Tag: Emergency

How to Create an Emergency Budget to Deal With COVID-19

COVID-19 has made a profound impact on many individual lives and economies across the globe. With businesses shifting to remote operations, restaurant doors shuttered, and a down stock market, the shutdown of much of the U.S. economy has affected millions of Americans. Since the all coronavirus outbreak touched down in the U.S., over 10 million…

Liberals ease access to emergency benefit as economy shrinks fast

OTTAWA – The federal government will expand its main relief program for people losing work because of COVID-19, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Wednesday, just after Statistics Canada delivered a preliminary report that the economy contracted nine per cent in March alone. The estimate, which is to be refined over time, would be the sharpest…

$150,000 emergency relief fund for Canadian writers announced

Two of Canada’s major arts organizations have teamed up to announce an Emergency Relief Fund for authors financially affected by the COVID-19 crisis. The fund starts with $ 150,000 and will distribute grants of $ 1,500 to writers who have seen their income evaporate due to cancelled contracts or appearances. Financing is being supplied by…