EMPLOYEE FAMILY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

 

Fitness

Planet Fitness daily free classes via facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/planetfitness/

Soul Cycle - free classes (no bike required) posted daily - weekly schedule posted

https://www.instagram.com/soulcycle/?utm_source=ig_embed

YMCA has all their classes online for free

https://ymca360.org/

Movies

TIFF and Crave partner for movie nights with special guests

https://tiff.net/stayathome

Paradise on Bloor - sign up for weekly newsletter for various covid-19-related content, plus movie nights (some free, some are rental prices) https://paradiseonbloor.com/blog/the-social-distancing-weekly-march-29-2020

Various

Eventbrite is a good resource for live events. Set filters for date, type of event and price (‘free’ is an option)
www.eventbrite.ca

Cleaning and organizing

Apartment therapy spring cleaning challenge - daily tasks until April 10th but will be archived (info on how to subscribe and different ways to participate at the bottom of the page) https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/shelf-dusting-spring-cleaning- 36737947?utm_source=at_springcleaning2020&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=03302 020

Learning

Harvard has a number of courses online for free

https://online-learning.harvard.edu/catalog/free

Yale - Selection of free classes

https://oyc.yale.edu/courses

Code Academy - 180 hours free coding classes

https://www.codecademy.com/

Coursera - free online classes

https://www.coursera.org/

Activities for Kids

Tons of available suggestions, probably a lot of overlap: here are the most visited articles -

https://parade.com/1009774/stephanieosmanski/things-to-do-with-kids-during-coronavirus- quarantine/

https://www.forbes.com/sites/biancamillercole/2020/03/20/18-tips-on-how-to-cope-with- children-on-quarantine/#4d5cb70fe6e8 (tips 16 and 17 in particular - maintain your own health, seek help)

https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2020/03/activities-kids-coronavirus- quarantine/608110/

https://www.hoorayforfamily.com/articles/16-ways-to-survive-quarantine-with-kids (they also have a great list of sites for free learning for children: https://www.hoorayforfamily.com/articles/16-free-online-educational-and-enrichment- resources-for-kids-to-help-you-school-at-home)

 

EFAP Statement - May 29, 2020

 

Other resources

Toronto-specific, here’s an app that is a bevvy of resources in itself: https://covidto.glideapp.io/ (includes sections on how to help others, where to look if you yourself need help, mental health and physical health resources, activities for kids and adults, etc)

Mental Health

Download National Covid-19 Mental Health PDF https://www.unifor.org/en/covid-19-mental- health-guide
Helpful information for everyone https://www.camh.ca/en/health-info/mental-health-and- covid-19

On grief - how to process personally and help others:

https://www.griefrecoverymethod.com/blog/2020/03/what-you-need-know-about-coronavirus- and-grief

Addictions Support

Abandon (Monthly sober meet-ups that have moved online - sign up to the mailing list via the link - latest event Thursday, April 2)
https://mailchi.mp/a0a470a92725/abandon-signup
Alcoholics Anonymous for Agnostics - all meetings have moved online https://www.aatorontoagnostics.com/zoom-meetings.html

AA Toronto - some meetings have been cancelled but lots have moved to online

https://www.aatoronto.org/meetings/
Almost-daily sobriety support meetings: https://laura-mckowen.mykajabi.com/online-sobriety- meetings-with-laura
NA - Some cancelled meetings and some moved online https://www.orscna.org/english/area_meetings.php?id=1

How to help Seniors

https://parade.com/1009763/jessicasager/coronavirus-elderly-senior-citizens-how-to-help/