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SUPPORT

Strathmore’s Mayor and Council

Mayor and Council are working to support Strathmore during this emergency. In addition to previously announced suspensions of late penalties for tax and utility payments, the Town of Strathmore is announcing deferrals for utility payments and property taxes.

Click here to learn more about utility payment deferrals.

Click here to learn about tax deferrals.

Provincial and Federal Financial Aid

The Alberta Government will provide immediate financial relief to Alberta’s families and vulnerable populations. Read more here https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-supports-for-albertans.aspx

The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to help Canadians facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Read more here https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/03/canadas-covid-19-economic-response-plan-support-for-canadians-and-businesses.html

Eligible wages time frame extended for the Wage Earner Protection Program

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic many businesses are facing financial hardship. Some may have become insolvent, but with less access to the courts, many are experiencing delays in filing for bankruptcy or receivership. That is why the eligible wages period for the Wage Earner Protection Program (WEPP) has been extended by up to 6 months. This extension will help to ensure that any delays in bankruptcy or receivership proceedings, due to the pandemic, will not affect workers’ eligibility for the WEPP.

Full details on the WEPP and how to apply for it can be found here:
https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/labour-standards/reports/wage-protection.html

Consult the changes to the Wage Earner Protection Program for employees:
https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/wage-earner-protection/employee/eligibility.html#h2.01-h3.01

Consult the changes to the Wage Earner Protection Program for trustees: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/wage-earner-protection/trustee/eligibility.html#h2.01-h3.02

For more information on the Government of Canada’s response to COVID-19, refer to https://www.canada.ca/covid-19

CONNECTION and PREVENTION

Practice healthy lifestyle habits

Eat well, exercise daily and get enough rest to help support your immune system.

For more information visit the following websites:

https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/news/features/2020/Page15478.aspx

https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/news/features/2020/Page15475.aspx

 https://food-guide.canada.ca/en/

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/being-active/physical-activity-your-health.html

https://www.alberta.ca/guidance-on-outdoor-activities.aspx

Hello Neighbour Cards

Not everyone has family that they can rely on. Hello Neighbour cards are available on our website. Support your neighbours and reach out.  Click here to download a PDF version of the Hello Neighbour Cards.

Strathmore Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) is available to answer questions, help access local resources, and provide support with government services. We are here for EVERYONE any ANYONE. We are also here just to listen. 

Strathmore FCSS Offices have reopened to the public. Walk-in visitors are welcome from 10am – 2pm, with appointments available from 8:30am – 4:30pm. We are available to answer questions, help access local resources, and provide support with government services. If you know someone who is struggling you can also call us Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm at 403-934-9090. 

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