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.
Quadra Village Community Center has started an advocacy program that serves seniors that are 55+ in Victoria, Saanich and other municipalities.
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!
This practical document prepared by the B.C. government, contains links to a list of resources and websites to help businesses during these times.
Learn 3-ways to make a reliable, comfortable mask out of things that are already laying around your home - no sewing machine needed.
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!
You're not alone in this! Visit these parent support groups where you can give/get advise or just vent.
Check out this amazing resource guide 2020 by Greater Victoria.
See how washing your hands with soap for 20 seconds can literally demolish viruses!
Stay informed about virtual events and activities happening in Victoria through this collaborative calendar by BC Community Portal.
If you're using disposable gloves, here's the correct way to remove them.
Essential shopping can be tricky during the Covid-19 lockdown. Here are some tips that will help to keep yourself and others safe.
Confused by COVID-19 terminology? Click here for a glossary of pandemic terms that will help you understand the world today.
Check the Open Business Directory to see what local restaurants and service providers are still operating (restaurants, grocery stores, retailers, etc.):
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.
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.
Sample daily at home schedule created by a therapist, and an extensive list of at home activities.
We are putting together a fun list of activities to do from home. Check it out here.
Oaklands Community Centre
Reception Hours: Monday-Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
#1-2827 Belmont Avenue
Victoria, BC V8R 4B2
T: 250-370-9101 F: 250-370-9102
Oaklands Neighbourhood House
Little Acorn Hours: Monday-Friday from 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
2629 Victor Street
Victoria, BC V8R 4E3
T: 250-370-9101 F: 250-370-9159
Oaklands Community Association