While the CCPA's work is focused on progressive policies that will help protect workers and their families during this difficult time, we have received many requests from workers and renters looking for resources to help them navigate uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic. The selection of resources which appear on this page are for informational purposes. They do not constitute legal or financial advice, and their inclusion does not imply the CCPA's endorsement or approval.
Employment & Unemployment Resources
- How to Apply for CERB, Government of Canada
- Benefit Guide, Jennifer Robson (Assoc. Prof, Carleton University), March 25, 2020 (updated regularly)
- CERB Application Walk-Through (with screencaps), April 7, 2020, Audra Williams, Centre for Social Innovation
- How to Apply to the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit, Autism Nova Scotia
COVID-19 - Employment and Work, CLEO/Steps to Justice
CERB FAQ, Mirowski Law, March 26, 2020
COVID-19 & Employment Rights: Everything You Need to Know, Samfiru Tumarkin LLP, March 25, 2020
- Workers' Rights Hotline, Workers' Action Centre
- Community Tax Clinics, Government of Canada
- Emergency Leave from Work due to COVID-19, Mirowski Law, March 20, 2020
- Short-term Disability Plans and COVID-19, Mirowski Law, March 19, 2020
- Overview of both federal and provincial assistance for renters, Ratehub, April 7, 2020
COVID-19: Eviction Bans and Suspensions to Support Renters, Canada Mortgare and Housing Corporation, March 25, 2020
- British Columbia: BC Gov Support for Renters, BC Government, March 25, 2020
- Ontario: Province halts new evictions, postpones scheduled orders due to COVID-19, May Warren, Toronto Star, March 16, 2020
- Ontario: COVID-19 Housing Law, Steps to Justice
- Ontario (Toronto): Current Campaigns to Help [Toronto] Tenants During COVID-19, Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations
- Ontario (Toronto): Community Housing Support, TCH
- How to Access Help During COVID-19, 211
Survivors of Domestic Violence
From Draw the Line: Many survivors of violence are most at-risk in their own homes.
It is a complicated and unprecedented situation, when “Self-Isolating at Home” is both the primary advice for our health crisis, yet the most common location of harassment, violence and lethality for women and children experiencing and or at risk of gender-based violence.
Learn more at www.oaith.ca
Shelters and sexual assault centres may require support from their community over the coming weeks through donations of essential items and funds to assist in their day to day operations; please visit www.sheltersafe.ca to find the contact information for the shelter in or nearest to your community to find out how you can support them.
Are you experiencing violence? There are supports:
Find a shelter: www.sheltersafe.ca
Find a sexual assault centre: www.sexualassaultsupport.ca
Assaulted Women’s Helpline: 1-866-863-0511
Talk4Healing: 1-855-554 HEAL