COVID- 19 Concerns:
Durham Health Connection Line:
Mental Health Support
Distress Centre Durham Hotline
Durham Mental Health Crisis Line
Kids Help Phone
Community Care Durham can be reached to register to be contacted for health and wellness assurance checks too.
Find a food bank in your area.
Simcoe Hall Settlement House
The Food Bank at Simcoe Hall Settlement is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9-11:30 am and 1-3 pm at 387 Simcoe Street South. These hours are subject to change. Please check their website www.Simcoehall.com.
Unison Benevolent Fund: If you are a Canadian musician or industry professional needing help click here:
Durham Children's Aid Society
The office is closed to the public, but are providing 24/7 service and are reachable by phone 905-433-1551 or visit their website at:
Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to support Canadians and businesses facing hardship as a result of the global COVID-19 outbreak.
Your hospital needs you more than ever before. Find out how you can offer donations of PPE, make a cash donation or how to create your own virtual fundraising page in support of Lakeridge Health.
Durham Region: You can safely make a donation to Feed the Need in Durham from the comfort of your home. Did you know that for every $1 you donate, Feed the Need can buy $7 worth of food.
The United Way in Durham Region supports more than 25 local charities. Each dollar raised stays in the community and a single campaign supporting such a broad diversity of need provides for scale and efficiencies which drives donor value.
Toronto: Support the Daily Bread Food Bank’s pandemic response efforts.
Durham Outlook which operates St. Vincent Pallotti’s Kitchen needs your help. Having to cancel their fundraisers, which is their main source of income has been hard on them, especially since their food Pick Up and Distribution program is still in operation donating all items to the organizations who remain open to support the needy in Durham. Please go to durhamoutlook.com to support the needy and click on donate.
The Humane Society
The Humane Society of Toronto and Durham Region have their doors closed to the public but they continue to foster, house, feed and provide medical attention to the animals. Your help is appreciated:
For The Herd
For the Herd accepts monetary and In-Kind donations through our website. We still need your help, so please continue to support this cause and at the least please share. Here’s a tally on the generous offerings from our community.
More Deserving Charities:
There are many charities working with our local governments, WHO, and other agencies to stop the COVID-19 spread. Browse these charities leading efforts to support communities:
Unison Benevolent Fund: This fund supports Canadian musicians, many of whom are currently out of work due to the cancellation of live concerts and events.
Canada Helps: Although physically separated by this virus, our ambition is to connect and heal through the power of music, virtually! This is why we are launching CMTF’s Song Session for the Frontline hosted by George Stroumboulopoulos. Together, we will unite voices and hope from across the country. With thoughts and ideas shared by our followers on social media, Trish MacAulay, a certified music therapist, will compose a song to be premiered live on June 7th along with special performances by:
STORRY, Royal Wood, Partner, Simone Denny, Lexxicon, The Trews, Ammoye, The Jerry Cans, Jesse Maxwell, Fleece, Lu, Simone Denny, Mponda
and more to be announced!
Follow @cdnmusictherapy on Instagram and be sure to tune in on Sunday, June 7th from 1 - 3pm (EDT)!