Covid-19: Information and Resources

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This is a tough time for everyone. We have suspended all in-person sessions and meetings and are moving all our activities online. To be kept informed about what we’re working on, please join our newsletter and follow us on social media.

While we can’t be with you in person as we are self-isolating, we have pulled together some resources to help you during the Covid-19 pandemic, and beyond.

This blog shares links to resources you might find useful.  If you come across a resource that others might find useful, please email Chryssa at at or tweet @TheSSEOntario

It’s so important that we find ways to help each other out during this time, especially in the social impact sector.

Key links

Most useful resources we’ve found so far*

(*Other than government advice)

  • Canadian Business Resilience Network: Whether you are self-employed, a small business owner or a large enterprise, you shouldn’t have to worry about losing your business, and your employees shouldn’t have to worry about losing their jobs. This site highlights public and private sector programs and initiatives across Canada that support businesses and their employees. Please note: new programs are being introduced very rapidly with operational details and clarifications being made daily. Please check back frequently for the latest information.
  • CAMH: Mental health and the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Imagine Canada: Responding to COVID-19 with resources for charities and non-profits to manage through and building resilience during the outbreak.
  • Canada Helps: A list of resources to help charities and non-profits in these difficult times, including information about virtual events, online fundraising, remote working, communications, and more.
  • MaRSDD: This collection brings together a set of tools and tactics startups can use to plan and respond to the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
  • TechSoup Canada: Resources to help your nonprofit during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Ontario Non-profit Network: Resources to help nonprofits adapt and respond to COVID-19


Non-Canadian Resources (our roots are in the UK as are a lot of really good resources, just keep in mind that some of the information won’t apply to us in Canada)

For Kids

  • The Beat Box Band – learn to Beat Box
  • Scholastic Learn at Home
  • Online resources:
    • – BrainPop
      – Curiosity Stream
      – Tynker
      – Outschool
      – Udemy
      – iReady
      – Beast Academy (Math)
      – Khan Academy
      – Creative Bug
      – Discovery Education
    • YouTube Channels:
      – Crash Course Kids
      – Science Channel
      – SciShow Kids
      – National Geographic Kids
      – Free School
      – Geography Focus
      – TheBrainScoop
      – SciShow
      – Kids Learning Tube
      – Geeek Gurl Diaries
      – Mike Likes Science
      – Science Max
      – SoulPancake
  • Pretend to travel the world..Go on a virtual tour of these 12 famous museums.
  • *List of thinking games by grade:




Inspiration and Fun

  • You Clap For Me Now – A poem to remind us all that a large number of ‘key workers’ are from Black and Minority Ethnic families. It is read out line-by-line by first, second and third-generation immigrants including doctors, nurses, teachers, shopkeepers, dentists, social workers, care workers, delivery drivers, broadcasters and more. Despite long, shameful histories of facing racism and hostility, immigrants globally are showing kindness and solidarity by delivering essential aid and services to their nations. Because we know – and they know – it doesn’t matter where you come from. During this pandemic we are all humans together, fighting a common enemy.
  • Hello (from the Inside) An Adele Parody by Chris Mann