To respond to the economic impact of COVID-19, different levels of government have developed various income support and assistance programs for Canadians.
The City of Toronto website provides an overview of the types of income support available in multiple languages:
The Province of Ontario’s economic action plan can be found at:
Ontario’s Action Plan – Responding to COVID-19
The Government of Canada introduced the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB):
Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
The Ontario government has made changes to the Employment Standards Act to provide job protected leave to employees in isolation or quarantine due to COVID-19, or those who need to be away from work due to other care responsibilities:
Employment Standards Amendment Act (Infectious Disease Emergencies), 2020
The Ontario Human Rights Commission’s statement on COVID-19 provide specific legal directives to employers on prohibition of discrimination in relation to COVID-19 and the need for workplace accommodation to protect the basic rights of employees:
The Toronto and York Region Chinese Labour Council has developed detailed coverage of COVID-19 related workplace health and safety information in Chinese on their website.