Citywide Sharing and Resources to Help Ease the Effects of COVID-19
The City of Greater Sudbury has launched a new, user-friendly COVID-19 web portal to connect residents with the information, organizations and communities they can rely on during this challenging time. The City has gathered resources and activities from across the community to make it easier for residents to find ways of caring for their physical, mental and emotional health and to engage with others.
The City website offers helpful listings of services and organizations, and a linked engagement tool features events, businesses and opportunities to add your voice.
“We invite residents to share positivity, inspiration, support and hope during these unprecedented times,” said Greater Sudbury Mayor Brian Bigger. “We know the COVID-19 pandemic is especially worrisome for seniors, difficult for the young, challenging for business and disruptive to the arts. Staying informed and connected can help us feel better about managing our daily lives in this new world.”
Resources within five pillars offer information and opportunities for residents to add their voice:
• Community Vibrancy : Local arts and culture organizations and opportunities;
• Economic Support and Recovery: Government resources, webinars and support;
• Seniors Support: Health and wellness contacts, advice from professionals and helpful service information, such as grocery delivery.
• Social Support: Mental and physical health links, and supports for our City’s most vulnerable;
• Youth Support: Learning resources, online programming and more!
For each pillar, there is website information and an Over To You engagement portal page where residents can ask questions, volunteer to help, share ideas, videos, photos and good news stories, and add businesses and organizations to the interactive community resources map.
Local businesses and service providers who would like to appear on the community resource map can register directly online at overtoyou.greatersudbury.ca. To appear on the COVID-19 web page, relevant local businesses and services can contact the City at firstname.lastname@example.org. Residents are also encouraged to submit ideas and feedback on how to improve the website and engagement portal.
New online tools are just one of many initiatives of the City of Greater Sudbury to support residents and the economy during this time of physical distancing. Residents are encouraged to join the conversation with ideas and feedback.