Our office at 99 West Rd., Huntsville, is closed to the public until provincial government and public health officials say it is safe to reopen.

But we continue to support individuals and families with direct support as an essential service, and offer other contact-free services by phone and email, too. If you have questions about our programs and services as the pandemic continues, please contact clh@clhuntsville.ca.

Community Information and Resources:

Community Updates

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit

For the latest information on the COVID-19 pandemic, local cases, public health measures in effect, vaccine rollout, important reminders and more, visit simcoemuskokahealth.org/covid19

Town of Huntsville

For up-to-date information about Huntsville's municipal services, facilities, media releases, business and community supports, and more visit: huntsville.ca/covid19.

Township of Lake of Bays

For information and updates about the Township of Lake of Bays' municipal services visit: lakeofbays.on.ca/covid-19

District of Muskoka

For the latest updates on all district program and service impacts, and to learn more about the actions taken in response to COVID-19, visit muskoka.on.ca/coronavirus

Huntsville Public Transit

Find the latest information about Huntsville public transit bus service during COVID-19, including public health measures in effect for riders, online at huntsville.ca.

 

Accessible Resources

Autism Canada Vaccination Social Story and Sequential Visual Supports

Vaccinations can be overwhelming and can cause stress for individuals on the Autism Spectrum. These social stories can help prepare you or someone you care for before a vaccination appointment. Visit autismcanada.org for visual resources to help in preparing for a clinic visit.

Inclusion Canada COVID-19 and Disability Resources

Inclusion Canada, formerly called the Canadian Association for Community Living, shares disability-related resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit inclusioncanada.ca for more information.

Connectability.ca COVID-19 Resources

Connectability.ca, a web site built for people with a developmental disability and their support networks, offers COVID-19 resources for individuals, families and caregivers. Visit connectability.ca for more information.

Picture Stories to Understand COVID-19

Beyond Words created "Beating the Virus", a picture story that helps have conversations with people with developmental disabilities about the virus, talk about their fears and reassure them. This resource is free download and we encourage you to share it with anyone who may find it helpful: CLICK HERE.

Disability Accommodations and Supports to Help Everyone Prevent COVID-19 

Standard infection prevention advice is often difficult or impossible to follow for people living with disabilities. This article shares accommodations and supports can help. Visit rootedinrights.org to view the information.

How to Make Virtual Meetings and Events Accessible to the Disability Community

Rooted in Rights created a detailed guide of how to make virtual meetings more accessible, from the planning process to the online presentation. Visit rootedinrights.org to view the information.

 

Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Week 2021

CMHA Mental Health Week was May 3 to 9. The theme? "It's time to #GetReal about how you feel."

This year CMHA focused on how naming, expressing and dealing with our emotions—even when they’re uncomfortable—can make us feel better.

For more information on Mental Health Week, or to download some toolkits, visit mentalhealthweek.ca

Canadian Association for Mental Health

Tips and coping strategies for stress and anxiety to help support you during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit camh.ca for more information. 

Canadian Mental Health Association

Resources and suggestions to help support your mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit cmha.ca for more information.

District of Muskoka

A list of local food and community support programs, including mental health and addiction services in the area. Visit muskoka.on.ca for more information.

 

Information from the Ontario Government

Ontario Community Support Program

The Ontario Community Support Program provides isolated, low-income seniors and people with disabilities and chronic medical conditions across Ontario with access to paid or subsidized meal delivery, as well as the delivery of medicine and other essentials so they can stay safe at home during the COVID-19 pandemic https://www.ontariocommunitysupport.ca/.

Ontario.ca

The Ontario government website provides a variety of COVID-19 supports, including public mental health and/or addiction programs to address low mood, anxiety, worry or stress. Please visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/covid-19-support-people#section-5.

211 Ontario

211 Ontario provides phone, live chat online, and email features for anyone looking for information and referrals to community, government, social and health services, including mental health resources, across Ontario at https://211ontario.ca/chat/.

Accessibility Information for Businesses

The Ontario government website provides tips and resources for businesses and organizations so they can avoid creating unnecessary barriers for people with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic at https://www.ontario.ca/page/accessibility-ontario-information-businesses#section-2.

Discover Ability Network

The Discover Ability Network is an online job matching portal that connects Ontario employers and people living with disabilities who are seeking employment. The Discover Ability Network also provides related workshops, webinars and online resources for both employers and job seekers on how to navigate the job market during the COVID-19 pandemic at https://discoverability.network/business/roadmap/.

 

Information from the Government of Canada

Information on the status of the COVID-19 public health crisis, vaccines, travel, financial and economic support, personal health and more. Visit canada.ca for more information.

 

Resources for Children

Community Living Huntsville's Virtual Classroom

Our Resource Teacher, Caitlin, created an online space for children to explore and feel supported. Take a virtual field trip, read a book aloud, play a game, or try some mindfulness activities! CLICK HERE

Huntsville Public Library Virtual Programs and Library-to-Go

Find virtual activities for kids, tweens, teens and families or reserve library items, like books, for pre-arranged contact-free pickup at huntsvillelibrary.ca

EarlyON Muskoka

Find virtual EarlyON Muskoka activities and resources for families and children from birth to ages 6 years old at muskoka.on.ca/earlyon.

COVID with Kids

An online toolkit for coping with kids at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit covidwithkids.org for more information.

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