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27 May 2020
Over eight million Canadians have lost jobs or significant earnings due to COVID-19 and are urgently seeking financial relief.   COVID-19 has also made life much worse for 2M+ Canadians who were already living on low incomes prior to the pandemic:   Many community services they rely on to make ends meet have shut down – e.g. food banks, free intern...
26 May 2020
Financial security can be thought of as an island where everyone has enough money to meet their needs, now and in the future, while financial insecurity is the sea in which everyone else swims, desperate to keep their heads above water.     This is a stark image, but no starker than the 8.2 million Canadians now facing unemployment or steeply reduced ea...
25 May 2020
WoodGreen, Prosper Canada, and Intuit Canada team up to help low-income filers as the tax filing deadline nears on June 1st.   Due to COVID-19, thousands of low-income Canadians who would normally prepare their taxes through Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) clinics saw their appointments cancelled, leaving many of Canada's most vulnerable people...
13 May 2020
The Financial Relief Navigator - soft launch.  More than seven million Canadians have lost their jobs or seen a drop in earned income due to COVID-19 and are urgently seeking financial relief. For many Canadians on low incomes, COVID-19 has just made their lives much, much worse.  In response to the crisis, we developed the Financial Relief Navigator (...
9 April 2020
CEO, Elizabeth Mulholland summarizes government measures being taken in response to COVID-19 to support people living on low-incomes and those that serve them. Read the latest update from the Prime Minister's Office, April 7-8. April 7 Spring is here - stay home!   When we hear someone has been hospitalized by COVID-19, we worry, but we are not powerl...
6 April 2020
CEO, Elizabeth Mulholland summarizes government measures being taken in response to COVID-19 to support people living on low-incomes and those that serve them. Read the latest update from the Prime Minister's Office, April 6. Introduction   Reminder that as we face a challenge unlike any other, we lean on our friends and family. And we let them know that t...
5 April 2020
CEO, Elizabeth Mulholland summarizes government measures being taken in response to COVID-19 to support people living on low-incomes and those that serve them. Read the latest update from the Prime Minister's Office, April 2-5. April 2, 2020   Ask for help   The last few weeks have been difficult for many people wondering how they could work from ...
1 April 2020
CEO, Elizabeth Mulholland summarizes government measures being taken in response to COVID-19 to support people living on low-incomes and those that serve them. Read the latest update from the Prime Minister's Office, April 1.   Happy Sikh Heritage Month. Thank you to the people on the front line – farmers and truckers, people delivering air ca...
31 March 2020
CEO, Elizabeth Mulholland summarizes government measures being taken in response to COVID-19 to support people living on low-incomes and those that serve them. Read the latest update from the Prime Minister's Office, March 31.   Update on response to Ukrainian International Airlines tragedy   The government continues to pursue accountability and just...
30 March 2020
CEO, Elizabeth Mulholland summarizes government measures being taken in response to COVID-19 to support people living on low-incomes and those that serve them. Read the latest update from the Prime Minister's Office, March 30th. Note the extension of 75% wage subsidy to non-profits, as well as businesses, affected by COVID-19.  This will be excellent new...
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