COVID-19 Updates, Resources and News

This page lists resources and information for individuals and families regarding government programs, services and supports available during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This is a difficult time for everyone. Please know we are committed to supporting your family through it. If you have questions that are not addressed by the sources below, please reach out to us.  If you need to speak to us regarding your commercial taxes, please contact our Finance Department at 613-687-5536 and ask to speak to the Treasurer.

The municipal website has additional information regarding COVID-19, as does our social media pages, related to operations and supports for individuals.

Renfrew County District Health Unit is requesting the use of face masks when physical distancing is not possible (May 15).

Government Support

Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Individuals

Individuals and families

People facing loss of income

Indigenous peoples

In addition to the measures above, Indigenous peoples can also access benefits listed under Support for individuals and Support for businesses.

People who need it most


Students and recent graduates

Ontario's Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19


Government News and Media Channels

Office of the Prime Minister 
Government of Canada Newsroom

Ontario 2019 Novel Coronavirus (NEW site March 30)
Government of Ontario Newsroom     Roadmap to Reopen the Economy (Announced April 27, 2020)
Ontario Business Information Toll Free Number 1-888-444-3659 
Government of Ontario: COVID-19: Tackling the Barriers  request temporary rule or regulation change (NEW site April 29)

General Health Resources

Renfrew County & District Health Unit Information
Renfrew County Virtual Triage and Assessment Centre
Health Canada Federal Status and Information
The Conference Board of Canada Mental Health Checklist For Getting Through Quarantine
Public Health Ontario COVID-19 Fact Sheets
Canadian Mental Health Association Tips to Respond to Employee COVID-19 Anxiety
Provincial Mental Health Support Services
Ontario Community Support Association
Champlain Support Network

Individual Support Information and Resources

COVID-19: Managing financial health in challenging times