COVID-19 Information and Resources

Building Confidence in Vaccines 

Author: Public Health Ontario (PHO) 

Grade/Audience: Teachers, Administrators, Parents/Caregivers   

Topic: Vaccine Hesitancy; Statistics related to COVID-19 vaccine rates; The role of health care providers; Additional Resources 

Type: Fact sheet 

Resource Description: This resource has been developed to provide an overview of considerations for building confidence in vaccines including information specific to the COVID-19 vaccine program. This document highlights best practices, communication tips, and a curated list of key resources. 

Child and Youth COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet  

Author: Government of Ontario 

Grade/Audience: Grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, & 12, Administrators, Parents/Caregivers 

Topic: COVID-19  safety and effectiveness of vaccinations; Side Effects; Informed Consent; Timing of vaccinations  

Type: Fact sheet 

Resource Description: This fact sheet developed by the Government of Ontario contains ten things to know about COVID-19 vaccination for children and youth ages 12 to 17.  

COVID-19: Vaccines for Children & Youth 

Author: City of Toronto  

Grade/Audience: Grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12, Administrators, Parents/Caregivers  

Topic: COVID-19 - Risk and exposures; Benefits of the vaccine; Safety; Talking to children about getting vaccines; Posters and resources to help answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccine   

Type: Resource Hub   

Resource Description: This resource was developed by the City of Toronto in response to COVID-19 to provide information about various topics and questions related to COVID-19. 

Health-Related Video Gallery 

Author: Government of Canada 

Grade/Audience: Grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12, Administrators, Parents/Caregivers  

Topic: COVID-19-related videos: Keeping children safe; Ask the experts - vaccines questions: Safety, ingredients and side effects; Benefits and effectiveness  

Type: Videos  

Resource Description: A series of videos curated by the Government of Canada related to various health topics including COVID-19.   

How to increase Covid-19 vaccine uptake and decrease vaccine hesitancy in young people  

Author: The Royal Society of Canada 

Grade/Audience: Grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12, Administrators, Parents/Caregivers   

Topic: Vaccine Hesitancy; Evidence on intention to receive the COVID-19 vaccine; Reasons for hesitancy; Strategies to increase vaccine uptake   

Type: Article and Infographic   

Resource Description: This article includes information gathered from a study specific to older adolescents’ and young adults’ vaccine hesitancy and includes strategies for increasing inoculation uptake and playing an important role in ending the pandemic.  

Immunizing Children with Confidence 

Author: Children’s Healthcare Canada 

Grade/Audience: Teachers, Administrators, Parents/Caregivers  

Topic: Equity and child health; Vaccine Hesitancy; Pain; Safety  

Type: Resource Hub   

Resource Description: Provide credible current knowledge to inform vaccination decisions, including background information and FAQ about COVID-19 vaccines for children, and COVID-19  Vaccination Questions-Video Series to answer children’s questions about vaccines by Canada’s leading experts in public health. Additional resources include Podcasts, Webinars, Vaccination Conversations. 

Mental Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic 

Author: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

Grade/Audience: Grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12, Administrators  

Topic: Stress and anxiety; Loss, grief and healing; Stigma and prejudice; Coping Strategies, Cup of Gratitude Infosheet   

Type: Resource Hub   

Resource Description: This resource provides information and strategies in response to the pandemic. 

Prevention and Management of COVID-19 

Author: Public Health Ontario (PHO) 

Grade/Audience: General public  

Topic: Contains information about preventive measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 including: handwashing, masks, personal protective equipment, prevention, and signs and symptoms. 

Type: Website  

Resource Description: The resources include posters and easily readable PDF documents for students to learn protective measures against disease transmission. 

ScienceUpFirst Shareable Content  

Author: ScienceUpFirst  

Grade/Audience: Grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12, Administrators, Parents/Caregivers   

Topic: Masks; Myths; Safety; Side effects; Vaccines and the immune system; Allergic Reactions; Symptoms; Risks   

Type: Resource Hub   

Resource Description: ScienceUpFirst is a national initiative that works with a collective of independent scientists, researchers, health care experts and science communicators. We share the best available science in creative ways to stop the spread of misinformation.    

SickKids: AboutKidsHealth 

Author: SickKids  

Grade/Audience: Teachers, Administrators, Parents/Caregivers  

Topic: COVID-19 vaccine info for children and youth; General Information; FAQs  

Type: Resource Hub  

Resource Description: This is a health education website that provides information on various topics for children, youth and caregivers, including information about COVID-19.       

Together Against Misinformation 

Author: ScienceUpFirst 

Grade/Audience: Grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12  

Topic: Expert-vetted research; Tools to debunk COVID-19 Misinformation; FAQs; The science behind vaccines; Myths; Vaccines in Canada  

Type: Resource Hub  

Resource Description: This group works with a collective of independent scientists, researchers, health care experts and science communicators to curate the best available science to stop the spread of misinformation about vaccines. The current focus is on COVID-19.