COVID-19: Economic Relief Measures Announced to Date

  • The Government of Canada announced investment in different provinces for better management practices. For more information, see the Government of Canada’s news releases (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Québec,) of July 13, 2020.[115][116][117][118][119][120]

  • Relief for first nations

    • First Nations with existing loans under the First Nations Finance Authority will receive interest payment relief as a result of a $17.1 million support payment from the Government of Canada.
    • For more information, see the Government of Canada’s news release for June 3, 2020.[121]

    Additional support for persons with disabilities

    • On June 1, 2020, the Government of Canada announced funding for the social and economic inclusion of persons with disabilities.
    • For more information, see the Government of Canada’s news release for June 1, 2020.[122]
    • On July 17, The Government of Canada announced that it intends to propose legislation that would make the disability benefit available to more people and expand the one-time payment of $600 to include approximately 1.7 million Canadians with disabilities, who are recipients of any of the following programs or benefits:
      • A Disability Tax Credit certificate provided by the Canada Revenue Agency;
      • Canada Pension Plan disability benefit or Quebec Pension Plan disability benefit; and
      • Disability supports provided by Veteran Affairs Canada.
    • For more information, see the Prime Minister of Canada’s news release of July 17, 2020.[123]

    Assistance in Finding Financial Help

    Additional support for indigenous people living in urban centres and off reserve

    • On May 21, 2020, the Prime Minister of Canada announced $75 million in new funding for Indigenous organizations providing services to Indigenous peoples in urban centres and off reserve.
    • The program is intended to support the critical needs of Indigenous populations during this crisis.
    • For more information, see the Prime Minister of Canada’s news release of May 21, 2020.[125]

    Benefits payments

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