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The Community Financial Helpline has been launched to answer questions from community members living on low incomes.
The helpline can be reached by calling or texting 431-813-4357 (431-813-HELP) or toll free 1-855-955-4234 (1-855-955-4CFH).
The helpline can assist with questions about tax filing, obtaining identification, federal COVID-19 recovery benefits, other income supports such as EIA, benefits and credits such as the Canada Child Benefit, and debt management and credit counselling.
Information provided by the Community Financial Helpline is free.
The Community Financial Helpline also has a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CommunityFinancialHelpline
The Community Financial Helpline is operated by Community Financial Counselling Services (CFCS), Community Unemployed Help Centre, Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba (IRCOM), and SEED Winnipeg, with support from United Way Winnipeg, the Government of Canada, Prosper Canada, and the Province of Manitoba.
SEED’s programs and services are currently being offered over the phone, online, or through pre-booked appointments.
SEED’s 2019-2020 Annual Report is now available. The report highlights the work of SEED and its partners over the past year, and shares the impacts and stories that have resulted from that work.
Has your perception of #safety in your neighbourhood changed since the start of the #COVID19 pandemic? What are your perceptions of crime and safety in your community during this difficult time?
Statistics Canada wants to hear from you: https://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/survey/household/5323-covid-series
Information collected from this crowdsourcing project will help evaluate security needs and establish critical programs and services in Canada, both during and after the pandemic.
Did you know that eligible families can get at least $500 and up to $2,000 each for their children’s education by opening a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) and applying for the Canada Learning Bond? SEED Winnipeg can help you open a no-fee RESP. If you need to get ID for your child to open an RESP, SEED can help with that too, free of charge! If you’re interested in finding out more information about opening an RESP, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 204-927-9945.
SEED’s RESP work is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Canada Learning Bond Program.