Covid-19: Information and Resources
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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 email@example.com 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.
- Canadian Government advice on coronavirus – general
- Canadian Government advice on coronavirus – for employers, employees and businesses
- City of Toronto Covid-19
- World Health Organization
- Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Map
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)
- Good Finance UK’s resource hub to support charities and social enterprises navigate COVID-19. It includes funding and investment guidance, tips on remote working, news about how the pandemic is affecting the sector, and much more.
- We like these five suggestions from Hubbub (founder Trewin is an SSE fellow).
- UnLtd have out together a guide on planning for the crisis as a social enterprise.
- Here’s Wired’s take on the best video conference and chat apps for self-isolation, compared
- Zoom offers these useful tips for help setting up virtual, no-cost meetings online. With daily live demos and webinars, there’s everything you need to get you started.
- Working from home with Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia – Covid19 – great blog by SSE fellow Matt Boyd, of Exceptional Individuals
- This BBC article offers advice from AnxietyUK and other practical steps for looking after your mental health
- Mental Health UK has these supportive tips
- MIND has this excellent advice for coping with social distancing and being at home
- The Coronavirus Helpful Hub from Blurt Foundation includes articles about setting digital boundaries, limiting anxiety-inducing news, self care and more.
- Catch up on Social Enterprise UK’s webinar ‘Mental health and working from home’.
- A small selection of useful working-from-home resources is included in Media Trust’s free digital communications resources (also linked to above)
- Charity Comms offers a free crisis communications planning template. The same page includes links to online advice guides.
- CharityComms’ full list of communicator coronavirus resources
- Media Trust has collated 15 free digital communications resources for charities to use during the coronavirus pandemic (also relevant for social enterprises)
- GAIA (US): Presencing Institute’s Global Activation of Intention and Action
- The Beat Box Band – learn to Beat Box
- Scholastic Learn at Home
- Online resources:
- – BrainPop
– Curiosity Stream
– 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
– Kids Learning Tube
– Geeek Gurl Diaries
– Mike Likes Science
– Science Max
- – BrainPop
- Pretend to travel the world..Go on a virtual tour of these 12 famous museums.
- *List of thinking games by grade: https://allinonehomeschool.com/thinking/
- Do Yoga With Me – 2 months free
- Audible Stories – with schools being closed, Audible is offering books for free
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