Peggy Sattler MPP, London West

Government of Ontario

Children & Family Resources

Support for Caregivers - The Ontario Caregiving Organization has developed a new Caring Communities web portal that gives people who need help an easy way to find it in your community. This can include finding help with grocery or medication pick-up and delivery, friendly phone calls and mental health support.

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.

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by phone (1-800-668-6868) or text (text CONNECT to 686868) for youth struggling to cope

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.

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