COVID-19 Financial resources UPDATED

(Last updated June 15th, 2020)

Get the latest bank and government information that you need now to navigate your finances through the COVID-19 crisis.  Check back often as I'll be adding to this list and refreshing it regularly.

Bank COVID-19 FAQs

  • RBC COVID-19 FAQ’s and direct deposit for CERB click here
  • CIBC COVID-19 FAQs click here
  • TD COVID-19 Bank FAQs click here
  • Scotiabank COVID-19 FAQs click here
  • BMO COVID-19 FAQs click here
  • National Bank COVID-19 FAQs click here
  • National Bank support for Seniors & interest on payment deferrals click here
  • Official statements from each bank on deferrals click here
  • RBC business supports including applying for the Canada Emergency Business Account click here

Government Benefits

  • Employment Insurance (EI) click here
  • Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) click here
  • More time to pay income taxes click here
  • A round up of provincial supports click here
  • A great article on the in's and out's of the CERB click here
  • A great round up from CBC news on federal and provincial government benefits click here
  • More help for students coming from CBC news click here
  • More aid coming for those that don't qualify from CTV news click here
  • What to do if you received both a CERB and EI payment click here
  • CERB eligibility changes as of April 15th click here
  • CERB eligibility checklist click here
  • CRA COVID-19 taxes and benefits update page click here
  • Ottawa to provide monthly payments to our of work students click here
  • Support for students and new grads affected by COVID-19 click here
  • New support for seniors click here
  • Extension of the CERB click here

Government Supports for Business


Investment/Financial Planning

  • FP Canada consumer website click here
  • Find a financial professional in your area click here
  • Budgeting tips click here
  • Investments Unplugged: How to survive a bear attack (bear markets) click here
  • Insights on bear markets click here
  • COVID-19 and lessons for personal finance click here
  • Free Consultations: Kind Wealth offering complimentary personal finance consultations to anyone struggling with financial stress and anxiety at this time click here
  • Free tax clinics click here
  • Market Analysis Keep Calm And Carry On click here
  • Interest rates are plunging - so why aren't mortgage rates? click here
  • Personal Finance Essentials - free course from McGill click here
  • More than three million apply for COVID-19 job benefits as virus crushes labour market click here
  • Questions to ask your financial advisor during the pandemic click here

Kelley Keehn COVID-19 media resources

  • Facebook live, April 3rd with fee only CFP Jason Heath click here
  • Twitter chat (follow the hashtag #CovidFinanceQs) click here
  • Marilyn Denis website Top Seven Tips for Surviving COVID-19 Financially click here
  • 680 News Avoiding Financial Scams click here
  • Global News COVID-19 Financial Advice click here
  • Winnipeg Free Press Financial Anxiety Is On The Rise click here
  • The Toronto Star Close to Retirement? Don’t Panic click here
  • Global News Ways to Cope With Financial Stress click here
  • NOW Toronto How to Financial Navigate the COVID-19 Crisis click here
  • CBC News Words of Calm During the COVID-19 Crisis click here
  • Global News Avoiding COVID-19 Scams click here
  • The Canadian Press, BNN Bloomberg, MSN Retirees, savers should stick to financial plan despite market fall, experts say click here
  • Rise in financial scams (my interview with BNN Bloomberg) click here
  • Now Magazine How to financially navigate the COVID-19 crisis click here
  • Global News Talking with your kids about money during COVID-19 click here
  • Huff Post How to deal with creditors amid COVID-19 click here

COVID-19 Fraud Protection:

  • As cases of COVID-19 in Canada escalate, scammers have begun taking advantage of the public’s fears surrounding the pandemic click here
  • How to shop online safely click here
  • Warning from the Alberta Securities Commission click here
  • All major Ontario Securities Commission updates related to COVID-19 are found on a hub on the OSC website click here
  • Get Smarter About Money (OSC resource site) click here

Dealing with your debt

  • Pattie Lovett-Reid: Need to defer mortgage payments? Know the costs first click here
  • Does deferring your payments affect your credit score? click here
  • Dealing with debt during COVID-19 click here
  • Big Six coordinate relief, including six-month payment deferrals click here
  • Managing your mortgage during COVID-19 click here
  • What to Expect when you Contact a Licensed Insolvency Trustee click here