This page has been created to be a resource for Facebook Groups or any other Social Media to provide a single location for daily updates, key web links and files on COVID-19 that doesn't get lost in the deluge of postings.

This resource has been created for the Beaverbrook Community, but as we live in Kanata North, within Ottawa, it covers information relevant across Ottawa.

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Daily Updates

Web Links

- Government of Canada

> Travel Advisories

> COVID-19 - Being prepared

> Self Assessment

- Ontario Government Public Health

- Ottawa Public Health

- Jenna Sudds (Kanata North Councillor)

> Daily Updates

> Key Contacts

> Volunteer/Need Help

 - COVID-19 Information

> WHO (World Health Organization) LINK

* Use of drugs to control fever (e.g. Ibuprofin)

> Medical Journals with COVID-19 content (no paywalls)

* The Lancet

* Journal of the American Medical Association

* New England Journal of Medicine

* British Medical Journal

* Annuls of Internal Medicine

* Canadian Medical Association Journal

> Other Resource pages

UK Coronavirus Handbook - Open Data/Source UK Resource page

 - Financial Information

> Personal

* Fed/Prov Personal Financial Support 27 Mar 2020

* Income cut off? Here's how to access the aid you need

* Summary of EI Changes due to COVID-19

* EI Application Quick Reference Guide

* Canada - Economic Response Plan

> Business

Canada Business App - smartphone app with detailed info for small business owners

 - COVID-19 Data and Analytics

> Maps and Visuals

* Univ of Minnesota - Centre for Infectious Disease Research and Policy

* Financial Times (UK) - COVID-19 Analysis

* COVID-19 Canadian Outbreak Tracker

File Resources

  • COVID-19 Notices you can post on your door LINK
  • Door Hanger/Postcard to ask Neighbours if they need help LINK
  • Guidelines for how you can stop COVID-19 Transmission in your community LINK
  • Food and Pharmacy Online Ordering, Pickup and Delivery options - Kanata/Ottawa LINK
  • Champlain Health list of local grocery stores that deliver LINK

How You Can Help

Organizations looking for Volunteers


  • Food Banks - the immediate need is high and will only increase in coming weeks. Donating money is preferred as the Food Banks deal with Food Wholesalers at a substantial discount and the Banks can order exactly what they need.

Give Blood

Unfortunately, despite Blood Services Canada being VERY aware of COVID-19 and sanitation procedures, many regular blood donors are cancelling appointments. This is creating blood shortages which are becoming critical. So sign and give blood.

To donate immediately, sign up to donate at the Canadian Blood Services Donor Centre - 1575 Carling as they have daily appointments available.

Help Local Businesses & Employees

The impact on local business, particularly hotels, restaurants, pubs - anywhere where groups of people go - complete shutdown. If we don't support them, they won't be here after the crisis is over.

How can I help?

  • Buy local
  • Order online from grocers for pick up - avoids crowded food stores and ensures the store "pickers" are fully employed. This is the future of grocery shopping - so now is the time to get with the program. Food and Pharmacy Online Ordering, Pickup and Delivery options - Kanata/Ottawa
  • Invest in your favorite local business - If you don't need to buy now, buy a gift card for future use.The Kanata North BIA has set up a Shopify Site, which is open to local Kanata North Businesses to provide gift cards

Kanata North Buy Local Shopify Site