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Laws are changing fast especially around employment and work. The federal government announced programs for people and families who do not wor or who are low income or not working. Stay tuned. For now:

Q: Can I apply for Employment Insurance (EI) if I’m in quarantine?

The government has now announced two main changes for workers who are quarantined or sick due to COVID-19:

  • They will not have to get a doctor’s note in order to apply for sick benefits.
  • They can have the normal 1-week EI waiting period waived so benefits can be paid for the period starting right away after they stop working. There is a special toll-free number to call to ask for this:
    • Telephone: 1-833-381-2725 (toll-free)

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How are people supposed to stay cool when the libraries, malls, restaurants and other public spaces are closed? COVID-19 has…

Toilets – Public Health Now

Where can you go when you need to go? Here is an updated map by the folks at @totoiletcodes about…

Libraries live! Get a virtual library card during COVID

Libraries are closed. But the new virtual library card gives you access to electronic and audio books. Right now you…

COVID-19 outbreak at CAMH (as of April 14)

When clients and staff at CAMH test positive for COVID-19 what happens? CAMH has been updating cases, staffing, policies and…

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