Financial assistance

Find information on financial assistance in Burnaby, BC and beyond to support you during COVID-19. Many resources offered are free or low-cost. Contact the organization, or check their website to determine service eligibility. 

We're working closely with service providers to keep these guides updated, however information provided here may quickly change. Contact us if your organization listed here needs information updated, or if your organization would like to be included in our guides. 

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Financial help for businesses

The Burnaby Board of Trade has complied a comprehensive list of resources for Burnaby businesses on how to deal with COVID-19 and apply for financial help.

Address

#201 4555 Kingsway, Burnaby

Contact

Phone: 604-412-0100

Last updated
September 25, 2020

Futurpreneur Canada helps support young entrepreneurs aged 18 to 39. They are a non-profit that provides financing, mentoring and support tools for aspiring business owners. Futurpreneur Canada's COVID-19 support page includes inspiring stories, resources, and information on the "Futurpreneur Canada’s Start-Up Program" that provides up to $60,000 in financial support: https://www.futurpreneur.ca/en/covid-19-hub/ .

Available in English and French.

Address

BC and Yukon Regional Office:

2015 Main Street, Vancouver

Contact

Phone: National Office: 1-800-464-2923 ; Local Regional Office: 604-598-2923.

Email: info@futurpreneur.ca

Last updated
September 25, 2020

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Financial help for families

Family Services of Greater Vancouver (FSGV) has developed a free multilingual financial support service. FSGV’s COVID-19 Money Navigator provides support for individuals and families. They have navigators and coaches that can connect individuals to the benefits and financial supports available, including income, rent, utilities, taxes, and student support. 

Chat and helpline hours are available on Mondays to Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Services available in English, French, Farsi, Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Cantonese and more through the chat feature.

Address

201 – 1638 E Broadway, Vancouver

Contact

Phone: 1-800-609-3202

Email: moneynavigator@FSGV.ca

Last updated
September 25, 2020

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Financial help for newcomers and refugees

Family Services of Greater Vancouver (FSGV) has developed a free multilingual financial support service. FSGV’s COVID-19 Money Navigator provides support for individuals and families. They have navigators and coaches that can connect individuals to the benefits and financial supports available, including income, rent, utilities, taxes, and student support. 

Chat and helpline hours are available on Mondays to Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Services available in English, French, Farsi, Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Cantonese and more through the chat feature.

Address

201 – 1638 E Broadway, Vancouver

Contact

Phone: 1-800-609-3202

Email: moneynavigator@FSGV.ca

Last updated
September 25, 2020

The Federal Government has put together a resource explaining the different Coronavirus financial assistance programs available for newcomers, temporary residents and refugees. This includes people who are temporarily living in Canada.

This page provides information in multiple languages on the following : Canada Child Benefit, Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), CERB frequently asked questions (FAQs), and how financial benefits affect family sponsorship. This resource is now available in multiple languages: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coron... .

There is also more information available on how COVID-19 is affecting immigration, refugees, citizenship and passport services: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coron... .

Includes links to CCB & CERB documentation in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Italian, Portuguese, Korean, Arabic, Farsi, and Punjabi.

Address

1148 Hornby Street, Vancouver

Last updated
July 24, 2020

A support group from Vancouver, which supports and advocates for LGBTQ+ refugees. Rainbow Refugee Society has pulled together useful information on their news page about COVID-19 that is useful for refugees: https://www.rainbowrefugee.com/news. They also have a COVID-19 resources page: https://www.rainbowrefugee.com/covid-19-resources .

Available in English, Spanish, Arabic and Farsi.

Address

QMUNITY, 1170 Bute Street, Vancouver

Contact
Last updated
July 7, 2020

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Financial help for students

Family Services of Greater Vancouver (FSGV) has developed a free multilingual financial support service. FSGV’s COVID-19 Money Navigator provides support for individuals and families. They have navigators and coaches that can connect individuals to the benefits and financial supports available, including income, rent, utilities, taxes, and student support. 

Chat and helpline hours are available on Mondays to Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Services available in English, French, Farsi, Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Cantonese and more through the chat feature.

Address

201 – 1638 E Broadway, Vancouver

Contact

Phone: 1-800-609-3202

Email: moneynavigator@FSGV.ca

Last updated
September 25, 2020

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Government financial aid for businesses

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Government financial aid for individuals

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Tax information and initiatives

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Unemployment resources

Burnaby Public Library's Reference Department has created a list of databases that help with job search and career development. Also included in this section are links for Local resource centres, resume and interview skills tip, and how to find volunteer and non-profit postings. Please note that some local and government resource centres may have different times or services due to COVID.

Last updated
June 5, 2020

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Employment Services provides help for a diverse group of job seekers, including newcomers and those learning English. Due to COVID-19, services are currently limited to online visitation, email, and phone.

Address

#200 - 5172 Kingsway, Burnaby

Last updated
July 27, 2020

To find volunteer opportunities visit the go volunteer website and use the advanced search to select positions that are suitable for you.

Volunteer Burnaby also a specific area for youth: http://volunteerburnaby.ca/individual/volunteering-youth/ . Youth who are interested in learning how volunteering can contribute to your Career and Personal Planning (CAPP) contact the CAPP Coordinator in your school.

Volunteer Burnaby now has section for those interested in volunteering for COVID-19 related causes: https://app.betterimpact.com/Application?OrganizationGuid=043e5b71-64a6-...

Address

2101 Holdom Avenue, Burnaby

Last updated
July 8, 2020

WorkBC provides support for individuals looking for employment. Due to COVID-19, some WorkBC Centres’ business hours and in-person services have changed. Please visit their website for hours of operation and phone numbers: https://www.workbc.ca/Employment-Services/WorkBC-Centres.aspx .

Address

Metrotown: 601 - 4211 Kingsway, Burnaby
Edmonds: 7297 Kingsway, Burnaby
Brentwood: 101 - 3999 Henning Dr., Burnaby

Last updated
August 4, 2020

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