COVID-19 Links and Resources

Manitoba Association of Friendship Centre’s COVID-19 Response, Information and Resources

Our office is currently open, and we have taken several proactive measures to address the challenges that COVID-19 brings and avoid any disruption to our services. We are working very hard to protect the health of all our employees and guests such as:
– Regularly disinfecting handles, doors, and common surfaces
– Providing hand sanitizer and cleaning wipes when available
– Ensuring social distance protocols for staff to work safely
– Communicating with member Friendship Centres, partners and employees via Zoom, email, and telephone

Manitoba’s Friendship Centre’s include:
– Brandon Friendship Centre
– Dauphin Friendship Centre
– Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre
– Flin Flon Friendship Centre
– Lynn Lake Friendship Centre
– Ma-Mow-We-Tak Friendship Centre
– Portage La Prairie Friendship Centre
– Riverton Friendship Centre
– Selkirk Friendship Centre
– The Pas Friendship Centre
– Winnipeg Friendship Centre Program

Each individual Friendship Centre has a governing Board of Directors and an Executive
Director. These teams will coordinate any actions that they are taking with the COVID 19 virus as they deem appropriate.

We recommend that people check in on your Elders and elderly, and other vulnerable people in your community.
The following links and resources are not an exhaustive list and have been compiled for your convenience. Feel free to look through them for ideas and guidance on some COVID-19 supports.

Links and Resources

Link to Accessing Numerous Financial Benefits and Support

https://d5d8ad59-8391-4802-9f0a-f5f5d600d7e9.filesusr.com/ugd/38252a_1abfaf561f0b46c289be2da40d3967c8.pdf?index=true

COVID-19 Gov MB Posters

https://www.gov.mb.ca/asset_library/en/coronavirus/COVID-19-poster-1.pdf

https://www.gov.mb.ca/asset_library/en/coronavirus/socialdistancinginfographic.pdf

COVID-19 Phishing Scams and Fraud Information

https://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/features-vedette/2020/covid-19-eng.htm

First Nations Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba COVID-19 webpage

https://www.fnhssm.com/covid-19

For Children and Parents

https://pbskids.org/

https://childmind.org/coping-during-covid-19-resources-for-parents/

https://www.himama.com/resources/coronavirus-tips-daycare-closure

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html?fbclid=IwAR2E_WeMQqfD4Lp9ZMP9j-fsifTvEtk999_cjhsbSmS-G-SDnh8Lo0u_HME

https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/135714/virtual-field-trips/

https://sso.prodigygame.com/game/start

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/ 

Food Security

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/561d5888e4b0830a0f1ed08b/t/5e7bacd0baf84314debf625e/1585163473360/COVID-19-How+to+Access+Food-20March20.pdf

Housing in Manitoba & COVID-19

https://manitoba.ca/asset_library/en/coronavirus/rtb_qa_tenants.pdf

https://fearlessr2w.wordpress.com/2020/03/30/housing-in-manitoba-covid-19/

Exercise

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/bewell/virtualtherapy.html

https://kidshelpphone.ca/

http://klinic.mb.ca/crisis-support/

http://reasontolive.ca/

The Seniors’ Information Line – Seniors’ programs and services. Call the information line toll free at 1-800-665-6565 (outside Winnipeg) or email seniors@gov.mb.ca.

COVID-19 and Ceremonial/Spiritual Practices

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/561d5888e4b0830a0f1ed08b/t/5e83791afe97f47839d0cbf9/1585674530035/COVID-19_And_CeremonialSpiritual_Practices.pdf

Non-Profits for Helping Others During COVID-19

https://www.nwac.ca/covid19/

http://www.helpnextdoormb.ca/

https://www.kijiji.ca/b-kijiji-village/manitoba/c36611001l9006