Resources for members impacted by COVID-19
Please visit Ontario.ca/coronavirus and Toronto.ca/covid-19 for the up to date information on the virus and government guidelines on isolation.
Please call the Toll-Free Local 75 Hotline at 1 877-354-1616 between 8:30-4:30 pm Monday-Friday for additional questions and assistance.
**Starting April 6, there is one single portal for applying for the Canada Emergency Relief Benefit (CERB), available to all who qualify for unemployment payments (EI) and to many who do not. Click here to learn more.
The situation with regard to available assistance is changing. This page offers resources for you that are current as of the time of writing. To the most up-to-date info, please sign up for text alerts by clicking here or call the hotline.
For resources on health & safety at work during COVID-19, click here.
While everyone is doing their part to minimize the impact of COVID-19, we recognize our members have been some of the first and worst hit by this crisis, and will be working hard to connect Union members to all available resources and benefits to weather this storm. See the below links for more information:
Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) & Employment Insurance (EI)
Provincial Support for Families
Other Federal Relief Programs (GSTC benefit, Canada Child Benefit, delayed tax filing, student loans).
Budgeting & Dealing with Creditors
We also want to reassure you that there will be no loss of benefits during the COVID-19 crisis. Click here to read more.
For more information about federal, provincial, and GTA relief efforts, visit this page from the Toronto & York Area Labour Council.
If you require assistance accessing services including EI and CERB, a Service Canada agent will be able to contact you within two business days, visit this page to learn more.