Category Archives: Financial Health

#FinancialFridays: On ODSP? Received CERB payments as well? Your payments may be affected.

Are you receiving financial support from the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)? Have you also received the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)? If so, CERB payments can affect your ODSP payment the month after any month in which you received the CERB. Income from CERB is treated similarly to how

#FinancialFridays: A reminder to review your budget and finances during Covid-19.

During this uncertain time, our Financial Literacy Program Coordinator Caroline Araujo Abbotts reminds us not to wait to to look at our budget and finances. Newmarket Today recently published an article entitled, “Come fall, financial experts expect flood of people with unmanageable debt.” The article highlights that in April there

#FinancialFridays: Tips for keeping you and your finances safe during Covid-19.

When Covid-19 arrived, we were faced with vast lifestyle changes that translated into more online interactions such as working from home, online banking, virtual shopping, communicating with friends and family and more. Unfortunately, scammers and fraudsters are also very active during the pandemic and we need to be extra vigilant

#FinancialFridays: Financial Information for Seniors during Covid-19.

Canadian seniors across the country are facing significant health, economic, and social challenges due to COVID-19. Physical distancing is weighing heavily on those who are separated from their families, and rely on help to get groceries and other essential items. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced earlier this week that seniors

Struggling to pay your utility bills during the Covid-19 pandemic? Help is available.

The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted us all but for those who were already struggling or have lost their job, these are very tough times indeed. In addition to our Utility Assistance Program which provides help for heating and electricity costs for low income households, there are other programs available as

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