• COVID-19

    COVID-19

COVID -19 has created an emergency like none other and has impacted our day-to-day lives in very dramatic ways.

At BCIS we are here to help.

If you have questions or need to speak with us directly, please call our main switchboard at  403-362-0404 or e-mail us at covidresponse@bcis-brooks.ca

COVID 19 Information

Here are some of the most common symptoms of COVID 19:

  • fever
  • tiredness
  • dry cough

Some people may experience:

  • aches and pains
  • nasal congestion
  • runny nose
  • sore throat
  • diarrhoea

It can take 5–6 days for symptoms to show (if you have been infected), however it can take up to 14 days.
If you feel unwell, please take this test.  DO not call 9-1-1, go to the hospital or got to the doctor’s office.  Click here: COVID Self-assessment
For more COVID Information click here. COVID Information

FINANCIAL HELP

The Federal government is offering Canadians financial help due to the corona pandemic.  

It is designed for individuals who have lost their jobs.

  • You must reside in Canada and be 15+ years of age. 
  • You must have stopped working because of reasons related to COVID-19 
  • Or you must be eligible for Employment Insurance regular or sickness benefits
  • Or you must have exhausted your Employment Insurance regular benefits between December 29, 2019 and October 3, 2020. 
  • You had employment and/or self-employment income of at least $5,000 in 2019 or in the 12 months prior to the date of your application; and
  • you have not quit your job voluntarily.

Before you file for assistance, please be sure you are eligible. If you apply and are not eligible, you will be required to return any money you received.

For information on the Canadian Employment Relief Benefit (CERB) click here:
CERB or EI Application Information

EDUCATION

1. COVID-19 Mythbusters

Amharic
Arabic 
English
Mandarin 
Oromo
Spanish
Tagalog  
Tigrinya

2. Someone at home has COVID-19 WHAT TO DO?

Amharic
Arabic 
English
Mandarin 
Oromo 
Spanish  
Tagalog  
Tigrinya
 

3. Educational Videos on COVID 19