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Recovery Sickness Benefit

Employed and self-employed individuals who are; unable to work because they are sick; or need to self-isolate due to COVID-19, or have an underlying health condition that puts them at greater risk of getting COVID-19 may be eligible for the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB). Click for more information. *The CRSB is administered by the … Continue reading

Support After CERB

The federal government has implemented a suite of new income support benefits, including adjustments to the Employment Insurance (EI) system, to address the ongoing economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the end of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). If you need financial assistance after your CERB ends there are some temporary changes to … Continue reading

EI, Income Support, CERB

The federal government recently announced changes to the Employment Insurance (EI) program, new income support benefits, and an additional 4-week extension of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). Following are some of key changes: Taxable benefit available to those receiving EI of at least $400 per week or $240 per week for extended parental benefits, … Continue reading

Help with Income Tax Returns

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is launching a temporary measure in response to COVID-19 to help individuals with low income who have not yet filed their 2019 income tax and benefit return. Click for more on Individual Tax Filing Assistance Initiative. Click for Frequently Asked Qestions.   Read Employment E-News – August 2020 – Connecting … Continue reading

Financial Relief Navigator

Families Canada recently shared a valuable resource via Prosper Canada, a Canadian non-profit leader in financial empowerment. Prosper Canada launched the Financial Relief Navigator (FRN), an online tool that helps vulnerable Canadians and those impacted financially by COVID-19 access critical emergency benefits and financial relief from governments, financial institutions, telecoms and internet providers. The FRN … Continue reading

Emergency Business Account

The Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) provides financial supports for Canadian Businesses during COVID-19 to help them get back to successfully providing services post-pandemic. Originally launched in early April, 2020, CEBA helps provide financing for expenses that cannot be avoided or deferred as businesses take steps to safely navigate a period of shutdown. The program … Continue reading

Looking for Support?

Are you looking for support? The Regional Municipality of Durham has a list of available resources in the area. Find food drives, volunteer opportunities, and resources for community agencies, finances, food security, shelters, transportation, and health and wellness. Click to view available resources.   Read Employment E-News – April 2020 – Navigating New Territory Image … Continue reading

Support for Vulnerable Canadians

Prime Minister announced measures to support vulnerable Canadians to help cope with the health, social, and economic impacts of COVID-19. Support for vulnerable individuals: Measures put in place will help provide young people with mental health supports and Canadian seniors with practical services. They will also help ensure some of the most vulnerable Canadians have … Continue reading

Government Supports for Small Business

On March 27th, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced additional measures to support small businesses dealing with the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. These measures will help employers keep employees on payroll, assist both employers and employees pay bills, and help get businesses and individuals get through this difficult time. Employers can receive: Up to … Continue reading

Teen Poverty

TEDx OshawaEd recently featured Christopher Warren, Durham District School Board Technology Facilitator, to share the impact of poverty on teens and the importance of connection.  He challenged participants to find meaningful ways to use technology to connect with students.   Read Employment E-News – December 2019 – Recognized for Customer Service Excellence Image provided by … Continue reading