On Friday, June 12, 2020, the Shxw’ōwhámél First Nation Si:yá:m Council signed a temporary COVID-19 Virus Community Protection Law. Its purpose is to provide for the protection of Shxw’ōwhámél Lands, the environment, the health and safety of our elders, vulnerable Members and their families by imposing measures to reduce the risk of the spread of the COVID-19 virus on Shxw’ōwhámél Lands.
GOVERNMENT OF CANADA FULL FEDERAL RESPONSE PLAN
For Canadians facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak info available online.
The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), applications will also be available on this website beginning April 6th, 2020. If you have lost income because of COVID-19, CERB will provide you with temporary income support. CERB will provide eligible applicants with $500 a week for up to 16 weeks.
EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE QUICK LINKS
Regular EI – Eligibility and requirements available online
Regular EI Sickness Benefits (this may be rolled into the CERB)
Medical notes NOT required, check COVID-19 notice highlighted portion
Contact Toll-Free: 1-800-206-7218 or TTY: 1-800-529-3742