THE FINANCIAL STRESS OF COVID-19 IS REAL.
WE CAN HELP.

COVID-19 has impacted all of us. With changes in employment and decreased income to not knowing how you are going to pay rent or afford your next meal, the uncertainty of the next few months is causing much anxiety.

How We Can Help


 
Online Resources & Chat

Your quick reference to available supports, money tips and multi-lingual live chat during business hours.

 
Personal Navigators

Get custom support to explain your benefits and the application process, answer questions and address concerns.

 
Money Coaches

Book an appointment to create budgets, help prioritize payments, get referrals to other providers and plan for the future.

Our free COVID-19 Money Navigator is here for you, providing multilingual support for you and your family during this difficult time. Our Navigators and Coaches will help connect you to any benefits and financial supports you qualify for now.  Our chat and helpline hours are 9 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday.

Contact us now for confidential, non-judgmental, professional support in English, Español, Việt, Français, 粵語 (Cantonese), 马达林 (Mandarin), and برای ایجاد (Farsi). For additional language support, please use our chat feature below.

Call us toll-free, email us, or use our chat feature in the bottom right-hand corner below.

Covid-19 Financial Support


Income Support and Relief Measures

If you have become unemployed, sick, are in quarantine or caring for your loved ones due to COVID19, there are financial supports for you may qualify for to help you cope. 

Federal Government Support: Download here.  More up-to-date info: Click here

Provincial Government Support: Download here.   More up-to-date info: Click here

How to access financial supports for students and recent graduates

If you are a student, or recent graduate, who has had their summer, part or full-time employment interrupted as a result of COVID-19, you may be able to access a variety of financial supports.

Student Support overview: Download here

More up-to-date info:  Click here

 

Having trouble paying your rent?

There are temporary supports available for you from BC Housing. Additionally, learn more about other protections for renters. 

Rent Support overview: Download here

More up-to-date info: Visit BC Housing and Tenants BC

 

Where to find support for my utility bills

Learn more about which utility companies are offering support to their customers.

Utility Support overview: Download here

More up-to-date info:  Visit BC Hydro Support and Fortis BC Support

 

What can I do if I haven’t filed my taxes?

Not sure if you need to file taxes this year? Read more about the CRA tax filing extension for taxpayers. 

Tax Filing overview: Download here

More up-to-date info: Visit the CRA here

 

How to handle your debt during this crisis

Become informed about how to access support with handling debt.  Some tips and strategies to help with managing debt and reducing your expenses are available on our downloadable one-pager overview tips sheet below.

Debt Management overview: Download here

Questions? Please email moneyskills@fsgv.ca or contact us through the chat feature at the bottom of this page.

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