Community Services and Resources

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to help Canadians facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

On March 18, 2020, the Prime Minister announced a new set of economic measures to help stabilize the economy during this challenging period. These measures, delivered as part of the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, will provide up to $27 billion in direct support to Canadian workers and businesses.

The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to support Canadians and businesses facing hardship as a result of the global COVID-19 outbreak.

Measures are in place to protect businesses, employers and employees from the economic disruption of COVID-19, including:

  • Financial relief for businesses and employers
  • Job-protected leave for employees
  • Federal employment insurance benefits
  • Business continuity planning resources

Support for individuals

Categories include:

  • Individuals and families
  • People facing loss of income
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Seniors
  • Youth, post-secondary students and recent graduates

Support for businesses

Categories include:

  • Avoiding layoffs and rehiring employees
  • Access to credit
  • Creating new jobs and opportunities for youth
  • Deferred payments
  • Support for self-employed individuals
  • Indigenous businesses
  • Supporting financial stability
  • Find the support you need for your business

Support for sectors

  • Agriculture, agri-food, aquaculture, fisheries
  • Cultural, heritage and sports
  • Air transportation
  • Tourism
  • Energy
  • Non-profit and charitable

Government of Alberta Financial Supports

Protecting Alberta’s families and economy

Income Support – How to apply

Apply online or in person for money to pay for basic expenses like food, clothing and shelter.

Emergency financial assistance

Financial assistance for unexpected emergencies is available through the Emergency Needs Allowance.

Communication from Westwinds regarding precautions for our supportive living communities 

We want to provide you with an update to our response to COVID-19 in order to maintain the safest environment for our residents and employees. Please click here for our message.

If you have any questions, please contact us at cadmin@westwindscommunities.ca, or 403-652-8600.

Information for Snowbirds

Canadian Snowbird Association

Mortgage Lenders

Do you need to get in touch with your lender about your options during this emergency? Here are the customer service numbers to the major lenders.

Foothills School Division

Parent Learning Link

Covers many topics including:

  • How to Talk to Your Child
  • Structuring Your Child’s Day
  • Options for Your Child’s Daily Schedule
  • Mental Health and Wellness 
  • Minds Matter Daily Words of Wellness
  • Supports for Students with Disabilities
  • Help and Supports