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Responding to COVID-19 - Castlegar, Grand Forks, Kaslo, Nakusp, Nelson, Salmo, Trail

Community Health Message posted: 29-Apr-2020 3:00 PM PDT

KB FETCH is continuing to include information about services and resources that might be helpful to residents of Kootenay Boundary (KB) communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are posting lists of resources and updates to services as well as adding specific changes to individual services pages.
If you want information specific to a particular area within the KB, go to the right-hand-side of the Home page, click on the applicable Community and then put "COVID-19" in the search bar.
Please contact us if you have information about a local service or community response to COVID-19 that you think we should include.
Many thanks to all who are working so hard to help us all get through this difficult time!

The Rural Evidence Review project in collaboration with the BC Rural Health Network has launched a provincial survey to understand rural and remote community experiences and responses to COVID-19. Participation is open to all residents of rural and remote BC communities. The survey is available on an ongoing basis, with no established end date.

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Basic Needs / Support - Financial / Income Assistance

B.C. Early Childhood Tax Benefit

Provides eligible families monthly payments for each child under eighteen years of age to help with child care expenses.more info

Address / Contact Info
Canada Revenue Agency, Surrey Tax Centre
200 - 471 Queensway Avenue
, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 6S5
Toll-free: 1-800-387-1193
Fax: (250) 492-8346
Web Links Website

Canada Child Tax Benefit

Tax free monthly payment to eligible families to help with the cost of raising children under 18.more info

Address / Contact Info
Canada Revenue Agency, Surrey Tax Centre
9755 King George Boulevard
, Surrey, BC, V3T 2V3
Child Tax Benefit Information: 1-800-387-1193
Canada Revenue Agency: 1-800-959-8281
Web Links Website

Canada Pension Plan - Disability Benefits

A monthly disability pension can be paid to a disabled contributor who is under 65 and meets the requirements. Dependent children may also receive some financial assistance.more info

Address / Contact Info
BC & Yukon Service Canada Office
Box 1177, Station CSC
, Victoria, BC, V8W 2V2
Toll-free: 1-800-277-9914
TTY: 1-800-255-4786
Web Links Website

Canada Pension Plan - Retirement Pension

A Retirement pension that provides a monthly benefit to eligible Canadians. Benefits are based on earnings and contributions from age 18 or the start of the plan in 1966, more info

Address / Contact Info
BC & Yukon Service Canada Office
Box 1177 Station CSC
, Victoria, BC, V8W 2V2
Toll-free: 1-800-277-9914
TTY: 1-800-255-4786
Web Links Website

Canada Pension Plan - Survivor Benefits

Survivor Benefits are payable when a deceased contributor has made enough years of contributions to the CPP.more info

Address / Contact Info
BC Yukon Service Canada Office
Box 1177, Station CSC
, Victoria, BC, V8W 2V2
Toll-free: 1-800-277-9914
TTY: 1-800-255-4786
Web Links Website

Child Care Subsidy Program

The Child Care Subsidy is a monthly payment from the BC government that helps eligible BC families to meet the costs of child care.more info

Address / Contact Info
Child Care Subsidy Service Centre
Box 9953 Stn Prov Govt
, Victoria, BC, V8W 9R3
Toll-free: 1-888-338-6622
Fax (toll-free): 1-877-544-0699
Web Links Website

Credit Counselling Society of BC

A non-profit credit counselling service dedicated to helping consumers resolve debt and money problems and gain control over their finances.more info

Address / Contact Info
404 - 88 Sixth Street
, New Westminster, BC, V3L 3B2
Toll-free: 1-888-527-8999
Phone: (604) 527-8999
Fax (toll-free): 1-888-520-8008
Web Links Website Email

Employment and Income Assistance (Welfare) - Grand Forks

Assists individuals and families in need and provides services that move people towards sustainable employment when possible.more info

Address / Contact Info
524 Central Avenue (Service BC Office), Gallery 2
, Grand Forks, BC, V0H 1H0
Toll-free: 1-866-866-0800
Fax (toll-free): 1-855-771-8700
Web Links Website Website

Employment and Income Assistance (Welfare) - Kaslo

Assists individuals and families in need and provides services that move people towards sustainable employment when possible.more info

Address / Contact Info
312 4th Street (Service BC Office)
, Kaslo, BC, V0G 1M0
Toll-free: 1-866-866-0800
Fax (toll-free): 1-855-771-8700
Web Links Website Website

Employment and Income Assistance (Welfare) - Nakusp

Assists individuals and families in need and provides services that move people towards sustainable employment when possible.more info

Address / Contact Info
204 6th Avenue NW (Service BC Office)
, Nakusp, BC, V0G 1R1
Toll-free: 1-866-866-0800
Fax (toll-free): 1-855-771-8700
Web Links Website Website