COVID-19 Support Resources

Financial Supports and Emergency Resources

COVID-19 Emergency Support for Community Organizations (Canadian Red Cross)
Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)
Canadian Government Financial Support and Information
COVID-19: First Nations Community Guide on Accessing Additional Supports (Government of Canada)
– How to submit a request for support
– How to access personal protective equipment (PPE)
– Template to request funding under COVID-19

Financial Supports and Emergency Resources

Food and COVID-19 – Online Resources for Indigenous Communities (Indigenous Services Canada)
A list of food related resources which are targeted at or are relevant to Indigenous communities.
Download the BC COVID-19 App
Resources for All BC First Nation Individuals (First Nations Public Service Secretariat)
Financial Supports in Response to COVID-19 (Government of British Columbia)
– Renters, Homeowners and People Experiencing Homelessness
– BC Student Loans
– Monthly Bills (BC Hydro, ICBC)
– Visit link to view a complete list of the supports available
COVID-19 Provincial Support and Information (Government of British Columbia)
– Essential Information
– Check Symptoms Online
COVID-19: Resources, prevention, updates & more (BC Alliance for Arts + Culture)
– General Arts and Non-Profit Resources
– Resources for Artists

General Information and Health Resources

Tip Sheet: Indigenous Cultural Safety during COVID-19
Created by the Ekw’í7tl Indigenous Doula Collective in partnership with the BCAAFC Doulas for Aboriginal Families Grant Program
– Who are Indigenous Peoples and What is Cultural Safety?
– How to Access Indigenous Wellness Supports During COVID-19
– List of Indigenous Organizations Providing Supports
First Nations Health Authority
A Guide to COVID-19
FNHA Services Away From Home
Virtual Doctor of the Day
COVID-19 Web Portal
Provincial Health Officer Letter to Social Sector (March 18, 2020)
National Association of Friendship Centres Resource List
A First Nations Health Managers Association Weekly Virtual Town Hall, information session and Q+A:
– Every Thursday at 1:00pm EDT
– Email with your questions
Canadian Red Cross
Home Health and Home Supports

Mental Health and Wellness Support Resources

Virtual Mental Health Supports
BounceBack: online coaching to help adults and youth 15+ improve their mental wellness
Foundry BC: health and wellness resources, online services and supports for young people ages 12-24
COVID-19 Psychological Support Service: online psychological support service for health-care workers
Here2Talk: single-session mental health counselling by app, phone or online chat (available 24/7)
A number of treatment facilities across BC are currently offering emotional and cultural supports online and over the phone.
These services are free and are available to all Indigenous people in BC:
– Carrier Sekani Family Services Call: 250-567-2900 and ask for an ARP Team
– Kackaamin Family Development Centre Call: 250-723-7789 or Toll-free: 1-833-205-6946
– Namgis Treatment Centre Call: 250-974-8015
– Nenqayni Wellness Centre Call: 250-989-0301
– North Wind Wellness Centre Call: 250-843-6977 or Toll-free: 1-888-698-4333
– Telmexw Awtexw (Sts’ailes First Nations) Call: 604-796-9829
– Tsow Tun Le Lum Call: 250-268-2463 or Toll-free: 1-888-590-3123
– Wilp Si’Satxw Healing Centre Call: 778-202-0162 or 778-202-1349
Alcoholics Anonymous Online Intergroup
– AA Canada Meetings: Wednesdsay, Friday and Sunday at 8PM EST (Zoom)
Connecting online during physical distancing

Support Resources for Businesses and Workplaces

The BC Business COVID-19 Support Service (Small Business BC)
Small Business Marketplace (Small Business BC)
COVID-19 webinars (Small Business BC)