COVID-19: Parents & Families

Learning at home, helping children cope with changes associated with COVID, childcare benefits and more. See Also: WVML Youth Department's Support for West Vancouver Students and Educators.

On the Web

BC Centre for Disease Control - COVID-19

Frequently updated, the BC Centre for Disease Control has information about COVID-19, how to protect yourself, your family and your community, what to do if you suspect you have the virus, as well as directives for businesses, organizations and travellers.

BC's Keep Learning

BC Ministry of Edcuation site for parents and caregivers to keep their children learning at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Courthouse Libraries BC COVID-19 Information for British Columbians

Prepared by Courthouse Libraries BC, this wiki is a directory of online resources dealing with the ways COVID-19 health directives are affecting people’s lives, including information on employment, housing, family law, debt, legal assistance and courts and tribunals.

Government of Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

Links to federal programs for families, people facing unemployment, people who are sick, quarantined, or in directed self-isolation, people who are unable to work, seniors, students, youth and businesses.

Nidus Personal Planning

Nidus helps people make and register representation agreements and learn about other legal planning documents. The site includes updated representation agreements and forms with tips for witnessing and signing for COVID-19.

North Shore Free and Low-Cost Food

This guide lists information about no-cost and low-cost food on the North Shore.

North Shore Grocery Store List

This guide lists information on grocery store options for ordering by phone and delivery as well as senior-specific shopping times.

Restarting BC’s Schools

Details on Stage 2 of the restart of BC's schools scheduled for September 2020. This is part of BC's Education (K-12) Restart Plan (PDF) which prepares students and teachers for an eventual return to full-time classes.

Safe and Healthy Schools

Important information from the BC Ministry of Education regarding ongoing learning, final marks, graduation and frequently asked questions on continuity of learning.

West Vancouver Schools COVID-19 Updates

The latest information from West Vacouver Schools.


How to Help Your Anxious Child or Adolescent in the Time of COVID-19

In this recorded webinar Dr. Susan Siklos, a Registered Psychologist, discusses anxiety in children, with a particular focus on how children are experiencing anxiety in the time of COVID-19. Parents can expect to learn what normal worries vs. more significant anxiety looks like, how to talk to their children about COVID-19, and a few tools to help their child manage their anxiety.

Presented on April 30, 2020 by the West Vancouver Memorial Library in partnership with the North Shore Stress and Anxiety Clinic.