Information on COVID-19:
COVID-19 and Settlement Services in Chatham-Kent:
- Chatham-Kent-based settlement agency Adult Language and Learning is open to the public again, offering settlement services and LINC classes in person. 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:
- College Boreal Chatham-Kent offers a unique service to Newcomers to Canada: Socioeconomic 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 also subsequent generations. As of September 2020, College Boreal will also be offering fast-track English language classes (LINC) focusing on education and employment. Contact them today by phone at 519.397.1677 or by email at:
- Up to date information and available vaccination clinics can be found on the Chatham-Kent Public Health website.
- The SickKids COVID-19 Vaccine Consult Service is available as a resource to children, youth, and their families across Ontario. The SickKids COVID-19 Vaccine Consult Service is a by-appointment phone service that provides a safe, judgment-free space to have an open conversation about the COVID-19 vaccine for children and youth.
- Chatham-Kent Public Health has developed
- Chatham-Kent Public Health is endorsing the multilingual COVID-19 Vaccine Bulletin resources: 'What You Need to Know about the COVID-19 Vaccines', 'How Did We Get COVID-19 Vaccines So Fast?', 'Who Were the COVID-19 Vaccines Tested On?', 'Trusted Answers to Your COVID-19 Vaccine Questions', 'Pfizer/ BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines: Is There a Difference?', 'Why is it OK to mix COVID-19 vaccine brands?' and 'Why should my child get the COVID-19 vaccine?' to help individuals make an informed decision about the COVID-19 vaccine. The resources are available in English, French, and other languages.
- For Low German immigrants, the below translations are also available:
- The RIO network portal includes a
multilingual health information library. You can select resources in over 60 languages by clicking the red square image on the right side of the page.
- The Public Health Agency of Canada has several
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 more.
- Refugee 613 and 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, and Vietnamese.
- Multilingual Mental Health Videos are available on the Ottawa Public Health website.
COVID-19 and children:
COVID-19: Updates on the law and legal services:
Steps to Justice - Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) is working to give practical answers to the critical questions that people are asking about the law relating to COVID-19.
Temporary Foreign Worker Resources
- COVID-19 Resources for International Farm Workers in English, Spanish, Thai.
- The Government of Ontario has released 9-1-1 Fact Sheets to help educate migrant workers on accessing 911 services for ambulance response.
- 'Get the facts: Calling 911 when you need emergency health care' is available in
- 'Get the facts: What to expect when calling 911 for a health emergency' is available in
- Instruction for employers