Updated March 24, 2021
Information about COVID-19
A collection of local resources and statistics.
Free non-emergency medical advice
Statistics about COVID-19 in Ontario
Fact sheets available in English and French
Awareness resource topics: About COVID-19, At-Risk Groups, Being Prepared, Caregivers, Cleaning, Hand Washing, Isolate and Quarantine, Physical Distancing, Travelers, Workers
Available in multiple languages: Arabic, Bengali, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Cree, Dene, Farsi, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Innu- Aimun, Inuinaktun, Italian, Korean, Michif, Mi’kmaq, Nunavik, Ojibwe, Oji-Cree, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese
Available in multiple languages: Arabic, Bengali, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Cree, Dene, Farsi, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Innu- Aimun, Inuinaktun, Italian, Korean, Michif, Mi’kmaq, Nunavik, Ojibwe, Oji-Cree, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Ukrainian, Urdu
Awareness resources from Harvard Health Publishing topics: COVID-19 Prevention, Abut Covid-19, Managing COVID-19, COVID-19 and Pregnancy, COVID-19 for 3-6 year olds, COVID-19 for 6-12 year olds, COVID-19 for 13-18 year olds
Available in multiple languages: Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Creole, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Dutch, Farsi, Filipino, French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Hiligaynon, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Malayalam, Marathi, Navajo, Oromo, Portuguese, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Somali, Swahili, Tamil, Telugu, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese
A guide for Temporary Foreign Workers
Specific information geared to temporary foreign workers including what they need to know before arriving, quarantine after arrival, and supports for if they get sick.
Questions to ask clients before they enter buildings.
Available in multiple languages: Simplified Chinese, Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Dari, Farsi, French, Korean, Pashtu, Portuguese, Punjabi, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu, Vietnamese
Actions taken by the Government of Canada in response to COVID-19
The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) is currently closed. However, if you have stopped working because of COVID-19 there are still some programs available to support you.
Details about Canada Child Benefit and CERB with clarifications for newcomers to Canada.
Available in multiple languages:Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Punjabi, Spanish, Vietnamese
Changes to the program in response to COVID-19
Timely municipal updates and Frequently Asked Questions
Timely information about the County and what the current state of emergency means in relation to services
Settlement agencies provide direct support to immigrants in the community. In Elgin County and St. Thomas there are two agencies.
Mennonite Community Services takes the health and safety of our clients, volunteers and staff seriously. Due to the current coronavirus pandemic all of our program offices are closed. We continue to provide support for essential appointments in the Mom & Baby program. And our Newcomer Settlement and Employment staff are ready to help you by telephone, email or WhatsApp messaging. Clients calling the main line will be directed to appropriate staff working from home. Please check our website and social media platforms for any updates.
To help prevent the spread of Covid-19, the Settlement Services’ office is closed until further notice. Services for newcomers to Canada are offered online, by email and telephone. Please contact us if you or your family need help with settlement issues or accessing government and community services. Staff can also help to provide information and resources about the Covid-19 situation. All services are free. Interpretation and translation services may be available upon request.
A local resource for volunteer opportunities in the community
A group of local people with a sewing machines, 3D printers, material, elastic, and buttons that are making caps, masks, and ear savers for our front line staff.
A coordinated effort to gather the supplies from the caremongerers and individuals supporting the front line with caps, masks, and earsavers.
Ontario database of volunteer opportunities