Federal Update: Increase to the Canada Child Benefit

Federal Update: Increase to the Canada Child Benefit:   The Prime Minister has announced that the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) will be increased once again in July, to help families keep up with the costs of living and raising their children. This increase is in addition to the one-time special CCB payment announced by the […]

COVID-19 Emergency Benefit for OW and ODSP Recipients

COVID-19 Emergency Benefit for People Receiving Social Assistance   The COVID-19 Emergency Benefit was originally introduced as a one-time benefit in April 2020, and has now been extended for each month, up until and including, July 2020.   This COVID-19 Emergency Benefit is available for people receiving assistance from Ontario Works (OW) or Ontario Disability […]

City Update: Toronto Parks

City Update: Toronto Parks   Being able to visit parks is important for both our mental and physical well-being. These local green spaces provide an escape and allow us to be closer with nature. While park amenities remain closed, many activities are permitted provided that we continue to practice social distancing when we visit them. […]

Federal Update: Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Extension

Federal Update: Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Extension   The Government of Canada is extending the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy program (CEWS) by three more months – until end of August – in order to help employers keep their workers on payroll.   The CEWS program covers 75 per cent of an eligible company’s payroll, up […]

City Update: Select Drop-off Depots to Reopen

City Update: Select Drop-off Depots to Reopen   As of Saturday, May 16, three Drop-off Depots – Bermondsey, Ingram and Scarborough – will reopen to the general public on Saturdays from 7 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. for residents to drop-off of their recycling, garbage, yard waste and household hazardous waste. The Ingram location is the […]

Provincial Updates: Reopening the Economy, Stage 1

  As of 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, the following businesses/services will reopen: Golf courses Marinas, boat clubs and private boat launches Private parks and campgrounds can open to prepare for the season Businesses that board animals.   As of 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, May 19, the following businesses/services will reopen (assuming trends in […]