Health and Wellness during COVID-19

Links to Web sites that provide information on how to keep yourself and others healthy and well, in body and mind, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Be aware of how your actions can not only keep you safe and well, but how you can contribute to the health and safety of all of Canada during this time. Find support for managing the adjustments required to temporarily change how you live and work.

Some good news during an uncertain time
COVID Kindness – CANADA: Sharing acts of #covidkindness and uplifting stories from the front lines of Canadian health care.

About COVID-19

Self-Assessment Information, online tools and Assessment Centres

Flatten the Curve

Actions to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19: Flattening the curve. These are the most important ways that you can protect yourself and your family from respiratory illness, including COVID-19.

Prevention & Risks – Government of Canada

Flatten Flatten is a not-for-profit that focuses on using the self-reported data of Canadians to enable a tool that helps to slow the spread of COVID-19. To do your part, fill in the form when your symptoms change, share with all of your friends, and then tell them to do the same.


Wash your hands

About Hard Surface disinfectants, hygiene and sanitizers Government of Canada

Food safety

Receiving take out On safe grocery shopping

Make Hand Sanitizer at home

Social & Physical distancing

Social and Physical distancing

Physical distancing: Actions for reducing the spread of COVID-19 – Canada Public Health

Physical Distancing​ Do’s and Don’ts​​ (FNHA poster)
How Physical Distancing​ Works (FNHA infographic)​​
Social Distancing Guidance


When and how to use masks

Consideration in the use of homemade masks

Optimizing the use of masks and respirators during COVID-19

A quick way to test a mask Facebook video

COVID-19 at home

Access to Medical Personnel by phone or online

Mental Health Support

WHO guidance to support mental health during this time

Taking care of your mental health

Anxiety Canada – Coping with COVID-19

COVID-19 Youth Mental Health Resource Hub

Mental Health and Wellness during COVID-19 Mental Health Commission of Canada

How to Manage anxiety during the COVID-19 outbreak Lifespeak

Mental Health and Cultural Supports available during the pandemic (FNHA Onfo Graphic)

Youth Mental Health Canada – Mental Health resources during COVID-19

COVID-19 Managing and Coping with Stress – InfoGraphic

Care for your mental health – Managing stress, Helping others

Taking Care of Your Emotional Health

Stress & Coping Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

NWT Mental Health resources

Children and Youth

Healthy Minds Nova Scotia – for post-secondary school students

Everfi Online resources for teachers at no cost: Mental Wellness for Youth

Managing Anxiety and Stress in Families with Children and Youth During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Helping Children Cope with Stress During the 2019-nCoV Outbreak

7 Tips for Talking to Kids about COVID-19

Supporting kids in the time of COVID-19

Access to Mental Health support

Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) is a free and private online resource with interactive activities and videos for people facing mental health challenges. It includes activities on a variety of topics, and you can choose which ones you want to explore.

Hope for wellness helpline – on-line chat counselling service

Kids Help Phone Canada

Chimo is a provincial crisis phone line, accessible 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to all residents of New Brunswick.

Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19 New Brunswick – includes regional phone numbers for Community Addictions and Mental Health centres

BC Contact information and walk-in locations for mental health support or services in your area

Mental Health new Virtual Therapy Program – Manitoba

Managing anxiety and stress during COVID-19 – Nunavut

Yukon – Find counselling and crisis support

Stay connected

Stay Active

YMCA classes

Marathon Training Academy – Virtual Social Distancing run

Parks Canada – Current response, closures and updates

Live-streaming workouts offered by Canadian Gyms

MISFITSTUDIO Elements of dance, yoga and Pilates. Free live classes on its Instagram account. @misfitstudio Rotating schedule two to three times a day.

Common Ground 416 Live streaming at-home workouts on Instagram several times a week. Core, oblique and cardio-style exercises. @sopearin

Lift Corktown – CrossFit gym. Dumbbell and kettlebell (think deadlifts and rows) workouts. @liftcorktown

6IX Cycle – A burn that targets all the muscle groups that a gruelling spin class would. Bursts of rhythm-based cardio and mini-band work. @6ix_cycle

Formation Studio Instagram livestreams. A variety of dance-based classes for free. @formationstudio

Barry’s Bootcamp – Instagram livestream. Focus on specific muscle groups and body parts each day of the week, with Sundays dedicated to rest. @theyeboah or @haylesbeth

Fit Factory Fitness Live everyday (twice a day on weekdays; once a day on weekends) on Instagram. Full-body workouts. @fitfactoryto

Fit Squad. Tune in every weekday at noon for a bodyweight workout. @fitsquad_training

City Shred team. Daily Instagram live streams. Instructors from all over the country will be taking viewers through a variety of workouts from Pilates to HIIT sessions. @city_shred