COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Employee Log In

Memos, forms, and processes for Skills Staff related to COVID-19

COVID-19 Information Email for People we Support, Families & Guardians

People we support, families and guardians, can send general COVID-19 questions or inquiries to the following email address: covidinfo @

We will do our best to respond within 48 hours, however this will be dependent on the volume of emails.


VIDEO: Scroll to bottom of page for daily updates from Alberta Chief Medical Officer

WEBSITE: Alberta’s website for daily updates and communications

Setting up an iPad Tutorial with Tech Coach Brandon

Resources for Individuals & Families

Plain Language Resources

PDF: FAQs on COVID-19 for People with Disabilities

Plain language with pictures FAQ pamphlet created by the Government of Alberta

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PDF: Self Advocate COVID-19 Guide and Workbook

Plain language with pictures, guide and workbook for creating a plan during COVID-19 adapted from Opening Doors UK

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PDF: COVID-19 Information By and For People with Disabilities

Printable PDF on COVID-19 written in plain language and using pictures created by Green Mountain Self Advocates.

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PDF: Easy Read Guide to COVID-19

Plain language with pictures, one page information sheet on COVID-19 developed by Surrey Place.

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PDF: Look After your Mental Health During Corona Virus

Plain language information on looking after your mental health during COVID-19 developed by Council for Intellectual Disability.

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PDF: Anxiety and COVID-19 Social Story

One page printable PDF that uses plain language and pictures to talk about anxiety and COVID-19 created by

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PDF: What’s the Corona Virus in Plain Language

One page printable PDF using plain language and pictures to describe what the Corona Virus is created by Teaching Differently

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Things to Do

WEBSITE: City Share

A real time, crowdsourced platform that houses resources, tools, and stories on how city builders and residents are responding to COVID-19.

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New Virtual Connections Opportunity for People we Support

Our friends at Kudoz, in partnership with co-make-do are offering a range of daily experiences that the people we support can join! These experiences are free and connect folks with self, community and the wider world. Experiences include things like chats, classes and digital cafes. To join an event simply click on the Zoom link in the event’s description at the time of the event. *Note- the time displayed is PST. Events will start one hour later than the time displayed if you’re in Edmonton (MST).

To see the full events calendar click here.  

Information on COVID-19, How to Prepare, & Things You Can Do

PDF: About the Coronavirus

One page printable PDF describing the Coronavirus made by Government of Canada

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PDF: Be Prepared (COVID-19)

One page printable PDF outlining simple, practical things you can do in a household in case someone in the household becomes ill with COVID-19. Created by the Government of Canada.

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PDF: Hand Washing

Printable PDF visually showing the sequence of proper hand washing created by the Government of Canada.

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VIDEO: Social Distancing Explained

2 minute video explaining what social distancing is and why it is important created by the Telegraph.

VIDEO: Proper Hand Washing from Skills Society

PDF: Caring for Someone with COVID-19 at Home: Advice for Caregivers

Printable PDF outlining tips and strategies for caring for someone who has COVID-19 at home created by the Government of Canada.

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Resources for Staff


WEBSITE: Federal Financial Resources for Individuals and Families 

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan and listing of available financial resources from the federal government.

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WEBSITE: COVID-19 Updates and Resources from Alberta Council of Disability Services 

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PDF: Coping with Uncertainty in Uncertain Times: A Resource for People Supporting Someone with Autism 

Downloadable PDF explaining why uncertainty is hard for all people, but can be particularly hard for those with autism. The document offers information and tips for helping someone navigate uncertainty. Created by a professor at Newcastle University.

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PDF: Coping with Stress, Anxiety, and Substance Use During COVID-19

Coping strategies for dealing with additional stress and anxiety during COVID-19. 

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PDF: Mobile Tools to Promote Mental Wellness 

Highlights free evidenced-based mental wellness apps and questions to ask when choosing an app to use.

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WEBSITE: Alberta Nonprofit Network – Mental Health Resources for Nonprofits

The Alberta Nonprofit Network is compiling existing. mental health resources. 

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WEBSITE: Alberta Health Services – Help in Tough Times

Supports and resources for Albertans during stressful times. Includes COVID-19 online resources and where to find support.

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The Alberta Health Services Mental Health Help Line is available 24-hours a day, seven days a week at 1-877-303-2642. 

Skills Society Updates

March 2020 – January 2022 -> 

Sector Advocacy Efforts

Dec 4th, Letter from Skills Board Chair to the Chief Medical Officer of Health Regarding Phase 1 of the Alberta Immunization Program

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PDF: March 21st, Letter from Skills Board Chair to Minister of Community and Social Services and Minister of Health

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WEBSITE: Inclusion Alberta COVID-19 Updates

Overview of resources and advocacy efforts of Inclusion Alberta related to COVID-19.

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PDF: March 28th, Letter from Community and Social Services

Letter to PDD Families from Office of the Assistant Deputy Minister, Community and Social Services.

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PDF: May 11th, Letter from Community and Social Services

Letter to members of the disability community in Alberta from the Office of the Minister, Community and Social Services.

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Shout Outs and Gratitude!

We are so grateful for the generous support of others in our community in these challenging times! See below some of the folks we’re giving shout outs to for all that they’ve done to help us!

Edmonton Community Foundation

Thank-you for your generous donation of reusable masks! This will go a long way in helping to keep people we support safe!

Pagnotta Construction

Thank-you for your generous donation of Personal Protective Equipment! This will go a long way in helping to keep the people we support and our employees safe!

Rotary Club of Edmonton Whyte Avenue

Thank-you for the beautiful variety of meals you’ve provided for some of the people we serve! Your support means so much to us!

St. Albert Dental Centre

Huge thanks to Edwin Mueller at St. Albert Dental Centre for their generous donation of masks and gloves! These are critical supplies that enable us to continue to provide the important support we do to citizens with disabilities.

Staples on Calgary Trail

Thank-you for the generous donation of hand sanitizer!

The Honourable Kaycee Madu, MLA for Edmonton-South West

Thank-you for helping to orchestrate the delivery of 72 boxes of PPE containing thousands of masks, gloves, goggles, wipes, and thermometers to our organization on April 16th! These supplies will help us continue to protect and serve the people we support and our employees on the front lines.

Edmonton Area Disability Service Providers

We have so much gratitude for the following agencies that stepped up and shared protective gowns to us for our employees to use in a time of desperate need! Thank-you Kind Regards, SkyAnne Krupa, Mira Facilitation Centre, Tralee Residential Services, and Transitions! Please know that, if we are in a position to, we will gladly return the favour in your time of need. We are stronger as a community.