Admist the outbreak of COVID-19, we recognise how uncertainty and unpredictability can leave your child feeling overwhelmed, anxious and concerned. These emotions are completely natural and can also trigger various behaviours, impacting each child in different ways. The most important thing you can do is to continue to provide comfort, support and encouragement to your child.
We recommend establishing a regular routine which includes a nutrious diet, drinking water, exercising, connecting with others and engaging in relaxing activities, all while exercising a level of patience, kindness, compassion, integrity, love, and humour.
Below are resources to help in the shift through this unexpected journey. Like most unfortunate events, this too will pass. Until then, a positive mindset is fundamental in maintaining the good health, productivity and mental wellbeing of our children.
Government of Ontario (Link)
Ontario news, status of cases in Ontario – updated at 10:30a.m. daily
World Health Organization (Link)
Technical documents, questions and answers
Public Health Agency of Canada (Link)
Risk level for Canadians, current situation, travel advisories
City of Toronto Current Health Situation (Link)
Financial and social support, what you should do, economic support
Telehealth Ontario. Call if you develop symptoms.
Toronto Public Health Hotline. Call if you have questions about COVID-19. Translation is available in multiple languages.
8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Telephone: 416-338-7600 TTY: 416-392-0658
311 Toronto. Call if you have questions about City services.
Outside City limits: 416-392-2489
Telephone: 311 TTY: 416-338-0889
Emergency Services. Call if you’re having difficulty breathing or experiencing other severe symptoms.