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COVID-19 - Youth Resources

​​​​​​​​​​​During these uncertain times, King recognizes the impacts COVID-19 has on the community as a whole and the burden that it has caused many of our youth.

While all of our facilities remain closed, we want to ensure our youth have the best tools, resources and information at their disposal.​


For the most up-to-date information regarding the impact to Township programs and services during the COVID-19 pandemic, view our COVID-19 Information Hub​. You can also call us at 905-833-5321 or email serviceking@king.ca​


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​Entertainment at Home

​Canada's Wonderland

​​​Get on your favorite ride with zero lineups! Canada's Wonderland is offering free virtual rides that are scarily realistic and fun for the entire family. ​

​Explore

​Check out the many live cams of unique animals, and different parts of the world brought to you by Explore.​​

​King Township Public Library

​The King Township Public Library is encouraging residents to obtain an eLibrary Card to access eBooks, Audiobooks, streaming movies, TV shows, and music.

View the Library's Boredom Busters poster ​for more information on what entertainment and learning resources are available​.

​McMichael Art Gallery

​Get in touch with your inner artist. McMichael Art Gallery has opened an 'ArtVenture Online' that showcases exquisite art and fun activities with educational value from the comfort of your own home! If you are interested in viewing the museum, you can also do this by taking a tour of their E-Museum.​

​National Parks

​Explore National Parks through their virtual tours, and see the hidden gems from inside!

​Ontario Science Centre

​Get creative with these fun and exciting science experiments provided by the Science Centre. Not up for an experiment? Kick back, relax and watch one of the Giant Screen films!​​


​Ripley's Aquarium

​Explore Ripley's Aquarium at home and learn all about the amazing animals of our world waters, and discover downloadable activities and crafts.​​

​Royal Ontario Museum

Roam the hallways at the Royal Ontario Museum and learn about the rich history, artifacts, and greatest hits.​

​Get Involved​ ​

​Mayor's Youth Action Team

​​The Township of King's Mayor's Youth Action Team (MYAT) formed in 2015 and is a voluntary group of young individuals between the ages of 13 to 18 (Grade 9 to 12) whose goal is to support and recognize their fellow youth and ensure that young voices are heard throughout the community. We are always accepting new members!  For more information view the MYAT webpage​ or contact programs@king.ca. You can also follow the Mayor's Youth Action Team (MYAT) on Instagram​ for all of the latest information on exciting events led by the team.​​ ​​​

​King Township Food Bank (KT Food Bank)

​If you would like to help the Food Bank, there are many ways you can make a difference.​ To learn more about the ways you can get involved, visit the KT Food Bank's How To Help page​

Connect With Us​ ​

Looking for the most up-to-date information on news, events, and fun challenges in King? Follow us on Instagram or on F​acebook to stay tuned for a couple of amazing challenges during Youth Week (May 1st - May 7th) that will be posted on our social media. Not to mention,​ there is a chance to win a $150 Amazon gift card for a lucky participant!  ​

​Education at Home​​

​Government of Ontario

Online resources for elementary and secondary students to enhance and brush up on their learning and development.

Students grade 9-12 can review materials from High School Courses​. 

​TVO Mathify

​​​TVO Mathify is offering ​free 1:1 online grade 6-10 math tutoring with Ontario Certified Teachers. Visit their website for available times and more information.

​King Township Public Library

Visit the King Township Public Library's website​ for a full range of services. Don't have a library card? Register online for one today!​​

Financial Assistance ​​​ ​

​Township of King (Municipal)

For any financial relief measures implemented by the Township, visit the Impacted Township Services page​ for the most up-to-date information.

​Regional Municipality of York Region (Regional)

​Recreation Subsidies: York Region offers subsidies for recreation programs, day camps and youth leadership camps. For more information on these opportunities and how to apply, visit their website​

Rent and Utilities: To see if you are eligible for financial assistance related to rent, mortgage payments, utilities, or other opportunities, visit their ​Rent and Utility Assistance page​

Other financial assistance may be available to qualified individuals which can include child care, living expenses, rent, utilities and other essential costs.​ To learn more about what programs may be available to you, view the Financial Assistance page​

Government of Ontario (Provicial)

​Learn what financial, mental health and other supports are available through the Government of Ontario during COVID-19​​​​​ by viewing information on Support for People.

The Ministry of ​Children, Community​ and Social Services offers financial assistance (and employment services) through the Ontario Works program. ​Read more about the program on the Ontario Works website​

Government​ of Canada (Federal)

​The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to help Canadians facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.​ For information on what assistance may be available, view the information on Support for Individuals.​

​Health Information  ​

​Symptoms of COVID-19

Visit the Government of Canada's page on the Symptoms of COVID-19​ for more information.

​COVID-19 Self Assessment Tool

​If you think you may have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it,​ use the Government of Ontario's Self Assessment Tool to learn more and find out about care options.

​Physical Distancing 

​What is physical distancing? Learn more by viewing York Region Public Health's Physical Distancing Fact Sheet​.

​Self-Isolation

​​Learn more about what you need to do if you are told to self-isolate by viewing York Region Public Health's Self-Isolation Advice​

Local Health Integration Network

For health and personal care services, and admission into long term care homes. 

Phone: 310-2222 (no area code)

Distress Centres of Greater Toronto 

For crisis assistance.

​Phone: 416-408-HELP (4357)

Mental Health Support​ ​

​​​​Canadian Mental Health Association for Youth (Interactive Webpage)​​

​If you or someone you know needs help, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is here to help. You can start by browsing through the programs available on the CMHA's website.  CMHA has resources for everyone, including: young people, adults, family members, friends, and caregivers. Together lets erase the stigma of mental health.


Crisis Hotline:  1-855-310-COPE (2673)

​Good2Talk Post-Secondary Student Helpline
 

​Good2Talk provides confidential support services available 24/7/365 ​for post-secondary students in Ontario​​​ (ages 16-30). 

Website​

Phone: 1-866-925-5454​

Text: GOOD2TALKON TO 686868​


​Kids Help Phone

​Counsellors are available 24/7 via, text, phone or online chat.​

Website​
Phone: 1-800-668-6868
Text: CONNECT to 686868​

​​York Region Public Health​

​During these challenging times, our mental health is important to ourselves and those around us​. ​To learn about mental health and wellbeing, visit Public Health's Mental Health Promotion page


York Region Public Health has also created a list of Mental Health Support and Resources.

If you need help or have questions:
Accessing Health Connection
Phone: 1-800-361-5653
TTY: 1-866-512-6228 (for the deaf or hard of hearing)
AccessYork@york.ca​​

​Employment Opportunities​​ ​

​​All employment for the Township has been temporarily put on hold due to the current circumstances regarding COVID-19. Any new job postings can be found at the following:

​​Other Resources​

​Neighbourhood Network​​​

​Opportunities for volunteering or to receive a variety of community services. Visit the Neighbourhood Network website for more information. 

United Way

The United Way delivers local services and support to help tackle local poverty and related issues including hunger, homelessness, social isolation and mental health. View the United Way of Greater Toronto (Peel & York Region) website for more information.​​

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