Federal and Provincial Assistance to Help Families Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 20, 2020

Brothers and Sisters,

The COVID-19 Pandemic has caused financial stress and job instability for many families across Canada. 

Please see below for an exhaustive list of resources from the Government of Canada and many provincial governments that have been established to help all families and individuals whose employment or financial situation have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 virus. There are also some helpful resources for budget planning, mental health, and general information that may be of help during this unprecedented time.

Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/apply-for-cerb-with-cra.html

Provincial

Albertawww.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx

British Columbiawww.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19

Manitoba: www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/index.html

New Brunswick: www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/biling/coronavirus.html

Newfoundland and Labrador: www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/

Northwest Territories: www.hss.gov.nt.ca/en/services/coronavirus-disease-covid-19

Nova Scotia: www.nshealth.ca/coronavirus

Nunavut: www.gov.nu.ca/health/information/covid-19-novel-coronavirus

Ontario: www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus

Prince Edward Island: www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/topic/covid-19

Quebec: www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus/

Saskatchewan: www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus

Yukon: www.yukon.ca/covid-19

BUDGET PLANNERhttps://itools-ioutils.fcac-acfc.gc.ca/BP-PB/Default.aspx?lang=eng&lang=eng

COVID-19: Understanding Mortgage Payment Deferralwww.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/finance-and-investing/mortgage-loan-insurance/the-resource/covid19-understanding-mortgage-payment-deferral

Setting up an emergency fund: www.canada.ca/en/financial-consumer-agency/services/savings-investments/setting-up-emergency-funds.html

Mental health and wellnesswww.canada.ca/en/public-health/topics/mental-health-wellness.html

Extra time to file income tax returns:

The filing due date for 2019 income tax returns for individuals has been deferred until June 1, 2020. Any new income tax balances due, or instalments, are also being deferred until after August 31, 2020 without incurring interest or penalties.

www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html#individuals

Increasing the Canada Child Benefit:

The Government of Canada is providing up to an extra $300 per child through the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) for 2019-20. This will mean approximately $550 more for the average family. This benefit will be delivered as part of the scheduled CCB payment in May.

www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/child-family-benefits/canada-child-benefit-overview/canada-child-benefit-apply.html