The COVID-19 pandemic in Canada

In 2020, the coronavirus, or COVID-19, swept the world. The virus started in Wuhan, China and spread rapidly around the world. On March 12, the World Health Organization officially declared it a pandemic. COVID-19 is a new virus that causes respiratory illness that can be lethal in humans – especially those with weakened immune systems. It is considered more deadly than the seasonal flu. This collection takes stock of the pandemic and its impact on Canadians across the country.

  • 2020
  • 9-12
  • 33 Titles

Included in this collection

The National Flattening the curve: How to slow down coronavirus spread

Graph shows how new cases of COVID-19 can quickly overwhelm a health-care system if precautions aren't taken.
  • 2020
  • 00:00:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/31/2020

CBC News How to handle your groceries during the COVID-19 outbreak New

The coronavirus can live up to several days on some surfaces, but experts say there's no reason to worry about the groceries you bring home. CBC News shows you how basic hygiene will keep you safe from your groceries.
  • 2020
  • 00:01:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/01/2020

CBC Kids News How to keep busy during coronavirus

Do you feel like you suddenly have a lot of free time on your hands? Schools are shut down across the country, but because of social distancing, your activities are also limited. You can’t go to the movies or hang out with large groups of friends. It’s hard to figure out what to do with all this free time, but ...
  • 2020
  • 00:02:11
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/31/2020

Teacher Guide(s)

  • How to Use Video Effectively in the Classroom [.pdf]

CBC News How to properly disinfect at home for COVID-19

CBC's Nicole Williams demonstrates the best advice for cleaning to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
  • 2020
  • 00:02:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/30/2020

CBC News Is food delivery safe during the COVID-19 pandemic? New

Andrew Chang looks at whether it's safe to get food delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 2020
  • 00:00:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/01/2020

The National Luck and sound decisions helped B.C. avoid worst-case COVID-19 scenario New

British Columbia avoided the worst-case scenario during the COVID-19 pandemic largely because of its well co-ordinated messaging, sound decisions and a little bit of luck.
  • 2020
  • 00:06:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/09/2020

The National Manufacturing adapts to keep up with demand during pandemic New

Ian Hanomansing goes behind the scenes in the production facilities of Lush Cosmetics and Que Pasa chips to see how they’ve had to adapt due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 2020
  • 00:03:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/17/2020

The National Montreal's poorest and predominantly Black neighbourhoods hit hardest by COVID-19 New

Areas of Montreal with higher Black populations and more cramped housing conditions also report more cases of COVID-19, according to data analyzed by CBC News.
  • 2020
  • 00:01:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/17/2020