Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Resources



Message from CASW President regarding COVID-19


Government of Canada Resources

Information on Federal Benefits and Supports

Temporary changes to accepted mental health practitioners

Mental Health Resources

International News and Resources for Social Workers

CASW Continuing Education

Virtual Counseling Resources


Click here to access the Government of Canada Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Resources Page

On this page you will find infomation on:


Outbreak Update:

Symptoms and Treatment:

Prevention and Risks:

Being Prepared:

Information for Health Professionals:

Canada's Response:

Travel Advice:


Click here to see the Government of Canada's Economic Response Plan (March 18th, 2020)

Links to Awareness Resources

Links to Guidance Documents

Risk-informed decision-making for mass gatherings during COVID-19 global outbreak

Insurance news: Managing practice risk during COVID-19


Click here for information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) from Infection Prevention Control Canada

On this page you will find infomation on:


Coronavirus (COVID-19)


COVID-19 Global Cases (Johns Hopkins University) COVID-19 Global Cases (WHO) WHO Online Course: Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

IPAC Canada Webinar: COVID-19: Past Present & Future


Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)



SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) -Archives




Support and Benefit Programs


Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses

Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) with CRA

COVID-19: Changes to Canadian taxes and benefits

Supplemental Unemployment Benefit Program



Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Commission of Canada: Resource Hub: Mental health and wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic

NASW - Self-Care During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Pandemic Planning: How Can My Agency Prepare for the Potential Spread of Coronavirus?

Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention: Keeping Well - Keeping Safe!

Click here New “Psychology Works” Fact Sheet on Coping With and Preventing COVID-19

Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction:  Impacts of COVID-19 on Substance Use

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH): Mental Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Government of Canada: Taking care of your mental health (COVID-19)


International Resources


Click here for updated information on the Covid 19 virus from the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW)

Click here for the World Health Organization (WHO) - Mental Health Considerations during COVID-19 Outbreak

Click here for the Inter-Agency Standing Committee - Briefing note on addressing mental health and psychosocial aspects of COVID-19 Outbreak- Version 1.0

Social work from a social distance: Coronavirus forces U.S. child advocates to adapt


CASW Continuing Education


If you are working from home and looking for ways to keep your practice skills sharp, please check out CASW's continuing education webinars


Highlighted Webinars:



April 6, 2020:  Current State of COVID-19: Telehealth, Liability, and Business Insurance Considerations

April 8, 2020:  Staying Resilient in Turbulent Times

April 17, 2020: Protecting children from abuse in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Co-hosted by: CASW, Children First Canada, CWLC


Personal and Professional Strategies to Reduce Psychological Stress During a Pandemic

Connecting the disconnected: How technology can be used to reduce social isolation among older adults

Providing E-Services to Clients: What are the Risks?

The Brain Health & Wellness Project: Supporting frontline clinicians to promote brain health and wellness using Fountain of Health tools




Click here to see the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE) response to Field and Placement cancellations: Covid-19 Communication – Field Education Placements. (March 19th, 2020)