Links to sites with information on how you can help support Essential Service Personnel, employers and Businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Help is needed in many forms: Monetary donations to continue to help neighbours in need; Manufacture / provisioning of much needed equipment and supplies; workers/ volunteers in a number of sectors and where food and other essential items can be donated.
Monetary and Points Donations
Doctors Without Borders – Donations are urgently needed
The United Way – Donate to the COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund
Food Banks Canada – COVID-19: Impacts on Food Banks and How you Can Help
Community Food Centres Canada – The Good Food Access Fund
Ottawa Food Bank – Help the Ottawa Community during the COVID-19 outbreak
Unicef Canada Donate to Protect Children from Coronavirus
HighJinx – Neighbours helping Neighbours in Ottawa. HighJinx is a human centred social enterprise that generates income to help others by operating an antique and collectibles shop, now temporarily closed. You can help to support their ongoing efforts to provide food and necessities to those in need during COVID 19.
Northern Health – British Columbia
International Rescue Committee
AirMiles Canada Donate Air Miles points to support: Food Banks Canada and / or Kids Help Phone
Businesses and organizations
Are you a business that can supply products and services in support of Canada’s response to COVID-19? Canada wants to hear from you. Here you will find a list of Products and Services needed by Canada, and where and how to provide them.
Call to action: Canadian manufacturers needed to help combat COVID-19
PEI – Request for Supplies to help fight COVID-19
Nova Scotia – We welcome help from businesses and organizations who can supply emergency products and solutions to support our response to COVID-19. Find out what we’re looking for.
Manitoba – Supply donations – Drop off points
For Manitoban manufacturers or businesses that are prepared to rapidly scale up production or re-tool your manufacturing lines to develop products made in Manitoba to help in the fight against COVID-19 – Submission form
For Manitoba Suppliers/Distributors with inventory or established channels to products to help in the fight against COVID-19 – Submission form
Bits and Pieces Program – Support Alberta’s response to the CVID-19 pandemic
Personal protective equipment in response to COVID-19
Government of Canada: 3D printing and other manufacturing of personal protective equipment in response to COVID-19 – Standards recommended by Health Canada: Updated regularly
Northern Health, British Columbia – Supplies and Equipment
Face Shields and parts
The GLIA Project – Making Face Shields to address the shortage of necessary personal protective equipment used to combat the current COVID-19 crisis. Complete a survey to let GLIA know how you can help.
Waterloo region, Ontatio, Canada: Help produce PPE headbands for face shields to combat COVID-19. 3D CAD model file provided and address for posting.
How to make and wear a clean cloth face mask
How to make a face mask – 3D Printing
Optimizing the use of masks and respirators during COVID-19: Includes information on Importing & distributing masks not approved in Canada and Fast tracking approval of masks in Canada.
Workers and Volunteers
COVID-19 How you can make a difference – National COVID-19 volunteer recruitment campaign
Canadian Red Cross Society – become a volunteer
Nurse Practitioner’s Association of Ontario – COVID-19 – Now Recruiting
Quebec – Support the health network (French only)
Quebec – Give blood
Quebec – Become a volunteer (French only)
Facebook – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Center
HelpNextDoorMB Ask for help; Offer help Manitobans helping Manitobans
Calgary, Alberta – Men in Kilts – Will make grocery runs for older and vulnerable people in Calgary. Contact them via their email address.