CORONA VIRUS COVID-19 Important Resources & Tracker

Mariam Sarwar
Monday, April 6, 2020

We are in an extraordinary time. COVID-19 has affected each and everyone of us.

Below please find links to reliable resources for Covid-19 Coronavirus as well as a Tracker.

In an attempt to cut through all the information that we have been bombarded with on social media posts and online, we have compiled this list of important government and official website resources as well as a covid-19 coronavirus tracker to help you clarify and answer any questions that you may have regarding COVID-19.

We hope that you and your loved ones are safe.

Khaled & Mariam Sarwar

ALL ABOUT COVID-19 - CANADA.CA WEBSITE- Updates_Prevention_Symptoms_etc
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html

COVID-19 LIVE WORLD MAP TRACKER - MICROSOFT BING
https://bing.com/covid?form=COVD07

TELEHEALTH ONTARIO - PROVINCIAL WEBSITE - SELF ASSESSMENT (SCROLL TO TOP OF PAGE)

https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus#section-12

EXTENSION OF INCOME TAX FILING DATE - NOW JUNE 1ST - TAXPAYERS DUE DATE AUGUST 31ST

https://www.canada.ca/en/services/taxes/income-tax.html

ONTARIO's ACTION PLAN:Responding to COVID-19
https://news.ontario.ca/mof/en/2020/3/ontarios-action-plan-responding-to-covid-19.html

GOVERNMENT EI SICKNESS BENEFITS - PERSONAL & BUSINESS
https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html

ONTARIO GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES ONLINE PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS OUT OF SCHOOL - LEARN FROM HOME PROGRAM

https://www.ontario.ca/page/learn-at-home

HOW YOUR BUSINESS/ORGANIZATION CAN HELP FIGHT COVID-19

https://www.ontario.ca/page/how-your-organization-can-help-fight-coronavirus

LIST OF ESSENTIAL WORKPLACES TO REMAIN OPEN

https://www.ontario.ca/page/list-essential-workplaces

GOVERNMENT INTRODUCES CANADA EMERGENCY RESPONSE BENEFIT TO HELP WORKERS & BUSINESSES

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html

DIRECTORY OF PHONE NUMBERS FOR BANKS TO DEFER YOUR PAYMENTS ON MORTGAGES, LINE OF CREDIT, CAR LOANS & CREDIT CARDS

*Please be aware of potential interest charged for these Deferral Programs provided by the Banks. Remember to ask the appropriate questions when inquiring about these programs and educate yourself on the pros & cons before proceeding.*

**Find this recent article posted in The Toronto Star By 
Marco Chown Oved Staff Reporter
Mon., March 23, 2020 on the topic by clicking here: 

https://www.thestar.com/business/2020/03/23/mortgage-loan-relief-could-end-up-costing-you-thousands-more-as-big-banks-continue-to-charge-interest.html

B2B 1-800-263-8349

BMO 1-877-895-3278

CIBC 1-800-465-2422

CMLS 1-888-995-2657

EQUITABLE BANK 1-888-334-3313

FIRST NATIONAL 1-888-488-0794

HOME TRUST - 1-855-270-3630

HSBC 1-888-310-4722

MANULIFE 1-877-765-2265

MARATHON 1-855-503-6060

MCAP 1-800-265-2624

MERIX 1-877-637-4911

OPTIMUM 1-866-441-3775

RBC 1-866-809-5800

RMG 1-866-809-5800

SCOTIA BANK 1-800-472-6842

STREET CAPITAL (RFA) 1-866-939-5005

TD BANK 1-888-720-0075


PROPERTY TAX RELIEF PROGRAMS

BRAMPTON INTERIM PROPERTY TAX DEFERRAL PROGRAM
https://www.brampton.ca/EN/residents/Taxes-Assessment/taxation/Pages/payment-options.aspx

DURHAM REGION INTERIM PROPERTY TAX DEFERRAL PROGRAM
https://www.durham.ca/en/regional-government/property-taxes.aspx

YORK REGION INTERIM PROPERTY TAX DEFERRAL PROGRAM

https://www.vaughan.ca/services/property_tax_and_assessment/Pages/default.aspx

MISSISSAUGA INTERIM PROPERTY TAX DEFERRAL PROGRAM
https://www.mississauga.com/news-story/9912201-mississauga-defers-property-tax-payments-to-lessen-coronavirus-impact-on-residents-businesses/

BRAMPTON INTERIM PROPERTY TAX DEFERRAL PROGRAM

https://www.flamboroughreview.com/news-story/9912748-brampton-deferring-property-taxes-up-to-5-months-due-to-coronavirus-spread/

UTLILITY RELIEF PROGRAM: PROVINCE OF ONTARIO 

The Province of Ontario has suspended time-of-use rates for 45 days effective March 24, 2020.Electricity rates during this time will be held to the off-peak rate of 10.1 cents per kilowatt hour 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For further information 
https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/03/ontario-providing-electricity-relief-to-families-small-businesses-and-farms-during-covid-19.html

HYDRO ONE Pandemic Relief Fund
https://www.hydroone.com/savingmoneyandenergy_/financialassistanceforresidents_/Pages/Relief-Fund.aspx

UNION/EMBRIDGE GAS -Energy Assistance Program
https://www.uniongas.com/about-us/community/energy-assistance-program

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MEASURES TO HELP BUSINESS WEATHER COVID-19 PANDEMIC
https://pm.gc.ca/en/news/news-releases/2020/03/27/prime-minister-announces-support-small-businesses-facing-impacts