Professional Association Resources & Updates

Midwives

Canadian Association of Midwives: This website includes Statements from the Midwifery Associations, public health notices and information regarding Indigenous and remote communities specific to COVID-19.


College of Midwives of Ontario: A gathering of frequently asked questions for healthcare professionals as well as updates from the College regarding registration exams, personal protective equipment and requirements for healthcare providers.


Association of Ontario Midwives: Information for clients and healthcare professionals about COVID-19 including ethical considerations, clinical guidelines, pandemic planning and governmental updates.

Nurses

Canadian Nurses Association: A resource website dedicated to the nursing issues faced as a result of COVID-19.


Ontario Nurses Association: A complete listing of resources and updates including directives from the Chief Medical Officer of Canada and the Ministry of Health.


College of Nurses of Ontario: A compilation of resources for healthcare professionals and employers in Ontario including guidance on accountabilities for standards of care, personal protective equipment and specific membership related information.


Registered Nurses Association of Ontario: Important announcements, updates and resources for healthcare professionals and employers geared towards COVID-19.

Occupational Therapists

Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists: A compiled list of resources for occupational therapists and patients including frequently asked questions, guidelines for practice and event information from CAOT.


Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists: Information pertinent to healthcare professionals in a variety of settings performing occupational therapy duties and resources for occupational therapists including personal protective equipment guidelines and financial supports available.


College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario: A resource site for healthcare professionals including guidance for occupational therapists regarding non-essential elective services, frequently asked questions and mental health resources.

Physician Assistants

Canadian Association of Physician Assistants: President’s Message from Leslie St. Jacques that includes resources on managing stress, podcasts and occupational health and safety concerns.

Physicians

The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada : COVID-19 specific updates from AFMC including updates on AFMC events.


Canadian Medical Association: Clinical resources for physicians and the public including managing your practice during COVID-19, personal protective equipment guidelines and patient-related resources.


Ontario Medical Association: Basic information for individuals regarding COVID-19 including preventative measures to reduce exposure risk, and the OMA Statement on Physical Distancing.


Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada: Updates and resources for health professionals related to COVID-19 including Royal College exams.


College of Family Physicians of Canada: Collection of resources specific to family physicians including news updates from Public Health Agency of Canada, guidance and awareness documentation and scientific literature from University of Manitoba.


College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario: News and information specific for physicians including the CPSO’s expectations during public health emergencies.


Ontario College of Family Physicians: Resources and tips for Family Doctors including virtual visits, referrals for testing and sample signage for practices


Canadian Medical Protective Association: Resource hub for health professionals including advice and support related to medical-legal protection during the COVID-19 pandemic, guidelines for virtual patient care, physician obligations and specific resources for retired physicians.


Society for Rural Physicians of Canada: Main website for SRPC which contains statements on personal protective equipment, rural emergency department guidelines and resources to share with patients in rural areas regarding camping and cottaging.


Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians: The website contains general information regarding COVID-19 protocols, journal articles, personal protective equipment and general wellness links for physicians.


Canadian Paediatric Society: This website contains clinical guidance for Paediatricians including mental health resources for children and resources for children with special needs.


Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society: Central hub for COVID-19 information including the CAS Statement on COVID-19 from the Board of Directors and Call to Action regarding incident reporting. The website also includes a YouTube training tutorials on airway management specific to COVID-19.


Critical Care Services Ontario: Separate CCSO website dedicated to COVID-19 including information on critical care planning activities, leaders, response structure and overall Critical Care Strategy.


Critical Care Education Pandemic Preparedness: This website is designed to provide learning resources and reference material for health care professionals impacted by redeployment during COVID-19 pandemic.

Physiotherapists

Canadian Physiotherapy Association: Resources page including CPA Statements, emergency response, tele-rehabilitation, and a listing of webinars for physiotherapy professionals.


Ontario Physiotherapy Association: The Association’s central hub for all news, announcements and guidance for physiotherapy professionals within Ontario.


College of Physiotherapists of Ontario: A list of resources and guidance for physiotherapy professionals in a variety of healthcare settings. This website also includes a COVID-19 Toolkit containing online resources from The World Federation for Physical Therapy and Physiopedia.

Psychologists

Canadian Psychological Association: The CPA has called on all registered psychology practitioners to consider donating some of their time to provide psychological services to front line health care providers who may be feeling stressed, overwhelmed or distressed by being on the front lines of this health crisis. There is a list of psychologists available to provide services to front line workers in need of services.

Speech Pathologists

College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario: A collection of resources for healthcare professionals specific to COVID-19 including updates from the Ministry of Health and Public Health Ontario.


Speech-Language & Audiology Canada: Updates for individuals including professional resources on virtual practices, health-benefit insurance, and maintaining ones own mental health during a crisis.