April 28th, 2020
|Durham Region COVID-19|
Community Support Line
|Community support agencies have come together to provide support to the Durham Region community during COVID-19 Pandemic. |
Residents at-risk can access support services by calling the number 1-888-332-3133
Get the help you need:
•Grocery and pharmacy delivery
•Meals on wheels
•Dementia support services
•Telephone Safety Checks
Region of Durham – link to more community resources
|We’re helping to get the word out to support vulnerable and marginalized individuals in our communities. The Region of Durham has compiled a listing of available resources. This website is being updated regularly and reflects our understanding of resources that are available at this time. Here is the link: Durham.ca|
|Care Mongers COVID-19 Response Phone Line|
Pickering, Ajax, Whitby and Oshawa
|If you need help or are isolated during the COVID-19 outbreak, volunteers throughout Durham Region are ready to help you get what you need.When you call, it asks you to let them know where you’re calling from so they can connect you with a volunteer in the area.|
If a volunteer doesn’t answer, you’re asked to leave a detailed message about what you need.From there, you’ll be connected to someone who can help.
|Get the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 in Durham Region|
at durham.ca/NovelCoronavirus or call Durham Region Health
Department at 1-800-841-2729.
Impacts related to Regional programs and services can be found at durham.ca/ServiceChanges.
IF EMERGENCYCALL 911
|Durham Mental Health Services|
Kids Help Phone
Distress Centre Durham
|24 Hour On-Line Mental|
|“Being Resilient During Coronavirus”|
The Big White Wall is an anonymous community where: members can support each other; access 24 hours a day, 365 days a year; Trained practitioners are available 24/7 to keep the community safe;
Self-assessments & recommended resources; Creative tools to help
express how you are feeling;
Wide range of self-guided courses to do
at your own pace https://www.bigwhitewall.com
|Virtual doctor appointments (through Ontario Telemedicine Network)||This resource will enable a video call with a physician. You sign up for a doctor’s appointment and they call you later in the day. People using this service will need to be able to receive a follow-up call. It is funded through OHIP.|
|12-Step Recovery Meetings||To respond to the growing need for community and support during this time, below are the details on 12-step recovery meetings for all addictions:|
Every Tuesday at 12:30 pm EST
Every Thursday at 12:30 pm EST
Sunday evening at 7 pm EST
Click this link to join the meeting:
Please share this group and this zoom link to those in need of a home group during this time.
|Addiction Counselling |
(Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification
|This website is offering free unlimited addiction counselling via instant messaging and or video chat.|
CLICK TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT THE FIRST AVAILABLE COUNSELLOR WILL RESPOND.
This service is all free, and no limitations.
Here are 2 opportunities to practice mindfulness – both are facilitated by experts. They can be used by to staff; colleagues, clients/families, and anyone else that comes to mind.
These are also being posted on Ontario Tech’s website.
1) Opportunity to join in weekly mindfulness practice groups through ZOOM – you can join with or without video
Tuesday evening – 7 pm: https://satipanna.com/programs-and-events/weekly-mindfulness-meditation/
Monday evenings: https://www.truepeace.ca/
2) Free daily mindfulness practice with a group, led by world renowned experts – you sign up – here is the link https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4aa4af29ab9-free
Once you’ve signed up, you will receive an email confirmation.
Library Updates and Resources
May 22nd 2020
|Ajax Public Library||The Ajax Public Library is still here for you! Our doors may be closed but you can still get help with your questions and explore a world of resources: www.ajaxlibrary.ca|
No library card? Click HERE for easy, online registration.
Get Live Chat, Online and Telephone Assistance from an APL Librarian! Do you have questions about downloading a title, navigating our website or looking for recommendations for something to read, watch or listen? Need help completing an online government form?
APL Librarians are ready to walk you through all of your
questions including community resources, forms and online collection suggestions.
Mondays: 8:30 am-8:30pm; Tuesday – Saturday: 8:30am – 4:30pm:
o Send Questions HERE .
o Call at 289-943-5001
o Chat Live: www.ajaxlibrary.ca
For service updates including virtual programs and curbside pickup, check www.ajaxlibrary.ca or subscribe to the Library’s eNewsletter:
|Oshawa Public Libraries||Our online chat function is now available Monday-Friday 9-8 and Saturday/Sunday 9-5 for the public looking for support with library resources or access to community information. |
Go to www.oshlib.ca for more info.
Thanks to you and all the community providers for the amazing work you are doing to support vulnerable populations during this difficult time. There
seems to be some good news with Covid cases lessening but we still have a long road to go