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Category: Resources - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Toolkit for Parents and Teachers

Source: Mel and Enid Zuckerman School of Public Health, University of Arizona

Summary: To provide parents and teachers with the best guidance on how to communicate with children about the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak, Dr. Patricia Haynes led a team of faculty and students in the Department of Health Promotion Science to gather these materials into a Toolkit. The Toolkit will help us all work with our kids to understand the outbreak and stay healthy.
Click through the digital version of the coronavirus comic book with your kids! Good information, fun to read: Coronavirus Comic Book. You can also download the comic book for kids: “Exploring the New Coronavirus,” and associated Teacher Guide which can be an especially useful activity to help children understand the outbreak.

COVID 19: Resources for Indigenous Youth

Source: Canadian Red Cross

Summary: The COVID-19 pandemic has made many of us feel worried and uncertain about the future. Here are some tips and tools for self-care, keeping in touch, staying safe online, and helping friends.

Use these resources to give you some inspiration to stay connected through daily questions and activities with your family!

Awareness Resources and Videos

Source: Government of Canada

Summary: About the resources

Share these awareness resources to learn how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect yourself and your community.

These awareness resources were created for Indigenous communities by the Public Health Agency of Canada, Indigenous Services Canada and various Indigenous organizations.

Some resources are available in different Indigenous languages.

Ressources et vidéos de sensibilisation

Source: Gouvernement du Canada

Résumé: À propos des ressources

Partagez ces ressources de sensibilisation pour savoir comment éviter la propagation de la COVID-19 et vous protéger, vous et votre communauté.

Ces ressources de sensibilisation ont été créées pour les communautés autochtones par l’Agence de la santé publique du Canada, Services aux Autochtones Canada et différentes organisations autochtones.

Certaines ressources sont disponibles en différentes langues autochtones.

COVID-19 Resources for Indigenous Communities and Individuals

Source: McGill University

Summary:  There are many helpful resources for Indigenous Peoples, with a focus on First Nations, Metis, and Inuit communities in Canada and Quebec (though some international and U.S. resources are included). The following resources have been gathered by the Cultural and Indigenous Research in Counselling Psychology (CIRC) lab within the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology at McGill University.

Study: Unmet health care needs during the pandemic and resulting impacts among First Nations people living off reserve, Métis, and Inuit, March 2020 to May 2021

Source: Statistics Canada

Summary: Released: 2022-08-30

The COVID-19 pandemic has had significant social, economic and health impacts on Indigenous People. Little is known about access to health care services during the pandemic and the potential effects of unmet health care needs among First Nations people living off reserve, Métis, and Inuit.

A new study released data from the Survey on Access to Health Care and Pharmaceuticals during the Pandemic, collected between March 8 and May 15, 2021, to explore the prevalence of various chronic conditions, and health care services that were needed and not received, among First Nations People living off reserve, Métis, and Inuit in the provinces. The study also explores experiences of discrimination and related barriers to access of health services and the reported health impact of service delays and disruptions on these populations.

Étude : Les besoins en soins de santé insatisfaits pendant la pandémie et leurs répercussions sur les Premières Nations vivant hors réserve, les Métis et les Inuits, Mars 2020 à mai 2021

Source: Statistique Canada

Résumé: Diffusion : 2022-08-30

La pandémie de COVID-19 a eu d’importantes répercussions sociales, économiques et sanitaires sur les Autochtones. Cependant, on en sait peu à propos des répercussions de la pandémie sur l’accès aux services de soins de santé et sur les effets potentiels des besoins en soins de santé insatisfaits parmi les membres des Premières Nations vivant hors réserve, les Métis, et les Inuits.

Une nouvelle étude publiée s’appuie sur les données de l’Enquête sur l’accès aux soins de santé et aux produits pharmaceutiques durant la pandémie, recueillies du 8 mars au 15 mai 2021, pour explorer la prévalence de diverses maladies chroniques et les services de soins de santé qui étaient nécessaires, mais qui n’ont pas été reçus, parmi les membres des Premières Nations vivant hors réserve, les Métis, et les Inuits dans les provinces. L’étude traite également des expériences de discrimination et des obstacles connexes à l’accès aux services de santé, et de l’impact sur la santé qu’ont les retards et les interruptions de ces services sur ces groupes de population.

Why Student Engagement is Important in a Post-COVID World – and 5 Strategies to Improve It

Source: Applied Research Centre

Summary: Although we have an idea of the effects of low-quality remote instruction on student achievement gaps, we don’t yet fully understand the effects of social isolation, inconsistent structures, and personal trauma on student engagement.

What we do know is that student engagement remains important to learning and achievement, and it’s likely that teachers will need to find new ways to motivate and engage their students.

Understanding how to re-engage students requires first understanding the definition of student engagement, the benefits, the different types of engagement, what it looks like in the classroom, and the psychology of engagement. At the end of the blog, you’ll also find five student-driven strategies to improve engagement and motivation.

Updates on COVID-19

Source: National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health

The National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health (NCCIH) will be updating both this resource page as well as social media channels to provide reliable and timely information in response to the evolving global pandemic.

These updates will relate to official public health guidelines and COVID-19 information, resources and tools specific to First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples and communities.

Access official public health guidelinesNCCIH COVID-19 resourcesemerging topics in COVID-19, and resources produced by fellow NCCs by scrolling down or clicking on the quick links.

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