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Hey! We hope you've been staying safe during this outbreak. We know it must be a tense time for you, depending on your situation. That's why we're here to help you out - so we can all get through this together.

We've collected all the information we could get our hands on to answer the questions you're probably asking right now about COVID-19.

BASICS ABOUT COVID-19

 

INCOME + JOBS

Regardless of our occupation, we've all felt the effects of COVID-19 on our jobs and income. Some of us now face a cash flow problem to cover basic necessities. 

We've included some information and tools so that you can take advantage of emergency support to get you through this.

 

INFO ON SUPPORT

SUPPORT FROM THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA

This section includes information you need regarding Employment Insurance (EI), the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), and other income + jobs info from the Federal Government.

SUPPORT FROM THE GOVERNMENT OF BC

This section includes all the information you need regarding the $1000 BC Emergency Benefit for Workers, the Climate Action Tax Credit, and other income + jobs info from the Provincial Government.

OTHER SUPPORT RESOURCES

This section includes information on other support programs including disability assistance, and contains important information on filing your taxes this year.

INFO ON HOUSING

HOUSING

What supports are available to help you make rent? What are your rights as a tenant during COVID-19? What about mortgage deferrals?

We've put together the information you need to answer these questions, and others like "How do I live with roommates during self-isolation?", "What's going on with utilities right now?", and more. 

 
 

RIGHT, SCHOOL...

You're either in school, or have kids that need to go to school. We've compiled the information you need on K-12, post-secondary (including finances), and international student supports during the outbreak.

K-12

POST-SEC

INTL

FOOD + SUPPLIES

You're probably anxious seeing shelves at your favourite stores empty and wondering why. You're also looking for information on cleaning supplies and taking care of your home. You've also got foods you crave, and restaurants you just don't want to lose.

We've put together some information to help you understand the grocery situation (there's no need to panic, really) and all the other resources to keep you fed, clean, and thriving during the outbreak.

GET FOOD+ SUPPLIES

 

HEALTH

Whether or not you have COVID-19, you probably need to access healthcare resources during the outbreak. There are many aspects of physical and mental health that need upkeep, and we all need to make sure we're looking after each other through this.

We've put together some resources to keep you informed about your health options during the outbreak.

INFO ON HEALTH

 

MOBILITY OPTIONS

Moving in a Livable Region (MLR), an initiative facilitated by the SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue has put together various tools and information to get you help in moving around Metro Vancouver during essential travel.

Don't live in Metro Vancouver? No problem! We've got information from BC Transit available as well. Keep in mind that you should always restrict mobility to essential travel only.

 

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CONTACT US

SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue

3325-515 W Hastings St.

Vancouver, BC

V6B 5K3

 

E: dialogue@sfu.ca