Update – April 20, 2020

Government of Canada 

As of April 15th 2020 

Expansion of CERB 

Additionally, workers who are still employed, but are not receiving income because of disruptions to their work situation due to COVID-19, also qualify for the CERB. This will help businesses keep their employees as they navigate these difficult times, while ensuring they preserve the ability to quickly resume operations as soon as it becomes possible. 

To help more Canadians benefit from the CERB, the government is announcing changes to the eligibility rules to: 

  • Allow people to earn up to $1,000 per month while collecting the CERB. 
  • Extend the CERB to seasonal workers who have exhausted their EI regular benefits and are unable to undertake their regular seasonal work as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. 
  • Extend the CERB to workers who have recently exhausted their EI regular benefits and are unable to find a job or return to work because of COVID-19. 

These changes will be retroactive to March 15, 2020 . 

Government of Ontario 

As of April 6th, 2020 

The Ontario government is offering direct financial support to parents while Ontario schools and child care centres remain closed as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. 

The new Support for Families initiative offers a one-time payment of $200 per child 0 to 12 years of age, and $250 for those 0 to 21 years of age with special needs. 

Families can complete a simple online application at Ontario’s Support for Families web page to access this financial support. Parents already receiving Support for Parents payments through direct deposit will be automatically eligible for this financial support and do not need to submit a new application. 


As of April 15th, 2020 

With guidance from the Brampton Emergency Management Office, the Region of Peel, and in alignment with neighbouring municipalities, all City festivals, events, performances and community event permits for events at City facilities and performing arts centres, including The Rose, are cancelled until July 1, 2020, inclusive, in response to COVID-19. 

City Hall and all other City of Brampton facilities, including Recreation and Community Centres and Brampton Library branches, will remain closed until further notice to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. 


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