COVID-19: Resources and Supports

Public Comments This listing is a work-in-progress and includes supports currently offered during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are many tools, programs, and strategies offered by other nonprofits and businesses that are beyond the scope of this database.
Contact Information
Alternate Name CV19
Located In Community Guelph
Physical Access Not Applicable
Description & Services
Description (Service) The following is a list of free, online mental health and physical health resources and financial supports available in Guelph-Wellington:

* CMHA - Resiliency During COVID-19 (
1-844-264-2993 (1-844-CMHA-WW3); 80 Waterloo Ave, Guelph, N1H 0A1
- understanding and awareness of the impact of COVID-19 on mental health and anxiety, strategies to manage and for self-care
- list of links to online supports, articles, videos and tip sheets

* Homewood Health Centre - Mental Health & Addictions Resources, including free articles and e-courses: (COVID-19 resources)

* University of Guelph - Student Wellness (
519-824-4120 ext 53327; J.T. Powell Bldg, 168 Reynolds Walk, University of Guelph
- COVID-19 specific, and current student resources and FAQs
- health, counselling, referrals, Wellness Program services available (some offices temporarily closed due to COVID-19)

* University of Guelph - Wellness@Work (WellnessAtWork)
- COVID-19 List of Wellness Resources (Online Wellness Resources)
- How to Stay Connected while Physical Distancing (How to Stay Connected)
- COVID-19: Tips to keep you healthy and reduce the risk of infection (Tips to Keep You Healthy)
- Online Wellness Resources to Help you Thrive in Uncertain Times (Thrive in Uncertain Times)

519-824-5150; 130 Woodland Glen Dr Guelph, N1G 4M3
- virtual exercise and meditation classes for all ages, fitness levels
- mental health apps, healthy recipes
- errand support (register as a volunteer or to receive help with errands)

* Guelph Public Library (
519-824-6220;, 100 Norfolk St, Guelph, N1H 4J6 - list of relevant Guelph services and national websites in response to COVID-19 (
- virtual and online resources for all ages: (eLibrary), theme and activity-based resources, storytime, virtual book clubs, live streaming, online courses, music and entertainment

* Wellington County Library (online resources)
- COVID-19 information and updates
- COVID-19 support and resources (government resources; business, agriculture, and economic development supports)

* 10C Shared Space (
- 519-780-5030;, 42 Carden St, Guelph, N1H 3A2
- compilation of resources, articles, toolkits, webinars, advocacy and community supports for the nonprofit, charitable, and business communities

* Guelph Chamber of Commerce (COVID-19 Resources)
- financial help (business support services)
- export and trade information
- information on wage subsidy program for employers
- discounts and deals available member-to-member
- government announcements, federal and provincial updates
- blog with best practices for working from home, health and wellness, employer strategies
- local closures and cancellations, essential services that continue
- interactive map of local businesses offering takeout and delivery
- data and information on COVID-19

* The Making Box - online Improv Classes and Live Comedy (
1- 800-930-9892;; 43 Cork St. E, Guelph, N1H 2W8
- monthly (4 week) Improv classes starting Apr 2020
- weekly comedy shows broadcast online
- financial assistance available, eligibility required

* Intrigue Media (
- register for newsletter to receive latest updates, resources and business supports regarding COVID-19

* access free counselling on mental health and substance use support at the Wellness Together Canada portal or by calling 1-866-585-0445 (24 hours a day)
* Mental Health Commission of Canada (COVID-19 Resources and Free Online Crisis Training for Essential Workers During COVID-19)
* Chatting for Wellness - Student volunteers call seniors to help combat current feelings of isolation; register online or call 437-702-2025. Weekly chatting sessions, Mon-Fri 6 pm-9 pm, EST(
* Headspace (
* Mind Control: Managing your Mental Health during COVID-19 (; offered by University of Toronto
* Tips on talking to someone in crisis during COVID-19 (
* Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks (Coping with Stress)
* Coping practically and emotionally during the Covid-19 outbreak - Advice for families in self isolation (Advice for families in self isolation)
* Taking Care of your Mental Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic (Government of Canada)
* Mental Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)
* Your Health Matters - Stories and expert health tips from Sunnybrook (
Hours Online resources Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Guelph ; Wellington County
Eligibility No restrictions * some resources and programs may be more relevant to adults, students, youth, children
Application Membership may be required for some services
Languages English
Fees None
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit ; (60) Commercial
Resources See Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre for information on COVID-19 fraud: scams, tips on how to protect yourself / your business, reporting fraud, and what to do if you're victimized
Service Categories General Mental Health Information/Education ~ COVID-19 ; Internet Information Resources ~ COVID-19 ; Physical Activity and Fitness Education/Promotion ; Stress Management ~ COVID-19