COVID-19 news

COVID-19 News

CERB payments to be extended for 2 more months - CBC News

From CBC News - The Canada emergency response benefit (CERB) is being extended by two more months, even as the government encourages people to look for jobs and to go back to work when it's possible to do so.

CERB has provided taxable payments of $2,000 for up to four months to Canadians who lost income because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Ontario Extending Infectious Disease Emergency Leave for Workers during COVID-19

From the Government of Ontario - Today the government announced that it is enacting a new regulatory amendment that will put non-unionized employees who have been temporarily laid off because of COVID-19 on Infectious Disease Emergency Leave during the outbreak. This will ensure businesses aren’t forced to terminate employees after their 13 weeks of temporary layoffs have expired.


Coronavirus: Ontario extends hydro rate relief but rates will still rise - Global News

From Global News - Ontario is extending its COVID-19 residential electricity rate relief for another five months, but the fixed price will be going up by nearly three cents per kilowatt hour.

Premier Doug Ford’s office said Saturday that hydro rates will now be a flat 12.8 cents per kilowatt hour, regardless of the time of day.

mediate393 announces free online family mediation services

From mediate393 - mediate393 provides government-funded family mediation and information services in Toronto’s Superior Court of Justice (393 University Avenue, 9th floor) and two Ontario Courts of Justice (311 Jarvis St and 47 Sheppard Ave.).

In response to COVID:19, mediate393 is offerring free online family mediation in court, subsidized family mediation for anyone and free family information & resources. Visit their website for more details at: