Useful Links

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Indus’ Programs & Services continue to be available.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination

Getting vaccinated for COVID-19

Getting tested for COVID-19

Current measures in Peel Region (Coronavirus)

COVID-19 Vaccine Q&A with Ontario’s Medical Professionals, featuring Ontario’s medical experts answering questions on why vaccines are important and safe:

Important Links:

Government of Canada Public Health Plan
Government of Canada – Travel Advisory
Government of Canada – Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)
Government of Canada – Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
Government of Canada – Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)
Government of Canada – Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB)
Government of Canada – Financial Assistance – Multiple Languages
Government of Canada – A Guide for Temporary Foreign Workers
COVID-19 Translated Messages for use in the Community
Peel Region – Coronavirus
Government of Ontario – 2019 Novel Coronavirus
Ontario Human Rights Comission (OHRC) – OHRC Statement on the COVID-19 Pandemic
William Osler Health System – Coronavirus Information for Patients & FamiliesTrillium Health Partners-The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Halton Region – Diseases – Infections – New Corona Virus
Telehealth Ontario – Get Fast, Free Medical Advice
OHIP – Ontario Health Insurance Plan
Toronto Pearson Airport – COVID 19 – What you should know
City of Mississauga – Coronavirus Response Dashboard
William Osler Health System – Where To Go For COVID-19 Testing

Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19: Infographics-Multiple Languages:

Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 – Arabic
Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 – Bengali
Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 – English
Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 – Farsi
Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 – French
Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 – Gujarati
Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 – Hindi
Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 – Punjabi
Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 – Tamil
Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 – Urdu
COVID-19 Helpful Resources – Multiple Languages

Indus’ International Students Task Force:

Press Release: Indus Community Services announces the launch of the International Students Task Force
Students push for inclusion in Canada’s COVID-19 Emergency Benefit.
Government of Canada-Removing Barriers for International Students working in essential services
CESB vs CERB – What’s the Difference and are International Students in Canada eligible for both?

Indus Facebook Groups:


Migrant Rights Network : International Students need COVID-19 Support
Migrant Students United – Letter to the PM and Ministers 

Income Supports & CRA Information:

Accessing Income Support in the wake of COVID-19
Connecting Ottawa: COVID-19: Social Benefits, Emergency Assistance & Child Benefits
Connecting Ottawa: Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)
CERB: A quick reference guide
Apply for the CERB with CRA
Repayment of CERB
A Guide to filing Income-Taxes as a Newcomer to Canada
Get Support for Families –
COVID-19: CRA Support for Individuals
PM Justin Trudeau – Support for Students and new Grads affected by COVID-19

Information and Supports for your Businesses:

Government of Canada – Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
Government of Canada – Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy
Canadian Chamber of Commerce – Pandemic Preparedness
Brampton Board of Trade – COVID 19 Information for Businessess
Canadian Business Resilience Network

Legal Supports:

COVID-19: Updates on the Law and Legal Services
South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario (SALCO) – Legal updates- April 14, 2020
Mississauga Community Legal Services – Service Update – April 23, 2020
Ministry of the Attorney General – Virtual witnessing of Wills & POA’s for Property and Personal Care
COVID-19: Family Law Q & A

Food Service Supports:

Peel Food Map
Saidham Food Bank
Food Programs in Mississauga 
Food Programs in Brampton & Caledon
Food Banks Calendar
Food Banks, Pantries and Meal Programs for People experiencing Homelessness in Brampton 
Food Banks, Pantries and Meal Resources for People experiencing Homelessness in Mississauga
Where to go to get food in Halton
Acton Food Share
Burlington Food Bank
Kerr Street Mission
Oakville Food Bank
Food For Life

Community Supports:

COVID-19: What Interim Place is Doing to Keep Our Community Safe
United Sikhs, City of Brampton and Guru Nanak Missision Centre Gurdwara jointly launch COVID-19 Emergency Response
COVID-19: Resources for Sponsors & Refugees
Find Help. 211 Central – COVID 19 Update
Interim Place – COVID-19 Resource List
Renewed Computer Technology (RCT) – Do you need a Computer? Outreach Program
Diversity & Inclusion while working from home- A helpful resource
Canada India Foundation and Hindu Federation – COVID-19 Help
‘The Violence at Home’ signal for Help
The Mobile Resiliency Crew – Supports for Children, Youth & Seniors

Supports For Our Elderly:

Helping Hands – Keeping Our Seniors Safe During COVID-19
Apna Senior Care – Helping Seniors during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Amintro Helping Adults 50+ Combat Social Isolation During COVID-19 and Beyond
MISK Islamic Society of Canada – COVID-19 Campaign
Active Adult Centre of Mississauga – Sunny’s Sit & Dance Class at home
Guide to handling Coughs and Colds among the Elderly
TransHelp -Temporary changes to Passenger Travel
COVID-19 Seniors Resources- Region of Peel
Senior to Senior – Anti-Bullying Toolkit – The Sheridan Centre for Elder Research and Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario
COVID-19 Grocery Shopping Support for Seniors – City of Brampton
Positive message Hotline for Seniors
City of Mississauga – Guidance for Older Adults and Caregivers
Ministry of Seniors and Accessibility – Ontario Community Support
Seniors Care Tips during COVID-19 – OMNI TV – Video in Punjabi

Health Resources:

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) – COVID-19 and Mental Health
Cleaning and Disinfecting your home – Everyday steps and Extra steps when someone is sick.
Crisis Response Services for Children, Youth & Families in Peel Region 24/7/365
Mental Health Fitness Tips – Psychology Matters
YMCA GTA – Free Classes and Activities for the whole family
Mental Health Commission of Canada – Free on-line crisis training for essential workers
Mental Health Supports in Peel Region during COVID-19

Supports for English Language (LINC) Students:

Resources for LINC Students
Free Audio Books from Amazon

Employment Resources:

Indus Resume Writing & On-line Job Applications_Fact Sheet

Supports for our Youth & Children:

Translated overviews and audio recordings of Reopening Plans for Families – Peel District School Board
#COVIBOOK -Supporting and Reassuring Children around the World
Family Tip Sheet: Tips for creating a Learning Schedule from Home
A Message for Canadian Children from LEGO PM Justin Trudeau
My Hero is You – Storybook for Children on COVID-19 by the World Health Organisation
The Friendship Lab – Helping Kids understand the COVID-19 Pandemic
Oxford University Press – Oxford Learners Bookshelf – FREE access to 148 Graded Readers
Free Audio Books from Amazon

Volunteer Opportunities:

Help People affected by COVID-19 – Spark Ontario

Useful APPS:

Canada COVID-19 – Google Play App
Canada COVID-19 – Google Apple App

Settlement Services:

Ministry of Education 
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Health Services:

East Mississauga Community Health Centre
Alzheimers Society of Peel
Home & Community Care
Mississauga Halton LHIN
CANES Community Care
Spectra Community Support Services

Family Services:

Brampton Life Centre
Peel Think Share
Center for Addiction & Mental Health
Supportive Housing in the Province
Friends & Advocates Peel
The Peel Committee Against Woman Abuse (PCAWA)
The HEAL Network
Sexual Assault/Rape Crisis Centre of Peel
Assaulted Women’s Helpline
Oasis Centre des Femmes


Through the Apna Health collaboration, Indus Community Services and Punjabi Community Health Services, have partnered together to release a specialized report on International Students – Invited & Forgotten: International Students in Crisis. Read here: