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Research Guides

Canadian government information

A guide to resources available to the University of Toronto community for Canadian government information prepared by Sam-chin Li, University of Toronto Libraries



"You cannot fight a fire blindfolded" (Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO)

Stay home & stay informed with government information on our battle with COVID-19


COVID-19 is a disease caused by a coronavirus.

"Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans.  In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019." (Q&A, WHO)

Updates from Governments & IGOs

Public health & mental health services

Outbreak updates


[See also WHO Timeline, WHO's response, PHAC TimelineEmergency Measures TrackerCOVID-19 Announcements, Intervention Timeline and Coronavirus News Updates]

December 2019

January 2020

February 2020

March 2020

April 2020

May 2020

June 2020

July 2020

August 2020


September 2020

October 2020    

November 2020

December 2020

January 2021

February 2021

March 2021

April 2021

May 2021

June 2021


Arts & culture

Audits & analysis

Business, workers & workplace

COVID-19 variants of concern (VOCs)

Data & publications

Economics & finance

Education, training, parents & children

Food & agriculture

Government responses

Check Media resources for the most up-to-date responses from the governemnts.

Guidance documents & statements

Health, pharmacology & health care systems

Housing & human rights

Immigration & refugee

Indigenous communities

Legislative & other measures

Parliaments, Legislative Assembly, City Council

Public health management, PPE, medical devices

Reopening & recovery

Research & development

Telecommunication, transportation & trade

Testing & contact tracing

  • Contact tracing, digital tools & apps
  • Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (Government of Ontario)
  • Travel & border control


  • COVID-19 vaccines for Ontario (Vaccination data included)
  • City of Toronto
  • Vulnerable people & congregate living

    About this page

    This page is a collection of government information related to COVID-19. It is a living document and will be updated as more resources are available. Please email for correction, suggestions or addition. Previous versions of this page