General COVID-19 Information: https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-financial-social-support-for-people/
Employment Insurance (EI): https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei.html
Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB): https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/cerb-application.html
Ontario Works (OW): https://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/social/ow/
Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP): https://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/social/ow/
Work and Safety Insurance Board (WSIB): https://www.wsib.ca/en/covid-19-faqs-about-wsib-claims
Financial assistance available from the City of Toronto:
Daily Bread Food Bank: https://www.torontocentralhealthline.ca/displayService.aspx?id=133871
Toronto Public Health: https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/
Telehealth Ontario: Telephone: 1-866-797-000
Mental Health Assistance: https://cmha.ca/news/covid-19-and-mental-health
Regent Park Community: http://www.regentparkchc.org/
Covid-10 Fact Sheets: https://www.covid19healthliteracyproject.com/#languages
The single best way for Torontonians to support each other right now is to stay home and practise physical distancing to prevent COVID-19 spread.
For more tips on social distancing, please visit www.toronto.ca/covid-19.
The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) has extended the ban on being disconnected by your electricity distributor until July 31, 2020. This means residents who cannot pay their electricity bill will not have their connection cut off.
Two locations in DOWNTOWN have opened for shower, washroom and water access as of April 29:
-Regent Park Community Centre (402 Shuter St.) 10am-7pm
-Harrison Pool (15 Stephanie St.) 8am-4pm.
Provincial Government to Allow Certain Businesses to Reopen Under Strict Conditions
The government, in partnership with Ontario’s health and safety associations, has developed more than 60 guidelines in response to COVID-19. These sector-specific measures will help employers prepare their workplaces so they can be reopened safely and ensure workers, customers and the general public are protected.
By following the proper health and safety guidelines these businesses will be permitted to begin operations on Monday, May 4 at 12:01 a.m.:
Garden centres and nurseries with curbside pick-up and delivery only;
Lawn care and landscaping;
Additional essential construction projects that include:
shipping and logistics;
broadband, telecommunications, and digital infrastructure;
any other project that supports the improved delivery of goods and services;
colleges and universities;
child care centres;
site preparation, excavation, and servicing for institutional, commercial, industrial and residential development;
Automatic and self-serve car washes;
Auto dealerships, open by appointment only;
Golf courses may prepare their courses for the upcoming season, but not open to the public; and
The province remains in Phase One of Ontario’s Action Plan in response to COVID-19, Protect and Support, allowing certain businesses and workplaces to open under strict guidelines. This is being done to balance the needs of the economy with the health and safety of the people of Ontario.
Downtown East Collective List of PPE Suppliers – May 11
|Face Shields||Gloves||Gowns||Masks -N95||Masks – Surgical||Sanitizer||Sanitation Supplies|
|Canada Mask Supply||X||X|
(Shield fits over baseball cap)
|Operation Face Shields
( Free- not appropriate for hospital)
3) Places to share PPE donation requests
Shelters and Respites should be in touch with their Agency Review Officer at SSHA
Drop ins and Meal Programs should connect with the Toronto Drop in Network