For more resources and information at the Federal level, including financial and economic support, click here.
Ontario Ministry of Education: Support for Parents – The Ministry of Education is providing financial support to parents to assist with the costs of educational resources during school and child care closures as a result of Ontario’s declared emergency to stop the spread of COVID-19. Click here
The world-renowned adventurer and chief Scout has teamed up with the Scouts UK to launch ‘The Great Indoors’ initiative, a collection of more than 100 activities that children (and adults) can do to tackle boredom and stave off cabin fever. Click here
Chatterpack provides free online resources for schools, parents and young people with special needs and disabilities. These boredom-busting resources will provide viewers with an opportunity to go on virtual tours of museums and zoos, try out different online courses and listen to live music performances from around the world. Click here
NOFAS-UK provides resources that help support those with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FASD) at home and in school. The stay-at-home guide helps young people with FASD create visual schedules and plan how they will spend their time at home. Click here
Videos featuring celebrated actors including Viola Davis, Allison Janney, Chris Pine, Wanda Sykes, Justin Theroux, and Betty White reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations, helping to inspire a love of reading in children. Click here
With kids at home and parents looking for educational activities, many of our favorite authors are offering online read-alouds and activities on social media. We’ve rounded up over 50 of the best virtual author activities: Read-Alouds for Elementary School Kids, Virtual Author Activities for Middle School, Virtual Author Activities for High School & Young Adults. Click here
During this activity, you will be watching clips from Harry Potter movies, answering questions from the clips, heading into Gringotts where you’ll have to figure out the exchange rate between sickles and galleons, figure out how to do different spells and much, much more! Click here
Dinosaurs Alive!, Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs and Wild Ocean—courtesy of our friends at Giant Screen Films and D3D Cinema. The best part? Each film comes with a downloadable education guide that includes easy, try-it-at-home activities. Click here
Canada’s Wonderland is now letting thrill-seekers experience virtual rides from the comfort of their own homes. Check out 16 roller- coasters, 11 thrill rides and seven family rides on the park’s YouTube channel from a first-person ‘point-of-view’ (POV) perspective. Click here
The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) has over 4,000 films available for free online, offering a vast selection of short and feature-length films, whether you’re looking for animation, documentary or fiction. Click here
Kids Out and About have put together a list of free virtual events that you can stream from the comfort of your own home. From sing-alongs to science experiments, there’s something for everyone! Click here.
Nature webcams from around the world: Tembe Elephant Park – Mozambique ; Decorah Eagles -Iowa; Gorilla Forest Corridor – Democratic Republic of Congo; Coral City -Miami; Panama Fruit Feeder – Panama; Big Sur Condors – California; Otters and more – Monterey Bay; Bison Watering Hole – Saskatchewan; New York University’s Hawk Cam; Jellyfish at Monterey Bay Click here
The Cornell Lab Bird Cams connects viewers worldwide to the diverse and intimate world of birds. We work to make watching an active experience, sparking awareness and inspiration that can lead to conservation, education, and engagement with birds. Click here
Why not use this time at home to help your child develop and establish self-care skills? This section will provide you with the tools you need to build these skills during daily routines, such as mealtime, dressing, washroom and sleep. Click here. Don’t forget the importance of washing your hands too!