COVID-19 Resources


There is a lot of COVID-19 resources available and BPW Canada wants to ensure our members have access to all of it. If you find additional resources to add to this webpage please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Canada's Economic Response  CBRN Racism Governor-General Message #SignalForHelp BPW International UN Women - Gender Update Province/Territory Resources

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

Canada's COVID-19 Economic Resource Plan website is the landing page for all of the government's information and resources.

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Canadian Business Reliance Network


April 6, 2020: The Prime Minister announced that The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has established the Canadian Business Resilience Network (CBRN) in partnership with the Government of Canada to help the business community prepare, persevere and, ultimately, prosper in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

CBRN Press Release

CBRN: Resources and Working at Home Tips

Racism in Response to COVID-19

Canadian Human Rights Commission Statement - Racism in response to COVID-19 harms us all 

April 8, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Human Rights Commission

Since the emergence of COVID-19 in early 2020, there has been a rise in racism in Canada and around the world. In light of this disturbing trend, Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission issues the following statement:

“The Canadian Human Rights Commission is deeply concerned by the rise of racism across Canada since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More...

Message from Governor General Julie Payette

fight is on

April 29, 2020 - Excerpt from message to organization with Viceregal Patronage.

Wherever you are and whatever you do, you are facing a historic and unprecedented challenge alongside people and organizations from around the world. And you are tackling it head-on.

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything and it is affecting every aspect of our society. This invisible enemy is scary and strong, and it has forced us to change the way we live. It calls on each of us to sacrifice our freedom of movement and to accept demanding conditions. In many cases, at great cost.

To defeat the virus, it requires all of us to do our part. Every single one of us. No doubt you are already doing all you can. But what more can we do?

Let's encourage: Continue to support everyone helping Canadians during the pandemic. The office of the governor general is proud to play a part in raising awareness and giving thanks. Please lend your voice too.

Let's amplify: We can reach out to Canadians by relaying official information and instructions. I invite you to visit and to share our content, particularly how organizations are making a difference in our communities.

Let's be grateful: One cannot choose when hardship comes, but one can choose how to respond to it in times of crisis. Please visit Caring Nation, our new online forum, to contribute stories of solidarity and compassion from all over the country.

We are now steadfastly staying the course. It will take time, but when we return to brighter days, we will look back on these challenging times and realize that because we all did our part, we emerged stronger as a nation. Our collective resilience will lead to our collective victory.

In the meantime, as we hold the line, let us focus not on what we cannot control, but on the news that give us hope.

Please stay in touch. Talk to us on social media @GGJuliePayette on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. And above all, stay safe and healthy.

We are all part of the fight against COVID-19.



Signal for Help Campaign Launches to Help People Experiencing Gender-Based Violence During Home Isolation

"Home isolation is fueling a rise in gender-based violence cases around the world. Devices are constantly monitored and checked by abusive partners, making it dangerous to text or call for help. Those who are at risk of violence at home, need a way to signal that they need help, without being overheard and without leaving a digital trace. During this time we have all seen an increase in video calls..." ~ Source

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BPW International

bpwi covid19 projects

"Our objective of this plan is to unite the efforts of BPW Affiliates across the world and share the experiences and successful projects and activities done by BPW Affiliates to support our members facing the devastating effects of COVID 19. And advocate for policies to empower the women who are suffering from the brunt of this pandemic COVID 19. And to share the policies and the incentives done by the countries to support the women and girls at different levels and in different sectors."

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UN Women - COVID-19 Gender Update

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  women count 

COVID-19 Resources: By Province/Territory

Include Women: COVID-19 Response


Launch of the CBRN

End VAW & COVID-19

COVID-19: Women Front and Centre

COVID-19: Women on the Frontlines