COVID-19 Resources

Provincial Network on Developmental Services
The following library of resources has been compiled from DS sector agencies by the Provincial Network on Developmental Services to assist you in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic through information sharing and knowledge transfer.

Please see our content disclaimer here. A special thanks to the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services for their support in this endeavour. Do you have resources you’d like to share? Contact Ann-Marie Binetti, Project Manager, Provincial Network on Developmental Services at

Thanks to Community Living Essex County for hosting this library on REAL Xchange.

Upcoming Virtual Events

  • The Sector Pandemic Planning Initiative (SPPI) launched a 12 week webinar series titled, “Resilience, Adaptation, and Reopening”. This series is designed to help meet the unique needs of the developmental services sector as we enter the next stage of the COVID-19 pandemic. It will cover topics related to adapting and realigning our work to shifting needs and reopening safely in a dynamic environment.
    The first webinar was held  August 13 and they will continue every other Thursday. The sixth of twelve sessions will be held on Thursday, October 22nd at 12:00 p.m. featuring a presentation on Moral Crisis and Injury with Dr. Cole Cohen, Senior Consultant, Morneau Shepell. For further information about this presentation and to register, please click the following link:


  • The ECHO Operations Team at CAMH and the University of Toronto Adult Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities announce the ECHO Canada Adult Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities: Mental Health in the Time of COVID-19 is officially open. This program is for mental health/primary care providers and developmental service providers who support adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD) from across the country. The program runs on Fridays from 10:00 – 11:30 AM EST from November 6th – December 11th, 2020. More information on the curriculum can be found here.The registration link to apply is:

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