Bill C-20, An Act respecting further COVID-19 measures, today received Royal Assent, ensuring that the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) will continue to protect jobs by helping businesses keep employees on the payroll and encouraging employers to re-hire workers previously laid off. By helping
For more than 20 years, the Minister’s Seniors Service Awards have recognized those who serve and support seniors. As Albertans come together during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to recognize the outstanding individuals and groups who are investing their time, energy, and resources for the
On July 13, 2020 the Government of Alberta announced that Albertans have another chance to pick up free non-medical face masks at the counter or drive-thru of their local A&W, McDonald’s Canada or Tim Hortons restaurant. Masks are now available at more than 700 partner restaurant locations
On July 9, 2020, the Government of Alberta announced that The Affordable Housing Review Panel has been appointed to review Alberta’s affordable housing system. This review will explore ways we can make affordable housing even more affordable and accessible for people with low income. Nearly 500,000
Alberta will offer asymptomatic COVID-19 testing at community pharmacies, making it easier for Albertans to access testing and help stop the spread. A limited number of community pharmacies will begin to offer testing to Albertans without symptoms and no known exposure to COVID-19. This is in
Strong testing data shows active COVID-19 cases in Alberta are lower than expected, meaning stage two of the relaunch strategy can safely begin on June 12, a week sooner than expected. Learn more here: STAGE TWO OF RELAUNCH
Government’s relaunch strategy includes providing free non-medical masks to Albertans who need them. A&W, McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Ltd. and Tim Hortons are partnering with the Alberta government to distribute non-medical masks at no cost through their drive-thru locations across the province
A new advice line set up to help Albertans with physical disabilities and injuries connect with rehabilitation advice during the pandemic is believed to be the first of its kind in Canada. As restrictions were put in place to control the spread of COVID-19, many people became increasingly isolated
The Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Digital Government, announced a web-based benefits finder tool, “Find financial help during COVID-19”, on canada.ca/coronavirusbenefits, to help people living in Canada determine which government benefits programs best meet their needs.
The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, announced that federal funding has been disbursed to over 500 women’s shelters and sexual assault centres from coast to coast to coast.