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Important COVID-19 Resources

Published: March 30, 2020 10:30 pm ET

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Standardbred Canada has compiled a valuable set of online resources for its members amid the global coronavirus pandemic.

The following notice was also emailed to members.


These are extremely challenging times for everyone. We want to ensure our members have access to the most current news and relevant information for programs and resources to assist you, and we don't want you to miss any important info we've posted on standardbredcanada.ca.

SC's Board is currently reviewing ways that we can help our members during this difficult time, and we hope to announce those in the near future.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Standardbred Canada (SC) would like to remind members that you can transact business by phone, email and the SC website Eshop.

Our main office building is closed. SC Staff are working from home offices and can access voicemail. Click here for contact info.

SC is committed to ensuring that our services are not disrupted. MOST IMPORTANTLY, PLEASE STAY SAFE & HEALTHY!

DOING BUSINESS WITH SC

Did you know you can pay eligibility fees, renew your membership, make stake payments, complete a mare report, post a horse on Horses For Sale board, pay a SC invoice and much more, right from the comfort of your home and laptop?

You can conduct most of your ‘horse’ related business with Standardbred Canada online via SC’s eShop.

If you have an SC online account, you are ready to do business. If you don’t, no problem, you can register here.

IMPORTANT LINKS FOR HORSEPEOPLE

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

  • CANADA’S COVID-19 ECONOMIC RESPONSE PLAN – UPDATED AS PROGRAMS ANNOUNCED

  • Emergency Response Benefit provides a taxable benefit of $2,000 per month for up to 4 months to individuals including wage earners and self-employed individuals, including contract workers, who would not otherwise be eligible for Employment Insurance. Applicants can apply via a secure portal or by phone starting in early April.

  • Work-Sharing Program (Federal) temporary measures for the downturn in business due to COVID-19.

  • The one-week waiting period for EI sickness benefits will be waived for new claimants who are quarantined so they can be paid for the first week of their claim. Those who are eligible can apply online.

  • The Emergency Support Benefit has been introduced to support workers who are not eligible for EI and who are facing unemployment. We will share details on how to apply once they are available.

  • The Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP) will allow the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and Export Development Canada (EDC) to provide more than $10 billion of additional support, largely targeted to small and medium-sized businesses.

  • A Temporary Wage Subsidy will be introduced to support businesses that are facing revenue losses & to help prevent lay-offs. The subsidy would be equal to 10% of remuneration paid during a period of time of up to three months, up to a maximum subsidy of $1,375 per employee and $25,000 per employer.

  • The Bank of Canada also took a series of actions to support the Canadian economy during this period of economic stress, enhance the resilience of the Canadian financial system, and help ensure that financial institutions can continue to extend credit to both households and businesses. This included cutting the interest rate to 0.75% as a proactive measure.

  • The CRA will allow businesses to defer the payment of any income tax amounts that become owing on or after today and September 2020 until August 31, 2020

  • Health Canada


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