Additional Economic Measures

Below is a list of additional measures that the Government recently announced to combat the economic effects of COVID-19.

 

Support for Indigenous Communities:

  • A new distinctions-based Indigenous Community Support Fund to address immediate needs in First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation Communities.
  • We will update this page as more details become available.
  • This will be effective in April 2020.

 

Support for people experiencing homelessness (through Reaching Home):

  • Additional funding for the Reaching Home Initiative, for supplies like additional beds and physical barriers for social distancing, to continue to support people experiencing homelessness.
  • We will update this page as more details become available.
  • This will be effective in April 2020.

 

Support for women’s shelters and sexual assault centres, including on reserve:

  • Supporting women and children fleeing violence to help shelters with their capacity to manage or prevent an outbreak in their facilities.
  • We will update this page as more details become available.
  • This will be effective in April 2020.

 

Credit and liquidity support through financial Crown corporations:

  • Available through the Bank of Canada, OSFI, CMHC and commercial lenders (e.g., Domestic Stability Buffer, Insured Mortgage Purchase Program, Banker’s Acceptance Purchase Facility)
  • For more information, visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/03/canadas-covid-19-economic-response-plan-support-for-canadians-and-businesses.html#Supporting_Financial_Market

 

Mental Health Resources for Kids:

  • $7.5 million to support counselling resources available for kids through Kids Help Phone
  • For more information on resources provided through Kids Help Phone, click here.
  • Phone number: 1-800-668-6868

 

Support for Essential Services to Seniors:

  • The Government of Canada has announced $9 million through United Way Canada for local organizations to support practical services for seniors.
  • These services may include the delivery of groceries, medications, or necessary items, or personal outreach to asses individuals’ needs and connect them to community supports.
  • For more information on services available to seniors through United Way Haldimand-Norfolk, visit https://unitedwayhn.on.ca/ or call 519-426-5660.