#StandApartTogether campaign in Newmarket shines a bright light on town in the midst of COVID-19

Mental health | Policy leadership

Ten “Community Positivity Ambassadors” have been appointed and tasked with spreading positivity by using social media to share stories of “Newmarket’s bright side” and perseverance.

Key considerations for water and wastewater utilities responding to the coronavirus

General: Crowdsourced tools and resources | General: Sector resources | Public health

Moonshot Missions, a non-profit organization founded by George Hawkins, the former General Manager of DC Water in Washington DC, has put together a “living document” compendium of best practices being implemented by water utilities in the face of this unprecedented challenge. Staff has compiled this checklist by reviewing resources from water associations, list-serves and dozens of utility response and continuity of operations plans.

Calgary YMCA launches Virtual YMCA for mind, body and spirit

Arts and Culture | Children | Fundraising and volunteering | General: Crowdsourced tools and resources | General: Online communities and networks

The YMCA has created a webpage to keep Calgarians connected with the YMCA community. They are sharing stories, recipes, health and wellness tips, on-demand videos, activities for children, and more.

Le travail inquiétant des femmes dans la pandémie COVID-19

General: Sector resources | Learning and education | Policy leadership

Au Canada, les femmes sont nettement plus inquiètes que les hommes au sujet de la crise COVID-19. Par exemple, un récent sondage réalisé par Abacus Data a révélé que 49 % des femmes ont déclaré se sentir “très inquiètes” de l’épidémie, contre 33 % des hommes. Trente-sept pour cent des hommes ont déclaré qu’ils n’étaient “pas du tout inquiets” ou “peu inquiets” à propos de l’épidémie.

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.

Health association of African Canadians updates on COVID-19

General: Sector resources

Health Association of African Canadians, NS Health Professionals and the Black Cultural Centre is providing interactive updates on COVID-19 and people of African descent

Health Association of African Canadians updates on COVID-19

General: Online communities and networks | Learning and education

Health Association of African Canadians, NS Health Professionals and the Black Cultural Centre will lead a 2nd interactive update on COVID-19 and people of African descent.

Links to some of the amazing online communities and resources to offer support and inspire connection during COVID19.

General: Online communities and networks | General: Sector resources | General: Tools for engagement | Learning and education

This fulsome list is a living document collected by Vancouver’s SFU’s Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue at Simon Fraser University

Participedia is a global community sharing knowledge and stories about public participation and democratic innovations

General: Crowdsourced tools and resources | General: Online communities and networks | General: Sector resources | General: Tools for engagement | Learning and education

Currently entries are focused on COVID19 responses

Digital inclusion in times of crisis — UK mobile operators give free access to National Health Service websites during COVID19

General: Tools for engagement | Policy leadership | Public health

Digital exclusion goes hand in hand with social, economic and political exclusion. It is also complex: people need the appropriate device, connection, skills, confidence, and motivation as well as the ability to maintain those through changing circumstances.

Startup Calgary: COVID-19 Guidance & Resources

General: Sector resources | Local businesses

Startup Calgary has created a resource for the start-up community to navigate the impacts of COVID-19.

Canadian companies that are hiring during this time

Employment | General: Crowdsourced tools and resources | Local businesses

A crowd-sourced list of employers who are hiring across Canada, organized by Unbounce, a Vancouver-based software company.

Toronto Society of Architects shares resources for members during COVID-19

General: Sector resources

Toronto Society of Architects creates space to share resources that might be helpful for members during COVID-19

Summary of Canada Council for the Arts’ programs for artists during the COVID-19 pandemic

Arts and Culture | Income support

Includes updates on COVID-19’s affect on Canada Council for the Arts’ programs including: Government support (Artists abroad, Employment Insurance, Other possible measures) and Canada Council operations (Financial losses, Suspension of funding (travel-related activities))

Lessons from Emergency Preparedness that can be applied to Covid-19

General: Sector resources | Public health

In 2013, Calgary non-profits faced a natural disaster. An analysis about how that helped them to prepare for COVID-19

City of Vancouver shares map of public facilities that remain open and welcoming to all, especially those needing to access washrooms

Housing and homelessness | Policy leadership

The City of Vancouver shared a map of public facilities, including community centres, remain open and welcoming to all, especially those who need access to washrooms.

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).

Community-sourced COVID-19 Toronto app

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

A collaborative app with information, resources, ideas, and support networks made by a group of Torontonians. Find ways to get help, get assistance, and have fun in the spirit of community.

Ontario BIA Association shares list of resources for local businesses across Ontario

General: Sector resources | Local businesses

Ontario Nonprofit Network collects information and resources for nonprofits

General: Sector resources

ONN has collected information and resources for nonprofits on the frontline, including communication strategies, business continuity planning, and updates on funding and resources.

Alberta Nonprofit Network provides resources for nonprofits

General: Sector resources

Alberta Nonprofit Network has partnered with the Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations (ECVO) and FuseSocial to be resource hubs for COVID-19 information. Check out their website for: resources for workplaces; community/sub-sector specific resources; and Alberta-specific FAQs.

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