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We know that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted clients and practitioners across the country. We continue to advocate for members and keep them informed on updates that affect their practice.

We have been made aware of different volunteer opportunities across the country and are being asked to spread the word about these initiatives. We encourage members who are willing and able to participate and share information about the following volunteer opportunities to do so.

We would like to remind all members that it is important for them to practice self-care during this difficult time. We thank you for your work!


Nous savons que la pandémie COVID-19 a eu un impact sur les praticiens et les clients à travers le pays. Nous continuons à travailler pour nos membres et à les tenir informés sur les mises à jour affectant leur pratique.

Nous avons été mis au courant de plusieurs opportunités de bénévolat à travers le pays et il nous a été demandé de faire passer le message à propos de ces initiatives. Nous encourageons nos membres qui veulent et peuvent y participer et partager l’information concernant ces opportunités de bénévolat.

Nous voulons rappeler à nos membres qu’il est important de pratiquer des soins personnels durant ces temps difficiles. Nous vous remercions pour votre travail! 

Government of Canada National COVID-19 Volunteer Recruitment Campaign / Campagne nationale de recrutement de bénévoles pour répondre à la COVID-19

National COVID-19 Volunteer Recruitment Campaign – We need you!

The Government of Canada is working with provincial and territorial governments to respond to COVID-19. We are seeking volunteers to help in the following areas:

1. Case tracking and contact tracing;
2. Health system surge capacity;
3. Case data collection and reporting.

We are building an inventory of volunteers from which provincial and territorial governments can draw upon as needed. We welcome ALL volunteers as we are looking for a wide variety of experiences and expertise.

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Campagne nationale de recrutement de bénévoles pour répondre à la COVID-19 – Nous avons besoin de vous!

Le gouvernement du Canada collabore avec les gouvernements provinciaux et territoriaux pour répondre à la COVID-19. Nous recherchons des bénévoles pour aider dans les domaines suivants :

1. Suivi des cas et recherche de contacts ;
2. Capacité de pointe du système de santé ;
3. Collecte de données et reddition de comptes.

Nous créons un répertoire de bénévoles dans lequel les gouvernements provinciaux et territoriaux peuvent puiser au besoin. Nous accueillons TOUS les bénévoles étant donné que nous recherchons des individus parmi un large éventail d’expériences et d’expertise.

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Nova Scotia - CMHA

The Canadian Mental Health Association is looking for volunteers to address the increasing demands of people calling in for support. Volunteer counselling would be provided telephonically.

If you are a RCT, RPsych, RSW and you are able to give some time to this cause please contact the executive director of CMHA-NS division Pamela Maggi for direction at:

Pamala@novascotia.cmha.ca

Ontario Workforce Matching Portal

Ontario is seeking those with experience in providing health care who are available to help provincial efforts to prevent and control the spread of COVID-19, if required.  We are looking for health care providers who may be working part-time and want to and are prepared to increase their work hours or former healthcare providers who are retired, or on inactive status with their regulatory college. If you are interested and you can help, please provide us with the following information to create a user profile. Your profile may be used to match you to positions and opportunities to use your skills and provide services where they are most needed.

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Ontario COVID-19 Mental Health Network

We are a network of Ontario-based mental health professionals dedicated to supporting frontline COVID-19 workers during the evolving crisis.

As the COVID-19 Virus pandemic spreads so will the toll on Ontarians providing frontline healthcare: doctors, nurses, nursing aides, paramedics, and so on. It has become evident that this population lacks adequate emotional and mental support, and can feel isolated and stigmatized for their contact with those who have been infected. Our goal is to help these workers feel connected, supported, and to provide one-on-one pro bono therapy for those who need it.

We are doing this as a temporary measure during the crisis to help reduce friction, offer fast mental health support, and address a terrible gap in our system around mental health.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

If you are seeking teletherapy and are a healthcare worker who has been impacted by COVID-19 in your workplace, you can request support.

If you are licensed to perform the controlled act of psychotherapy in Ontario and are willing to provide pro bono (short-term, ongoing) tele-sessions, please volunteer here.

More information: https://covid19therapists.com/.

Ottawa - Local groups collaborate on volunteer coordination to help most vulnerable through COVID-19

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PROJECT HEAL(TH) - BC

PROJECT HEAL(TH), AN INITIATIVE OF VITALITY COLLECTIVE, PAIRS FRONTLINE HEALTHCARE WORKERS, AND ESSENTIAL SERVICE PROVIDERS WITH A NETWORK OF CLINICAL COUNSELLORS FOR FREE EMOTIONAL SUPPORT.

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