Parent Resources

Admist the outbreak of COVID-19, we recognise how uncertainty and unpredictability can leave your child feeling overwhelmed, anxious and concerned. These emotions are completely natural and can also trigger various behaviours, impacting each child in different ways. The most important thing you can do is to continue to provide comfort, support and encouragement to your child. 

We recommend establishing a regular routine which includes a nutrious diet, drinking water, exercising, connecting with others and engaging in relaxing activities, all while exercising a level of patience, kindness, compassion, integrity, love, and humour. 

Below are resources to help in the shift through this unexpected journey. Like most unfortunate events, this too will pass. Until then, a positive mindset is fundamental in maintaining the good health, productivity and mental wellbeing of our children.

Government of Ontario (Link)
Ontario news, status of cases in Ontario – updated at 10:30a.m. daily

COVID-19: Support for students  and parents (Link)

World Health Organization (Link)
Technical documents, questions and answers

Public Health Agency of Canada (Link)
Risk level for Canadians, current situation, travel advisories 

City of Toronto Current Health Situation (Link)
Financial and social support, what you should do, economic support

How to Talk to Your Child About the News (Link)

Creating Family Structure and Rules (Link)

Parents Guide to Google Classroom (Link)

Video Conferencing Best Practices for Students, Families, and Teachers (Link)

70 Things to Do With Kids at Home (Link)

Coping Strategies for Kids at Home (Link)

Government of Canada resources  for parents and children (Link)

Naseeha: Mental Health Youth Helpline (Link)

Telehealth Ontario. Call if you develop symptoms.
Telephone: 1-866-797-0000

Toronto Public Health Hotline. Call if you have questions about COVID-19. Translation is available in multiple languages.
8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Telephone: 416-338-7600 TTY: 416-392-0658

311 Toronto. Call if you have questions about City services.
Outside City limits: 416-392-2489
Telephone: 311 TTY: 416-338-0889

Emergency Services. Call if you’re having difficulty breathing or experiencing other severe symptoms.
Telephone: 911