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RESOURCES

As we shift our daily operations towards recovery from COVID-19, we expect that many will have questions about getting their needs supported. 

 

You can find all the information we have on:

HEALTH

 

INFORMATION FROM VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH

GUIDELINES ON WHO SHOULD BE TESTED FROM THE BC CDC

INFORMATION FROM FRASER HEALTH

HOUSING

 

RENTAL 

ASSISTANCE

The Government of BC has announced a new rental supplement of up to $500 to assist individuals affected by COVID-19. Additionally, all evictions are currently halted, and all rental rates have been frozen.

MORTGAGE

DEFERRALS

Homeowners facing financial stress may be eligible for a mortgage payment deferral for up to 6 months. To determine your eligibility, you will need to discuss this with your bank or mortgage professional.

BC HOUSING 

Provincially funded affordable housing provider BC Housing has ordered a temporary suspension of evictions due to non-payment of rent by affordable and subsidized housing tenants.

STUDENT HOUSING 

Find information relevant to your post-secondary institution.

 

FOOD

SO, HOW ARE WE DOING ON GROCERIES?

Grocery stores remain open across BC and are confident in supporting the community during this outbreak. 

WE ALL LOVE TAKEOUT AND DELIVERIES

If you are craving and looking to support your favourite joints, many are still open for takeout and delivery orders. Look at 'Contactless Delivery' options, and you may want to consider a tip for the delivery person!

GETTING GROCERIES DELIVERED

You can get groceries delivered to your door from local and online grocery stores. Vancouver is Awesome, Vancouver Sun, and Narcity have more information on accessing those services.

GETTING SUPPORT AND STAYING NOURISHED

COVID-19 has affected the financial situation of many of us. No one should have to choose between housing and sustenance. The information below will guide you through various options.

FIND A FOOD BANK IN YOUR AREA

The following link has listings of over 100 food banks across BC. Search their directory to get support now.

MUSLIM FOOD BANK + COMMUNITY SERVICES

The food bank program serves individuals with special dietary needs, including halal, kosher, vegetarian, and vegan. Support is also provided to refugees and persons with disabilities.

SUPPORT SMALL NEIGHBOURHOOD BUSINESSES

Heritage Vancouver has created an interactive map and list of neighbourhood businesses that are still open during the COVID-19 pandemic, with information on how these businesses are operating and how you can support them.

 

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