help Phone to provide young people with mental health support.

Talking to your children about coronavirus

The Child Development Institute, a children’s mental health agency in Toronto, provides advice suggesting helpful ways to talk to your kids about coronavirus.

Guide for Bereaved People During a Pandemic (Added May 1) 

Bereavement Guide by Formations Monbourquette sur le deuil PRAXIS – Centre de développement professionnel Faculty of Arts and Sciences of the Université de Montréal 

MUNICIPAL AND REGIONAL INFORMATION & RESOURCES

General information 

Questions and answers concerning the municipalities during the COVID-19 pandemic including essential services that must be maintained and access to municipal facilities. 

Ayers Cliff 

Information related to the COVID crisis. 

Brome Lake 

Communications form the Town of Brome Lake regarding coronavirus.  

Chaudières-Appalaches region (Added May 1) 

L’APPUI Chaudières-Appalaches has created a non-exhaustive list of English and French online resources for caregivers to better work and intervene in the context of the social crisis related to COVID-19. 

Cowansville 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for Cowansville residents.  

Gaspé 

The mayor of Gaspé is producing regular messages to resident in both English and French. You can access them on the town of Gaspé’s website.  

Gatineau 

Impact of COVID-19 on activities and facilities in Gatineau and other emergency notices. 

Hudson 

Measures taken by the Town of Hudson to prevent the spread of coronavirus. 

Lachute 

The town of Lachute, one of the least affected in the Laurentians, remind residents of important telephone numbers of resources that can help them through this pandemic period. 

Laval (Updated May 15) 

Ville de Laval essential services for residents, to protect the health of employees working in essential services and to support the health network in implementing public health measures. Details on the current situation in Laval. Also consult coronavirus updates for transit users. 

Longueuil (Updated May 15) 

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and to protect the population and limit the spread of the virus, Ville de Longueuil has decided to cancel all indoor and outdoor events through August 31, inclusively. See information on how to ask for and offer help as well as support for seniors, merchants and businesses. Click here for details about STL bus service.  

Montreal COVID-19 Services and Information (Updated May 15) 

Measures to protect the population from COVID-19 are changing as the situation evolves. Municipal buildings, community centres, cultural sites, libraries, and sports facilities are closed until further notice.  Latest news and multilingual information on web portal.  

Consult the latest information and recommendations from Santé Montréal including the current situation, details and schedules of mobile testing clinicsas well as information and resources in multiple languages. Also consult an interactive map on its website that breaks down the number of COVID-19 cases on the island of Montreal by borough and by age group. 

Consult Coronavirus prevention measures and schedule updates for transit users from the Société de transport de Montréal.  

The City of Montreal is also offering support measures for businesses. Become a virtual library member.   

Additional information for boroughs: 

CDN-NDG Support for organizations  

L’Île-Bizard-Sainte-Geneviève closures. 

Lachine community resources and assistance. 

LaSalle food aid and community resources. 

Pierrefonds-Roxboro Information on food aid and community resources. 

Saint-Laurent information and essential services for seniors. 

Verdun local emergency fund. 

Information for Municipalities on the Island of Montreal  

Baie d’Urfe action plan and messages from the mayor. 

Beaconsfield measures to slow down the COVID-19 spread. 

Cote-Saint-Luc response to COVID-19. 

Dollard-des-Ormeaux list of community resources and message from the mayor. 

Dorval information and reminders concerning coronavirus.  

Hampstead community resources and message from the mayor. 

Kirkland coronavirus news for residents.   

Montreal West notice pertaining to coronavirus. 

Pointe-Claire updates on COVID-19.  

Senneville emergency measures for Coronavirus. 

Town of Mount Royal up to date news for citizens.  

Westmount information about essential services to residents. 

North Hatley 

North Hatley measures in order to limit the spread of the Coronavirus COVID-19.

Quebec City 

Quebec City is monitoring the pandemic and providing essential municipal services at all times. 

Rosemère 

Relevant information and measures taken so far to limit the spread of the virus. 

Salaberry-de-Valleyfield 

News about the measures the City of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield has taken to slow the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19). 

Sherbrooke COVID-19 Page  

Sherbrooke municipal page regarding measures linked to the COVID-19 pandemic including special measures to assist the population. 

 The Public Health Situation in Estrie 

Information page from the Le CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS on COVID-19 situation in the Eastern Townships.

Stanstead 

Prevention Measures put in place by the Town of Stanstead.  

Sutton 

A word from the Mayor of the Town of Sutton concerning the current situation of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).  

OTHER ONLINE TOOLS & RESOURCES

Key coronavirus questions answered by André Picard (Updated June 3) 

Everything (or almost) that you need to know about COVID-19: The Globe and Mail’s award-winning health columnist provides straight answers to key coronavirus questions in this regularly updated article.  

Glossary on the COVID-19 pandemic (Added April 22) 

To encourage clear communications during the pandemic, terminologists at the Government of Canada’s Translation Bureau have created this regularly updated glossary designed as a tool for language professionals as well as those responsible for disseminating information in the context of this pandemic. In it, you will find terms from the fields of medicine, sociology and politics, among others.  

Multilingual coronavirus information (Added April 9) 

The Alliance des communautés culturelles pour l’égalité de la santé et les services sociaux (ACCESS) has created this multilingual information site on COVID-19. 

Financial help for Canadians affected by COVID-19 (Added April 9) 

The interactive tool by CBC, a hub of benefits from the federal government, provinces and territories are offering to people financially affected by the coronavirus. 

Plain-language Guide for Getting Government Aid

This handy guide compiled by Jennifer Robson, Associate Professor of Political Management at Carleton Universitycollates information on program and application guidelines, along with government phone numbers. Available in PDF. 

COVID-19 Social Impacts Network (Added May 1)  

Led by ACS-Metropolis, the Vanier Institute of the Family and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, the COVID-19 Social Impacts Network is a multidisciplinary group of some of the country’s leading experts to help identify key issues, indicators and socio-demographics to generate evidence-based responses that address the social and economic dimensions of the COVID-19 crisis in Canada.  

CEDEC Resources to help your small business cope with COVID-19 (Added May 8) 

The communications team at the Community Economic Development and Employability Corporation curating relevant information and online tools for small businesses.  

Canadian Business Resilience Network (Added May 25) 

The latest information, tools and resources businesses to help the business community prepare, persevere and ultimately, prosper as we collectively face the COVID-19 pandemic. 

PME MTL COVID-19 Resources for Small and Medium Businesses (Added May 8) 

Extensive information surrounding government support, training, incentives and other key information relevant to entrepreneurs. 

Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal (Updated June 1) 

COVID-19 programs, measures, general Information and resources for entrepreneurs. 

COVID-19 Research Guide (Added April 23) 

General and scientific information about COVID-19 from Concordia University’s Library.  For more information about the Library’s response, please visit the Library services and resources during closure page. 

Conference Board of Canada (Updated May 25) 

Resource for updates, data, forecasts, research on the growing spread of coronavirus, and useful tools that will help you and your organizations navigate these challenging times.

Pandemic Borders Blog (Added April 17) 

The Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration & Integration at Ryerson University in partnership with Open Democracy has created a  create a blog platform to examine the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic raises for vulnerable residents and workers at and within national borders.  

World Health Organization (WHO)

WHO offers a full array of COVID-19 updates and resources and monitoring.

Contact 

If you cannot find the information or resource you are looking for, or need assistance understanding anything, simply email your questions to coronavirus.response@qcgn.ca.

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