Monthly Archives: October 2021

#FinancialFridays: The Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) will expire October 23rd and will be replaced by the Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit.

The Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) will expire on October 23rd and will be replaced by a new targeted benefit known as the Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit that will run until May 7, 2022 (retroactive to October 24, 2021).The “Lockdown Benefit” will be for those whose work is directly impacted by

#FinancialFridays: A recent survey reveals that mental health and financial worries are deeply connected. Learn more here.

For many people, their mental health can be deeply impacted by financial concerns. A recent article by the Financial Post explores the connection of mental health challenges to income, housing and employment insecurity which for many has been made worse by the effects of the pandemic. A survey by Credit

Ready to make some positive changes in your life? Our “Turning Over Stones” brochure includes useful resources on local supports.

Looking to make some positive changes in your life? Our “Turning Over Stones” brochure contains useful information relating to local utility assistance, home repairs and energy programs, financial literacy, support for children and newcomers and more. This resource along with information on our Financial Literacy Program is available online at

#FinancialFridays: New Rules for Unemployment Insurance

There are new pandemic-related changes coming to the Employment Insurance system that took effect Sunday, September 26. This is a list of a few changes. To see all criteria, visit Service Canada at  https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei.html. Eligibility In the last year, EI applicants received a one-time top-up of hours to help them qualify.