TVDBS Learn at Home - A working list of online learning resources to support students and families, including links to external sites for all grades as well as a description of each resource.
STEM @ Home - Western Engineering has launched a new digital program that lines up with the elementary school curriculum in science, technology, engineering and math from kindergarten to grade 8 — all for free.
YCamp - YMCA Canada has launched this free virtual camp program for kids with fun and educational activities delivered by YMCA camp staff across the country, include arts and crafts, adventure and survival skills, character development and leadership, environmental education, and outdoor cooking. New programs start each week.
School Mental Health Ontario - A resource on how to support student mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic, including information and tools for parents.
Children's Resources - The Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies has compiled a list of COVID-19 specific resources for children, youth, and families.
Junior Achievement Southwestern Ontario - JA SWO has launched a series of self-directed online programs available to local students.
The Forest City Youth Film Festival - is hosting free online seminars featuring industry experts. Students and educators can tune to learn more about tech, storytelling, arts and film. Submissions are also open now for the 2020 Youth Film Festival, which will take place in October—online if necessary.
Western University Virtual Tutoring - Elementary and secondary school students who need help with their studies during the COVID-19 pandemic can register for virtual tutoring through the Western Faculty of Education. Parents or caregivers can request a tutor, and students will be matched with a teacher candidate who can help.
Keeping Children Safe - School closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in children staying home and spending more time online.This resource for parents and caregivers examines potential increased risks for online sexual exploitation and abuse of children, and provides strategies for parents to keep children safe while they continue to use the Internet for positive uses.
Learn at Home with CMHR - The Canadian Museum for Human Rights has resources for learning at home, including stories about human rights defenders and events, virtual tours, an augmented reality experience, films, an online project with teacher guide, as well as virtual lessons about the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Supreme Court of Canada.
YMCA at Home - is free for everyone and is a virtual YMCA connecting people to at-home workouts, children’s programs and physical activity, and personal wellness resources.
Ontario Parent Survey - McMaster University researchers have launched a province-wide online survey to help understand what families with children are experiencing in the context of COVID-19, and what services families and caregivers may need. Parents and caregivers can participate in the survey by going to OntarioParentSurvey.ca.