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

Your quick reference to all of our available financial supports and money tips to help make things easier.

Personal Navigators

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

Money Coaches

Book an appointment for help to create budgets and financial goals, manage debt, prioritize payments, and enhance your financial wellness.

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.  We also offer one-on-one RESP and RDSP support along with financial workshops. Our 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), 普通话 (Mandarin), and برای ایجاد (Farsi). 

Call us toll-free or email us now.  We’re here to help.

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

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.

Benefits you could get page

Wondering what COVID-19 benefits you may be eligible for?

Try this self-navigating benefit finder tool.  It will provide you with a list and details of benefits that you may be eligible for, based on your situation.

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