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We’ve compiled relevant articles and resources that explore COVID-19 and considerations of equity, the structural and social determinants of health, and vulnerable populations. Discover policy papers, webinars, articles and more! Please use the search function below to search by topic or resource type. To suggest a resource for this resource library, please contact us.
We have curated our top resources for community leaders, front-line staff and community practitioners to prepare for and address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and promote community resilience.
Homelessness Report Card: Saskatoon 2018
Saskatoon Housing Initiatives Partnership released a Saskatoon Homelessness Report Card 2018.
How the Youth-Serving Sector is Coping with the Crisis
To ensure that the response of governments and communities takes into consideration the unique needs of young people, A Way Home Canada and the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness conducted a survey for youth-serving organizations addressing the needs of youth at-risk of or experiencing homelessness.
Social Justice in Pandemic Preparedness
In this academic article from 2012, the authors review how pandemic planning in the US violates the demands of social justice and offer strategies to overcome these obstacles.
Housing & Homelessness During COVID-19 in Saskatchewan
Kayla DeMong, Housing Lead for Saskatoon’s Inter-Agency Response to COVID-19, discusses the need for housing as a response to homelessness during COVID-19.
Harm Reduction in Housing and Shelters during COVID-19
COVID-19 is escalating substance use related harms particularly for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and living in poverty. This is an overview of harm reduction strategies & practices which can prevent the harms of substance use and save lives during COVID-19 and beyond.
Household Food Insecurity in Canada 2017/2018 from PROOF
PROOF’s latest report on household food insecurity in 2017-2018 indicates that more Canadians are food insecure than ever before and the problem is getting worse.
COVID-19 and the crisis in food systems: Symptoms, causes, and potential solutions (global focus)
This communiqué by the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems explores how COVID-19 is shining a spotlight on the vulnerabilities of food systems, how food system actors are responding, and explores the way forward, with four recommendations.
Drawing on Indigenous Strengths to Stay Connected and Well
The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) has created a two-page resource with some coping tips for Indigenous people. The FNHA acknowledged the colonial traumas Indigenous people have experienced and provides some cultural and family connections suggestions to the readers. The FNHA ends with contact information for cultural and culturally safe support.
Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health: Partnering with Indigenous peoples for wellness through research and education
The Dalla Lana School of Public Health provides context for understanding that Indigenous peoples are already highly marginalized and that Covid 19 will hit them harder. In addition, the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health and Well Living House are developing an Urban Indigenous Response to COVID-19, to be released as soon as possible.
Highlights from A Covid-19 Fireside Chat with Indigenous Health Professionals
This document provides highlights from a webinar hosted by Idle no More and Indigenous Climate Action, featuring Indigenous health professionals and leaders. It is intended to inform Indigenous health planners who are preparing to address Covid-19. The speakers...
COVID-19 Did Not Cause Food Insecurity In Indigenous Communities But It Will Make It Worse
This article explains the food insecurity and housing issues that have been ongoing issues within Indigenous communities. The authors want to ensure any solutions need to be initiate by Indigenous people, for Indigenous people.
Urban food systems and COVID-19: The role of cities and local governments in responding to the emergency
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations have provided a fact sheet on the role of cities and local governments in responding to COVID-19.
Four Ways COVID-19 will Change Food Systems and Food Security
Resilience.org is a program from the Post Carbon Institute which provides information and supports building community resilience such as this article on food systems outcomes and food policy issues.
Q&A: COVID-19 pandemic – impact on food and agriculture
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations provides some answers to common questions in relation to the impacts of COVID-19 on food and agriculture.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Indigenous communities
The Government of Canada’s Indigenous Service Canada (ISC) department provided a website for Indigenous people and communities to access useful resources pertaining to COVID-19.