Other Federal relief programs for individuals and families

Region: 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.

Here are some of the more common ones:

Increase in the Canada Child Benefit

The Canada Child Benefit young child supplement (CCBYCS) provides temporary additional support in 2021 of up to $1,200 to families with children under the age of six.

To receive the CCBYCS you must be entitled to receive the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) in January, April, July or October 2021. If you already receive the CCB, you will not need to apply for this benefit.

Visit the CCB website for more info.

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.

More info

For more information on these and other available supports for individuals and businesses, visit the Government of Canada Economic Response Plan website.

For up-to-date information on Coronavirus COVID-19, visit Health Canada, the World Health Organization, and our related links.


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