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Updates from Governments


For everyone

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Safe Seniors, Strong Communities Program- Volunteer to help seniors in your community, get help if you are an isolated senior 

Self-assessment tool 

COVID-19 projections

Island Health information 

Updates from BC Housing 

HealthLink BC 

BC Centre for Disease Control 

Government of Canada, being prepared 

Managing COVID-19 Stress, Anxiety and Depression 

Government of BC Preparedness Response 

Health Canada FAQ Exemption for Patients, Practitioners and Pharmacists Prescribing and Providing Controlled Substances in Canada during the Coronavirus Pandemic

First Nations Health Authority has information for its audiences here: 

Canada's Economic Response Plan 

For service providers

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Government of BC's Childcare Response  

Guidance for providers of services for people experiencing homelessness (in the context of COVID-19)

BC CDC: COVID-19: Harm Reduction and Overdose Response 
Homeless Hub: Guidance for Providers of Services for People Experiencing Homelessness (in the Context of COVID-19)  

Homeless Hub: COVID-19 and Persons Experiencing Homelessness or Vulnerable Housing  

Safer Drug Use During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Syringe Services and Harm Reduction Provider Operations During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Information for Unsheltered People: Protect Yourself and Others

Guidance for People Who Use Substances on COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

For employers

Gov. of Canada FAQ- Temporary Wage Subsidy for Employers 

WorkSafe BC 

World Health Organization, Getting your workplace ready

Government of Canada, advice for workplaces 


United Way COVID-19 informational posters 

Campbell River & District Division of Family Practice visual posters: cover your cough, wash your hand, physical distancing

For Everyone

bc211- Mental health support

Safe Seniors, Strong Communities Program- Volunteer to help seniors in your community, get help if you are an isolated senior

COVID-19 Self-assessment tool

Island Health information

BC CDC- Common Questions About COVID-19

BC GOV- Managing COVID-19 Stress, Anxiety and Depression

BC Hydro- Bill deferral, payment plans, as well as crisis funding is available.

BC GOV- Freeze on rental rates, no rent increases are allowed in BC, effective April 1.

BC GOV- Rental supplement,provides up to $500/month towards rent, paid directly to landlords.

BC GOV- Ban on evictions

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) - Mortgage payment deferrals available for CMHC-insured loans.

Mortgage Support, non-CMHC- Check with your lender about payment deferral options.

bc211- Emergency Housing, existing shelters still active and additional emergency options may be available.

Nanaimo Homeless Coalition- Regional updates

Employment Insurance (EI)- Existing EI benefit continues to be available. Provides up to $573/week to people who have lost income.

EI Sickness Benefit- One-week waiting period has been waived.

Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) Provides $2000/month to workers who lose income due to COVID-19, including contractors and self-employed people.

BC Emergency Benefit- One-time additional tax-free payment of $1000 to those on EI or CERB.