COVID-19 Information and Support Resources For Young People in York Region

COVID-19 Information and Support Resources For Young People in York Region

COVID-19 Information and Support Resources For Young People in York Region

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Resources Table of Contents

Children’s Aid Resources
Cleaning Supplies
Crisis/Help/Mental Health Services
Disability Resources
Employment Support
First Nations, Inuit, and Métis focused resources and information
Food and Water Resources
Harm Reduction Tools
Home Schooling Resources
Internet and Computers
Keep Busy at Home
Mental Health and Meditation
Parenting about COVID 19

Children’s Aid Resources

Cleaning Supplies

Crisis/Help/Mental Health Services

  • 360°kids Home Base
    Updates about services and programs that the Hub will be a part of so that we can stay connected to our youth @360kids_Homebase
  • 360°kids Let’s Chat! Walk-in Clinic
    During these challenging times of COVID-19, the counselling team at 360°kids continues to support youth emotional and mental health needs via Facetime, Zoom and phone calls. Book your session here, totally free! https://360kids.setmore.com/
  • 310-COPE
    1-855-310-COPE (2673)
    Community Crisis Response Service
  • 360°kids Let’s Chat Walk-In Clinic
    Now offering phone and video counselling Monday and Thursday
  • Access York
    York Region Services Information Website
  • Assaulted Women’s Helpline
    1-866-863-0511 (Toll Free)
    1-866-863-7868 (TTY)
    416-863-0511 (Toronto)
  • Resources for Parents of Black Children
  • Canadian Mental Health Association York Region
  • Children’s Aid Society of York Region
  • ConnexOntario
    Addiction, Mental Health and Addiction Gaming Treatment Services
  • iDetermine!
    Offered by The Redwood, this safe, accessible and private online platform is for women and non-binary folks who are looking for support to leave or cope with an abusive relationship. Whether accessing counselling support or just to navigate the website for resources, this tool will increase access and bridge the service gap for folks experiencing abuse. https://www.idetermine.ca/
  • Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault (DASA) Care Centre of York Region – Mackenzie Health
    Emergency DASA care service can be accessed by calling 905-883-1212 ext. 0 and asking for the DASA nurse on-call, or by coming to the Emergency Department at Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital and asking the nurse at the front desk to see the DASA nurse. DASA counselling services can be accessed by calling 905-883-2216. For more information, please visit https://www.mackenziehealth.ca/dasa
  • Good2Talk
    Free, professional and confidential counselling support for post-secondary students in Ontario
  • Goodhead.ca
    Mental Health resource tool for guys into guys.
  • Human Trafficking Helpline (905)758-5285
  • JACK.ORG School Mental Health Ontario and Kids Help Phone
    Mental Health Resource HUB https://jack.org/COVID
  • John Howard Society of York Region
    (905)470-0003 ext 209
    The Youth Counselling Program provides individuals with free weekly one-on-one sessions to discuss situations affecting their lives
  • Kids Help Phone (24/7) 1-800-668-6868
    Canada’s only 24/7, national support service. We offer professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based. Kids Help Phone has expanded its mandate to include former youth in care of any age
  • Krasman Center: Warm/Peer 24/7 Crisis Support Line
    1-888-777-0907 https://krasmancentre.com/
  • LGBT Youthline
    1-800-268-9688 Text 647-694-4275
    Chat https://www.youthline.ca
    Confidential and non-judgmental peer support through our telephone, text and chat services for lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirited, queer and questioning young people. Get in touch with a peer support volunteer from Sunday to Friday, 4:00PM to 9:30 PM.
  • LOFT Street Outreach Van
  • Mental Health T.O.(MHTO)
    Free mental health counselling for infants, children, youth and families. MHTO agents connect callers to qualified counsellors. 9:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday to Friday 1-866-585-6486
    289-879-2376 or by email at mobyss@cmha-yr.on.ca https://cmha-yr.on.ca/programs/youth/mobyss/
    Make an appointment to see nurse, peer support worker, and or mental health worker directly
  • Naseeha Youth Helpline
    Peer support for Muslim youth
  • TeenLine
    1-310-855-HOPE 1-800-852-8336 Or text TEEN to 839863
    Confidential hotline for teenagers for mental health
  • Trans Life Line
    Peer support service run by trans people, for trans and questioning callers.
  • Wellness Together Canada: Mental Health and Substance Use Support
  • Women Support Network of York Region
    905-853-9270 ext 102 1-800-263-6734
    24-hour crisis line offering counselling services for women 18+ years of age
  • York Region Police Hate Crime Report Line
    1-877-354-HATE (4283)
    24-hour telephone and TTY crisis line to all woman who have experienced abuse including: counselling, emotional support, information and referrals.
  • York Support Services Network (YSSN)
    York Support Services Network is a community-based agency that offers a range of case management and community crisis services, to support individuals with a developmental disability and/or a serious mental illness.

Disability Resources

Employment Support

360°kids understands and empathizes with the stressful time many of you may be experiencing due to COVID-19. We are happy to announce that our Employment Programs continue to be offered and new cohorts are starting regularly.

To apply or for more information, please visit https://www.360kids.ca/programs-services/employment/
If you have questions, please email us at employment.programs@360kids.ca
Thank you for including us in your employment journey and please stay safe, healthy and happy.



  • Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) will provide support to students and new graduates who are not be eligible for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit or Employment Insurance or unable to work due to COVID-19. This benefit would provide $1,250 per month for eligible students or $1,750 per month for eligible students with dependents or disabilities. This benefit would be available from May to August 2020. More details will be made available soon.
  • Canada Student Service Grant (CSSG) will help students gain valuable work experience and skills while they help their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. For students who choose to do national service and serve their communities, the new CSSG will provide up to $5,000 for their education in the fall.


First Nations, Inuit, and Métis focused resources and information

First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line (24Hours)
Immediate, culturally competent telephone counselling, 24 hours a day, seven days a week and
is available in English, French and upon request in Cree, Ojibway, and Inuktitut

Food and Water Resources

Harm Reduction Tools

CAYR Community Connections
Contact Aara @ 905-960-2808 or aameyayer@cayrcc.org to
request a delivery- this is for Harm Reduction Tools- requires 24 hour notice for delivery.

Supplies will also be available at different community locations which include;

  • Swing Shift (10084 Yonge St. Richmond Hill)
  • Krasman Center (10121 Yonge St. Richmond Hill)
  • Belinda’s Place (16580 Yonge St, Newmarket)
  • Sutton Youth Services (20898 Dalton Rd, Sutton West)

Home Schooling Resources

Internet and Computers

Keep Busy at Home

Virtual tours of museums around the world

Mental Health and Meditation

The emotional benefits of meditation (Information from MayoClinic.Org)

  • Gain a new perspective on stressful situations
  • Build skills to manage your stress
  • Increase self-awareness
  • Focus on the present
  • Reduce negative emotions
  • Increase imagination and creativity
  • Increase patience and tolerance

What is Guided Meditation? (Information from mindworks.org)

In guided meditation, our practice is shaped by another person’s voice. Because the mind has a tendency to wander where it will, many of us find it easier to focus and relax when our minds aren’t entirely left to their own devices. This form of meditation is often led by a (real live) guide in group settings, or by recordings presented on apps, podcasts, videos, CDs, etc.

Guided meditation for kids:

Guided meditation scripts for caregivers to read aloud:

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