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Where is it mandatory to wear a mask or face covering?
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and regions in Ontario start to reopen you will see changes and recommendations to help contain the spread. Along with physical distancing, you will see more guidelines about when and where you need to wear a mask.
COVID-19 Resources & Information
You may have lots of concerns and questions about COVID-19. We have collected some trusted resources to help you find a reliable answer.
What financial assistance can I get if I have a disability?
If you or a family member have a disability that may impact your income or personal finances; there may be options to help you or your family in this list of programs.
Who should get a flu shot?
Fact sheets from the Ministry of Health on who should get a flu shot and why.
What should I do if I suspect I have COVID-19?
Latest information sheets in various languages of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.
What is Public Health?
Public Health units are responsible for the protection and promotion of health and wellbeing of the general public. Public Health aims to improve the overall health of the population.
What are some healthy lunches for children?
If your child's school does not have a lunch program, you need to send your child to school with lunch. Call your child's school to check the school's lunch facilities. Try to put variety into your child's lunch.
What resources are available for people who are deaf or hard of hearing?
There are different types of supports and services available for people who are deaf or hard of hearing as well as their families. If you think that you may have hearing loss the first step is to have your hearing assessed.
Do I need to use a car seat for my child?
Yes. Generally, if your child is under 8 years old, they must use a car seat or booster seat.
What is child abuse?
Child abuse means that a parent or caregiver hurts a child or does not protect a child.
I think a child is being abused. What do I do?
If you know a child is being abused, you must report it. If you think that a child is being abused, you must report it.
When should I keep my child home from daycare or school?
You should keep your child home from daycare or school if they are feeling unwell and are not able to participate in normal activities. Especially if they have a fever, diarrhea or are vomiting.
What is family counselling?
Settling in a new country can be a stressful experience for a family.
Growing Up in a New Land: A Guide for Newcomer Parents
This resource provides information for newcomer parents with children under 6 years old. It is available in English or French.
What is the Assistive Devices Program?
In Ontario, the Assistive Devices Program (ADP) helps pay for customized equipment, like wheelchairs and hearing aids if you have a long-term physical disability. The ADP also helps cover the cost of specialized supplies, like those used with diabetes.
Newborn Screening Ontario
This multilingual document provides information on newborn testing. All babies in Ontario are tested for rare disorders in order to reduce the possibility of health problems later in life.
What vaccinations does my child need?
These are the proper vaccinations your children must obtain before attending school in Ontario.
Services for Children Who are Blind or Have Low Vision
Ontario’s Blind – Low Vision Early Intervention Program is designed to give children who are born blind or with low vision the best possible start in life. Specialized family-centred services are funded by the province and are available for children.
Good Vision Can Help Your Child Do Well in School
This brochure has information about how vision problems affect learning, signs of vision problems, when children should have their first eye exam and what happens in an eye exam.