Imagine Canada has put together a table with all the support that might be available to non-profits in Canada: Federal Government Covid-19 Measures – Implications for Sector Organizations

The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy – To help employers keep and return workers to their payroll through the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced the New Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy on March 27, 2020. This would provide a 75-per-cent wage subsidy to eligible employers for up to 12 weeks, retroactive to March 15, 2020. The subsidy would be available to eligible employers that see a drop of at least 15 per cent of their revenue in March 2020 and 30 per cent for the following months. Learn more here.

Canada Emergency Business Account – To ensure small businesses have access to the capital they need to see them through the current challenges, the Government of Canada is announcing the launch of the new Canada Emergency Business Account, which will be implemented by eligible financial institutions in cooperation with Export Development Canada (EDC). This $25 billion program will provide interest-free loans of up to $40,000 to small businesses and not-for-profits, to help cover their operating costs during a period where their revenues have been temporarily reduced due to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 virus. Learn more here.

Canada Revenue Agency extends T3010 Filing Deadline – As part of government actions taken in dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Charities Directorate is extending the filing deadline to December 31, 2020, for all charities with a Form T3010, Registered Charity Information Return due between March 18, 2020 and December 31, 2020. This will allow charities more time to complete and submit their T3010, recognizing that charities will be focused on deploying their resources to address the effects of the COVID-19 virus situation. Learn more here.

Jennifer Robson, a Carleton University Professor has been maintaining and updating this information sheet that summarizes the income support for people across Canada during COVID-19:  Summary Sheet

Sara Riel Inc.’s Employment Services are providing  you with information and support on the differing benefits available, as well as support in employment related skills such as cover letters, resume writing, job searching, interviewing and mental health support.  Check out their press release on this service:

Income support due to being laid off, temporarily or permanent due to the slowing or closure of business apply for regular EI benefits at: 1-833-381-2725 or teletypewriter at 1-800-529-3742

Income support if you have been quarantineddue to symptoms, apply for EI sickness benefits, where the typical waiting period may be waived at: 1-833-381-2725 or teletypewriter at 1-800-529-3742

Child Tax Benefit: Those who receive the Canadian Child Benefit (CCB) can expect an additional $300 per child on their May CCB Payment. You do not need to reapply if you are already receiving this benefit.

Income Tax Filing: 2019 tax returns for individuals do not need to be provided until August 1, 2020. Payments or installments are deferred until August 31, 2020 without interest or penalty.

Small Business Owners: If you are a small business owner, or want to know more information about the Federal government financial response: If you are a small or medium-sized business with monthly Provincial tax remittances of no more than $10,000.00, the Province will extend the April and May filing deadlines to June and July to remit retail sales taxes (PST) and the Health and Post Secondary Taxation Levy (Payroll Tax). If you are a small or medium-sized business with monthly remittances of over $10,000.00, the department will work with you on a flexible repayment option. 204-945-4916 or

Manitoba Hydro: If you are unable to make payments on your Manitoba Hydro account by the due date, contact: credit@hydro.mb.caor 204-480-5900 or 1-888-624-9376

Manitoba Public Insurance: Transactions are now available by phone. Manitobans affected by COVID-19 are now able to conduct many transactions by phone with Autopac agents or directly with the MPI Contact Centre.