The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) ended on October 3, 2020.
If still in need of support, please visit Employment Insurance benefits here.
If you are facing reduced work hours, and making more than $1,000 a month, talk to your employer about EI Work-Sharing benefits, info at this website
Mental Health Resources:
Provides 24/7, confidential health information and advice.
Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre
Provides confidential, non-judgmental, free emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including thoughts of suicide.
Call 604 872-3311 (Greater Vancouver)
Toll-free 1 800 SUICIDE (784-2433)
The KUU-US Crisis Response Service
Provides 24/7 culturally-aware crisis support to Indigenous people in B.C.
Mental Health Digital Hub
A provincial website that provides information, services and education and awareness about mental health and substance use for adults, youth and children.
A free evidence-based program designed to help youth and adults experiencing symptoms of mild to moderate depression, low mood or stress, with or without anxiety. Bounce Back® teaches effective skills to help people improve their mental health.
Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, Providence Health Care and community partners have created an online mental health counselling program. If you’re struggling with depression, anxiety, or other mental health or substance use challenges, please visit the website for information and recommendations for further support in Vancouver, Richmond and other coastal communities.
Provides information about managing mental illness and maintaining good mental health, including self-management resources and screening self-tests for wellness, mood, anxiety and risky drinking.
General & medical information
Call 1-888-COVID19/1-888-268-4319 for non-medical information on the virus, covering everything from travel recommendations to social distancing (available in more than 110 languages from 7:30am - 8:00pm, 7 days a week)
Text 604-630-0300 for COVID-19 information