New Financial and Community Resources | May 7, 2020

New Financial and Community Resources | May 7, 2020

The following information and resources were added to the COVID-19 Financial Supports and Community Supports areas of our website.

Government Benefits and Info

Prime Minister announces expanded access to Canada Emergency Response Benefit and support for essential workers – To help more Canadians benefit from the CERB, the government will be changing the eligibility rules to allow people to earn up to $1,000 per month while collecting the CERB, extend the CERB to seasonal workers who have exhausted their EI regular benefits and are unable to undertake their usual seasonal work as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak and extend the CERB to workers who recently exhausted their EI regular benefits and are unable to find a job or return to work because of COVID-19. [Added 4/22]

General Supports [Community Supports]

211 Alberta COVID-19 Resources – A provincial directory of community, health, social, and government organizations and services available to support citizens in need. Contains up-to-date information on services affected by COVID-19. [Added 5/06]

Supports available from carya – [PDF] Staff are available Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 5 to support you and connect you to programs and services during this difficult time. Call carya at 403.269.9888 or [Added 4/24]

Enough-for-all Publications – Content includes summaries of ‘COVID-19 Information for Calgarians’ and ‘Financial Supports for Calgarians’ are available in multiple languages. Other information is also available to supports Calgarians in need. [Added 4/22]

Mental Health Supports

CMHA’s Mental Health Week 2020 – CMHA’s 2020 Campaign focuses on sharing how we really feel. Check out this article that outlines the benefits of sharing out we feel and some suggested things we could say instead of I’m fine. [Added 5/06]

Free counselling and mental health supports from carya – If you are struggling to figure out how to access the resources you need, or you just need someone to talk to, please contact carya at 403.269.9888 or Older adults can access resources and support by calling 403-SENIORS. [Added 4/21]

Food Supports

Calgary food depot is helping families access food – people looking to pick up a hamper  can call 403-815-5822. [Added 4/22]

Senior Specific Supports

Essential numbers for seniors in Calgary – [PDF] an easy to reference page with contact information for essential services including the Way Inn, the Distress Centre and the Elder Abuse Resource line. [Added 5/07]

Information Resource from Alberta Seniors and Housing – Alberta Seniors and Housing has compiled information geared specifically to Seniors. Seniors who need information and supports can still contact Alberta Supports at 1-877-644-9992. [Added 4/22]

Tenant Resources

Essential Visitor Rules and Information – Calgary Housing Company has taken steps to support pandemic response efforts by increasing cleaning of common areas, closing our front office counters, and reducing non-urgent activity at properties.



Recent News
Tenant Handbook

In Summer 2020 we compiled a new Printable PDF version of important information for tenants. You will find details on how to connect with CHC, guidance on the programs we provide, and advice on maintenance and management of your home. Keep a copy of the PDF on your device or print your own hardcopy. Download CHC Tenant Handbook 2020

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