COVID-19 Information and Resources

CALC is available to help you in person or by phone or email, during regular business hours.  Appointments are preferred but not required.

Here are some key links to resources and more information about COVID-19:

Local COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 website by Todd Smith, MPP, Bay of Quinte – for Bay of Quinte residents and business operators – one-stop online support directory, providing up-to-date, comprehensive information about COVID-19 assistance offered by the provincial and federal governments – you can also sign up for email updates.

Mental Health Resources:



  • Help Line for Indigenous People – Hope for Wellness – 1-855-242-3310, 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week or use the chatline on their website – counselling available in many languages
  • BounceBack Ontario – free skill-building program managed by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). It is designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression and anxiety, stress or worry. Delivered over the phone with a coach and through online videos, you will get access to tools that will support you on your path to mental wellness. 
  • Homewood Health – free counselling to anyone in Ontario (during Covid), funded by Health Canada.  Call 1-866-585-0445.  Right now all sessions are virtual, so you need access to either a phone or computer.
  • Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health – mental health resources for post-secondary students, includes Covid-19 resources 

  • Mental Health Commission – Mental health and wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic

Legal information

Steps to Justice – COVID-19 – comprehensive site providing practical answers to questions people are asking about the law relating to COVID-19.

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) – LAO’s COVID-19 update on their client services (family, criminal and immigration law)

Government programs

Benefits Wayfinder – Prosper Canada has developed this online tool with four ways to search for government benefits

Federal assistance programs

  • Vaccine Injury Support Program – a claim can now be submitted if an individual experienced a serious and permanent injury or died as a result of receiving the vaccine, call 1-833-489-0839 for more info
  • Canada Benefits Finder – not sure what benefits you qualify for?  Check here

Health information

Hastings and Prince Edward Health Unit

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Public Health (KFL&A)

Ontario Government –  COVID-19 information, including count of cases in Ontario.  Information on vaccines available in multiple languages.

Government of Canada – COVID-19 information – updates on numbers of confirmed cases, an FAQ, and links to resources such as prevention & risks page

World Health Organization – COVID-19 information and updates