Chatham-Kent Public Health, Public Health Agency of Canada, and Public Health Ontario continually publish updated COVID-19 information, statistics, and resources.
Telehealth Ontario can assist with non-emergency medical advice.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada highlights the impact of COVID-19 on immigration programs in Canada. A few key links are below:
Travel restrictions and exemptions
All Citizenship events are cancelled
Chatham-Kent based settlement agency, Adult Language and Learning, has cancelled a number of programs to ensure the health and safety of their staff, clients, and the public. Office and Settlement Services staff are still available to communicate with clients online or by phone, Monday to Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Adult Language and Learning can be reached at 519.354.7424 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
College Boreal Chatham-Kent offers a unique service to Newcomers to Canada: Socio-economic Integration Navigation. This multilingual service assists newcomers in creating a customized short and long term plan to ensure a sustainable career that will impact not only first-generation immigrants but subsequent generations as well. As of September 2020, College Boreal will also be offering fast-track English language classes (LINC) with a focus on education and employment. Contact them today by phone at (519) 397-1677 or by email at: email@example.com.
The Public Health Agency of Canada has a number of multi-language awareness resources on COVID-19, including fact sheets on physical distancing, how to reduce the spread of COVID-19, how to self isolate, and much more. These resources can be found here.
The Government of Canada has developed a COVID-19 guide customized for Temporary Foreign Workers under the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program.COVID-19: A Guide for Temporary Foreign Workers in Canada includes information related to quarantine period, rights and responsibilities, and much more. The guide can be accessed here in English, French, Spanish.
Refugee 613, together with Ottawa Public Health have developed a series of multilingual videos, explaining where and when to wear masks. Mandatory Mask videos are available in the following languages: Arabic, English, French, Farsi, Hindi, Nepalese, Simplified Chinese, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese. The videos can be accessed here.
The RIO network portal includes a multilingual health information library. The translated COVID-19 resources can be accessed here. You can select resources in over 60 languages by clicking the red square image at the bottom right side of the page.
Safely Putting on and Taking off a Mask Fact Sheets in multiple languages, Staying Safe During COVID-19 Multilingual Videos, and Multilingual Mental Health Videos are available on the Ottawa Public Health website.
Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan includes support for individuals:
Employment Insurance (EI) program
Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB)
Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB)
Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB)
allowing mortgage payment deferrals
Ministry of Education Support for Learners
Ontario Disability Support Program