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May 29, 2020

Additional Funding for health, Economic, and Social Support for Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous peoples and communities to receive additional funding for health, economic, and social support! In British Columbia First Nations will receive $41,129,000 Métis will receive $3,750,000 The funding across Canada includes: $285.1 million to support the ongoing public health response to COVID-19 in Indigenous communities. $270 million to supplement the...

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May 22, 2020

Find Financial Help During COVID-19

I am writing to let you know about a digital tool to help navigate the variety of individual benefits and find what’s best for your situation. The Find Financial Help During COVID-19 is an online COVID-19 benefit finder Canadians can use anonymously. You must answer a few simple questions and...

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May 21, 2020

Funding Cuts to Independent Online Schools

Funding Cuts to Independent Online Schools I’m hearing from constituents that are quite upset with the NDP governments funding cut to independent online schools. This impacts thousands of families across British Columbia. This is a political decision and not a financial one as every student enrolled in independent and online...

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May 20, 2020

Resources Combating COVID-19

Resources you can use.... We want to make sure you have the resources you need to the make the best decisions possible during this very difficult time. General COVID-19 Federal Program Information: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html CEWS Main Page: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/subsidy/emergency-wage-subsidy.html CEWS Additional Details: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/04/additional-details-on-the-canada-emergency-wage-subsidy0.html CRA Measures: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/campaigns/covid-19-update.html CERB Application: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/apply-for-cerb-with-cra.html CERB Questions &...

May 20, 2020

(New) Business Subsidy Programs Update

New Business Subsidy Programs The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) The goal is to help businesses keep and return workers to their payroll through the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. This would provide a 75 per cent wage subsidy to eligible employers for up to 24 weeks, retroactive to...

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May 07, 2020

How to Return or Repay Your CERB Subsidy

I want to let you know if you have received a C.E.R.B. payment(s) and realize you are ineligible, here is how you can return the money   The CRA has provided convenient ways for you to get the CERB as quickly as possible. Most people are able to complete the...

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May 05, 2020

Expectant Mother's Claim

Good NEWS for Expectant Mothers’ As part of the CERB process, applicants are asked if they are pregnant and anticipating going on maternity/parental benefits.  This is to ensure that claims are properly established, and to ensure a smooth transition over to maternity/parental at the appropriate time without having to re-apply....

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April 17, 2020

MNBC - COVID-19 Emergency Rent Supplement Program

MNBC recognizes that citizens have been deeply impacted by the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. Through funding support provided by the Federal Government, MNBC will be providing a temporary rent supplement to Métis Nation citizens who are currently renting their homes.

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April 15, 2020

UPDATE: Mandatory Quarantine

There is a Mandatory Order for Quarantine that we must Watch Closely. Whereas the Governor in Council is of the opinion that (a) based on the declaration of a pandemic by the World Health Organization, there is an outbreak of a communicable disease, namely coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), in the...

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