New Provincial Measures and Advice regarding COVID-19


✔️Latest COVID-19 updates and statements:

✔️For non-medical information and supports, call 1 888 COVID19 between 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m., seven days a week, or visit:

✔️To view the list of the provincial health officer’s orders, visit:

✔️To view the list of essential services in B.C. during the COVID-19 pandemic, visit:

✔️NEW: B.C. taking further action to support essential service providers during pandemic:

✔️NEW: Office of the provincial health officer COVID-19 Ethical Decision-Making Framework:…/ethics_framework_for_covid_march_2…

COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Provincial Support and Information
Please note that information is changing daily, and all efforts are taken to maintain the accuracy of the following information. If you feel that a section needs to be updated, please email

Website with daily updated list of information about benefits and services:

The Province of BC declared a state of emergency to support COVID-19 response. For Support for British Columbians, you can call 1-888-COVID19 and speak to a ServiceBC agent for any non-health related information and services such as childcare, travel advisories, school closures and more. Service is available from 7:30am to 8:00pm PST.

  • Within Canada call 1-888-268-4319
  • International calls 1-604-412-0957
  • Text 1-604-630-0300

For daily updates from the government and the Provincial Health Officer, click here

If you are feeling unwell, check your symptoms with the BC COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment Tool

The BC Centre for Disease Control has an informative website on how to protect yourself, your family and your community and what to do if you suspect you have the virus.

Government of Canada has also set up an Outbreak Update with stats on the current situation and additional information

Local Transit Information

From the BC Transit Website:  Effective August 25, 2021, face coverings are mandatory on board and at stops. It is important to remember there are reasons a person may not be able to wear a face covering. Learn more:

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses

The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to help Canadians facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. There is temporary income support for workers and parents. For details on the current options available to assist, click HERE for the Government of Canada Department of Finance website

If you are sick, quarantined or have been directed to self-isolate, you can apply for Employment Insurance Sick Benefits HERE

Office Closed for the Holidays

The Powell River Child, Youth & Family Services Society offices will be closed from December 21st though January 1st and will open again at 9am on January 2nd.  During this time all programming and groups including the Family Centre & Library, Youth Resource Centre, Family Support Drop In and Little Tykes will be on break.  The Youth Resource Centre Programming will resume on January 6th.

Youth Drop In Programs

Our Youth Drop In programs at the Youth Resource Centre have resumed!

Tuesdays: ages 13-18 3:30-6:00 pm

Wednesdays:ages 9-12 3:30-6pm
Thursdays: ages 9-12 3:30-6pm

* Note – for our groups ages 9-12, participants must register through for either the Wednesday or Thursday group!