WellCan Mental Health App By Morneau Shepell

The COVID-19 pandemic presents a number of overlapping and unprecedented challenges, impacting all parts of Canadian life: how we socialize, how we work, how we get our essentials, and how we maintain our overall health and well-being.

WellCan, brought to you by a community of partners, provides a hub for mental health resources and tools to help all Canadians maintain positive mental, physical, social and financial health during the COVID-19

Montreal’s Museum of Fine Art – Art Therapy Fridays

To help Montrealers through these dark times, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is offering online art therapy lessons through its Facebook page.The activities will go up every Friday.

The MMFA is doing its best to keep us occupied during this surreal moment in history. It’s just one of a few institutions in the city that has moved its activities online so that residents can enjoy them from the comfort and safety of their own homes. In addition to free virtual tours, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is now offering at-home art therapy.

Each therapy activity is designed by MMFA Art Therapist Stephen Legari.

“The key is to focus on the pleasure of creating. Try not to judge or analyze what you’re doing — it’s about enjoying the process,” he explains.

“So, turn off the news, take some time for yourself, and relax.”

The first art therapy activity, posted to the museum Facebook page, asks participants to “think of someone you’d like to send some encouraging words to” and create a postcard using “inspiring materials as basic as a piece of paper and pencil.”

At-home artists are then instructed to “take a photo of the card with your phone and send it to the person virtually.”

Participants can share pictures of their work on social media with the hashtag #SpreadArtNotVirus.

Beacon: Modern Mind Health for All Canadians

Stronger Minds by BEACON is a free digital program, now available to all Canadians.

519’s Friendly Check-in Program

The 519 is committed to the health, happiness and full participation of the LGBTQ2S communities.

The 519 is expanding its Friendly Check-In Program during our building closure. The Friendly Check-In Program is:

  • A weekly phone call or email by a 519 staff member who will chat with you and check in on how you are doing
  • An opportunity to let us know what services and programs you need
  • An opportunity for The 519 staff to provide support, information and referrals to you, as needed

The Friendly Check-In Program is not:

  • A crisis phone line
  • Counselling over the phone

We want to stay in touch with you as best we can during the building closure, and want to make sure we can help you get the support you need.

If you are interested in participating in the Friendly Phone Program, please fill out this form.

For more information, please email palsconnect@the519.org or call front desk at 416-392-6874

Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam’s COVID-19 GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

One-stop-shop government resources in response to COVID-19, and where and how to access them

CCOHS Online Courses

In an ongoing effort to educate people about workplace health and safety, we offer the following online and classroom courses.

Featured e-Courses

Canadian Governments Self Assessment App for Corona Virus

The app will let you receive the latest updates, trusted resources, and self-assess your symptoms.

Eckler’s Webinar: Managing through difficult times

The uncertainty brought on by COVID-19 is being felt around the world. Loss of income, or the potential loss of income, and the decline of retirement and other savings, has many of us anxious about our personal financial situations. To help ease the stress on employees and members, Eckler’s free webinar on managing through difficult times, provides a concise overview of the information needed to create a personal financial plan, and provide some peace of mind.

We recognize that personal circumstances are unique and, as such, the webinar is not intended to provide individual financial advice or products. We encourage you to reach out to your employer or plan sponsor, your financial institution or creditors with specific questions or review the publicly available information on the government of Canada website.

If you have questions or comments about the information provided in the webcast, please connect with
us here.

Report price gouging related to COVID-19 to the Government

The Government of Ontario wants to protect consumers from being exploited for the products they need in response to COVID-19.

Please take a moment to report anyone charging inflated prices after Mach 17th, 2020.

Jennifer Robson’s Benefits Summary

This document is adapted from information compiled and published freely by Dr. Jennifer Robson, Associate Professor of Political Management at Carleton University.

Dr. Robson is not affiliated with this website or its publishers. Any errors or omissions in adapting Dr. Robson’s are the sole responsibility of Live Event Community.


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