Thank you for your continued support during these difficult times. In response to the rapidly moving landscape surrounding COVID-19, Community Living South Muskoka continues to be vigilant to match our response with new information as it becomes available.
Our primary focus has been to guard the health, safety, and wellbeing of those we support, while supporting employees and families. With this goal in mind, over the past week we have implemented a number of measures including decisions such as postponing social gatherings and fundraising effective March 14, 2020, temporarily closing our larger day program areas effective March 16, and as of March 18, 2020 temporarily closing our administration building to all visitors.
If you have any question or concerns regarding our closures, including time to schedule a cheque pick up, please contact us.
Please be assured that our staff will be continuing to work on the front lines to care for people in our residential services which includes group living, supported independent living and family home. Where possible, our Community Participation staff will be supporting people who live with their families and CLSM will continue to provide respite service coordination. That being said, our goal is to have as many staff as possible working ‘remotely’ to address concerns of social distancing which is why we are temporarily limiting access to our administration building.
We encourage everyone to respect public health guidelines at this time to protect our community.
Community Living South Muskoka will be monitoring changes closely and provide updates, as new information becomes available.
Thank you for your understanding and patience,
– CLSM Management
Navigating through this time can be a challenging and daunting ordeal. That is why Community Living South Muskoka has created this page, to provide resources that will help us to stay connected, informed, safe & healthy. If you have any questions about our Agency and how we are managing the COVID-19 pandemic, please feel free to reach out to us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We would be happy to connect with you.
- A Letter to Our Families, Family Home Providers, and People Supported
- CLSM Interim Revised Visitor Guidelines
- Coronavirus: What is it?
- COVID-19 Plain Language Guide by People First Canada
- What You Need to Know to Help You & Your Family Stay Healthy
- How to Self-Isolate
- Coronavirus Social Story
- North East Passport Network Resource Booklet
- COVID-19 General Resources
- Children’s Resources
- Mental Health Resources
Coronavirus: What is it?
COVID-19 Plain Language Guide by People First Canada
What You Need to Know to Help You & Your Family Stay Healthy
How to Self-Isolate
Coronavirus Social Story
North East Passport Network Resource Booklet
COVID-19 General Resources
The Town of Bracebridge’s page will provide updates on the situation in Bracebridge.
The Town of Gravenhurst’s page will provide updates on the situation in Gravenhurst.
The District Municipality of Muskoka’s page will provide updates on the situation in our area. You will also find links to information regarding financial support, food, and community supports.
Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit’s page will provide updates on the situation in our area, and in Simcoe County to the south.
Public Health Canada’s page will provide updates on the situation in Canada, how the federal government is monitoring the virus and statements on the topics as they are released.
World Health Organization (WHO) has become a source for information globally for those wanting expert, fact-based perspectives on the virus. This site includes videos explaining transmission, online training, press conferences as they happen, situation reports by country and a map of cases around the world.
The Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) will be sharing disability-related resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic for families on this page. They will be adding to it as trustworthy resources are developed.
The Government of Canada has a dedicated page outlining the COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, and how individuals, businesses and industries can obtain financial support and services.
Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions has developed a comprehensive resource guide for children, youth & families looking for information and support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Early Childhood Community Development Centre – The Couch Exchange: Professional Learning Opportunities from
the Comfort of Your Own Home
The Early Childhood Community Development Centre has compiled a selection of resources, webinars, and activities to assist with learning from home.
The Psychology Foundation of Canada (PFC) is a registered charity with a 45+ year history of nurturing resilience in children and youth giving them a solid foundation of mental health before problems or issues may begin.
TVOKids.com is your go-to resource site for kids. They have compiled a host of games, shows, activities and apps to keep kids active, entertained and learning from home.
Children need to be active, so let’s Have a Ball! Physical activity is essential to healthy child development, and the early years are the best time to give kids an active start. This website will give you the tools you need to be able to promote and encourage physical activity for children 0-6.
YouTube is chalked full of yoga videos for children. Click the link above to learn more!
Scholastic has compiled a series of day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking and growing.
Mental Health Resources
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) provides guidance and resources to help support your mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Linkedin has compiled a list of 6 free courses to help you manage stress and build mindfulness during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The MHCC has introduced free online crisis training for essential workers during COVID-19.