An Update from us on COVID-19 - March 26, 2020
Since the Hair Salons and Gyms are closed - this is my new look!

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Canada Emergency Response Benefit CERB

Taxable benefit of $2000 a month for up to 4 months to:
  • Workers who must stop working due to COVID-19 and do not have access to paid leave or other income support
  • workers who are sick, quarantined or taking care of someone who is sick with COVID-19
  • Working parents who must stay home without pay to care for children that are sick or need additional care because of school and day care closures
  • Workers who still have their employment but are not being paid because there is currently not sufficient work and their employer has not asked them not to come to work
  • Wage earners and self-employed individuals, including contract workers, who would not otherwise be eligible for Employment Insurance.

CERB will be accessible through a secure web portal starting in early April. Applicants will also be able to apply via an automated telephone line or via a toll-free number
National Banks Press Release Today

In a  press release  today, Canada’s six largest banks have announced a coordinated relief program to ease financial pressures due to the spread of COVID-19. 

Bank customers will be offered “flexible solutions” to get them through economic uncertainties due to COVID-19. COVID-19 relief measures will be offered to personal and small business banking customers and may include longer amortization periods, up to a six-month payment deferral for mortgages and credit card payments. 
For Your Attention
NGen has established a funding program to support companies in launching the production of critical products to fight COVID-19. To learn more, visit:  HERE .
Canadians Should Be Vigilant for Scams Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic
Today, as part of our Essential Business Services, we launched a cybersecurity program with CIRA, the non-profit that runs the .CA web domain. With more people working from home and many businesses switching to online operations, it is more important than ever that we remain vigilant for email phishing scams and other malicious cyber attacks.

Today, the Prime Minister warned Canadians about a text scam going around on the new emergency response benefit. Trudeau said Canadians should be looking at reliable sources for information on the pandemic and relief efforts, such as government websites.

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60+ Leading Canadian Business Organizations Call on Government to
Protect Jobs and Postpone Non-essential New Measures

Initially issued on Saturday, an expanded call for support has resulted in over 60 plus organizations in our business coalition signing onto a joint statement from Canadian business to government reiterating the need to focus all efforts on fighting the fight on COVID-19 on behalf of all Canadians.

Click HERE to read the statement.
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