News

A Message from ShareLife…

May 15, 2020

Dear friends,

During his homily this past Sunday, Cardinal Collins described ShareLife succinctly:

“Practical service. Nitty-gritty. Down to earth. Where the rubber hits the road. It’s just who we are.”

He’s right. The agencies you fund through your gift to ShareLife don’t often talk about their good works. They just do them.

That’s why we’ve encouraged our agencies to send us simple, short videos highlighting the remarkable ways they’ve adapted their programs to the pandemic. From people living with mental illness to those recovering from addiction, your donation is reaching a diverse range of vulnerable people during this perilous time.

Please take one minute to learn about the heroic work of LA Centre for Active Living by watching the video above. Thanks to your support of ShareLife, they are helping deliver 3,000 meals weekly to seniors in need.

Health Resources for Uninsured Clients

April 21, 2020

Wellesley Institute – Advancing Urban Health

Health Network for Uninsured Clients:
https://www.wellesleyinstitute.com/topics/health-equity/health-network-on-uninsured-clients/

Accessing Healthcare in Toronto if you don’t have OHIP or IFH:
https://www.wellesleyinstitute.com/important-new-information-for-uninsured-clients-in-toronto-during-covid-19/

Free Medical Clinics

The West End Non-Insured Walk-In Clinic
NIWIC Access Point on Jane

761 Jane St., 2nd Floor (Jane & Woolner)

*NO VISITORS OR STUDENTS SEEN*

Nurse-led Clinic Hours:
Monday & Thursday 4:00pm – 7:30 pm
Midwife available on Thursdays

Phone: 416-760-2811
https://www.211toronto.ca/detail/en/221341

PINC (People In Need Clinic)
Queen West-Central Toronto Community Health Centre
168 Bathurst ST., Toronto (Queen & Bathurst)

*NO VISITORS OR STUDENTS SEEN*

Priority on Homeless, Youth and Unisured
Doctors, nurses, counsellors available:
Monday & Wednesday from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
DROP-IN ONLY, no appointments

Phone: 416-703-8482 ext. 2100
https://pqwchc.org/events/pinc/

FCJ Refugee Centre
208 Oakwood Avenue, Toronto (St. Clair & Oakwood)

*STUDENTS AND VISITORS ACCEPTED*

Doctors, nurses, counsellors available:
Friday from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Saturday from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (except long weekends)
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY (No Walk-ins)

Phone: 416-469-9754 ext. 230
http://www.fcjrefugeecentre.org/our-programs/for-individuals/health-clinic/

Complete List of Free Medical Centres

Are you an Uninsured Client in Toronto: Click Here!
https://www.wellesleyinstitute.com/topics/health-equity/health-network-on-uninsured-clients/

Grocery Delivery Services

April 21, 2020

The Red Cross

Food Hamper delivery:
Available for qualifying seniors (70+) and others that are in self-isolation, who do not have alternative access to food (through family, friends, availability of food delivery services) and are not receiving assistance from another community food program.

Eligibility and Registration Information:
Phone: 1-833-204-9952
Website: https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-social-support/

Friendly Neighbour Hotline

Grocery delivery of 8 items or less:
Monday – Friday from 9 am – 5 pm

General Inquiries:
Phone: 1-855-581-9580
Website: http://uhnopenlab.ca/project/hotline/

Good Neighbour Project

Delivery Assistance for Supplies and Groceries:
From 8 am – 8 pm

General Inquiries:
Phone: 647-873-2230
Email: info@goodneighbourproject.com
Website: https://www.goodneighbourproject.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GoodNeighbourProject/

Operation Ramzieh

Crisis Relief Food Kit Delivery

General Inquiries:
1-800-321-5973
Monday – Friday from 9 am – 5 pm
https://operationramzieh.org

Request a food kit delivery online:
https://operationramzieh.org/request
(those without internet access may order via telephone)

ID Clinic – Important Notice

April 21, 2020

Managing Stress during COVID-19

April 7, 2020

How to Manage Stress During Coronavirus:
https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/2b2b276b-2509-4d50-a0fc-5f34245eb2f4/downloads/How%20to%20Manage%20COVID.pdf?ver=1584734612410

Psychology Tools:|
FREE Guide to Living with Worry and Anxiety amidst Global Uncertainty
https://www.psychologytools.com/articles/free-guide-to-living-with-worry-and-anxiety-amidst-global-uncertainty/

Waterloo CBT Clinic:
Tips for Coping During COVID-19
http://waterloocbt.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Tips-for-Coping-During-COVID-19.pdf

Valley Centre for Counselling:
A Practical Evidence-Based Self-Help Program for COVID-19-Related Worry and Low Mood
http://valleycentreforcounselling.com/onanxiety

This Way Up:
FREE Access to Mental Health Courses during COVID-19
https://thiswayup.org.au/how-do-you-feel/

Calm Together:
Activities to Relieve Stress and Anxiety
https://blog.calm.com/take-a-deep-breath?fbclid=IwAR2mZ9c7bBuP6YCc0WRMdYwQI_Jioho7ggm9WeMwEuQvQ0ewztR4Lnmjwm

Camh:
Mental Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic|
https://www.camh.ca/en/health-info/mental-health-and-covid-19#coping

CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
Stress and Coping
ttps://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html

Between Sessions Resources:
Managing Your Mood While Observing Social Distancing
Free Worksheet
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1QjQOI5wf4_vJ9vIAUj9nDLPGp2a-ibXu

GTA Distress Centres:
Phone: 416-408-4357
Website: https://dcogt.com/408-help-line

Toronto Seniors Helpline:
Phone: 416-217-2077
Website: https://torontoseniorshelpline.ca

Food Bank & Meal Takeaway/Delivery

March 30, 2020

West Toronto Support Services

Meals on Wheels:
Monday-Friday from 11 am – 1 pm (hot meals)
Tuesday-Friday from 11 am – 1 pm (frozen meals)

Fruit and Vegetable Baskets:
Delivered bi-weekly on Wednesdays

Fee and eligibility inquiries:
Bloor site: 416-653-3535
or
Weston/Mt. Dennis site: 416-249-7946
Website: https://wtss.org/services/meals-on-wheels/

Davenport-Perth

Takeaway Meals:
Mondays and Wednesdays @ 5 pm
Pick up outside of main entrance

1900 Davenport Road
General inquiries:
Phone: 416-656-8025
Website: http://dpnchc.com

KFI

Meal Delivery:
KFI is donating 1,000 care meals to seniors (65+)

For general inquiries and order submission:
https://kfisauces.com/kficares/

The Stop

Food Bank:
Mondays and Fridays from 12 – 3 pm

Takeaway Meals:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
Breakfast: from 9 – 10 am
Lunch: from 12 – 1 pm

1884 Davenport Road
General Inquiries:
Phone: 416-652-7867
Email: general@thestop.org
https://www.thestop.org/blog/emergency-food-access/

Salvation Army: Bloor Central Corps

Emergency Food Bank:
By appointment only
Wednesday – Thursday 9:30 am – 12 noon; 1 – 3 pm

Takeaway Meals:
Saturdays from 4 – 6pm

789 Dovercourt Road (Dovercourt Rd/Bloor St. West)
General inquiries:
Phone: 416-532-4511; Food Bank ext 100
Website: https://covid19.211central.ca/record/67455574/?searchLocation=Toronto&topicPath=425&latitude=43.657889140268&longitude=-79.384933194692&ss=Distance
or
http://www.salvationarmy.ca

Parkdale Community Food Bank

Food Bank:
Wednesday 10 am -3 pm
Thursday: 11 am – 3:30 pm
Friday: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Saturday: 10:30 am – 1:30 pm (seniors and people with disabilities only)

*Food bank delivery options available for those that are elderly, unable to leave their homes for health reasons or are in self-isolation

1499 Queen Street West
General Inquiries:
Phone: 314-532-2375
Email: info@pcfb.ca
Website: https://www.pcfb.ca/post/covid-19-statement

Oases Dufferin Community Centre

Food Bank:
Call for details
Tuesdays @ 9:30 am

Takeaway Meals:
Call for details
Tuesdays @ 5:30 pm

1219 Dufferin Street (Dufferin St./Dupont St)
General Inquiries:
Phone: 416-536-4431
Email: oasisdufferin@rogers.com
Website: https://covid19.211central.ca/record/67457048/?searchLocation=Toronto&topicPath=425&latitude=43.657889140268&longitude=-79.384933194692&ss=Distance
or
http://www.oasisdufferin.org

Our Place Community of Hope Centre

Food Bank:
Tuesdays – Fridays from 2 – 5 pm

Takeaway Meals:
Call for details

Galilea Korean Presbyterian Church (1183 Davenport Road; Lower Level)
General Inquiries:
Phone: 416-598-2919
Email: info@ourplacecommunityofhope.com
Website: https://covid19.211central.ca/record/67455405/?searchLocation=Toronto&topicPath=425&latitude=43.657889140268&longitude=-79.384933194692&ss=Distance
or
http://www.ourplacecommunityofhope.com

Library Pop Up Food Bank

Food Bank Pop Up Locations:
https://www.211toronto.ca/quick/Central%20Region/ORGANIZATION/library%20pop%20up%20food%20bank/toronto

COVID-19 Safe Grocery Shopping Tips

March 27, 2020

Shop safer with Dr. Jeffrey VanWingen MD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjDuwc9KBps&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR2AthnlUkNiQDRlR8VmKm1rKPwCXcavqb-mPyf5s7oEOB53D5YYUrMNvt4

COVID-19 Symptoms

March 23, 2020

Hand Washing Guidelines

March 23, 2020

COVID-19 Information & Resources

March 23, 2020

COVID-19 symptoms include fever, cough and difficulty breathing. See below for guidelines on how to self-monitor for COVID-19.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and your symptoms are mild, we ask that you call Telehealth (1-866-553-7205) or Toronto Public Health (416-338-7600) for advice and stay at home to self isolate for 14 days.

If your symptoms are very severe or you are having difficulty breathing you should to to the emergency room for assessment. Do not call 911 or go to the emergency room unless it is an emergency.

Testing for COVID-19 will be done at Assessment Centres. If you would like more information on COVID-19, or the Assessment Centres please visit:

https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-health-advice/covid-19-assessment-centres/

HOW TO SELF-MONITOR FOR COVID-19

https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/documents/ncov/factsheet-covid-19-self-monitor.pdf?la=en

HOW TO SELF-ISOLATE

https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/documents/ncov/factsheet-covid-19-how-to-self-isolate.pdf?la=en

SELF-ISOLATION GUIDE FOR CAREGIVERS, HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS, AND CLOSE CONTACTS

https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/document/ncov/factsheet-covid-19-guide-isolation-caregivers.pdf?ls=en

SOCIAL DISTANCING

One of the important ways we can keep ourselves health and protect others during this time is to practise social distancing.