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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 - Children / Families - Arrow & Slocan Lakes (Nakusp Area)

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 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 - 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

Family Maintenance Enforcement Program - Enrolment

Anyone with a maintenance order or agreement filed in a BC court can enrol in the Family Maintenance Enforcement Program (FMEP) at no cost. Either the payor or recipient can enrol.more info

Address / Contact Info
Enrolment Office, Family Maintenance Enforcement Program
Box 5100
, Victoria, BC, V8R 6N3
Phone: (250) 220-4040
Fax: (250) 220-4053
Web Links Website

Family Maintenance Enforcement Program, Northern and Interior Client Office

Responsible, under the Family Maintenance Enforcement Act, for monitoring and enforcing of all maintenance orders and agreements that are filed with it.more info

Address / Contact Info
Box 830
, Kamloops, BC, V5C 5N1
Client Office: 1-800-663-3933
Cleint Information Line: 1-800-668-3637
Fax: (250) 434-6033
Web Links Website