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Village of McBride Update - COVID-19, Resources for Individuals, Families and Businesses

Mar 26, 2020

On March 25, 2020 Prime Minister Trudeau announced federal financial support for people facing unemployment, including for self-employed individuals and contract workers. 
 
The NEW Canada Emergency Response Benefit will provide a taxable benefit of $2,000 a month for up to 4 months. This benefit replaces the previously announced Emergency Care Benefit and the Emergency Support Benefit. 
 
The new Canada Emergency Response Benefit will be accessible through a secure web portal starting in early April. Applicants will also be able to apply via an automated telephone line or via a toll-free number.
 
Link to information on the new Canada Emergency Response Benefit:
https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan/covid19-individuals.html#unable_work_new_canada_emergency_response_benefit
 
Information about additional Federal supports for individuals, families and businesses can be found: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html
 
The Provincial Government has compiled a list of Provincial and Federal sources of support for individuals, families and businesses here: 
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support?utm_campaign=20200319_GCPE_AM_COVID_4_NOTIFICATION_BCGOV_BCGOV_EN_BC__NOTIFICATION
 
Reminder:

For recommendations on protecting yourself and your community from COVID-19 and to use an online self-assessment tool, visit: http://www.bccdc.ca/

The self-assessment app can be downloaded at: https://bc.thrive.health/

For non-health questions about COVID-19, call 1 888 COVID-19 or visit: www.gov.bc.ca/covid19

For the latest videos and livestreaming of COVID-19 media availabilities:
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BCProvincialGovernment/ 
On Twitter: https://twitter.com/BCGovNews

For a Chinese translation, visit: http://news.gov.bc.ca/files/2020.03.25_New_ExistingCasesCOVID-19_CN.pdf

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