Our club members have been seeking help to cope with the current COVID-19 situation. With help from number of our members, we have setup number of conference calls to engage in a discussion about supporting each other during this difficult time. Please feel free to join us and let us know how we can help you or how you can help other members who is in need. 


The Toronto Rent Bank Program provides interest-free repayable loans to low-income households facing eviction due to short-term financial difficulties. [ click here ]


Emerging threats due to Covid-19 and cyber attacks
Special Guest: Mano Pancharatnam, Threqtiq
Date and Time : Friday March 27, 2020 , 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location : zoom
Address : https://zoom.us/j/242294857

Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile for Better Visibility
Special Guest: Murali Murthy, Author. Speaker. Transformational Coach | Building Brands.

Date and Time : Thursday March 26, 2020 , 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location : zoom
Address : https://zoom.us/j/126377370

Dealing with the anxiety of unknown
Special Guest: Benson Lai, mental health coach with the Canadian Mental Health Association

Date and Time : Wednesday March 25, 2020 , 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Location : zoom
Address : https://zoom.us/j/203336586

Managing and Pivoting During a Time of Crisis
Special Guest: David Tsubouchi, Former Cabinet Minister

Date and Time: Sunday March 22, 2020, 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/785744101
Meeting ID: 785 744 101


Guidance for Businesses and Employers
Special Guest: Gary Anandasangaree, Member of Parliament

Date and Time: Thursday March 19, 2020, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Link: https://zoom.us/j/726870914
Meeting ID: 726 870 917


How to Stay Strong During COVID-19

Date and Time: Sunday March 15, 2020, 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Link: https://zoom.us/j/991288992
Meeting ID: 991 288 992



Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan [click here]


Emergency Funds for COVID-19:

1. GST credit – $400 single adults – $600 for couples

2. Child Tax benefit Top up – $300 per child added on top of
what you receive already.

3. Student loan payments deferred
-6 month timeframe
-no payments
-no interest accrual

4. Indigenous community based support fund
-$305 million

5. $200 million provided for community resources
-Shelters/homeless needs
-Sexual assault/transition homes

6. 10% wage subsidy for small-medium sized businesses for employees.
-$25,000 per employer

7. Ensured Mortgage Protection Program
-50 billion provided
-payment deferrals
-special payment arrangements

8. Bank Supports
-auto loans – deferral of payments possible
-contact bank directly
-speak to your institutions

9. Personal Income Tax
-payment before September. 1st/2020 – extended deadline for income tax payments owed

-Filing deadline for Income Tax – June.1st/2020

10. Emergency Care Benefit
-Quarantined or caring for sick family member
-Providing $900 bi weekly
-Payment via direct deposit
-Will not require medical documentation
-Starting early April

11. Emergency support fund – $5 Billion
-more info to come

*Supply chains from groceries will maintain fair prices for Canadians


Support for entrepreneurs impacted by the coronavirus COVID-19 – BDC


LIST OF SOME LOCAL LENDERS:

  • SCOTIA 1-800-472-6842
  • TD 1-888-720-0075
  • MANULIFE 1-800-567-9170
  • RMG 1-866-809-5800
  • MCAP 1-866-809-5800
  • STREET CAPITAL (RFA) 1-877-416-7873
  • FIRST NATIONAL 1-888-488-0794
  • ENVISION FINANCIAL 1-888-597-6083
  • PROSPERA 1-920-882-4800
  • CIBC 1-800-465-2422
  • Royal Bank 1 800 769-2511
  • Bank of Montreal 1-877-895-3278

Calling all suppliers (click here)


Here are some ways to be prepared and explore practical ways so you can protect yourself, your team and your organization during this crisis.


SOCIAL MEDIA TO FOLLOW

  • Facebook: Healthy Canadians
  • Facebook: Travel advice from the Government of Canada
  • Twitter: @TravelGOC
  • Twitter: @GovCanHealth
  • Twitter: @CPHO_Canada
  • LinkedIn: Public Health Agency of Canada

Since many kids are/will be home from school, sharing an awesome list of ideas from a parent who homeschools.

Online resources:
– BrainPop
– Curiosity Stream
– Tynker
– Outschool
– Udemy
– iReady
– Beast Academy (Math)
– Khan Academy
– Creative Bug
– Discovery Education

YouTube Channels:
– Crash Course Kids
– Science Channel
– SciShow Kids
– National Geographic Kids
– Free School
– Geography Focus
– TheBrainScoop
– SciShow
– Kids Learning Tube
– Geeek Gurl Diaries
– Mike Likes Science
– Science Max
– SoulPancake

Lots of board games, library books (and Kindle), tinkering/upcycling with household junk, etc.
Some resources to help with kids at home:

*Scholastic has created a free learn-from-home site with 20+ days of learning and activities.

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

*Pretend to travel the world..Go on a virtual tour of these 12 famous museums.

https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours

*This is the awesome free curriculum that we use. Everything from preschool activities to 12th grade is here!

https://allinonehomeschool.com/

*List of thinking games by grade: https://allinonehomeschool.com/thinking/

*More awesome free learning websites that we like to use*

https://www.starfall.com/h/

https://www.abcya.com/

https://www.funbrain.com/

https://www.splashlearn.com/

Home

https://pbskids.org/

https://www.highlightskids.com/

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

https://www.coolmath4kids.com/

http://www.mathgametime.com/

https://www.uniteforliteracy.com/

http://www.literactive.com/Home/index.asp

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/

https://www.switchzoo.com/

https://www.seussville.com/

https://www.turtlediary.com/

https://www.e-learningforkids.org/


  • 8 Steps You Can Take To Survive The Crisis by Anthony Thomas CFO, BIG RIG WRAPS (click here)
  • Do the Pause and Pivot …(click here)

Please note that we will be postponing all in-person meetings and our events until further notice.