To help you navigate COVID-19, we’ve put together a list of trustworthy resources.

Looking to get your hands on cloth masks, headbands, caps, or extenders? Click for local seamstresses with items available.

Are you a small business that has been open for at least two years, operating with under 50 employees; and have an annual revenue between $150,000 CAD and $5,000,000 CAD - You may be eligible for the Canadian Business Resilience Network Small Business Relief Fund. Application is open June 1 to June 12 here.

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If you are experiencing a crisis or have questions relating to community, social, government and health services.

Call 2-1-1   |   Visit   |

Free | Confidential | 24-7 | live answer | available in 150+ languages

If you are a non profit and your services have changed due to COVID please let 211 by filling out your info here.


Latest COVID-19 Information

To help you navigate COVID-19, we’ve put together a list of trustworthy resources from the most accurate and up to date health officials.


Youth Programing

We have a bunch of youth summer programming happening in the community! 

Emergency Food Support & Resources

If you are needing access to food services during social isolation or COVID-19 related emergency.


Mental Health & Crisis Support

In times of community crisis, it’s completely normal to need mental health support.

The New Wellness Together Canada Portal provides free online tools, apps, and connections to trained volunteers and qualified mental health professionals for adults and youth.

A downloadable PDF of Chatham-Kent Mental Health Resources noting details due to COVID. It is easy to read, notes the details of each program and outlines if there is a wait list or a cost -which many do not.


To find mental health services near you, please call 2-1-1 or visit


Other Resources can be found at: 

For Youth

  • Youth supports through Kids Help Phone  1-800-668-6868 or text 686868

  • Youth support for children and youth (0-18) facing trauma, mental health issues, emotional or behavioral problems can contact Western Area Youth Services (WAYS) support line 519-354-4095

  • Mental health & addiction supports for youth ages 11-25 and family supports available at ACCESS Open Minds. Call 519-437-6329 or contact via email

  • Mental health services for children, youth and their families through Chatham-Kent Children's Service 519-352-0440 or email 

For Adults

For Online Communities

  • Bounce Back: a free skill-building program by CMHA Ontario to help those (ages 15+) who are experiencing mild to moderate anxiety, depression, stress and other mental health challenges associated with COVID-19

  • Big White Wall is a peer support community for your mental health

If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide and need help now, please call:

  • Canadian Mental Health Association First Response Team: 
    1-866-299-7447  Available 24/7 for immediate crisis supports.

  • Call 9-1-1 or visit your local emergency room


Employeer Support

If you are feeling hardships due to business closures or recent COVID-19 related lay-off here are some resources.



Community Organization Support

If you are a front-line community group or organization helping with the COVID-19 response in Chatham-Kent requiring financial support* or volunteers.

Please Contact:
Karyn O'Neil
Director, Community Engagement & Operations
519-354-0430 Ext. 202  |


*Financial support is available to local charitable front-line service providing organizations. Your charitable registration will be required to be in good standing with the CRA in order to receive funds from the COVID-19 Emergency Fund.


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