HOW TO FIND YOUR COVID-19 BENEFITS
In the past few months, there have been many announcements regarding assistance for those impacted by the COVID-19 situation. I am aware that there are still many waiting for assistance and others who are concerned that the current programs will expire while they are still in need.
To simplify the process of finding the help Canadians need, there is now a special website that allows you to answer a few questions before shortlisting the assistance programs you may be eligible for.
The website is available at https://covid-benefits.alpha.canada.ca/en/start and I would encourage you to share this information with others who may be in need of assistance.
As parts of our economy start to reopen and adjust to the new way of doing business, we need to make the extra effort to support the small businesses in our own community. I have visited many small business owners in the past few weeks and they are eager to see their customers return. They have incurred additional costs to ensure both customers and staff are safe and they look forward to seeing their old, and hopefully some new, customers returning. Your patronage can easily make the difference between these small business owners being able to survive this economic crisis or not.
I would like to thank all those who have made the extra effort to help the vulnerable and needy in our community during this pandemic. Even the smallest acts of kindness can go a long way to helping those in need.
My staff and I have continued to work full-time throughout the past few months and we have provided much of our assistance through email and over the phone to ensure we all stay healthy. If you are in need of help, please do not hesitate to contact my office or email firstname.lastname@example.org.