Countrywide Resources

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Staying Informed

Food

  • Second Harvest - Canada’s largest food rescue charity.

  • Find a Food Bank - The Food Banks Canada network is made up of ten Members (Provincial Associations) and their approximately 450 affiliated food banks (Affiliate Members).

  • Share the Goods - Canadian-wide, the site connects people who need food, with people who want to help. You provide your contact information, and are matched with someone who wants to provide a one-time food delivery.

Health

Physical Health

  • Adidas Runtastic App is providing 90 days of free premium access to their app, which gives free access to 260+ home workout videos and training plans in all 15 available languages.

  • A number of fitness studios are offering daily free classes on Instagram TV:

  • Misfits

  • Power Yoga Canada

Mental Health

Childcare

Education

Finances

Debt Repayment

  • Federal Tax Deferral:

    • June 1, 2020 - extended deadline for filing your personal tax return with the Canada Revenue Agency or Revenu Québec

    • June 15, 2020 - this still remains as the deadline for filing your self-employment return

    • August 31, 2020 - extended payment deadline for any taxes owed to the Canada Revenue Agency or Revenu Québec

    • More details here

  • COVID-19: Mortgage Payment Deferral. Homeowners facing financial stress may be eligible for a mortgage payment deferral up to 6 months to help ease the financial burden.

Income Relief

Housing

Who's hiring?

Unemployment Benefits

Small Business Assistance

Help with Bills

Loan Assistance

Elderly (65+)

Legal Assistance

  • Torkin Manes Legal Resource Center - the law firm has written a number of articles to keep people informed of the legal implications related to this COVID-19 (topics include insurance, real estate, employment, and cannabis law).

  • Law Society Referral Service - site for residents of Ontario to request a free 30 minute consultation with a legal professional.

Safety for Survivors of Violence

Entertainment

  • Bell has made a number of TV channels free during this time

  • Netflix Party is a Chrome extension that let’s you have long distance movie nights

Other Resources

  • Coursera - offers thousands of free online courses.

  • Coronavirus Tech Handbook- a library for technologists, civic organisations, public and private institutions, researchers, educators and specialists of all kinds to collaborate on an agile and sophisticated response to the coronavirus outbreak and sequential impacts.

  • COVID-19 Research Resources Canada - a site for scientists & researchers, that provides access to reagents, equipment, human resources, and expertise.

  • Offers for Essential Workers - excel sheet with a list of discounts for healthcare and front-line workers.

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