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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

Audits & analysis

Business, workers & workplaces

COVID-19 variants

Data & publications

Economics & finance

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

    Parents, children, students & education

    Parliaments, Legislative Assembly, City Council

    Public health management, PPE, medical devices

    Reopening & recovery

    Research & development

    Telecommunication, transportation & trade

    Testing & contact tracing

    Travel & border control


    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