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COVID-19

Updated: October 2020

In light of the COVID-19 virus and the newly declared state of emergency, Volunteer Strathcona, with support from Imperial Oil is taking appropriate measures to reduce possible exposure and spread of the virus as directed by Alberta Health Services (AHS).
This webpage contains our most up-to-date information and resources. Please check back often for updates.


Office Closure:

Effective March 17, 2020, the Volunteer Strathcona office is closed to the public. In spite of this, we will continue to be operational as staff can be reached by phone (780-464-4242) or email (info@volunteerstrathcona.ca). Please refer to our contact page for more detailed staff contact information.


Cancelled Programs and Events:

  • Social Media Basics Part C: Analytics – March 26, 2020. A new date will be selected and those currently registered will be contacted directly.
  • Tax Clinics – Due to the closure of the Strathcona County Library (where clinics are hosted) and an announcement made by e4c (the overseeing organization for Tax Clinics), we
  • Meals on Wheels – Due to our office closure and our attempt to minimize the spread of the virus for both staff and clients, we will not be facilitating the frozen meals program at this time and are referring clients directly to Meals on Wheels Edmonton.
  • Board Leadership Edmonton – Following the Government of Alberta’s mass gathering restrictions, this conference has been cancelled. For more information and information on refunds, please visit their webpage.

Need help?:

Call us: 780.464.4242
We have a team of volunteers ready to help with things like pickup/delivery of groceries/frozen meals, prescription medication, and phone call visits.


Want to help?:

Volunteer with the COVID-19 Emergency Project!

Thank you to Imperial Oil and Strathcona Spirit Distillery for their support on this project.

Imperial

 

 

 

And thank you to Sherwood Park News for coverage on this initiative. Read the story here! Read part 2 here!


Trying to keep busy during times of isolation?:

Try microvolunteering! Microvolunteering is a way to give back in small doses and are often short time commitments, quick projects, and/or a piece of a larger program or project.

Available opportunities in Strathcona County and surrounding areas that have the potential to be done at home:

Available opportunities outside of Strathcona County that have the potential to be done at home:


Resources and News For Nonprofits:

Updates on Federal Supports for Nonprofits

COVID-19 in Alberta Statistics

ABNN: The Impact of COVID-19 on Alberta’s Nonprofit & Voluntary Organizations Report

Imagine Canada’s Sector Monitor: Charities & the COVID-19 Pandemic

Canadian Women’s Foundation Releases New Report on Funding a Thriving Women’s Sector

Study: Volunteering in Canada: Challenges and opportunities during the COVID-19 pandemic

CRA Extends Deadline for Charities with Form T3010

Generic Business Continuity Plan for Not-For-Profits: A template from covidcontinuity.com that organizations can use to implement and sustain a business resilience framework to ensure adverse circumstances, business events, and disruptions do not prevent attainment of strategic goals.

Non-profit Resources for Remote Work During the COVID-19 Outbreak

How to Keep your Zoom Meetings Secure

COVID-19 Resources For Nonprofits from the Alberta Nonprofit Network


Resources for Residents:

Family and Community Services
Family and Community Services are available by phone to connect you to support.
780-464-4044
Call-in hours:
Monday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (extended hours)

Tax Filing Information from E4C 

Alberta Health Services Psychological First Aid Pandemic Resource List


Coffee with Mayor Frank and Executive Director Judy Ferguson