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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:
Information about additional Federal supports for individuals, families and businesses can be found:
The Provincial Government has compiled a list of Provincial and Federal sources of support for individuals, families and businesses here:

For recommendations on protecting yourself and your community from COVID-19 and to use an online self-assessment tool, visit:

The self-assessment app can be downloaded at:

For non-health questions about COVID-19, call 1 888 COVID-19 or visit:

For the latest videos and livestreaming of COVID-19 media availabilities:
On Facebook: 
On Twitter:

For a Chinese translation, visit:

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