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Community Supports and Resources

The Toronto District School Board is committed to the safety and well-being of our students and families, especially during the current health crisis of COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus). To ensure access to information on essential services and supports, we have developed a list of external community-based resources that we hope can offer assistance during this period.

You can search for local resources at  211 (i.e. Scarborough, Etobicoke, North York, etc.).

If you have questions related to the specific supports and resources below, please contact the organization directly. For more information on COVID-19, such as remote learning resources, mental health and well-being supports and on-going updates on the impact to our schools, please visit 

Multi-lingual COVID-19 Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Protection

COVID-19: 24/7 Parenting Tips

MCIS Language Solutions

Public Health Ontario

City of Toronto: Medical Officer of Health Statements

Income Support

Ontario Government Support for families

COVID-19 Emergency Assistance

  • If you are not currently on social assistance and do not want to apply for social assistance, you can still apply for COVID-19 emergency assistance

Government of Canada Economic Relief

TTC Fare Relief 

Access to Health Supports and Services

MCI The Doctor's Office

  • Telemedicine and Virtual Consults

Youth Link Counselling Line  

  • Call (416) 967-1773 ext. 222

Food Access


  • Foodbanks, Free Meals, Delivery, Etc.

Food Delivery for Seniors

  • 1-833-204-9952 (for eligibility and registration information)


Government of Ontario: Renting Changes

Canadian Bankers Association: Defer Mortgage Payment

City of Toronto: Financial Supports for Renters

Toronto Hydro: Electricity Relief

Ontario Energy Board

Toronto Rent Bank

Pro Bono Ontario: Free Legal Advice on Housing and Employment

  • Telephone: 1-855-255-7256

Legal Aid: Community Legal Clinics

  • Toll Free Number: 1 800 668 8258 

Job Security

Government of Ontario: Employee Standards Amendment Act

  • Legislation has now been enacted to allow a leave with job-protection to employees in isolation or quarantine due to COVID-19, or those who need to be away from work to care for children because of school or daycare closures. 

Free Tax Clinics

Canada Revenue Agency: Free Tax Clinics



Refuge from Family Violence

Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment

Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape

  • 24 Hour Crisis Line: 416-597-8808

Ontario Victim of Crime

  • 24 Hour Support Line: 416 314 2447

Legal Aid Ontario-Domestic Abuse

Ontario Interval and Transition House

Sheltersafe Ontario

Kids Help Phone

  • Telephone: 1-800-668-6868
  • Text: CONNECT to 686868

Children’s Aid Societies & Indigenous Child and Family Well-Being

Family/Caregiver Parenting Supports

World Health Organization

Think U Know

NSPCC: Understanding Apps, Social Networks and Games Children Are Using

UNICEF: Healthy Eating

Save the Children: Relaxation Activities


About Kids Health: Sleep Benefits



Education and Employment Supports

York University: Continuing Studies Emergency Benefit

TDSB Employment Services