COVID-19 Resources: April 2021

May 25, 2023

Last updated: April 8, 2021

A lot has changed in the past year of the COVID-19 pandemic. After the the lockdowns began in 2020, we put together a resource list to help our communities feel supported while experiencing the challenges staying at home or working in essential jobs put on them. With us entering a third wave and new lockdown measures this month, we'd like to highlight additional resources to help keep our communities informed, safe, and healthy.

General & Informational Resources

Ontario COVID-19 provincial resources (updated data, vaccine information, and testing information)

Region of Peel COVID-19 resources

Public Health Ontario resources

Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) COVID-19 updates and resources

North Peel & Dufferin Community Legal Services (for legal questions, including those about renting, employment, immigration and ODSP)

Steps to Justice - "Who qualifies for the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB)?"

Region of Peel food programs

Renting information during COVID-19

Food delivery, financial support, counselling, and other supports for folks in isolation waiting for results or who have tested positive from a COVID-19 test from WellFort Community Health Services in Peel Region:

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WellFort CHS COVID-19 testing for those who are eligible

COVID-19 Vaccines

Booking a COVID-19 vaccine

Vaccine Explainer Video: Why It Actually Took 50 Years to Make COVID mRNA Vaccines | SciShow

Vaccine Explainer Video: mRNA vaccines, explained | Vox

Vaccines for COVID-19: Authorized vaccines | Government of Canada

Non-medical masks and face coverings from Government of Canada:

Physical and Sexual Health Resources

Health services for Central West

Health services for Mississauga Halton

Clinics who can provide PrEP

HIV, Hepatitis C & COVID-19 from CATIE (available in French here:

YMCA free video exercises

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): HIV and antiretrovirals | World Health Organization

Information on COVID-19 for People Living with HIV | UHN Toronto General Hospital

Mental Health Resources

Bloom Clinic Mental Health Resource

YMCA mindfulness and mental health

Crisis support & community resources in Peel Region | Distress Centres of Greater Toronto (includes accommodation, food resources, and more)

COVID-19 and mental health | CMHA

24.7 Crisis Support Peel Dufferin | CMHA Peel Dufferin

BounceBack Ontario: "a free, guided self-help program that’s effective in helping people aged 15 and up who are experiencing mild-to-moderate anxiety or depression, or may be feeling low, stressed, worried, irritable or angry"

Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook | The Wellness Society

LGBT Youth Line

AYSP Youth Beyond Barriers Program: confidential services for youth ages 12-17 who identify as 2SLGBTQ+

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We acknowledge the land we gather on in Peel Region is on the Treaty Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, and the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, Huron, and Wendat. We also acknowledge the many First Nations, Métis, Inuit and other global Indigenous people who now call Peel Region their home. As an organization we strive to learn as much as we educate. As such we welcome all perspectives and feedback – please contact us at with any feedback or suggestions. Thank you.
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