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Welcome Skeena Diversity News. We want to stay connected with you, keep you informed about health announcements, government notices and local tips.
MAY 19, 2020 SDS NEWSLETTER COVERS:
  • Tuesdays: Online International Cooking
  • Thursdays with Skeena Diversity Friends
  • Tax Returns Due June 1: Skeena Diversity Can Help
  • WorkSafeBC Reopening Guidelines
  • BC Government Virtual Townhalls
  • Government of Canada Info in 10 languages
  • BC Resources translated
  • Ideas & Inspirations
INTERNATIONAL COOKING ONLINE
Join us for a weekly International Cooking: Tuesdays at 5 pm (PST)
Pre-recorded videos with a live discussion.
Thank you Anna for getting us started - mouth-watering recipe!
Check out our Facebook page for a recipe for the upcoming cooking session:
May 19: Dandelion Honey
Join the Zoom meeting
Email us if you would like to be a chef or have any questions
ZOOMING WITH SKEENA DIVERSITY FRIENDS
We are looking for speakers: share your story, idea, talent or anything yoou would like to contribute.
We want to get together with you for a weekly check in. How are you doing? What have you been up to? Share your laughs and your worries, your ideas and your questions in a safe and supportive environment.
See you on Thursday at 5 pm (PST)
Register in advance for this meeting: Same link if you registered before.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Email us if you have any questions or if you would like to suggest a different time

 
JUNE 1 IS DEADLINE TO FILE YOUR TAX RETURN
SKEENA DIVERSITY MAY BE ABLE TO HELP

FOR NEWCOMERS / IMMIGRANTS

Skeena Diversity's office continues to be closed, but we are able to assist with filing of your income tax returns. We are following the recommendation to keep physical distance from each other. For that reason we are now offering Free Tax Return Clinic service drop-in / pick-up.
How it works: fill out the survey below, we will contact you and arrange for you you to drop the required documents. After we process them, we will contact you for pick up..

Please follow the steps below to apply:

1) Check your eligibility, if you are eligible go to the next step.
2) Fill the form: https://bit.ly/2J2Y2fe
3) Wait to be contacted.
4) Drop-off the documents as directed.
5) Pick-up your documents on the date scheduled. Bring your ID.

Eligibility criteria:
Examples of "modest income and simple tax situation":
  • Total family income of $35,000 (1 person), $45,000 (2 persons), $52,500 (5 persons)
  • international students

NOT ELIGIBLE: self-employment income; business or rental income; foreign property, etc. We are not able to help you. This is considered a complex tax situation. More information here: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/individuals/community-volunteer-income-tax-program/lend-a-hand-individuals/about.html

If you have any questions please contact us at info@skeenadiversity.com
WORK SAFE BC RELEASES GUIDELINES FOR SAFE REOPENING
COVID-19 and returning to safe operation - Phase 2
WorkSafeBC recognizes the importance of worker safety as businesses look to resume operations following COVID-19 related work stoppages or interruptions. The following materials provide employers with information and resources to assist them in ensuring the risk of exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19 is minimized at their workplace.
 
Employers are required to develop a COVID-19 Safety Plan that outlines the policies, guidelines, and procedures they have put in place to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. This plan follows the six steps outlined below. Employers must involve frontline workers, joint health and safety committees, and supervisors in identifying protocols for their workplace. You do not need a formal plan in place to begin operation, but are expected to develop it while protecting the safety of your workers.
 
WorkSafeBC will not be reviewing or approving the plans of individual employers, but in accordance with the order of the Provincial Health Officer, this plan must be posted at the worksite. During a WorkSafeBC inspection, we will ask employers about the steps they have taken to protect their workers or to see the plan if it has been developed.
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K-12 EDUCATION TOWNHALL
Wednesday, May 20 at 7:15pm (PDT) on the Government of BC's Facebook page or YouTube channel. Submit a question in advance at www.gov.bc.ca/covid19townhalls  
WORKPLACE SAFETY TOWNHALL
 Thursday, May 21 at 7:15 pm (PDT)


 
GOVERNMENT OF CANADA INFO TRANSLATED
COVID-19 FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR NEWCOMERS, TEMPORARY RESIDENTS AND REFUGEES

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19/financial-assistance.html
  • Canada Child Benefit (available in multiple languages)
  • Canada Emergency Response Benefit (available in multiple languages)
  • Canada Emergency Response Benefit: Frequently Asked Questions (available in multiple languages)
  • How financial benefits affect family sponsorship
  • Updates and related links
Read more
BC COVID-19 RESOURCES IN SEVERAL LANGUAGES
新型冠狀病毒已翻譯內容
COVID-19 已翻译内容
COVID-19 ਅਨੁਵਾਦ ਕੀਤੀ ਹੋਈ ਸਮੱਗਰੀ
COVID-19 Isinalin na Nilalaman
COVID-19 Contenu traduit
COVID-19 Contenido traducido
COVID-19 متن ترجمه
COVID-19 번역판
COVID-19 المحتوى المترجم
THE TOP 100 DOCUMENTARIES WE CAN USE TO CHANGE THE WORLD
Can you feel the world changing? What can we do to take this moment as an opportunity to live better, care about each other and our planet more. Share your ideas and activities, big and small.
https://www.filmsforaction.org/articles/the-top-100-films-for-action
 

 
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