Neighbourhood Pods for Mutual Aid Resource Page for Toronto

Fundraising and volunteering | General: Crowdsourced tools and resources | General: Online communities and networks | Public health | Seniors | Social isolation

Shape My City has adapted their platform to map grassroots initiatives that are responding to COVID-19.

Platform for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians to maintain (metaphorical) close ties with their communities during physical distancing

General: Crowdsourced tools and resources | General: Online communities and networks | General: Tools for engagement | Seniors | Social isolation

A community-built website, neighbouring.org features a network of neighbours organizing to check on and take care of each other by telephone, text, email, doorstep deliveries, etc. Also includes tools for starting pods.

Canada’s largest Muslim youth group offering help for seniors and vulnerable residents during COVID-19 pandemic

Children | Food | General: Online communities and networks

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association announced a nationwide Neighbourhood Helper campaign, with Muslim youth offering services to Canadians who need assistance with picking up groceries and filling prescriptions. The group says volunteers will also be there to provide overall moral support.

Together Apart initiative directs community members to local businesses to support

Food | Fundraising and volunteering | General: Crowdsourced tools and resources | General: Online communities and networks | Local businesses | Seniors | Social isolation

With many businesses around the National Capital region temporarily shut down or re-imagining their offerings due to COVID-19, this site is a resource for residents to find local spots to order from and support.

Group of volunteers in Nelson working together to help community during COVID-19

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

Nelson Helps is a way to connect individuals vulnerable to the virus that do not want to go out in public for prescriptions, groceries, or other essentials, with volunteers who are willing to help.

Community building stories and ideas sent in by Tamarack Institute members

Arts and Culture | Children | Social isolation

Stories include: How Cochrane AB is fostering community through technology; Virtual Storytimes in Woodstock, ON; Edmonton, Alberta is staying connected with community postcards; Waterloo ON’s window walks; and Hamilton’s caremongering supports

Connecting neighbours in Vancouver looking for help during the COVID-19 pandemic

Food | Fundraising and volunteering | General: Crowdsourced tools and resources | General: Online communities and networks | General: Sector resources | Seniors | Social isolation

Coming Together Vancouver brings provides connections to share resources, extend a helping hand to our neighbours, show solidarity for healthcare workers and the vulnerable, and highlight social movements that are fighting for access to healthcare, housing, and workers’ rights.

Community program paying off during COVID-19 crisis

Fundraising and volunteering | Seniors | Social isolation

Abundant Community Edmonton is a grassroots initiative fostering neighbour to neighbour relationships. The goal is to cultivate a culture of care and connection, increased sense of belonging and inclusion, and create a more healthy and livable city – one block at a time. Set up pre-COVID, these groups are now mobilizing to provide support to vulnerable residents.

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).

Community-sourced page for people needing help and offering help in Guelph

Food | Fundraising and volunteering | General: Crowdsourced tools and resources

Community-sourced page in Guelph, Ontario, bringing together community-driven and people-powered initiatives in one place. The resource offers a list of community organizations and what they need, along with a list of volunteers offering help. A map shows how and where to obtain free food during COVID-19 closures.

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.

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.

Resource: How to set up mutual aid

General: Tools for engagement

A how-to resource for setting up neighbourhood pods of mutual aid.

Resource: pod mapping for mutual aid

General: Online communities and networks | General: Tools for engagement

Pod mapping is a tool specifically for accountability and dealing with harm in communities. However, it can also be adapted to help you assess who you can rely on in a pinch—who you’d turn to for support and who would turn to you. This simple resource was written by an activist as COVID-19 took hold in her region. (includes worksheet and additional resources)

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.

Volunteer-driven website with COVID-19 resources in southern Vancouver Island

General: Crowdsourced tools and resources

Staff and volunteers at Community Micro Lending, a small non-profit helping local entrepreneurs on southern Vancouver Island, created a website with resources for community members during COVID-19.

Neighbourhood association compiles information, resources, and opportunities to offer assitance

General: Crowdsourced tools and resources

The North Park Neighbourhood Association in Victoria compiled a list of information, resources and opportunities to offer assistance, and gathered names of people willing to offer services to the vulnerable folks in our community so that if/when we are alerted by any organizations or individuals we can mobilize care quickly.

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).

Local organizers and artists in Vancouver create website for solidarity and resource exchange

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

The prototype website connects people offering help and support to people who need it. The website supports mutual aid efforts and resource exchange projects like Mutual Aid for Metro Vancouver and COVID-19 Coming Together.

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.

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).

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).

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