What is COVID-19 Info Line?

COVID-19 Info Line is an open source project chat-bot built to help the Canadian public triage basic questions, concerns, and self-assessment via SMS messaging and voice in relation to COVID19 (Coronavirus).

The project is accessible via SMS and voice at 1-888-600-5722

The project is available at https://github.com/COVID19To​ (please excuse the state, we're working to clean it up for ease of use)


  1. COVID-19 self-assessment tool with ability to request provider callback

  2. Latest COVID-19 case numbers for Canada

  3. Information on self-isolation and monitoring

  4. Nearby hospitals based on postal code via SMS in case of emergency 

  5. French and English Language support (with Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish, Punjabi coming shortly)


  1. Practitioner Portal to see requested callbacks

  2. Assistance request for at risk individuals



We are a volunteer team of entrepreneurs, engineers, technologists, strategists, here in Toronto, Canada who have come together in our spare hours to tackle this imminent problem. What we are doing would not be possible without the support and endorsement from individuals and startups around the world including Twilio CEO, Jeff Lawson, OpenCage, Figma, and many others.

There is a slack group of people across the Toronto tech community joining everyday to support the development of this open source project with hopes to get this project growing in other cities and countries in this time of need. 

The originating members of this initiative, in no particular order, are:


Want to get involved?

We're currently looking for:

  • Full Stack JS developers​

  • Translators: French, Mandarin, Cantonese, Punjabi, Arabic, Korean, Farsi, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Tamil, Polish, Vietnamese and others

  • Public health practitioners

Other passionate people who want to volunteer their time


©2020 by COVID-19 Information Line. Proudly created by bunch of volunteers! With love, maple syrup, and plenty of apologies from Canada to the rest of the world.