TO ALL IAMAW MEMBERS -EMPLOYEE & FAMILY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EFAP) -AIR CANADA OFF-DUTY STATUS DUE TO COVID-19 (Revised) -District 140 Bulletin

TO ALL IAMAW MEMBERS
EMPLOYEE & FAMILY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EFAP)
AIR CANADA OFF-DUTY STATUS DUE TO COVID-19
Revised

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

In the coming days and weeks, we can expect some of our IAM members within District 140 at Air Canada to be put on “Off-Duty Status”. The EFAP has compiled a list of helpful links to ease the stress of applying for the assistance you may need. Keep in mind, that after COVID-19 has been eradicated, the financial hardships may continue. If you do not have a budget for your home, you may want to consider making one, there are many apps that can help you create a budget and access where you can save money. 

Employment Insurance wait times have been eliminated for those members on “Off-Duty Status” due to COVID -19. However, due to the volume of Canadians being laid off, the queue to deal with your claim will be much longer than usual. 

https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/corporate/notices/coronavirus.html 

Canada Revenue Agency, yearly income tax deadline to file taxes has been extended to June 1, 2020. Also, the date for taxes to be paid has been extended to August 31 without interest. 

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/the-tax-deadline-has-been-extended-due-to-the-covid-19-crisis-1.4858098 

Student loan and debt relief is available for those paying student loans 

https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/corporate/notices/coronavirus.html 

Many IAM members have small businesses to supplement their income. The following link will help you apply for financial aid for your small business. 

https://www.canada.ca/en/services/business/maintaingrowimprovebusiness/resources-for-canadian-businesses.html 

If you are out of the country trying to get home, the government has created a loan program to help those needing to purchase flights, food and lodging. 

https://travel.gc.ca/assistance/emergency-info/financial-assistance/covid-19-financial-help 

The following is a link to an article on the Canadian IAMAW website. The article has further links to resources, throughout the country, for counseling and hotlines for crisis situations. 

http://www.iamaw.ca/15623/ 

If you are in a position that your debt load is overwhelming, and you need help with consolidating your expenses, we have compiled a group of companies that consolidate debt and counsel you for debt management. Some of these companies are national and others are regional. 

 

Credit Canada  National    https://www.creditcanada.com/ 

Sands and Associates   British Columbia   https://www.sands-trustee.com/ 

Farber   British Columbia   https://www.afarber.com/covid-19-updates/ 

Money Mentors   Alberta   https://moneymentors.ca/ 

Farber   Alberta   https://www.afarber.com/covid-19-updates/ 

Credit Counseling Society   Saskatchewan   https://www.nomoredebts.org/ 

LC Taylor   Manitoba   https://lctaylor.com/ 

Farber   Ontario   https://www.afarber.com/covid-19-updates/ 

Spergal   Ontario   https://www.spergel.ca/ 

Pierre Roy   Quebec   https://pierreroy.com/en/ 

Raymond Chabot   Quebec   https://www.raymondchabot.com/en/ 

Credit Counselling Services   Atlantic Canada   https://www.solveyourdebts.com/ 

In solidarity, 

Derrick Bashford 

Employee Assistance Program 
National EFAP Coordinator 
Central Region

BULLETIN NO. 014 – ISSUED MARCH 25, 2020
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