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COVID-19 Wellness and Activities Resources

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COVID19 and CHD resources


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Be sure to check your local library’s website, they usually have free resources and programs!

Bored at home? Here's a massive list of museums, zoos and theme parks offering virtual tours:

10 of the world’s best virtual museum and art gallery tours: gallery-tours

New item added Best of Ireland - The 7 Best Virtual Tours to Take in Ireland:  (thanks to Mary for sharing this resource!)

New item added Ain Dubai - World's tallest ferris wheel:  (thanks to Amelia for finding and sharing this resource!)

New item added Best museums in Singapore - complete with virtual tours: (thanks to Lish for sharing this resource!)

New item added Virtual COVID-19 Friendly Field Trips Around the World:  (thanks to Megan for finding and sharing this resource!)

New item added Road Trip from Home: Virtual Field Trips:   (thanks to Austin and Lane for finding and sharing this resource!)

New item added The Snow Sculpting Club by Snowbank Productions:

 New item added Virtual road trips through USA and geography games and quizzes by PartsGeek (thanks to Maddie for finding and sharing this resource)

Massive List of Museums, Zoos, and Theme Parks Offering Virtual Tours:

“Things to Do With Teens During COVID-19” by ToDoCanada

"10 free things you can do while stuck at home during COVID-19" from CBC

ACHA Monday and Midweek Motivation series: sessions meant to create a space to come together, take a break, learn tools for navigating the current situation, and connect with one another - May's topics: Yoga at home, Tips and Tricks for Home Education, Resume writing, Dance Workout, Quarantine baking



“Being Active during COVID-19 by the World Health Organization (WHO)

“More than a stretch: Yoga’s benefits may extend to the heart” by Harvard Health Blog rt-201504157868

“Staying Active During the Coronavirus Pandemic” by American College of Sports Medicine aying%20Active%20During%20Coronavirus%20Pandemic.pdf

“The Yoga-Heart Connection” by Johns Hopkins Medicine

“COVID-19 and the information you need” by Heart and Stroke



Cardiac Rehab programs have shut down across the county.  Access online cardiac rehab programs through UHN's Cardiac College

Cardiac Rehabilitation Challenges During COVID-19 - virtual and practical tips from Heart & Stroke

Exercise programming and 'After Cardiac Rehab' information from Cardiac Health Foundation

“These are the free, no-equipment online fitness classes you need right now” d-right-now-1.5500751

“These Canadian Gyms are Offering Free Live-Streaming Workouts”

“These Toronto fitness studios are offering digital classes right now”

“Yoga Poses for Stress Relief During COVID-19” By Thrive Global:

YouTube: easily search for at-home exercise videos, something for everyone:

Many fitness studios and coaches are offering free live and pre-recorded fitness classes during COVID-19 or search for at-home exercise videos readily available online across platforms like Zoom, Instagram, and YouTube



Big White Wall: A safe community to support your mental health, 24/7

CAMH: Centre for Addition and Mental Health

Crisis Services Canada (CSC): national network of existing distress, crisis and suicide prevention services.  Crisis Text & Chat Support (9 AM - 10 PM MST)

Kids Help Phone: 24/7 free confidential professional online, text and phone counselling and support to youth across Canada. EN and FR

Breathr app: for children and teens  Developed by the BC Children's Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre and BC Children's Centre for Mindfulness, along with young people, this free app provides ways to get started with mindfulness.

Indigenous support- Hope for Wellness Helpline: immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada

Talk4Healing: culturally grounded, fully confidential helpline for Indigenous women available in 14 languages across Ontario



Meal planning ideas and healthy choices for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.



Webinars from Adult Congenital Heart Association:

COVID-19: What it means for Adults with CHD:

Coronavirus and the CHD Patient:

COVID-19 the information you need

Ask an ACHD Specialist: COVID-19 Q&A

Stress Management in ACHD in Challenging Times:



Canada Covid-19 emergency benefits including employment insurance, pensions and benefits for housing, education, training, family and people with disbilities as well as a beneift finder

Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) application

Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)


Visit our COVID-19 and CHD information page for Tips infographic and health information for those living with CHD


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Check out how congenital heart disease stacks up against better recognized diseases in Canada! So many affected and so little awareness and funding! Get involved with CCHA, donate, and spread the word about the growing population of of "survivors" so that we can get the care and support we need to live long, healthy lives!


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