Don't worry, Avenue Living Communities residents! Although CERB has ended, you may be eligible for Employment Insurance (EI) under new flexible and accessible temporary changes made to the EI program.


Where can I get financial assistance? 


If your workplace has been affected by COVID-19 there is help available. While CERB ended on Oct. 3, 2020, you may be eligible for Employment Insurance (EI) under new flexible and accessible temporary changes to the program. Alternatively, you may be eligible for one of the new recovery benefits retroactive Sept. 27, 2020, available until Sept. 25, 2021. 


EI provides a taxable benefit of $500 a week, or $300 a week for extended parental benefits. EI claimants are eligible for at least 26 weeks. 


The Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) provides $500 a week up to 26 weeks for workers who have stopped working, are self-employed due to COVID-19, or had their income reduced by at least 50 per cent and are not eligible for EI. 


The Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) provides $500 a week up to a maximum of two weeks for workers who are unable to work at lease 50 per cent of the week because they contracted COVID-19; self-isolated for reasons related to COVID-19; or have underlying conditions that would make them susceptible to COVID-19. 


The Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB) provides $500 a week for up to 26 weeks per household to eligible workers unable to work for at least 50 per cent of the week because they must care for a child under the age of 12 or a family member because schools, day-cares or facilities are closed due to COVID-19. 


Please visit the applicable pages via the Government of Canada to learn more information about each of these benefits. 


We hope this information can prove useful to you. We are in this together, and always here to help should there be anything you need. You can visit our COVID-19 page for further details on how we're ensuring safety in our offices and properties. We need to remain vigilant. Do you part, respect your environment, and respect your neighbours.


You may be eligible for other financial benefits through the Government of Canada. Visit Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan for more information.


Although CERB has ended, you may still apply retroactively through the Canada Revenue Agency for period 7 (August 30 to September 26, 2020.) Visit the CRA for more information.


If you have any questions or concerns about making rent payments please contact our Prairie Relief Team at and our friendly agents are glad to provide advice and assistance.


by Avenue Living Communities