Area of Law: Coronavirus COVID-19
Answer # 7212
Other Federal relief programs for individuals and familiesRegion: Ontario Answer # 7212
The are a number of financial relief programs and other resources available to Canadian individuals and families who are experiencing difficulties as a result of COVID-19.
New Indigenous Community Support Fund
The Federal Government is providing $380 million for a new distinctions-based Indigenous Community Support Fund to address immediate needs in First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Nation communities.
Support for women’s shelters and sexual assault centres
The Federal Government provided up-to $50 million to women’s shelters and sexual assault centres to help with their capacity to manage or prevent an outbreak in their facilities.
Support for students and recent graduates
The interest for full-time and part-time students on the federal portion of Canada Student Loans and Canada Apprentice Loans will be waived until March 31, 2023.
For more information on these and other available supports for individuals and businesses, visit the Government of Canada Economic Response Plan website.
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