Tools are instruments (e.g. checklists, intake forms, policies and procedures) that can be incredibly helpful and serve as the foundation for creating toolkits. 

Toolkits are a collection of resources that provide relevant information and clear guidance on a specific issue or topic by presenting it in an accessible and meaningful way. 

While most toolkits are online resources, they sometimes contain tools designed for in-person use. 

"I am both a caregiver and a Family Peer Mentor. I help build and support resilient caregivers by reminding our community that we need to learn how to surf and ride the waves." - Cindy H. 

We've curated a collection of tools and toolkit activities below for you to use and share with your family, friends, colleagues and anyone else who might benefit for them.

 Monthly Budget Sheet

Use the simple monthly budget sheet to keep track of your monthly bills and expenses.

Click on the link below to view, download or print:

Monthly Budget Sheet

York Region COVID-19 Vaccine Digital Toolkit Edition #6

Key Messages – For responding to public inquiries or use in your own publications. New topics:

• Vaccine Supply, Clinic and Eligibility Updates

• Transportation Options to York Region Vaccine Clinics

• Vaccine Confidence – Key Facts to Promote and Build Vaccine Confidence

Shareable Assets – For you to print, post, email or otherwise share within your networks. New assets:

• Registration Link: Upcoming April 17, 2021, York Region Alliance of African Canadian Communities Interactive COVID-19 Discussion

• Vaccine Confidence Infographic – Multi-lingual Versions Available

• ActiveNet Step-By-Step Booking Guide – How to Create Your Account and Book a Vaccine

• Ramadan COVID-19 FAQs – Useful COVID-19 and Vaccine Information During Ramadan

• Province of Ontario Vaccine Information Hub: Multi-lingual Communication Resources

Click here for the York Region COVID-19 Vaccine Digital Toolkit Edition #6

Click here for the Ramadan & COVID-19 FAQ

Click here for the ActiveNet Step-by-Step Book Guide

 

 York Region COVID-19 Vaccine Digital Toolkit Edition #5

Key Messages – For responding to public inquiries or use in your own publications. New topics:

• Joint Statement from the Medical Officer of Health and Hospital CEOs in York Region

• Two New Vaccine Clinics Open in York Region: Canada’s Wonderland and Trisan Centre

• New Vaccine Eligibility for Faith Leaders and 65+ at All Clinics, and 60+ at Cornell Community Centre

• AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccines Available to residents 55+ at select York Region Pharmacies

• Vaccines Now Available for Residents Age 45 to 59 in Five York Region Postal Code Areas

• Transportation Options to York Region Vaccine Clinics

• Vaccine Confidence – Why Getting Vaccinated Matters / The Best Vaccine is The First One Offered to You

Shareable Assets – For you to print, post, email or otherwise share within your networks. New items:

• New Video: What to Expect at a York Region Drive-Thru Vaccine Clinic

• Voluntary Isolation Centre Postcard – Multi-lingual Options Available

• Province of Ontario Vaccine Information Hub: Multi-lingual Communication Resources

• Social Media Images for 65+ Vaccine Eligibility – Facebook and Twitter

• Social Media Images for 55+ Pharmacy Vaccine Availability – Facebook and Twitter

For more information, please contact York Region Public Health or York Region Corporate Communications at HEOCCommunications@york.ca or YR.Corporate.Communications@york.ca

 

Click here for the York Region COVID-19 Vaccine Digital Toolkit #5

 York Region COVID-19 Vaccine Digital Toolkit Edition #4

This is the 4th Edition of York Region's COVID-19 Vaccine Digital Toolkit. In this week’s edition, please find new messages and resources to help inform the community:

Key Messages – For responding to public inquiries or use in your own publications.
• New Vaccine Eligibility for 70+
• Help Us Help You – Choose Kindness
• Dedicated Vaccine Clinic Days for Indigenous Residents and Adult Household Members
• Transportation Options to York Region Vaccine Clinics
• Timing of COVID-19 Vaccine Second Doses

Shareable Assets – For you to print, post, email or otherwise share within your networks.
• Updated COVID-19 Vaccine: What You Need to Know Video – March 17 Update
• Updated COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence Fast Facts Infographic – March 18 Update
• FAQs: COVID-19 Vaccine Identification Information for Indigenous Families

Do you have feedback to share? Please email HEOCCommunications@york.ca 

 

Click here for the York Region COVID-19 Vaccine Digital Toolkit #4

 Suicide Prevention Toolkits

What is it

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), in collaboration with the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention, the Centre for Suicide Prevention, and the Public Health Agency of Canada has developed two toolkits to support people who have been impacted by suicide. One toolkit is tailored for people who have attempted suicide, and the other is focused on resources for people who have lost someone to suicide. The MHCC wishes to thank the Advisory Committee comprised of people with lived experience related to suicide for their assistance in making these toolkits possible.

In the summer of 2017, the MHCC conducted an online survey to elicit feedback from people who have been affected by suicide. With over a thousand responses, the survey helped gain a better understanding of what topics, content areas, resources, and information were important to include in the toolkits.

Language

Many respondents indicated a preference for “people-first” language as opposed to “survivorship language”. For this reason, “people-first” language is used in the toolkit. That said, many of the resources linked from the toolkits use “survivorship” language.

Please note that the toolkits are not intended to replace a conversation and are not designed to be an exhaustive list of the wide variety of resources available across Canada for support. If you or someone you know is experiencing distressing thoughts or thoughts of suicide, please contact your local distress centre or Kids Help Phone.

 Toolkit for e-Mental Health Implementation

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is pleased to launch the Toolkit for e-Mental Health Implementation, a joint effort of the Centre for Research in Family Health, IWK Health Centre and the MHCC, in consultation with stakeholders. It is a resource for mental health professionals to implement e-mental health innovations, such as telehealth, mental health apps, messaging-based services, and any internet-based mental health technology in clinical practice. e-mental health services are an effective option to provide rapid access to mental health information and care. The toolkit is an important document to help overcome noted barriers in implementing successful e-health programs for mental health professionals and allied health workers.

We invite you to download the Toolkit for e-Mental Health Implementation and share with your colleagues.