JFCY encourages social distancing at this time as an important way to slow the spread of the virus, and protect our health care system so that it will be able to care for sick people.
All our services are available by phone and other technology during this time when our physical office is closed. If you are an existing client or you are looking for services for the first time, please call us at 416-920-1633 or toll free at 1-866-999-5329 (JFCY). Please be patient as our service standards may be impacted in our remote work environment.
JFCY Legal Wiki and publications
Will will be constantly updating our Legal Wiki with COVID-19 related information, plus adding materials here. The law is changing quickly – call us if you have any questions.
JFCY’s COVID-19 Emergency Measures Laws & Public Spaces In Ontario Infographic in PDF and in PNG. In addition: some municipalities have bylaws that require physical distancing of over 2 meters apart in specific public situations, this includes Brampton (on any public property where the people do not live together, $500 – 10,000 fine) and Toronto (in city parks and squares where the people do not live together with max $5000 fine) – for JFCY’s Toronto Infographic.
Other Information and Resources – always use credible sources.
COVID-19 legal information from Legal Aid Ontario funded legal clinics – includes updates on Housing and Evictions, Social Assistance, Workers Rights, Immigration & Refugee, Justice Sector closures. Check back for updates as additional content is being added regularly:
- Neighbourhood Legal Services
- Steps to Justice
- Income Security Advocacy Centre newsletter for Accessing Income Supports
Children and people experiencing homelessness are very vulnerable while programs and services, including schools, are closed, and while social distancing is required. Please reach out to children and young people that you know – by telephone, social media, even email – to try and prevent the most negative impacts of social isolation.
Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children’s Newsletter on Coronavirus and Children’s Rights