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Canada Emergency Response Benefit

If you stopped working because of COVID-19, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) may provide you with temporary income support. The CERB provides $500 a week for up to 16 weeks. The CRA will start accepting applications on April 6. The day on which you can apply is based on your birth month. 

Temporary Aid for Workers Program (Programme d’aide temporaire aux travailleurs (PATT COVID-19))

This program offers financial assistance to meet the needs of workers who, because they are in isolation to counter the propagation of the COVID-19 virus, cannot earn all of their work income and are not eligible for another financial assistance program. 

Support for Students and Recent Graduates Impacted by COVID-19

The government of Canada has announced a series of measures as part of its COVID-19 Emergency Response Plan that will help Canadian students and recent graduates overcome these challenges and support their future success.


Support for artists

Actor's Fund of Canada - COVID-19 Emergency Financial Aid - The AFC supports entertainment industry professionals working in TV and film, music, theatre, and dance. The AFC can provide short-term emergency financial assistance for essential household bills and costs that cannot otherwise be paid. 

Netflix Emergency Fund (Fonds d’urgence Netflix créé par la Fondation des artistes) - to support artists experiencing financial difficulty due to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Special Fund for Visual Arts Artists (Fonds spécial d'aide pour les artistes en arts visuels) - funding to support artists whose contracts or events have been cancelled due to COVID-19.

Digital Originals: Micro innovation grants - The Canada Council for the Arts and CBC/Radio-Canada are teaming up to launch Digital Originals, a new fast forward initiative to help artists, arts groups and organizations pivot their work for online sharing.

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Community Resources:

Le Centre Intégré de l'Employabilité Locale (CIEL) offers employment assistance services for residents of the MRC des Collines-de-l'Outaouais. 


Note – The information on this website will be updated daily during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please return to this page regularly for more information. If you would like to share a resource, please send us an email at info@mrcdescollines.com


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