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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"*

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)

*Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, 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 (Wave 1: March - August 2020)

April 2020

May 2020  

June 2020

July 2020

August 2020


September 2020 (Wave two: September 2020 - Mid-February 2021)

October 2020    

November 2020

December 2020

January 2021

February 2021 (Wave three: Mid-February 2021 - June 2021)

March 2021

April 2021

May 2021

June 2021

July 2021

August 2021 (4th wave)

September 2021

October 2021

November 2021

December 2021

January 2022 (5th wave)

February 2022  See also [Convey Protest Timeline] [Emergencies Act]

March 2022

April 2022 (6th wave)

May 2022

Armed forces / veterans & RCMP

  • House of Commons Standing Committee on National Defence
  • Arts, culture & tourism

    Audits & analysis

    Border control & travel

    Business, workers & workplace

    Children, students and parents

    Convoy protests

    Timeline (2022) see also [The convoy crisis in Ottawa: a timeline of key events (CBC)] Emergencies Act Timeline ]





    Data, publications & ATI requests

    Economics & finance

    Food & agriculture

    Government responses / operations

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

    Guidance documents & statements

    Health care systems & health professional

    News releases:


    Human rights & Equity

    Immigration & refugee

    Indigenous communities

    International engagements & efforts

    Legislative & other measures

    Origins of COVID-19

    Parliaments, Legislative Assembly, City Council

    Post-secondary education / students & young people

    Public health management, PPE, medical devices

    Reopening & recovery

    Research & development