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COVID-19

RESPONSE

Directions Food Program

Using food donations to provide healthy meals and snacks to youth facing homelessness in Vancouver.

Overdose Community Food/Shelter Resources

A list of food/shelter programs available in the Vancouver area.

COVID-19 Racism in Canada Incident Reporting

An online tool for people who have experienced or witnessed racist attacks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Run by the Chinese Canadian National Council Toronto Chapter and funded by the Government of Canada's Department of Canadian Heritage.

Safe Supply BC/Yukon

Information on safe supply options in BC and the Yukon.

BWSS

Battered Women's Support Service offers online support during COVID-19, including a crisis line, email and text services.

BC Psychological Association COVID-19 Psychological First Aid Service

"Offers 'Psychological First Aid' telephone calls, free of charge, to any BC resident (19+) affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This service is being offered by the BC Psychological Association in partnership with the University of British Columbia." -from website

Unsafe at Home Ottawa Text + Chat Support

“Unsafe at Home Ottawa is a secure text and online chat service for women who may be living through increased violence and abuse at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our counsellors provide emotional support, practical advice and referrals.” -from website 

PACE Society Sex Worker Relief Fund

"If you are a sex worker who has been negatively impacted by COVID-19 and reside in Metro Vancouver, we welcome your application for funds. We can provide financial relief in increments of $100-200 based on need and availability of funds. While all sex workers in need will be considered, we prioritize distributing funds to people of colour, Indigenous people, transgender individuals, and members of other marginalized communities. Please honestly self-identify with any marginalized communities you are a part of so that we can distribute funds appropriately. We are able to distribute funds by direct transfer into Vancity bank accounts, e-transfer, and in some limited cases, cash." -from website

CRA Uncashed Cheques

Many Canadians have uncashed cheques on their Canada Revenue Agency online profile. Follow this link to see if you have any.

Employment Insurance

EI offers regular benefits for people who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own, and are available for and able to work, but who can't find a job.

BC COVID Rent Support

A temporary rent supplement for residents of British Columbia.

Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)

Temporary income support from the Canadian Federal Government for "workers Residing in Canada, who are at least 15 years old; who have stopped working because of reasons related to COVID-19 or are eligible for Employment Insurance regular or sickness benefits or have exhausted their Employment Insurance regular benefits or Employment Insurance fishing benefits between December 29, 2019 and October 3, 2020; who had employment and/or self-employment income of at least $5,000 in 2019 or in the 12 months prior to the date of their application; and, who have not quit their job voluntarily." (from website)

BC Emergency Benefit for Workers

Tax free, one time $1000 payment for BC residents whose ability to work has been affected by COVID-19.

High Hopes

Harm reduction program in the DTES helps to provide substance users in the area with a safe, non-deadly alternative to opioids.

Voices: Indigenous Women on the Frontline Speak

A series of interviews from indigenous 2-Spirit and women land defenders in the PNW.

WISH Drop In

Provides a variety of services to support women engaged in Vancouver's street-based sex trade.

Online LifeRing Meetings

Online meetings from the LifeRing secular recovery program.

Online AA Meetings

Online meetings for Alcoholics Anonymous.

Feed the Frontline

Feed the Frontline purchases meals from local, participating food industry partners at a discounted rate to provide healthy, nourishing meals to frontline health care staff in the Vancouver area. They have a GoFundMe page in their Instagram bio if you are interested in donating.

YMCA 360

Free online fitness/wellness classes from the YMCA.

Where to Hike During COVID-19

Outdoor Vanocuver's guide to local hiking spots during COVID-19.

Class Central

Guide for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) with no admissions process. Features free courses from a number of post-secondary institutions including Ivy League schools.

Mobi Essential Services Membership Program

Free 90-day Mobi bike-share membership for essential-service workers.

Museum Virtual Tours

Virtual tours of 2000 museums from across the world.

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Vancouver, BC V6B 6L5

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