As this situation develops, we will provide updated information below. We are learning and revising as we go and appreciate your patience. We can all get through this together.
August 17, 2020
Click here for timely information for parents and children about COIVD-19 and how children can help prevent the spread.
August 10, 2020
This website has some good resources (e.g.: social stories, etc.) for teaching young children, autistic, and special needs clients about COVID-19 and mask-wearing. Autism Resource Central.
June 4, 2020
Our staff just wanted to take a moment to say thank you to all of our amazing parents and caregivers – you’re doing such a great job right now (as always.) xoxoxo
May 28, 2020
REACH Edmonton’s COVID-19 Community Database is a comprehensive, easy to navigate collection of resources that matter most to Edmontonians. Visitors to the database can also request or share resources that are not a part of the database ensuring that it continues to respond to the needs of the community. The database is updated weekly so please feel free to share resources you may come across – thanks! Access it here.
It’s been a while. We hope you’re all well. As Alberta starts opening up a bit, we thought it would be helpful to share this resource on caring for a child with COVID-19. It may come in handy – hopefully you won’t need it though. Stay safe families 🙂
May 14, 2020
May 8, 2020
April 30, 2020
April 23, 2020
April 15, 2020
To quote Jerry Maguire, “Help me help you.” Take this quick survey about our weekly information sessions so we can tailor information that will help you get through this pandemic. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FL2BD9C
April 14, 2020
We’re here to help you manage your mental health through this challenging time as we partner with Kells Counselling. Join us Tuesdays for a Weekly Wellness Workshop – How to Cope in Uncertain Times. On Thursdays we will answer your questions about mental wellness during the COVID pandemic.
April 9, 2020
April 8, 2020
Resources for families
Thriving at home workbook – a mental wellness workbook for children and their parents during quarantine
April 7, 2020
April 2, 2020
Practice Guidance for Service Providers in SIL, Group and Residential Care in AB (on the page that comes up, click Download File to access most up to date version)
More information has been released on the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)
Click here for the application link (Opens Monday, April 6 – staggering application days by birth month)
March 26, 2020
Resources from Alberta Health Services
- Mental Health: Coping and Connection for Children & Families During COVID-19
- COVID-19 and Your Mental Health
- Practical and Emotional Preparedness for a Pandemic
March 25, 2020
Apply for the Alberta Emergency Isolation Support Benefit – Eligible working Albertans can receive a one-time emergency isolation support payment of $1,146 if they are required to self-isolate or are the sole caregiver of someone in self-isolation and they have no other source of pay or compensation. This is a temporary program to bridge the gap until the Federal Emergency Care Benefit is available in April.
- This taxable benefit would provide $2,000 a month for up to four months for workers who lose their income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- CERB would cover Canadians who have lost their job, are sick, quarantined, or taking care of someone who is sick with COVID-19, as well as working parents who must stay home without pay to care for children who are sick or at home because of school and daycare closures. The CERB would apply to wage earners, as well as contract workers and self-employed individuals who would not otherwise be eligible for Employment Insurance (EI). All Canadians who have ceased working due to COVID-19, whether they are EI-eligible or not, would be able to receive the CERB to ensure they have timely access to the income support they need.
- Workers who are still employed, but are not receiving income because of disruptions to their work situation due to COVID-19, would also qualify for the CERB. This would help businesses keep their employees as they navigate these difficult times, while ensuring they preserve the ability to quickly resume operations as soon as it becomes possible.
- Canadians would begin to receive their CERB payments within 10 days of application. The CERB would be paid every four weeks and be available from March 15, 2020 until October 3, 2020.
- The government is working to get money into the pockets of Canadians as quickly as possible. The portal for accessing the CERB would be available in early April (likely April 6).
March 24, 2020
Canadian Resources for Employees
- Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses
- Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
- Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) – Benefits and services
- includes EI benefits section
- Helping Canadians with the economic impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic
- includes information on Emergency Care Benefit, Emergency Support Benefit, and Temporary wage subsidy for employers
- BDC – Support for entrepreneurs impacted by the coronavirus COVID-19
March 19, 2020
March 18, 2020
Links on COVID-19
Activities to keep the kids entertained
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