COVID-19 Resources & Hotlines For Calgary Residents

Posted by Justin Havre on Monday, March 30th, 2020 at 11:27am

COVID-19 Resources & Hotlines For Calgary Residents

Governmental COVID-19 Resources in Canada

Links the Government of Canada & Government of Alberta is Offering for Canadians During COVID-19:

Government of Canada:

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html

Government of Alberta:

https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-support-for-employers.aspx? utm_source=google&utm_medium=sem&utm_campaign=Covid19&utm_term=SupportsF orAlbertans&utm_content=v1&gclid=Cj0KCQjwpfHzBRCiARIsAHHzyZopmHnis0pFrfZ4ag 66BI4tN5dy1P8l0eePbtiEgMNINI1i3yXKDDcaAu8zEALw_wcB

Health & Wellness Resources During COVID-19 in Alberta

Health & Wellbeing Resources

  • Mental Health Helpline: 1-877-303-2642
  • Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program: Contact your Human Resources or your employer's provider.
  • PCHS Calgary: The organization is "providing support to the community and our clients with counselling through video calls, email and phone." The organization can be reached at (587) 999-9312.
  • Woods Home Counselling: The organization is offering no-charge counselling services to Calgarians of any age in need. The crisis counselling services include live-chat, texting, e-therapy and over the phone counselling. https://www.woodshomes.ca
Groceries & Food Resources in Canada During COVID-19

Groceries & Food Information For Those With Limited Resources:

Calgary Food Bank during COVID-19:

https://www.calgaryfoodbank.com/needfood/

Calgary Co-op - Free Care Packages until April 15:

https://www.calgarycoop.com/covid19/

Calgary Distress Centre:

https://www.distresscentre.com/need-help/211-2/? gclid=EAIaIQobChMI7uzb2Ma46AIVGR6tBh1gmApHEAAYBCAAEgIlSvD_BwE

Community Kitchen:

https://www.ckpcalgary.ca/

The Veteran's Food Bank:

https://www.theveteransfoodbankofcalgary.ca/

Calgary Housing Company:

https://calgaryhousingcompany.org/free-food-resources-calgary/

Aujla Restaurant:

https://aujlaz.ca/

The restaurant is offering free dinners to international students and those who have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The dinner is offered daily between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Brown Bagging for Calgary's Kids:

https://bb4ck.org/

The organization has created a response fund and is now offering grocery gift cards to families previously receiving lunches.

Yegra Ethiopian Restaurant:

https://yegnayyc.ca/

The restaurant will deliver free fresh food to "the most vulnerable people" at this very difficult time.

Kerby Centre:

https://www.kerbycentre.com/

The "Thrive" outreach program is being expanded. The program delivers groceries to seniors within a certain income bracket. That income bracket has been removed and the centre will now serve all seniors in need during the facility's closure.

Online Grocery Shopping in Canada During COVID-19

Online Grocery Shopping Options:

Online Education Subscriptions for Children

Free Online Subscriptions for Kids' Schooling

Online Resources for Children During COVID-19

Online Resources for Kids

Calgary Public Library:

https://calgarylibrary.ca/

The library offers free access to books, movies and education online. All online services can be accessed for free by library cardholders.

Sprawl Kids:

https://www.sprawlcalgary.com/

The organization is offering free daily online workshops. The classes are to help parents occupy their children with daily tasks during school closures due to COVID-19.

Virtual Field Trips - Calgary Zoo:

https://www.calgaryzoo.com/

The zoo has started sharing Daily Dose at Home videos on its Instagram page. The videos offer behind-the-scenes zoo activity during the temporary closure to keep people engaged with the zoo's conservation and animal care programs.

Virtual Field Trips - Glenbow Museum:

https://www.glenbow.org/

The museum is offering interactive art sessions three times a week. The sessions include activities, tours and presentations for both adults and children.

Canada's Wonderland Rollercoaster Ride From Home:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmIgKn7CF8frAV5wdFs2AwQ

Online Music Lessons and FREE Resources:

Morin Music Studio - Private Online Music Lessons and Free Resources: Click here

Online Resources for Adults in COVID-19

Online Community Resources for Adults

Crescent Heights Community Association:

http://crescentheightsyyc.ca/

The association is offering help to nearby residents with everyday tasks, including getting groceries or medication, walking a dog or even just offering someone to talk to during times of isolation.

Arbour Lake Community Association:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/411429569722467/

The group has created an "adopt-a-neighbour" Facebook page to connect community members in need with volunteers in the area.

Wild Rose Community Connections:

https://www.wildrosecommunityconnections.com/covid19

The organization is extending its services into the community "for those that need assistance or supplies during this period of self-isolation or for some, mandatory quarantine, WRCC volunteers will deliver either medications or groceries directly to your home."

Justin Havre is the top producing REALTOR® with RE/MAX First, Canada's very first RE/MAX brokerage. Calgary real estate is his passion; Justin specializes in Southwest & Northwest Calgary homes for sale. He can be reached at 403.217.0003 or contacted through this site.

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