Learn about some of the resources available during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many of these resources have just recently been announced. Details are changing quickly, and we are doing our best to monitor them. If programs listed as upcoming apply to you, it may be worth checking to see if applications are open.
We hope this helps. If you find a resource that you think should be included, we would love to hear from you.
You can find our full Community Services lower on the page.
Health Information and Programs
Find the BC self assessment tool, and related government health programs. Find current, accurate information on the Coronavirus disease (Covid-19). Available in other languages.
Food and Meals
Find meals, and lower cost grocery options. Also, find food and supply delivery options for seniors and vulnerable people.
Employment Insurance & Other Programs
Apply for Employment Insurance benefits. Find out about resources and programs available to help if you have been laid off or lost your job due to COVID-19.
Job Search & Career Development
Find help looking for work or deciding what to do next.
Discounts and Consumer Options
Find some of the discounts and payment options business are offering.
Learn about efforts to help people with their rent and mortgage payments.
Income Supports during COVID-19
Learn about programs available to support Canadians with the financial strain arising from COVID-19.
Counselling and Mental Health
Find lower cost or free mental health and counselling options.
Online Classes & Resources
Find ways to keep learning from home. Community partners are offering online classes for newcomers including free English and citizenship exam classes. We also have online learning tools available and resources for parents supporting their kid's learning.
Child Care During COVID-19
Find information on temporary emergency child care for essential workers. The Provincial government is working with parents working in essential service roles to help them find child care.
Get help with legal forms, find out your rights when laid off and get answers to common legal questions from the People's Law School.
Employers and Business Programs
Learn about some of the programs available to support business.
Income Tax Programs
Learn about tax options for individuals and businesses. The filing deadline and payment due dates have been extended.
Programs for Newcomers
Learn about supports, online classes and programs for newcomers during COVID-19.
Social Activities & Connections
Find programs to help connect with others during these isolating times from the safety of home.
Surrey Store to Door
Find local businesses in Surrey that offer home ordering and delivery. Help support local business and stay safe at home.
Funding Opportunities for Service Providers
Learn about funding and equipment supports for non-profit organizations responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Find ways to help in your community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Seniors First BC COVID-19 Resource List
Find seniors information related to the current pandemic. Senior First BC also operates a seniors abuse and information line.
Government of Canada
The Federal government's central information portal of supports and program available.
Province of British Columbia
The provincial government's central portal for information and supports available.
City of Surrey COVID-19 Information
Find information, updates and resources on COVID-19 from the City of Surrey.
Activities in the Community
Learn about low cost and free ways to have fun. There is free swimming, discount passes to recreation centres, and much more.
Learn about free or low cost learning opportunities for children and adults. Also find English language training, citizenship or computer classes.
Employment and Income
Learn about programs to help you find work or a new career. Also learn about income programs that can help with rent or other costs.
Food and Meals
Learn about low cost and free meals and groceries.
Learn about low cost or free dental, general health, mental health, counselling or substance use services.
From shelters to affordable housing, learn about your options. There are also programs to help you find housing or supports for staying where you are now.
Learn where to find low cost furniture, clothing, mattresses and more.
Learn about local low cost or free legal programs. Includes family law, job issues, criminal cases, wills and estates and more.
Learn about discount passes, ride programs and other lower cost options.
Other great resources
Find information on social services in BC. You can call 211 or visit their website. It is a great resource, especially for current available shelter beds.
Seniors Resource Directory
A great resource for senior's services in Surrey and the surrounding area. It is available online and in print at Surrey libraries.
Surrey Survival Guide
This is a great resource for crisis services in Surrey. Created by Options Community Services.
Looking for services not covered here?
Please ask at your local branch. We are here to help.
You can also call 211 for a free, confidential, multilingual information and referral line to a full range of community, social, and government services. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you would like further information or if you spot a change that is needed you can contact us.
Surrey Libraries does not endorse or promote particular resources or programs, and inclusion here does not imply the Library’s endorsement.