COVID-19 RESOURCES for children, Youth, and Families

Stigma-Free COVID-19 Youth Wellness Toolkit

To ensure your kid’s mental health is not compromised during the pandemic, check out the ‘Stigma-free Wellness Toolkit’ for resources, inspiring stories, activities and live events.  

Seniors' Entitlement Services

Quadra Village Community Center has started an advocacy program that serves seniors that are 55+ in Victoria, Saanich and other municipalities. 

BC CDC COVID-19 Survey

If you’d like to have a say on re-starting services in BC, fill out this  survey put out by the BC CDC. Tell them about your experience during the  COVID-19 pandemic and help them develop action plans that are  beneficial for all of us!  

Support Directory - Small Business BC

This practical document prepared by the B.C. government, contains links to a list of resources and websites to help businesses during these times. 

DIY - Face Masks

Learn 3-ways to make a reliable, comfortable mask out of things that are already laying around your home - no sewing machine needed. 

Who is open for Business in Oaklands?

 Check out the local list of 'Open Businesses' to see what restaurants and service providers are still operating (grocery stores, retailers, etc.). The list will be updated on a weekly basis. We advice you give them a call because times may vary!

Online Support Groups for Parents

You're not alone in this! Visit these parent support groups where you can give/get advise or just vent. 

Mental Health Guide 2020

Check out this amazing resource guide 2020 by Greater Victoria.

How Soap kills the Coronavirus?

See how washing your hands with soap for 20 seconds can literally demolish viruses!

Remote Events & Activities Calendar

Stay informed about virtual events and activities happening in Victoria through this collaborative calendar by BC Community Portal. 

How to remove gloves?

If you're using disposable gloves, here's the correct way to remove them.

Social distancing while shopping

Essential shopping can be tricky during the Covid-19 lockdown. Here are some tips that will help to keep yourself and others safe.

COVID-19 Glossary

Confused by COVID-19 terminology? Click here for a glossary of pandemic terms that will help you understand the world today.

Who is open for business?

Check the Open Business Directory to see what local restaurants and service providers are still operating (restaurants, grocery stores, retailers, etc.):

Ways to talk about COVID-19 at home

VIDEOS: Managing Stress & Anxiety around COVID-19

Includes a playlist of 6 videos on a variety of topics including: managing stress and anxiety at home, and in the workplace, speaking to your child, knowing the risks of COVID-19, and what to do when stress becomes panic. Here is a summary of the videos with written tips.

CBC segment with Dr. Dina Kulik on talking to your child about COVID-19. She says when communicating with children about COVID-19 parents and health-care providers should take an honest approach. She suggests teaching kids what they can do to minimize risk. 

Children's books about COVID-19

A supportive and reassuring book explaining children (up to age 7). Available in a variety of languages. 

My Coronavirus Story - an online flip book explaining what COVID-19 is, and how it spreads. 

Parenting during COVID-19

Sample daily at home schedule created by a therapist, and an extensive list of at home activities. 

Activities to do at Home

We are putting together a fun list of activities to do from home. Check it out here.