Helpful Links

Information about COVID-19 and various international, national, provincial and local statistics and policies are changing constantly. The following are some trustworthy online resources for COVID-19 information and updates, as well as the corresponding social media sites. For more local information, including municipal by-laws related to the virus, consult your local government official website.

We’ve also added some links to mental health and caregiver websites that may be helpful during this time.

World Health Organization

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Advanced care planning: Speak up website

Health Canada

Health Canada – COVID-19 Main Website Page

Health Canada – COVID-19 Guidance for being prepared

Get Updates on COVID-19 is a service from the Government of Canada to keep you informed about the coronavirus outbreak. You can sign up to receive an email whenever there’s an important change or update on the pages, such as changes to national public health advice or updates to federal services. This service will keep you informed, help you to better manage your health, well-being, and fight misinformation.

Consider signing up here:

Provincial/Territorial Health Authorities Official Resources


Call – 811

Official website:

Official Alberta social media channels:

Instagram @albertahealthservices,

 British Columbia

Call – 811

Official website:

Official British Columbia social media channels:


Call – 1-888-315-9257

Official website:

Official Manitoba social media channels:

 New Brunswick

Call – 811

Official website:

Official New Brunswick social media channels:

 Newfoundland and Labrador

Call – 811 or 1-888-709-2929

Official website:

Official Newfoundland and Labrador social media channels:

 Northwest Territories

Call – 911

Official website:

Official Northwest Territories social media channels:

 Nova Scotia

Call – 811

Official website:

Official Nova Scotia social media channels:


Call – 1-867-975-5772

Official Nunavut website:

Official Nunavut social media channels:


Call – 1-866-797-0000

Official Ontario website:

Official Ontario social media channels:

 Prince Edward Island

Call – 811

Official Prince Edward Island website:

Official Prince Edward Island social media channels:


Call – 811

Official Quebec website:

Official Quebec social media channels:


Call – 811

Official Saskatchewan website:

Official Saskatchewan social media channels:


Call – 811

Official Yukon website:

Official Yukon social media channels:

Mental health and well being (from April 21, 2020 webinar)

Daily Calm (example of self-soothing video)

Center for Addiction & Mental Health

Use mindfulness videos for relaxation

 Resources for Caregivers (from April 21, 2020, webinar)

Ontario Caregiver Organization – Helpline 1-833-416-2273 (CARE)
Caregivers Nova Scotia
Family Caregivers of British Columbia
Caregivers Alberta

Advanced care planning (from May 11, 2020 webinar)

Speak Up website

For physicians

How to obtain a Nasopharyngeal Swab Specimen

Practical considerations for the diagnosis and treatment of fibrotic interstitial lung disease during the COVID-19 pandemic. Publication in Chest Journal.