COVID-19 Helpful Links
Covid-19 Support For Families & Individuals
Woolwich Residents Fund
The 'Woolwich Residents Support Fund' is a one-time financial support offered to individuals in need. However, this fund will continue to address ongoing needs experienced by Woolwich residents long after the COVID-19 pandemic has ended.
Canada's Economic Response Plan
Information on financial relief programs offered for Canadians and businesses affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. This includes: Employment Insurance, the Canada Recovery Benefit, Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit, Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit, Mortage Payment Deferral program, Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy and much more.
Support For Families
Family & Children's Services Waterloo Region
Support for families and children still continues.
If any community member or professional has concerns about the safety and/or well-being of achild or youth under 18, please contact 519-576-0540.
The offices at 65 Hanson (The Family Centre) and 168 Hespeler Road in Cambridge are closed to visitors. The main office at 200 Ardelt is screening all potential visitors as well as staff. If you need to visit their office, please call ahead (519-576-0540) to make an appointment.
Parenting Now can connect with you about your parenting needs and questions. During this time please do reach out with your questions and concerns. Browse through parenting articles, tips and strategies and stories.
Support For Adults
Emergency Pet Food Bank - Kitchener Humane Society
The Kitchener Humane Society will be offering a temporary Emergency Pet Food Bank which will offer: pet food, small animal bedding and cat litter.
Kitchener Pet Food Bank location: 55 Franklin St. S. Kitchener
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Find and book appointments with health-care providers, in person and virtually
Access articles with advice from experts
Discover the latest health apps, products, and services.
Pandemic Clinical Resources and Supports – Older Adults Living With Complexity
This information has been compiled to support the continued delivery of care to older adults living with complex health conditions (e.g. frailty), during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Religous & Spiritual Supports During Covid-19
Many religious and spiritual supports are offering online services during the Covid-19 Pandemic. This link will provide you with a list of online offerings.
Safe Voluntary Isolation Sites
The isolation site is a safe place for people to stay to help them rest and recover, and to reduce the spread of COVID-19 within their home and in the community. There are no costs for people to stay at the site. The site is private and welcoming, with many comforts of home. People who use the isolation site will have a private hotel room with Wi-Fi, a computer to borrow, a TV, telephone, small fridge, three meals daily, and coffee machine.
People are eligible to use the isolation site if they:
- Need to isolate to protect themselves or others from COVID-19; AND
- Cannot safely isolate in their own home; AND
- Are a resident of the Region of Waterloo; AND
- Do not need onsite medical support.
Follow the link if you would like to apply.
Local Information and Support
Telehealth Ontario is a free, confidential service you can call to get health advice or information. A Registered Nurse will take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Toll-free TTY: 1-866-797-0007
Telehealth Ontario is only offered over the phone.