The Fight is On (COVID-19)

The health and safety of Canadians are of utmost importance to the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General (OSGG). We are in continuous contact with the Public Health Agency of Canada on the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as with local officials, for the latest advice and guidance. 

Here you will find some information and words of encouragement, published on our social media accounts, to help us get through this extraordinary time together. 

Stay informed. Stay safe. Among the overwhelming volume of information and advice, we need to focus on the basics. We have an excellent health care system. We are working together to face this challenge. And above all we are strong and guided by the values that are at the core of being Canadian -- our sense of community and compassion.

Julie Payette
Governor General of Canada

May 12, 2020 

Across the country, nurses are working tirelessly in this time of immense uncertainty. 

May 5, 2020 

During times of physical distancing, we need each other more than ever.

May 2, 2020 

Research and science are now more important than ever, and are at the forefront of advances in the #COVID19 pandemic.

April 29, 2020 

In times of confinement, one cannot be too picky. Here’s my state-of-the-art "The virus won’t win" recording studio.

April 28, 2020 

As we enter our 7th week of isolation, we need to remind ourselves that better times are ahead.

April 28, 2020 

Today is World Day for Safety and Health at Work.

April 27, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis is putting Canadians to the test from coast to coast.

April 23, 2020 

From its impact on the global economy to the ways in which we help each other, #COVID19 has touched our lives.

April 19, 2020 

Join us on Cross Country Checkup on CBC Radio this afternoon for a discussion with Duncan McCue about this important issue, living through isolation and mental health.

April 18, 2020

Throughout the country, medical teams such as the one at Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur are providing vital care to people with COVID-19.

April 16, 2020 

Canadians across the country have adapted to this new reality, showing compassion, solidarity and ingenuity. 


April 12, 2020 

Have you witnessed resilience, courage and kindness during the COVID-19 crisis?

April 11, 2020 

On this beautiful spring Easter weekend, despite the circumstances, please take some time to let us know how you are doing, to thank someone or to share your stories.

April 10, 2020 

As this long holiday weekend begins, it may seem like we have become distant, but we are in fact more bound to each other than ever before.

April 8, 2020 

We want to hear your stories of resilience, courage and kindness—your stories of Canada.

April 7, 2020

Volunteer Canada is making it easy for you to find ways to help out and give back by breaking down opportunities by province. 


April 6, 2020

Canadians are coming together to support one another, now more than ever.

April 5, 2020

Message from Her Majesty The Queen to the people of Canada on the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 3, 2020

Please write to us. Share your stories of resilience, courage and kindness with us—stories of Canada.

April 1, 2020 

If you have a chance, say thank you. Stay strong - the fight is on.

March 31, 2020 

Now is not the time to let our guard down. Let’s continue the fight.

March 27, 2020

The fight is on.

March 26, 2020 

67 years ago, the world was facing a different invisible adversary: polio. In March 1953, Dr. Jonas Salk, an American scientist and researcher, announced on national radio that he was working on a new vaccine to prevent polio, which eventually led to complete eradication of the virus in North America.

March 25, 2020 

"This is not the time to let our guard down. This is the time to stay the course. To be patient and disciplined. To stay united. No matter how hard it is."


March 22, 2020

Now more than even, let's stay focused.



March 20, 2020

Now more than ever: thank you!



March 18, 2020

Now more than ever, follow public health advice.



March 17, 2020

Stay in touch with your colleagues and loved ones.