HIPC continues to explore ways to support the community during these trying times. Below are some initiatives:
1- Support for Organizations: Hamilton Community Foundation Pandemic Response Fund
COVID-19 has placed each of us, our families and our city into a situation unlike any other in recent memory. In this rapidly changing and unpredictable landscape, Hamilton Community Foundation has established the Pandemic Response Fund. The fund supports charitable organizations across the city as they respond to the impact of COVID-19.
The Pandemic Response Fund addresses both the emergency needs of Hamiltonians today, and their emerging needs over the next weeks and months in what will no doubt be a long and difficult recovery. The fund includes three streams of support.
To access more information in English, Arabic or Spanish please click here.
2- Support for Families: Government of Canada
The Government of Canada is providing up to an extra $300 per child through the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) for 2019-20, within Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan. This benefit will be delivered as part of the scheduled CCB payment in May. Those who already receive the CCB do not need to re-apply.
3- Support for Property Tax Payers: City of Hamilton
The City of Hamilton is advising all residents that all property tax installment due dates will remain the same, at this time. The 2020 Interim Property Tax Instalment is due on April 30th- penalty and interest charges will be waived for a period of 60 days. More information is available on the City's website here.