Crowdsourced list of Black Owned Businesses & Restaurants Open in the Toronto area during COVID
Engagement Summary for Toronto’s Economic Recovery and Support Task Force
A summary of the input that business owners, BIAs, and stakeholders have provided to the City of Toronto. The contents here are not necessarily recommendations but capture the full range of feedback provided. The information is intended to help inform the Mayor’s Economic Support & Recovery Task Force’s approach to recovery.
MyShoperon redesigned for the elderly and immunocompromised to reach out to the community for assistance in running errands
Everyone who registers is part of the MyShoperon community, however depending on what you need from the community, you can be a Requester or a Chaperon. A Requester is someone who needs errand assistance. The Chaperon is someone who has offered to help.
Tiny Victoria Small Business Relief Fund
Google form to apply for support for small 0% non-recourse loans to Victoria-based small businesses.
Crowdsourced google map showing Canadian bookstores that deliver
Clickable map of Canadian with links to Canadian independent books stores that offer delivery
Edmonton Local Organizations in Operation during COVID-19
Google document, consistently updated
Toolkit for tenant organizing
“The Tenants Will Win” is a compendium of resources, templates and tools for tenants to use during the pandemic, many of which can be modified to be useful for renters in Canadian cities.
Online Dance Collective
Professional teachers from different Toronto-based studios are coming together to launch the Toronto Online Dance Collective: a shared platform for live online classes so that we can socially connect and dance together while we’re physically distant.
Google doc showing those cities considering or implementing temporary bikeways/Open Streets/Livable Streets as a COVID19 response
Developed by Mike Lydon, to collectively crowdsource details.
Vancouver Emergency Food Services & Community Supports Map. Updated Daily During COVID-19 Pandemic.
A google doc put together by Limage Media Group that maps emergency food services, supervised consumption sites, handwashing stations, parks and facilities and Downtown East Side facilities
Gender and COVID-19 Working Group has developed a google doc of COVID-19 and Gender Resources and Articles
Compiled by Rosemary Morgan, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Canadian companies that are hiring during this time
A crowd-sourced list of employers who are hiring across Canada, organized by Unbounce, a Vancouver-based software company.
Schulich Medical students are offering free childcare, errands and other volunteer services to health care practitioners across the London region
Student volunteers will be matched with a single family to minimize their contact, and only those with childcare experience can provide childcare.
Schulich Medicine and Dentistry students helping a local effort to supply Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to primary care teams across the London region
Co-ordinated by the London Middlesex Primary Care Alliance, a group of primary care providers, the grassroots initiative works with individuals and businesses, such as veterinary clinics, podiatrists and spas, to collect and donate unused supplies. As many businesses are closed or offering limited services during the pandemic, organizers say this is a practical way to address the shortage for frontline workers. Third-year medical students are part of the organizing team, collecting PPE equipment from community donors, creating an inventory of the supplies and helping to deliver them based on the need among local primary care teams.
Tools and resources to manage your business through the impacts of COVID-19
The Upside Foundation has compiled a Google Doc of tools and resources to help early-stage, high-growth companies manage the impacts of COVID-19.
Resource with Indigenous-friendly NFB movies and documentaries to watch while in self-isolation
List of free indigenous-friendly movies and documentaries on National Film Board website.