Financial Supports

The Provincial and Federal governments are offering additional financial support during COVID-19. If you are worried about paying the bills, please call 211 for financial support or visit the following resources.

Employment Insurance (EI)

Service Canada also has a dedicated phone line for Employment Insurance (EI) claims related
to the COVID-19 pandemic at 1-833-381-2725.

Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB)
Job Protected Leave
  • The Employment Standards Amendment Act protects your job if you need to self-isolate, be away from work to care for your children due to a school or child care closure, or care for a sick relative.
Low-Income Tax Clinics
  • Local organizations are offering free tax clinics for low-income families who require assistance filing their 2020 taxes due to COVID-19.
Mortgage & Banking Solutions
Ontario Works
  • Ontario Works provides financial and employment assistance to individuals and families who are in need.
Ontario COVID-19 Child Benefit
Provincial COVID-19 Emergency Assistance
  • If you are not already receiving Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) and are struggling to pay for food or housing, you can apply for the COVID-19 emergency assistance.
 Support for Businesses
  • Advantage Brantford offers a list of resources and financial support for Brantford businesses.