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As we begin to see many parts of our society and economy reopen, I am filled with anticipation. Canadians have worked very hard throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to flatten the curve and we are beginning to see the re-opening. This is critical for the small business operators, farmers and other sectors of our economy and society who have been hard hit.

However, I would like to remind everyone that even though we are beginning to get out of our houses and enjoy the openings, it is as important as ever to ensure that we continue to do the following: wear masks in public, wash our hands regularly, maintain physical distancing and follow the health guidelines which have been set by public health officials.

My website has once again been updated and includes information regarding the various support benefits the Federal Government has rolled out to help Canadians get through COVID-19.

We will continue to update this page as new information becomes available.

If my office can be of assistance to you at this time, don’t hesitate to contact us at 905-648-3850 or david.sweet@parl.gc.ca

Please stay healthy and be kind to one another.

David Sweet, MP

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VACCINES - Flamborough-Glanbrook

Click the tab below to find the latest vaccine info and related helpful links.

Depending on where you live in Flamborough-Glanbrook, your age, if you have certain medical conditions and if you are an essential care worker or giver, you may now be eligible to receive your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

In order to turn the corner on this pandemic, we each must register to get our vaccine as soon as it is available to us.

The links below will allow you to figure out when, where and how you can register to get your first shot. If you have any further questions, please feel free to reach out to my office via email; david.sweet@parl.gc.ca or via phone; 905-648-3850

https://covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/

https://www.hamilton.ca/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccines

https://www.rexall.ca/covid-19/vaccines

https://covid-19.shoppersdrugmart.ca/en/vaccine

Worker & Family Supports - Flamborough-Glanbrook

Click the tabs below to find information on various forms of assistance for individuals, workers & families.

The Canadian Government has temporarily amended the E.I. program to better support those Canadians who find themselves currently unemployed due to COVID-19. Currently, the minimum benefit for E.I. regular claimants is $500 per week – before taxes.

For further information on the program and on the application process, please visit:

https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei.html

If you have any further questions, please feel free to reach out to my office via email: david.sweet@parl.gc.ca or via phone; 905-648-3850

The Government of Canada has set up the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) for those who are unable to find employment, unable to continue to be self-employed or have seen at least a 50% reduction in their income due to reasons pertaining to COVID-19. CRB provides $500 (or $450 after taxes) per week for up to 38 weeks. In order to qualify for CRB, one must meet the listed requirements and not be eligible for E.I.

To learn more about the program requirements and how to apply, please visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/recovery-benefit.html

If you have any further questions, please feel free to reach out to my office via email; david.sweet@parl.gc.ca or via phone; 905-648-3850

The Canadian Government has implemented the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit in order to support those unable to work for at least 50% of the week because they must care for a child under the age of 12 or family member due to school, day-care or care-facility closures caused by COVID-19. The benefit is also available to one who must care for a child or family member who is sick and/or required to quarantine or is at high risk of serious health implications because of COVID-19. This benefit will support caregivers by providing them with $500 (or $450 after taxes) per household, for up to 38 weeks.

To learn more about the program requirements and how to apply, please visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/recovery-caregiving-benefit.html

If you have any further questions, please feel free to reach out to my office via email; david.sweet@parl.gc.ca or via phone; 905-648-3850

The Canadian Government has implemented the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) to support workers who: are unable to work at least 50% of the week because they contracted COVID-19, are self-isolating due to COVID-19, and/or have underlying conditions, are undergoing treatments or have contracted other sicknesses that, in the opinion of a medical practitioner, nurse practitioner, person in authority, government or public health authority, would make them more susceptible to COVID-19. This benefit will provide those workers who meet the requirements with $500 (or $450 after taxes) per week – for up to a maximum of four weeks.

To learn more about the program and how to apply, please visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/recovery-sickness-benefit.html

If you have any further questions, please feel free to reach out to my office via email; david.sweet@parl.gc.ca or via phone; 905-648-3850

The Ontario COVID-19 Emergency Assistance program has been implemented to help ensure that any resident in Ontario (who does not already collect money through the Ontario Disability Support Program) is able to pay for food and shelter. In most scenarios, applicants will not get more than what they would get on Ontario Works.

For example, a single person would receive roughly $733 for a month. Those with children will be eligible to receive more and applicants may be eligible for up to 48 days of coverage.

To learn more about the program and how to apply, please visit: https://www.ontario.ca/page/apply-emergency-assistance

If you have any further questions, please feel free to reach out to my office via email; david.sweet@parl.gc.ca or via phone; 905-648-3850

Small Business Supports - Flamborough-Glanbrook

Click the tabs below info to help your small business, non-profit or charitable organization.

The Government of Canada has implemented the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) to support those businesses who have seen a drop in revenue due to COVID-19. The subsidy will be dependent on a variety of items, including, but not limited to: percentage of revenue lost and number employees. To learn more about the program, eligibility and how to apply, please visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/subsidy/emergency-wage-subsidy.html

If you have any further questions, please feel free to reach out to my office via email; david.sweet@parl.gc.ca or via phone; 905-648-3850

The Canadian Government has implemented the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) to support businesses, non-profit organizations or charities who have seen a loss in revenue due to circumstances related to COVID-19. The program will provide payments directly to qualifying renters or property-owners – without any required participation from landlords. To learn more about the program, eligibility and how to apply, please visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/subsidy/emergency-rent-subsidy.html

If you have any further questions, please feel free to reach out to my office via email; david.sweet@parl.gc.ca or via phone; 905-648-3850.

In order to help respond to the economic hardships small businesses have suffered through over the course of this pandemic, the Ontario Government has created the Ontario Small Business Support Grant. This grant will provide eligible businesses with $10,000 dollars and up to $20,000 in some cases. The recent Ontario Budget has allocated more money for this grant, allowing eligible businesses to apply for a second grant – bringing funding up to $20,000 and in some cases, $40,000.

To learn more about the program, eligibility and how to apply, please visit: https://www.ontario.ca/page/businesses-get-help-covid-19-costs#section-1

Mental Health Supports - Flamborough-Glanbrook

COVID-19 has caused high levels of stress, anxiety and in some cases even depression for Canadians across the country. It is imperative that we all take care of our mental health as well as our physical health.

The Ontario Government has a variety of mental health and addiction resources to help those who are struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. These resources include some that are virtual as well as options for in-person counselling – where provincial restrictions allow.

To find out more about the mental health and addiction supports the province has to offer, please visit: https://www.ontario.ca/page/covid-19-support-people#section-4

The Centre for Addiction and Mental health (CAMH) is an outstanding resource for anyone suffering from mental health or addiction problems during this pandemic. They offer help and guidance to those suffering and have a variety of resources available on their website.

To learn more about what CAMH offers and find resources you may find beneficial, please visit: https://www.camh.ca/en/health-info/mental-health-and-covid-19

The House of Commons passed a motion from my colleague Conservative MP, Todd Doherty calling on the Government to implement a three-digit, National Suicide Hotline: 988.

This initiative would help ensure that Canada is prepared for the onslaught of mental health issues we are due to face from the COVID-19 pandemic. We must ensure that every Canadian has mental health support readily available to them. The same way everyone knows to call 911 in an emergency, we believe that it is vital to have mental health access just as readily available – only 3 digits away

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