Normally, we hold our AGM before the summer, but COVID took care of that. The CHHC AGM will take place Thursday, August 27 at 7 pm, and it will be hybrid of in-person (max 15 because of social distancing) and online using Zoom.
If you are new to Zoom, you can download the program here. Zoom works on your desktop/laptop, on your mobile device or your tablet. Click here to join the meeting, and here’s a video that shows you how to do it.
Agendas and Financial Statements should have been delivered to your door by now.
To be eligible for the B.C. Emergency Benefit for Workers you must:
have a valid Social Insurance Number,
be eligible for and approved to receive the Canada Emergency Response Benefit
be a resident of B.C. on March 15, 2020
have filed, or agree to file, a 2019 B.C. income tax return
be at least 15 years old on the date you apply
not be receiving provincial Income Assistance or Disability Assistance
The Province will provide everyone receiving income or disability assistance who is not receiving EI or the CERB will automatically receive a $300 COVID-19 Crisis Supplement on their cheques for the next three months, starting in April. This includes people receiving a Comforts Allowance or the B.C. Senior’s Supplement.
This includes people who have run out of employment insurance (EI) benefits and are eligible for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit.
This includes people who are self-employed and had to close their business or reduce their hours and are eligible for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit.
If eligible, payments will start to go out within days of approval.
You can apply for this benefit online today, or by phone starting Monday, May 4th.
The benefit is a one-time only tax free payment of $1000.
A message from Christine Wyse, Coordinator, Coal Harbour Housing Co-operative
As the office is closed until further notice, please direct all office correspondence to email@example.com
Submitting forms will need be put on hold for now, please keep the Home Owner Grant forms because the originals will be required when regular mail pick up can begin.
Cheques can be mailed to COHO at the address below. COHO has also set up a temporary eTransfer address if you prefer to use transfers while the office is closed.
The new rental supplement offered by the province does not apply to provincial Co-op programs. If you are not in a subsidized unit and are facing financial hardship, feel free to get in touch to see what options are available.
A new phone line and website has been announced by the B.C. government to support seniors living at home throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. “Please do not be afraid, but please stay home and get help,” said B.C. Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie alongside Minister of Health Adrian Dix.
The call line, 2-1-1, is intended to connect elderly British Columbians with people who can offer support. Services offered through the 2-1-1 line will include meal delivery, help with cooking, delivery of groceries and medications, wellness calls, and visits.