Ontario students aged 13 through Grade 12 will be eligible for to receive a one-time payment of $200 per eligible student.

The Ontario government is expanding the Support for Learners program to include secondary school students. Starting January 11, 2021, students aged 13 through Grade 12 will be eligible for funding under an expanded Support for Learners program. Parents or guardians will receive a one-time payment of $200 per eligible student to help offset education expenses. Support will be available for those who attend a public or private school or who are homeschooled.

The deadline to apply is February 8, 2021. Please go to Ontario government website tp apply. https://www.ontario.ca/page/get-support-learners

New Ontario Small Business Support Grant to Provide up to $20,000 for Eligible Businesses

December 21, 2020: The government is announcing the new Ontario Small Business Support Grant, which will provide a minimum of $10,000 and up to $20,000 to help small business owners during this challenging period. Further details, including how to apply for the Ontario Small Business Support Grant, will be announced in January 2021 https://news.ontario.ca/en/backgrounder/59788/post-4

British Columbians are now able to apply for the BC Recovery Benefit

December 18. 2020: British Columbians are now able to apply for the BC Recovery Benefit — a one-time, tax-free payment of up to $1,000 for eligible families and single parents, and up to $500 for eligible individuals. For more information and how to apply, please visit BC government website: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/economic-recovery/recovery-benefit

Toronto City Council approves an implementation plan for a tax on vacant homes in Toronto starting 2022.

December 16, 2020: City Council approves an implementation plan for a tax on vacant homes in Toronto starting 2022. https://toronto.ca/news/city-council-approves-an-implementation-plan-for-a-tax-on-vacant-homes-in-toronto/…