Newcomer COVID-19 Resources

Resources Available During Covid-19 Pandemic

The following is a list of resources offered in various languages to support newcomers in the Brantford community during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information on the City of Brantford’s response to COVID-19, please visit Brantford.ca/Covid-19.

Information about Covid-19 from the Government of Canada

Know the facts about coronavirus disease:
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How to isolate at home when you may have COVID-19:
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For travelers with symptoms returning to Canada:
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Vulnerable populations and COVID-19:
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For travelers without symptoms returning to Canada:
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Physical distancing: Actions for reducing the spread of COVID-19:
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For persons exempt from mandatory quarantine (self-isolation):
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Taking care of your mental health:
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Pregnancy, childbirth and caring for newborns: Advice for mothers (COVID-19):
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How to care for a child with COVID-19 at home: Advice for caregivers:
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Preventing COVID-19 in the workplace: Employers, employees and essential service workers:
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People who are at high risk for severe illness from COVID-19:
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Be prepared for COVID-19 (Fact Sheet):
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Reduce the spread of COVID-19 – Wash your hands:
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How to care for a person with COVID-19 at home – Advice for caregivers:
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More information is available in different languages here:
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/awareness-resources.html#wb-auto-5

YMCA Hamilton, Burlington, Brant
YMCA Immigrant Services is continuing to support newcomers through phone and web access. To contact the YMCA, email immigrant.settlement@ymcahbb.ca. In addition, YMCA Immigrant Services has posted a number of resources for newcomers in the community in various languages that can be found here:
https://www.ymcahbb.ca/YMCA-Immigrant-Settlement-Services.

Muslim Association of Brantford
The Brantford Mosque has been closed since March 13, 2020. However, the Muslim Association of Brantford has been providing services online everyday 7 PM to sunset. 

For Ramadan, the Mosque’s special online schedule will be as follows:
1) Everyday 7:45 PM to Sunset
2) Ramadan Night Quran Recitation 9:30 PM to 10:15 PM
3) Ramadan Night Prayer 11:00 PM - 11:15 PM
4) Friday Service at 1:25 PM to 1:50 PM every Friday.

Online services can be accessed via this virtual room link: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/180298453.