Resources in this section have been organized into the following categories:
- Covid – 19 (Coronavirus) information and tutoring resources
- General Health Literacy
- Nutrition and Food Literacy – coming soon
Covid – 19 (Coronavirus)
- Harvard Medical School Quiz – Covid-19
- Local and Community Information on Covid-19
Local and Community Information on Covid-19
There are several websites that provide local information about the pandemic in Quebec. For people adversely affected by the disease, different government departments and local community groups are offering financial and social support and guidance. This is a list of links to those resources.
- Plain Language Information Sheets about Covid-19
Plain Language Information Sheets about Covid-19
The information sheet links below use simple, plain language and illustrations to talk about Covid-19. They can be used during a session to read with your learner. Click on each link to open the resource.
- SkillsPass – Covid-19 Work Safe Course
SkillsPass – Covid 19 Work Safe Course
This online course (developed by is provided to help workers and employers understand the basics of COVID-19 safety. It introduces important, practical precautions that can be taken to help reduce the spread of the virus.This course provides simple, practical instruction on how to reduce the risk of catching or spreading COVID-19 in the workplace. The course is presented in a series of animated slides. There is an audio and a transcript.
To take the course, you must create an account and log-in.
- World Food Program Free Rice Quiz – Covid-19
World Food Program Free Rice Quiz – Covid 19
Tutors and learners can use this quiz as a prompt to talk about some of the health facts related to Covid-19. The quiz can also be used to introduce vocabulary that a learner might need. Designed as a simple multiple choice quiz, advertisers donate money to WFP every time a player answers correctly.
General Health Literacy
- ABC Life Literacy – Health Literacy
ABC Life Literacy – Health Literacy
ABC Life Literacy Canada has many great resources for tutors and learners to learn about health. Here are some links to information sheets ABC Life Literacy have developed for patients and caregivers.
Resources for Patients & Caregivers:
Make a Medical History Card
Caring for a loved one
Tips for your next Doctor Visit
You and Your Pharmacist
Your Rights as a Patient
Glossary of Health Words
Your Health Centres
Doing Health Math
- ABC Life Literacy – Health Matters Workbook
ABC Life Literacy – Health Matters Workbooks
ABC Life Literacy Canada has many great resources for tutors and learners to learn about health. The Health Matters Workbooks can be used to help a learner better understand how to advocate for their and their family’s health. The content of each manual is highly interactive and encourages the learner to reflect on their experiences, think through problems, and communicate orally about health matters.
Food and Nutrition
- Bread Basket – Healthy Eating
Bread Basket – Healthy Eating Resources
The Bread Basket (West Island community group) have posted a collection of information videos related to healthy eating and nutrition.
- Canada Food Guide
Canada Food Guide
The Government of Canada’s online food guide. The website provides basic information about choosing a balanced diet. There are tips and guidance together with a collection of recipes based on the guides recommendations.
- West Island Food Literacy Toolbox
TQSOI Food Literacy Toolbox
The Tableau Quartier Sud de l’Ouest de l’Ile (TQSOI) has created 5 tools to enable members of the community to better understand local resources, food insecurity issues and the structure of the food system in the West Island. The tool kit includes: a Food Resource Directory, Film ‘Hidden Hunger’, A Guide to Balanced Eating, Links to a Collection of Food Literacy Workshops, A Diagnostic of the West Island Food System.