We are grateful to so many organizations continue to deliver essential services. On this page we have pulled together some community resources for easy reference.
Marginalized and disadvantaged people in Grey Bruce are at higher risk of COVID19: Indigenous people, people who are homeless, people on social assistance, people in jail, people who are living with disabilities or compromised immune systems and the elderly.
Marginalized people become even more vulnerable during emergencies.
The populations most at risk are those that
• depend heavily on the informal economy
• occupy areas prone to shocks
• have inadequate access to social services or political influence
• have no sick leave benefits/limited capacities and opportunities to cope and adapt
• limited or no access to technologies
By understanding these issues, we can support the capacity of vulnerable populations in emergencies. We have listed a few tools and resources to assist organizations:
Inclusive Community Engagement: in a time of physical distancing, May 2020
Grey Bruce Health Equity Tool – with updated tools & resources, June 2022
COVID 19 – How to Include Marginalized & Vulnerable People in Risk Communication and Community Engagement
COVID 19 – M’Wikwedong Indigenous Friendship Centre Supports
COVID 19 Resources and Supports for Newcomers and Immigrants
Covid-19 Resources for Employers Who Employ Newcomers in Bruce and Grey Counties
Grey County Community and Business Resiliency Map
Health Link – Interview with Poverty Task Force on the pandemic response- June 2022, Rogers TV.
Politically Speaking – Interview with Poverty Task Force and the United Way on the pandemic response – October 2020, Rogers TV.
Special Edition COVID19 Information – Interview with Poverty Task Force on the pandemic response – May 2020, Rogers TV
For the latest health information.
To find out about the community resources operating in your area call 211 or visit 211.ca.
COVID-19 information for Health Professionals
Grey Bruce Health Unit’s COVID-19 FAQ page
Bruce Grey Food App_Latest Food Insecurity Data
COVID-19: Guidance for Community Food Programs
COVID-19: Workplace Screening Guidance Tool
COVID 19 Passive Screening Poster
COVID 19: Delivering Items – Senior/ Immunocompromised
COVID 19: Delivering Items – Self-Isolation/COVID Infection
Grey Bruce Grocery Stores List
COVID 19: Considerations for Gardeners
Grey Bruce Housing Supports List
Grey County Housing COVID-19 Newsletter
COVID 19: Guidance for Homeless Shelters
COVID 19: Guidance for Group Homes/Co-Living
COVID 19: Considerations for Women’s Shelters
Guidelines to Multi-Unit Dwellings
Considerations for Short Term Accomodations under COVID 19
Free Income Tax Services Grey Bruce 2022
COVID-19 Emergency Assistance, Ontario Works, and Ontario Disability Support Program
Bruce County Human Services COVID 19 Response
Grey County Social Services COVID 19 Response
Grey Bruce Community Income Support Programs
Post CERB Benefits and EI 5 Oct 2020
Supporting Seniors and People with Disabilities During Lockdown
Grey Bruce Transportation Services List
Taking a Taxi or the Bus during COVID19
COVID 19 Guidance for Taxis and Other Ride Support Vehicles under COVID19
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