Virtual Support provides group programming via Zoom as well as individualized support. The aim of this program is to assist individuals to learn and utilize  technology to support daily living needs, access needed services, and promote connection to reduce social isolation.

Application Guide for Applications to use on computers/cell phones/tablets:

Table of Contents

  1. .Budgeting and Finances
  2. Functional
  3. Safety Apps pages
  4. Mental Health and Wellness apps pages
  5. Breathing and Relaxation
  6. Memory and organization apps pages
  7. Transportation apps
  8. Grocery and delivery apps
  9. Social apps
  10. Fun and games apps
  11. Accessibility
  12. Communication
  13. Reading
  14. Brain Training and memory
  15. Exercise
  16. Cooking and Nutrition
  17. Educational apps


Budgeting and Finances




ForeceiptReceipt Tracker - simply take a photo of your receipt and relax – let Foreceipt be your personal bookkeeper. The Free Plan will be available to you forever.


Track your expenses on the go:

- Snap and scan receipts on the phone

- Add digital receipts from email

- Add receipts from the Web Portal

- Bulk import bank transactions

- Set up recurring receipts

- Track incomes


Mint is one of the most popular budgeting apps and is also amongst the oldest on the market. It allows users to link their financial accounts (bank, credit card, and investment accounts) and the app will categorize expenses as they are incurred.

The app is free to use and will label your spending into categories such as “Food” or “Shopping”. Taking your income and spending habits into account, the app will suggest a personalized budget for each of the spending categories. There are also several different notifications you can enable to notify you of upcoming payments or if your account balance falls below a certain point.

PocketGuard is an app that is designed to simply show how much you are spending. Users can sync their bank account in order for the app to calculate how much discretionary income will be left over after paying monthly bills. You can categorize expenses into multiple categories such as rent, groceries, and entertainment.

This app is free for users and includes all the standard features that you would expect a budgeting app to have. A cool tool is the “Lower Your Bills” feature which analyzes your bill payments and makes recommendations to alternatives where you could potentially be paying less.


Functional Apps





Seeing AI is a free app that narrates the world around you. Designed for the blind and low vision community, this ongoing research project harnesses the power of AI to open up the visual world and describe nearby people, text and objects.

Optimized for use with VoiceOver, the app enables you to recognize:

• Short Text - Speaks text as soon as it appears in front of the camera.

• Documents - Provides audio guidance to capture a printed page, and recognizes the text, along with its original formatting.

• Products - Scans barcodes, using audio beeps to guide you; hear the name, and package information when available. (works with iPhone 6 and later)

• People - Saves people’s faces so you can recognize them, and get an estimate of their age, gender, and emotions.

• Scenes (early preview) - Hear an overall description of the scene captured.

• Currency - Recognizes currency notes. (Requires iOS 11)

• Color - Identifies color.

• Handwriting - Reads handwritten text like in greeting cards

• Light - Generates an audible tone corresponding to the brightness in the surroundings.

• Images in other apps - Just tap “Share” and “Recognize with Seeing AI” to describe images from Mail, Photos, Twitter, and more.

• Photo browsing experience - Describes photos on your phone

Sullivan + (blind, visually impaired, low vision) is a visual-aid app provided by TUAT Inc. to enhance the accessibility of the visually impaired and low vision users and informs users who need visual aids about information perceived via the smartphone camera.

Main functions

1. AI mode

2. Text recognition

3. Face recognition

4. Image description

5. Color recognition

6. Light brightness

7. Magnifier


Easy Reader (dolphin)

EasyReader is a FREE accessible reading app for readers with dyslexia, low vision or blindness. Browse & download from the World's largest collection of talking book and newspaper libraries. Open your own DAISY, Epub or text books. Or copy text from anywhere on your phone & hear EasyReader read it back to you. Experience perfectly synchronized text & audio. Or for text only titles, EasyReader can add a human sounding voice of your choice. Boost comfort or contrast - choose colours, text size and highlights to suit your visual needs.

Safety Apps

myPlan Canadais a free app to help you with your safety and well-being if you have experienced abuse from a current or past spouse, partner, boy/girlfriend. It’s private, secure, personalized, & backed by research.

First Aid App

The official Canadian Red Cross First Aid app puts lifesaving advice in your hands. Available for Apple and Android mobile devices, the app helps you maintain your first aid skills and respond to everyday emergencies. By downloading the app on your smartphone or tablet, you get instant access to videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice to help you maintain your life-saving skills and respond when needed. Download the app to keep lifesaving help in your hands.


iSharing by iSharingSoft is an app that provides a real-time locator service allowing family members and close friends to privately share their location information and communicate with each other.

We help parents and caregivers reduce anxiety around the whereabouts of their loved ones with easy tracking and alerting mess



Mental Health and Wellness Apps

The LifeLine App is the National free Suicide Prevention and Awareness App that offers access and guidance to support for those suffering in crisis and those who have suffered the devastating loss of a loved one from suicide. The LifeLine App also provides awareness education and prevention strategies to guide people in crisis all across the Globe.

Happify -How you feel matters! Whether you're feeling sad, anxious, or stressed, Happify brings you effective tools and programs to help you take control of your feelings and thoughts.Our proven techniques are developed by leading scientists and experts who've been studying evidence-based interventions in the fields of positive psychology, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral therapy for decades.

Moodpath -If you are struggling with emotional problems or simply want to be more aware of your mood and wellbeing, Moodpath accompanies you with daily questions.

MindShift™ CBT-user-friendly self-help tool based on proven scientific strategies, MindShift™ CBT teaches about anxiety, helping users to engage in healthy thinking and to take action. Users check in each day to track their anxiety and work with tools in the app. It was developed in collaboration with Freshworks Studio, an award winning app developer headquartered in BC, with support from the BC Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions and the BC Ministry of Health.

Life as a student can be stressful - assignments, part-time jobs, sports, clubs, relationships, family responsibilities. In fact, during your years as a student, you will face some of the most intense pressures of any point in your life. Stress can take a toll on your mind, weighing you down and even making you ill, so it’s important to take action to stay healthy. That’s what HealthyMinds is all about.


Breathing and relaxation

Breathe2Relax is a portable stress management tool which provides detailed information on the effects of stress on the body and instructions and practice exercises to help users learn the stress management skill called diaphragmatic breathing.Breathing exercises have been documented to decrease the body’s ‘fight-or-flight’ (stress) response, and help with mood stabilization, anger control, and anxiety management.

Memory and Organization apps

Google Calendar is a time-management and scheduling calendar service developed by Google. It became available in beta release April 13, 2006, and in general release in July 2009, on the web and as mobile apps for the Android and iOS platforms. Google Calendar allows users to create, edit or share events

Google Drive- Store, access, and share your files in one secure placeStore any and every file. Access files anytime, anywhere from your desktop and mobile devices. Control how files are shared.

Evernote -Take notes. Keep a journal. Clip anything from the web. Evernote lets you store and share information quickly and securely.

LastPass-Have trouble remembering all of those passwords? LastPass can help. Between the 20-odd passwords that many of us use on a daily or weekly basis, it can be very tricky to always keep track. Let this app do the work. By using one master TouchID password, it securely stores usernames and passwords for you. The basic version of LastPass is free

Transportation Apps

My Ride NBT- lets you know in real time where your bus is and when it’s getting to your stop.

Uride was created with the goal of ending impaired driving in small to mid-size communities across Canada. It was only later when we learnt of the everyday struggles that many of these communities experience when it comes to consistent and reliable private transportation.

Our new goal is to ensure that there is access to affordable and reliable transportation in every small and mid-size community across Canada.

Grocery and food delivery

Skip the Dishes- takeout delivery service

Grocery and parcel delivery



Current Hours


Contact Information


Perron’s Freshmart

Monday to Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Thursday to Saturday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Delivery available. Email grocery list.Pay by cash, e-transfer or personal cheque. No credit card service for home deliveries.


Burk’s Falls

ZIPZ Taxi & Delivery Services

Daily: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Grocery delivery service for Burk’s Falls and area. Services South River to Novar.

Call or text grocery order to (705) 571-9479. Delivery fee plus taxi fare applies.




Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Delivery no longer available.


North Bay   

Parker’s Your Independent Grocer & Instacart

Monday to Saturday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Sunday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Online ordering and curbside pick up.

TW Foods

Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sunday: Closed

Grocery delivery available during regular business hours.Call store to order. Small fee for delivery within North Bay.



Monday to Saturday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Online/phone ordering and grocery delivery service for North Bay and area. Fee varies depending on distance from store.

705-478-9731 ext. 1

Parry Sound

Rotary Club of West Parry Sound & Sobeys

Monday to Saturday: 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Rotary club offers shopping and home delivery services in partnership with Sobeys.


Fee for delivery, but if customers are unable to pay for delivery, Rotary will cover through fundraising.


South River


Monday to Saturday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sunday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Store accepts grocery orders and payments over the phone and can arrange delivery for a fee or curbside pick up.




Monday to Saturday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Store accepts grocery orders over the phone on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Local delivery available at no cost.



Food Town


9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Delivery available for a fee. Fee varies depending on distance from store. Call the store to place an order and pre-pay. 


Social Apps

Marco Polo-Unlike social media, there is no wasted time, no social comparisons and no likes! Connect with the most important people in your life, not the entire world.

Houseparty is the face-to-face social network where you can connect with the people you care about most. The app makes connecting face to face effortless, alerting you when your friends are “in the house” and ready to chat so you can jump right into the conversation.

Netflix Party is a new way to watch Netflix with your friends online. Netflix Party synchronizes video playback and adds group chat to your favorite Netflix shows.

Join over 10,000,000 people and use Netflix Party to link up with friends and host long distance movie nights and TV watch parties today!



Fun and Games

Bubble explore


Jigty Jigsaw Puzzle

10 Pin Shuffle Bowling

Word search

Recreational/Games - more challenging


Flow Free

Bejeweled Classic


Ruzzle Free (MAG interactive)

Free to Fit - Block Puzzle Classic Legend (LHP Studio)

Like Tetris

Tic Tac Toe (OutOfTheBit)

Checkers (OutOfTheBit)




AccessNow-We use crowdsourcing to pin-point the accessibility status of locations on an interactive map.

Search for specific places or browse to see what is nearby with the accessibility features you need.

If info isn’t already on our map, you can add it yourself and contribute to our worldwide community.

Accessibility Suite-Android Accessibility Suite is a collection of accessibility apps that help you use your Android device eyes-free or with a switch device.


Android Accessibility Suite includes:

• Accessibility Menu: Use this large on-screen menu to lock your phone, control volume and brightness, take screenshots, and more.

• Select to Speak: Select items on your screen and hear them read aloud.

• Switch Access: Interact with your Android device using one or more switches or a keyboard instead of the touch screen.

• TalkBack screen reader: Get spoken feedback, control your device with gestures, and type with the on-screen braille keyboard.

Wheelmap- This free app helps wheelchair users and their caregivers search and find wheelchair accessible places world wide.


Visuals2Go is an ALL-IN-ONE Educational app created to support people with communication and learning difficulties. It is designed to support you as an Educator, Therapist, Support Worker or Parent so that you can give the person in your care a voice. It is distinct from other Augmentative and Alternate Communication (AAC) apps in it’s versatility. It is designed to support people with a range of different communicative needs

LetMeTalk-A free AAC talker app which supports communication in all areas of life and therefore providing a voice to everyone. LetMeTalk is donation financed.


LetMeTalk enables you to line up images in a meaningful way to read this row of images as a sentence. To line up images is known as AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication


Audible- Listen to books on your mobile device. Great for people who have trouble reading or who retain information more effectively by reading.

Brain Training and memory

Elevate is a brain training app that is designed to improve your focus, speaking skills, processing speed, memory and maths skills.Users are provided with a personalised training programme that adjusts over time to maximise results.The app has a choice of over 40 games, which have been designed in collaboration with experts.

Lumosity- brain exercises targeting memory, attention, speed, flexibility and problem solving. You can design your own personalized training with TBI specific content

Google assistant- set up calendar and task reminders, create shopping lists, ask questions. Your own personal assistant.

 Peak- Free games that challenge your Memory, Attention, Problem Solving, Mental Agility, Language, Coordination, Creativity and Emotion Control.

Exercise and Health

Nike Run Club- When you first open Nike Run Club, you’ll be asked to either login or join. You can choose a “Quick start” feature to begin tracking a run or choose from a selection of guided runs. Those options include a “Getting started” collection, short and long runs.

Yoga for Beginners- When you open this app, you’ll immediately be greeted with a selection of yoga routines including bedtime yoga, beginner yoga, energy booster, fat burner, inner peace, yoga for abs and more. The classes range from 7-14 minutes, which makes it great for a quick workout for those new to the yoga practice.

7 Minute Workout is the #1 fitness app in 127 countries. Daily HIIT exercises at home with no equipment. Become your own personal trainer to lose weight and get fit with fast with simple daily workouts.

Cooking and nutrition

All recipes- Introducing the most amazing Allrecipes Dinner Spinner app yet! Designed to delight, Allrecipes’ Dinner Spinner has been reinvented as the most popular food-focused social app with a community of more than 30 million home cooks who play a part in helping cooks discover and share the joy of home cooking.

Shopwell- Your journey to a healthier you starts here —discover and share products that best match your goals.


Ted- TED is another non-profit organization dedicated to the spread of intriguing or inspirational thoughts, usually in videos of 18 minutes or less. These videos, dubbed “TED Talks” can be on a diverse range of subjects, from art to science to global issues.

Google Arts & Culture app, you can take free 360-degree virtual tours of some of the most famous museums and historic landmarks in the world with the option to zoom in close for more details. You will also be able to learn about artists, art, and history through information and stories.

EdXis a great way to access free online courses from some of the top universities. It is not a degree program, but if you are interested in a class or two on virtually any subject, then EdX is a fun resource. Try one of over 2,000 courses in Biology, Chemistry, Business Management, Computer Science, and many other subjects from places like Harvard, UC Berkeley, MIT, Microsoft, the Smithsonian, and more.