We want to thank Nova Scotians who are able to stay home for committing to stay home. Thank you for taking this seriously and doing what’s right – not just for your own wellbeing but also for the wellbeing of your neighbours, family members and friends.
We know that not everyone has the privilege of being able to work from home. We appreciate the Nova Scotians working on the front lines with us and serving their communities.
To show our gratitude, we’ve compiled a list of resources to help you stay entertained, engaged and active over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our hope is that these materials will bring you a little bit of joy as you continue to shelter in place.
If you have kids at home doing distance learning—or you want to take advantage of this time to learn something new yourself—these resources can offer online courses for adults and lessons geared towards kids, including at-home science experiments.
- Scholastic Learn at Home
- Khan Academy
- Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
- Chalkboard Learn
- YouTube Learning
Staying at home doesn’t mean sitting on the couch—on the contrary, it’s important to be active. These resources can help you continue to live a healthy lifestyle without leaving your house or neighbourhood.
- Healthy Tomorrow Foundation (daily low impact and high energy workouts online)
- Yoga with Adriene
- Synergy Physio Pilates
- Heart and Soul Fitness
Now is the time to watch that documentary you’ve had your eye on, learn about remarkable Nova Scotians of the past, take a virtual tour of India or host a game night with your family.
Mental health resources
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, anxious or depressed, you’re not alone. Take care of yourself by seeking help from these mental health services.
- Nova Scotia Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team: 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)
- Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 / text CONNECT to 686868
- Nova Scotia Mental Health and Addictions Services: 1-855-922-1122
- CMHA Nova Scotia: 1-877-466-6606 (toll-free)
- ICAN Anxiety Program
- Therapy Assistance Online
Even if you can’t go out, you can get a dose of culture with music videos and live-streamed concerts.
- East Coast Music Association
- Ultimate Online Nova Scotia Kitchen Party
- New York’s Lincoln Center
- Billboard Live at Home Series
What’s a better time than now to try out some new recipes? Expand your culinary skills with videos and how-tos from these kitchen experts:
- Food Network Canada
- Kid Food Nation
- Taste of Nova Scotia
- Select Nova Scotia
- Tastes Like Home
We hope these lists provide you with a bit of inspiration to lift your spirits. Share with your friends and family because reaching out and staying connected is more important than ever.
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