Indigenous Climate Action Facebook site features weekly webinars and resources

General: Online communities and networks | General: Sector resources | Indigenous

Every Monday the site covers a new theme for their weekly webinars from IEN’s Four Principles of Community Care. Webinar series is called “Building Communities of Care During COVID-19”

Town of Stratford PEI celebrates 25th birthday through online Facebook event

General: Online communities and networks

An event page on the town’s Facebook page provided residents with a list of 25 ways to celebrate. Some of the suggestions included baking a birthday cake, decorating front windows with birthday messages and decorations, and writing a song, poem or fictional short story about Stratford.

“Porchraits” — safely photographing familes in Calgary

Arts and Culture | Local businesses

Calgary Photographer Neil Zeller has been providing porch portrait sessions as a way to connect with people in self-isolation to create a happy moment for fellow Calgarians in perhaps an otherwise dreary time. Anyone can sign up for these portrait sessions and Neil promises to put every dollar earned back into the Calgary economy.

Webinar series on adapting personally and professionally to COVID-19

General: Online communities and networks | General: Sector resources | Learning and education | Local businesses

The University of Laval’s Faculty of Business Administration is hosting a three-part webinar series with advice on how individuals and organizations can adapt to the crisis.

Love for Local – New Brunswick is a Facebook site to support local businesses in NB during the COVID-19 pandemic

Local businesses

Looking to build a community of people who are looking to support local businesses during the COVID-19 Pandemic (@loveforlocal)

Local restaurants in Edmonton have started “#EatWithMeYEG”, a virtual lunch that supports local businesses and helps community connections during social distancing

Food | General: Online communities and networks | Local businesses

The Facebook site provides information where you can order a meal and join a call to talk about what’s happening in the downtown and how local residents can support small business. The first #EatWithMeYEG was the YEG Chinatown Take-Out Edition to support businesses and restaurants affected by racism and xenophobia resulting from COVID-19.

Social distancing-friendly scavenger hunt in Regina

Arts and Culture | Children | General: Online communities and networks | Local businesses | Social isolation

Stay’n’Play Parenting in Regina has started a “A City Wide Heart Hunt,” with homemade hearts displayed in windows across the city. It was designed as a way for families to get moving outside while still social distancing. Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/StaynPlayParenting/

Volunteers on bikes deliver supplies and friendship to vulnerable people during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Toronto

Food | General: Online communities and networks | Mobility and transportation | Seniors | Social isolation

The group has joined forces with a few community organizations, including a local kitchen and the University Health Network’s Friendly Neighbour Hotline.

CareMongering Guelph

General: Crowdsourced tools and resources | General: Online communities and networks | Social isolation

Guelph-based Facebook Group for fostering community, offering support and resources, sharing opportunities/events that may be helpful to support community members, and organizing and staying connected to ensure vulnerable community members have access to food, housing, healthcare, and other necessities. The space is also for the redistribution of resources, and for people to post about any needs for support (emotional or physical or otherwise).

Crowdsourced resource for home schooling trans and queer families during COVID-19

General: Crowdsourced tools and resources | Learning and education

Facebook group offers resources, support, and encouragement for home schooling trans and queer families during the COVID-19 school closures. Open to queer and trans families and teachers, with a focus on British Columbia’s K-12 curriculum.

Poverty advocacy group’s newsletter with links to local mutual aid and neighbourhood pod

General: Crowdsourced tools and resources | General: Online communities and networks | Social isolation

Updates and links to resources on Parkdale’s mutal aid network and neighbourhood pod. Posted by Parkdale Community Economic Development (PCED), a project of the Parkdale People’s Economy led by over 30 community-based organizations and community residents to build decent work, shared wealth, and equitable development in Parkdale.

Montreal group creates weekly online space for conversation about grief and loss related to COVID-19

General: Online communities and networks | Mental health | Social isolation

ORA Loss and Living Program is hosting a weekly online space for conversation about the grief and loss associated with coronavirus/COVID-19, including the impacts of social distancing, self-isolation and quarantine.

Seattle business owners form Facebook group to offer each other support and resources

General: Online communities and networks | Local businesses

A Faceook Group for Seattle business owners offers place to share tips, promote services, and encourage the support of local businesses in the Puget Sound region.

Resident Facebook group matches people in need with those who can help

Fundraising and volunteering | General: Online communities and networks

This Facebook page serves as a hub to support members of the Charlotte County community impacted by COVID-19. The page enables residents to post about what they need, and other residents to volunteer resources.

Caremongering: COVID-19 Coming Together (Victoria/Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ Lands)

General: Crowdsourced tools and resources | General: Online communities and networks

Victoria/Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ Lands-based Facebook Group for fostering community, offering support and resources, sharing opportunities/events that may be helpful to support community members, and organizing and staying connected to ensure vulnerable community members have access to food, housing, healthcare, and other necessities. The space is also for the redistribution of resources, and for people to post about any needs for support (emotional or physical or otherwise).

Facebook Group: COVID-19 Coming Together (Vancouver)

General: Crowdsourced tools and resources | General: Online communities and networks

Impromptu group of community members create mutual aid network for Vancouver, through Facebook. The group is intended to share resources, offers support, shows solidarity for healthcare workers and the vulnerable, builds community, and amplify social movements.

The group’s Google Drive of resources and instructions for starting a neighbourhood hub is available here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ZeHnTyGW_W3at_iN9S6H7wgnU8KGeyPG

The group also launches a fundraiser to support vulnerable residents with a survival fund: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-covid19-coming-together-vancouver

Caremongering Vancouver

General: Crowdsourced tools and resources | General: Online communities and networks

Vancouver-based Facebook Group for fostering community, offering support and resources, sharing opportunities/events that may be helpful to support community members, and organizing and staying connected to ensure vulnerable community members have access to food, housing, healthcare, and other necessities. The space is also for the redistribution of resources, and for people to post about any needs for support (emotional or physical or otherwise).

Caremongering Stouffville

General: Crowdsourced tools and resources | General: Online communities and networks

Stouffville-based Facebook Group for fostering community, offering support and resources, sharing opportunities/events that may be helpful to support community members, and organizing and staying connected to ensure vulnerable community members have access to food, housing, healthcare, and other necessities. The space is also for the redistribution of resources, and for people to post about any needs for support (emotional or physical or otherwise).

Caremongering Saskatoon

General: Crowdsourced tools and resources | General: Online communities and networks

Saskatoon-based Facebook Group for fostering community, offering support and resources, sharing opportunities/events that may be helpful to support community members, and organizing and staying connected to ensure vulnerable community members have access to food, housing, healthcare, and other necessities. The space is also for the redistribution of resources, and for people to post about any needs for support (emotional or physical or otherwise).

Caremongering St-Lazare, Hudson, Rigaud, Vaudreuil

General: Crowdsourced tools and resources | General: Online communities and networks

St-Lazare, Hudson, Rigaud, Vaudreuil-based Facebook Group for fostering community, offering support and resources, sharing opportunities/events that may be helpful to support community members, and organizing and staying connected to ensure vulnerable community members have access to food, housing, healthcare, and other necessities. The space is also for the redistribution of resources, and for people to post about any needs for support (emotional or physical or otherwise).

Caremongering Northumberland County

General: Crowdsourced tools and resources | General: Online communities and networks

Northumberland County-based Facebook Group for fostering community, offering support and resources, sharing opportunities/events that may be helpful to support community members, and organizing and staying connected to ensure vulnerable community members have access to food, housing, healthcare, and other necessities. The space is also for the redistribution of resources, and for people to post about any needs for support (emotional or physical or otherwise).

Caremongering Niagara

General: Crowdsourced tools and resources | General: Online communities and networks

Niagara-based Facebook Group for fostering community, offering support and resources, sharing opportunities/events that may be helpful to support community members, and organizing and staying connected to ensure vulnerable community members have access to food, housing, healthcare, and other necessities. The space is also for the redistribution of resources, and for people to post about any needs for support (emotional or physical or otherwise).

Local Montreal musician organizes weekly drumming festival on balconies, porches, rooftops

Arts and Culture | Social isolation

The weekly event, organized on Facebook, invites attendees to drum on their balconies/porches/rooftops on Sundays from 2pm to 4pm. With enough people drumming, the event reminds you that you are not alone.

Caremongering London

General: Crowdsourced tools and resources | General: Online communities and networks

London-based Facebook Group for fostering community, offering support and resources, sharing opportunities/events that may be helpful to support community members, and organizing and staying connected to ensure vulnerable community members have access to food, housing, healthcare, and other necessities. The space is also for the redistribution of resources, and for people to post about any needs for support (emotional or physical or otherwise).

CareMongering Kingston

General: Online communities and networks

Kingston-based Facebook Group for fostering community, offering support and resources, sharing opportunities/events that may be helpful to support community members, and organizing and staying connected to ensure vulnerable community members have access to food, housing, healthcare, and other necessities. The space is also for the redistribution of resources, and for people to post about any needs for support (emotional or physical or otherwise).

CareMongering Hamilton

General: Crowdsourced tools and resources | General: Online communities and networks

Hamilton-based Facebook Group for fostering community, offering support and resources, sharing opportunities/events that may be helpful to support community members, and organizing and staying connected to ensure vulnerable community members have access to food, housing, healthcare, and other necessities. The space is also for the redistribution of resources, and for people to post about any needs for support (emotional or physical or otherwise).

List of community response networks across Canada

General: Online communities and networks

Many grassroots groups have come together with the shared goal of organizing to ensure vulnerable community members have access to food, housing, healthcare, and other necessities. They’re also redistributing resources in case stockpiling prevents people from accessing basics. Amara Possian, community organizer and professor, started a Google Doc that lists those community response networks across Canada by province.

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