PCC is concerned with the safety and well-being of those in our community. Like you, we are taking precautions to adapt to this new reality following public safety guidelines in order to keep our staff and volunteers safe. We have devised an extensive list of up-to-date resources to help families and individuals navigate trying times.
PROTECT YOURSELF, YOUR LOVED ONES AND THE COMMUNITY
- Canada Emergency Response Benefit
- Canada Employment Insurance
- Canada Child Benefit
- Support for Students and Recent Graduates
- Mortgage Payment Deferral
- Low-income Energy Assistance Program
- Credit Canada Free Counselling
- Temporary Deferral of OSAP Payments
- Ontario Guaranteed Annual Income System Payments for Seniors
- Ontario Support for Families
- If you are in crisis, please contact the Mental Health Crisis Line (24 hours a day/7 days a week)at 613-722-6914 or if outside Ottawa toll-free at 1-866-996-0991.
- If you (or your child) are experiencing thoughts of suicide or harming yourself, please call 9-1-1.
- Youth Services Bureau (Bilingual) 24/7 Crisis Line: 613-260-2360 or 1-877-377-7775 (toll free for Eastern Ontario)
- ConnexOntario: Adults and frontline workers who are dealing with the realities of COVID-19 can call ConnexOntario at 1-866-531-2600 for mental health, addictions and problem gambling support.
- 211 Ontario: For information and referrals for community, government, social and health services, including mental health resources across Ontario, call 211 or 1-877-330-3213. Live web chat is also available.
- BounceBack: A free, evidence-based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) program that offers guided mental health self-help supports for adults and youth 15+ using workbooks, online videos and phone coaching. Call 1-866-345-0224.
- Kids Help Phone: Children and youth 18 and younger who need to talk to someone about their mental health can call 1-800-668-6868, for 24/7 phone and text support.
- Good2Talk: A phone and texting service that offers confidential support to post-secondary students. Call 1-866-925-5454.
- Hope for Wellness Helpline: Indigenous peoples can call 1-855-242-3310 for immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention across Canada (available in some Indigenous languages). Live web chat is also available.
- Talk 4 Healing: Indigenous women can get help, support and resources seven days a week, 24 hours a day, with services in 14 languages by calling or texting 1-855-554-4325. Live web chat is also available.
Free Courses & Webinars
LET Training Program
In the light of the scant opportunities during and in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, the PCC is offering a series of online events to develop the entrepreneurial skills of young Filipino-Canadians and encourage them to start their own business.
Filipino Community Network
Ottawa Valley Filipino-Canadian Senior Citizens’ Association (OVFCSCA)
OVFCSCA organizes events and activities to bring together Filipino-Canadian seniors in the Ottawa region for social activities, networking, and sharing of information about services that seniors can avail of. In the true spirit of ‘bayanihan’, the association also responds to Filipino-Canadian seniors in need.
Young Filipino-Canadian Professionals Network
The Young Professionals Network is an online community that aims to empower young Filipino-Canadians to excel in their fields by connecting the community to events, sharing opportunities around the National Capital Region (NCR), and finding new ways to support each other. For inquiries, please visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/pccypn or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pinoys on Parliament (POP)
Pinoys on Parliament (POP) is a national network of young FIlipino-Canadians that brings together annually young Filipino-Canadian leaders and influencers from across Canada, interested in becoming more civically engaged improving their professional abilities to connect and expand their networks and inspire each other. For more information, please visit https://pinoysonparliament.com/.