Our friends at the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada have released an easy to follow resource guide to manage your financial health during trying times.
Take a look a this link
We're all using hand sanitizers and disinfecting products more and more each day, Health Canada has released a list of approved products AND a guide on how to make your own!
Stay healthy and take care!
Are you homeschooling your kids? This is a great opportunity to speak with your children about finances! The Canadian Foundation for Economic Education has released a series of financial education resources that fit within the curriculum for BC and Yukon students! Follow this link learn more!
Most major Canadian Banks have created easy ways to sign up for the CRA direct deposit to limit traffic to their main website. Follow this link for a list of banks that are participating. If your bank is not offering this service, you can still sign up for direct deposit through the CRA's "MyAccount"
More information on the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit is available on the CRA website Frequently Asked Questions
The Canadian Emergency Response Benefit is available to Canadians as of today.
There will be a lot of people trying to access the Canada Revenue Agency's (CRA) website over the next few days and the Government of Canada has asked that people be patient and apply based on their birthday:
If you were born in January, February or March: Apply on Mondays (starting 6 April)
If you were born in April, May or June : Apply on Tuesdays (starting 7 April)
If you were born in July, August or September: Apply on Wednesdays (starting 8 April)
If you were born in October, November or December: Apply on Thursdays (starting 9 April)
Anyone can apply, regardless of the month you were born, on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (starting on 10 April)
For more information and step-by-step instructions, follow this link to go to a YouTube video created by You Counsel
Canadians who are not able to receive Employment Insurance will be able to apply for the Canadian Economic Response Benefit (CERB) on Monday, 6 April 2020. Ubiworks has released an easy to follow step-by-step guide on how to apply for the benefit!
Hi everyone! We are working hard to still connect with and support everyone while practicing safe social distancing. We have added this new page onto our website, we have started a Financial Literacy YouTube channel and we will share updates and ideas on our Financial Literacy Facebook page as well.
We will update our website regularly with helpful information during these unusual times, so keep checking back!
If you would like to contact anyone at the Yukon Literacy Coalition with questions, please click here for our contact page.