COVID-19 Support Services

Online Grocery and Social Media Training

Eligibility criteria:

  • Senior (60 years old and above),
  • Status in Canada: Citizen, Permanent resident, Protected person.

Free tablet

Eligibility criteria:

  • Completed the online grocery and social media training,
  • Not in possession of a tablet, laptop, or desktop,
  • Proof of no or low income (OAS, letter from sponsor or community organization).

For more information or to register for the training and a free tablet, email us at: lassa.seniors@gmail.com (kindly mention your full name and phone number).

Food vouchers

Eligibility criteria:

  • Arrived in Canada during the pandemic (starting March 2020),
  • Status in Canada: Permanent resident, protected person,
  • Proof of no or low income (could not work due to the pandemic),
  • Not eligible for CERB or EI,
  • $50 voucher for families of 1 to 4 members (proof required: PR cards, COPR, Notice of
    decision),
  • $100 voucher for families 5 members and above (proof required: PR cards, COPR, Notice
    of decision).

For more information or to register for a food voucher and/or a cell phone, email us at: rita@lassa.ca (kindly mention your full name and phone number), or call: (613) 236-0003 ext: 226.

Free Cell Phones and Plan

Eligibility criteria:

  • Arrived at Canada during the pandemic (starting March 2020),
  • Status in Canada: Permanent resident, protected person,
  • Proof of no or low income (could not work due to the pandemic),
  • Not eligible for CERB or EI,
  • One phone per family.

For more information or to register for a food voucher and/or a cell phone, email us at: rita@lassa.ca (kindly mention your full name and phone number), or call: (613) 236-0003 ext: 226.

Mental Health Counselling

Eligibility criteria:

  • Senior (60 years old and above),
  • Status in Canada: Citizen, Permanent resident, Protected person,
  • Dealing with Covid-19-related mental difficulties.

For more information or to register for free counselling, email us at: nassemani@lassa.ca

(kindly mention your full name and phone number).

Training, Tablets, Food Vouchers and Counselling are funded by The City of Ottawa

Free Cell Phones and Plans are funded by United Way and Bell Canada

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