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Plain Language Guide for Getting Government Aid Learn More

Carleton University professor, Jennifer Robson, has created a very useful plain language guide to help those trying to access government programs in the time of coronavirus.

It includes straightforward instructions on how to apply for employment insurance, caregiver benefits, rent subsidies, and much more.

Pandemic Policy Initiatives & Podcast Picks Learn More

A go-to list of Canadian content for all things pandemic policy.  Written by Anjum Sultana.

Anjum Sultana is the National Director of Public Policy & Strategic Communications at YWCA Canada.


Implications for Sector Organizations Learn More

Federal Government COVID-19 Measures – Implications for Sector Organizations.  Shared Google document.

This document will be regularly updated as the federal government announces new measures that will impact the charitable and nonprofit sector.

A Charity's Guide to Canada's COVID-19 Governmental Supports & Programs Learn More

Outlines the measures undertaken by the Federal and Provincial governments in response to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the employment supports available to Canada’s charitable sector.

It will be updated as new information on these measures emerge, and if any new supports for charities are provided by our governments.