FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR SELF-EMPLOYED + SMALL BUSINESSES DURING COVID-19
There is a lot of information circling around right now and it can be overwhelming to navigate. We’ve broken down (to the best of our ability) the financial assistance and programs the Government of Canada has announced in an effort to support us during this time. We are by no means experts and encourage you to visit www.canada.ca and www.bdc.ca for more information, as well as reach out to your individual banks and/or mortgage lenders to support you through this time.
April 16, 2020 – Prime Minister announces additional support for small businesses
April 15, 2020 – Expanded eligibility for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit
APRIL 2, 2020 – Applications for the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit will open MONDAY APRIL 6th. Information on how to apply is now available on the Government of Canada website.
MARCH 29, 2020 – Carleton University Professor, Jennifer Robson, has created a plain language guide to help those trying to access government programs during the COVID-19 crisis.
MARCH 25, 2020 – JUST ANNOUNCED – THE CANADA EMERGENCY RESPONSE BENEFIT – a combination of the previously announced Emergency Care + Emergency Support Benefits
RESOURCES FOR REOPENING BUSINESSES
We hope you are all staying healthy during this time and we are confident that we will all get through this together!