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Covid-19: Managing Your Financial and Informational Health


So much has changed in our lives since mid-March. Our new reality would have been hard to imagine just a few short months ago. Simple things like getting together with friends and family, going out for a meal, and shopping, have all become unsafe activities. Many of us are dealing with serious issues such as job loss or keeping our businesses afloat. Our world has turned upside down and that can be both overwhelming and distressing. We may have many questions or need help navigating all the information resources out there.   

At the Ottawa Public Library, we have put together a series of programs in both English and French to help inform you.  Join us for any one or all of these free online sessions: 

Tax Benefits and Credits and Covid-19 Info Session, June 9, 2-3 pm 
 An agent from the CRA will present and discuss the benefits that the Government of Canada has introduced to help Canadians during the Covid-19 situation. The presentation is in English, but you will be able to ask questions in either language.
Break the Fake: How to Tell What’s True Online, June 16, 2-3 pm 
There is so much information online that it's  difficult to distinguish between what is reliable information and what is not.  Much fake news gets shared online before it is verified.  Join Media Smarts to learn four quick and easy steps to take to spot misinformation and find out if something online is true or not!  

Comment gérer votre santé financière?, June 23, 2-3 pm 
What can you do if you are facing financial difficulties?  Join Jean-François Simard, financial advisor, for an in-dept session to learn how to take charge of and manage your financial health.  M. Simard will cover many issues including mortgage payments, credit card charges, rent, debt, emergency fund, and much more. This presentation is in French.