COVID-19 Information

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting all Canadians. Whether or not you are doing essential work on the front lines, you need and deserve the best support for your mental and physical health.

In COVID-19 Information for Veterans and their Families, you will find reliable COVID-19 information and resources for Veterans and their families, public safety personnel and first responders.

This information provides practical guidance and advice on how to:

  • control the spread of the virus
  • have conversations with children and family members about the pandemic
  • protect your mental health
  • and much more.

This resource contains the latest scientific insights from the Government of Canada as well as experiential knowledge and academic sources.

We thank the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment (CIPSRT), which led the COVID-19 Readiness Resource Project, with the support of the Centre of Excellence on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Related Mental Health Conditions. See the acknowledgments page of this resource to learn more about the team of contributors who compiled and created these resources and information.

COVID-19 resource directories

Resources for individuals

COVID-19 Resource Directory: Promoting and Maintaining Veteran Wellness During COVID-19 — For Veterans, Veteran Families, and Service Providers who serve Veterans (PDF, 376 KB)[text-only version]

This document provides links to resources that can support Veterans and Veteran Family Members as they cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the resources are specific to Veterans and their families, while others are geared towards the general public.

Resources include: fact sheets, videos, virtual services, virtual training, guidelines, and other types of tools to help you promote and maintain your wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Resources for organizations

COVID-19 Resource Directory: Providing Care to Veterans during COVID-19 — For Organizations that serve Veterans (PDF, 557 KB)[text-only version]

This document provides links to resources that can support organizations and service providers who serve Veterans during the COVID-19 pandemic. Linked resources are developed by a wide variety of organizations.

Resources include: toolkits and guidelines to help organizations and service providers implement and provide virtual mental health and substance use services, as well as better provide care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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