Paul Lefebvre

Your member of parliament for


Paul Lefebvre

Your member of parliament for



Important COVID-19 Information for Sudburians

We will be regularly updating this page as new information becomes available.

In this time of uncertainty, there is only one thing that is certain: we can only count on each other to do the right things and to help those that need help. My team and I are here and ready to do our best to assist the community.

-Paul Lefebvre

Important COVID-19 Information for Sudburians

Sorry, our offices are temporarily closed.
For all updates on Covid-19, follow the links below.

Our team remains available to answer your questions within 24h.
Reach us by:

Phone: 705.673.7107
Facebook message: @paullefebvre.sudbury

For regular updates, follow Paul on Twitter @LefebvrePaul or on Facebook @paullefebvre.sudbury

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Canada Day flyer

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CERB Applications – When to Apply

To ensure that the system works as efficiently as possible the Government of Canada would like citizens to adhere to this schedule for application to the CERB

When logging in or registering for CRA’s My Account, please use your birthday as follows:

If you were born in the months of: Your dedicated login days are:
January – March Monday
April – June Tuesday
July – September Wednesday
October – December Thursday
Any Month Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays


Mental Health:

If your life is in danger or you know someone’s life is in danger DIAL ResourceEMERGENCY 911.

Mental Health
Call us at 1-855-449-9949, or leave a confidential message for one of our counsellors at

Hub: Mental health and wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic resources and contact information here

Wellness Together Canada

If you know someone who is out of the country and requires mental health support consult this resource

Help for Homeless

Supports for Indigenous Homeless

Community Entity – Designated Community
Contact Information:

Community Entity – Indigenous Homelessness
Contact information:

Community Advisory Board – Designated Community
Contact information:

  • Contact: Nancy Dubé, Community Advisory Board Chair
  • Organization: Community Advisory Board for Homelessness Initiatives
  • Phone: 705-674-2324
  • Email:

Community Advisory Board – Indigenous Homelessness
Contact information:

  • Contact: Olivia Parry, Community Advisory Board Chair
  • Organization: Sudbury Indigenous Community Advisory Board
  • Phone: 705-674-2128 ext. 230
  • Email:;

Assistance for Women Fleeing Gender-based Violence

Support for Canadians

The Government of Canada is taking strong and quick action to protect our economy, families and the health, safety, and jobs of all Canadians during the global COVID-19 outbreak. The following resources include important information on child and family benefits, government services, drug and medical monitoring, and support for Canadian’s at home and abroad.

Supporting Medical Research COVID-19

Live updates and information about Canada’s response to COVID-19 here

Employment Insurance

For Individuals

Child and Family Benefits

Schools and Daycares

Maintaining government services to Canadians

Support for Canadians abroad

Travel and Immigration

Drug and medical device supply monitoring

Canada’s Homelessness Strategy

Mortgage Relief

Mortgage Relief – CMHC

New Horizon’s Seniors Program Updates – (Updated)


Support for Students and Recent Graduates

Canadian Student Loans

Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) – (Updated)

Canada Student Service Grant (CSSG)

Canada Service Corps

Tuition Support

Canada Summer Jobs

Message From Justin Trudeau


The following resources include important information for communities, ways the Canadian government is collaborating with communities to keep them safe. Below are community-based measures and resources put in place to mitigate the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

For Communities

Collaborating with provinces and territories as well as Indigenous leaders and communities

Community-based measures to mitigate the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Canada

Risk-informed decision-making for mass gatherings during COVID-19 pandemic

New Horizons for Seniors Program Updates

Volunteer Sudbury

Provincial Support to Help connect volunteers to COVID 19 response efforts:
Visit SPARK Ontario to connect organizations with volunteers
Visit SPARK Social media materials
Or visit the Volenteer Center for additional local resources

Support For Non Profits, Arts and Charities
Support for Charities
Arts and Culture

Food Banks

Parks Canada Resumes some Operations

Travel Updates

Cruise Ships Guidelines

Commercial Passenger Ships and Ferries

Guidelines for Pleasure Craft

Support for Businesses

These are, and will continue to be trying times for businesses. The Government of Canada has taken action to support Canadian businesses facing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The following resources were put in place to support businesses, offer ways in which businesses can support their employees, offer flexibility for businesses filing taxes, gain access to credit and support financial market liquidity.

Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) for small businesses provides relief for small businesses experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19.

Goverment Support for Businesses

Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP)

Work-Sharing Program

Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)

Resources for Canadian businesses: COVID-19

Download Canada Business App

Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s Pandemic Preparedness Guide

Self-Employed/Gig Economy

Emergency Wage Subsidy Program – Up to 75% Updated (updated)

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Calculator

Wage Top Up for Essential and Frontline Workers

Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA)

Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA)

Work-Sharing Program

GST/HST & Duty Deferral

Loan Guarantee and Co-Lending Program

CMHC IMPP Insured Mortgage Purchase Program

Indigenous Business Support

Indigenous Community Support Fund

Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (Through FedNor)

Support for Innovation

More Support for Innovation

PPE and Other COVID-19 Needs for Procurement

The Fish Harvester Benifit

Support For Workers

Below are economic measures put in place to help support Canadian workers through times of financial hardship. These resources include Employment Insurance Benefits, Employment and Social Development and Canada’s Economic Response Plan to support Canadians.

Support for Employees

Employment and Social Development

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan – Support To Canadians

Additional Support for Essential Workers

Home Schooling

Teaching in a Digital Age

Fundamentals for Online Learning

Government of Canada launches ‘Canada COVID -19’ app for education.
Available at Google Play and the Apple store

Government of Ontario:

Information about Government Of Ontario Supports and Programs

Self-Assessment Tool

Information on how the private sector will be supported to create innovative solutions for COVID-19

Information on how to report price gouging during COVID-19

Liquor sales licensees may now sell liquor for takeout or delivery along with food

Sudburians and Northerners Pitch-in During COVID -19:

Taking a ‘smart’ approach to sanitizing protective equipment Essential Worker of the Day

#COVIDKindness: Despite the pandemic, Sudburians continue to share kindness – here’s proof!

Give Back Gals give back during pandemic

Spark Employment Services launches virtual chat series during COVID-19

Northern Ontario’s Chinese community donates to HSN’s COVID Fund

Sudbury’s hospital celebrates release of first ventilated patient

Senior tenants rally together to sing praise to health-care workers

United Way North East hands out over $12K to help charities during COVID-19

New Liskeard furniture maker produces overflow beds for local hospital

Guilty Pleasures Bakeshop brings Island bounty local to combat COVID-19 shortages

Greater Sudbury develops resources to support businesses during COVID-19

SNOLAB donates more than 3,000 pieces of PPE, medical supplies to HSN

Local Love: United Way launches a COVID-19 ‘community response fund’

Cash for Cans: Lougheed brothers donate $100K to help feed Sudburians in time of crisis

North Bay-area plastic parts maker ready to step into the COVID-19 fight

Help line set up to support businesses affected by COVID-19

#COVIDKindness: Sudburians are sharing kindness during the pandemic and it’s catching on

SNOlab turning attention to battle against COVID-19

Vale contributes $100,000 to the Sudbury Food Bank

Elliot Lake protects seniors health and local economy by having city workers get them groceries

Project Impact – Small projects that make a big difference

Citizen-led effort helping healthcare workers self-isolate from family

Sudbury Police Officers pay tribute to front-line HSN workers

Ontario invests $40M to support residential services, emergency shelters

Sudbury area roadside restaurant serving free meals to truck drivers, first responders

Sudbury grassroots movement to print PPE speaks to the power of small communities

Sudbury team seeking help to build mobile PPE decontamination unit

Fortin Foundation Engineers and Builds Portable, Safe COVID-19 Testing Unit

Local Company Repurposes Mine Logistics Equipment Into Portable PPE Sanitizing Station

LU scientist joins ‘Moonshot Project’ in using virtual reality against COVID-19

Northern College’s Hub switches gears to help Timmins health sector during pandemic

Vale launches $1-million dollar challenge to help make a difference during this pandemic

Glencore donates $50K to help keep the Sudbury Food Bank running

SNOLAB team helping to develop ventilators that can be built anywhere in the world with off-the-shelf parts

Buy a mask, give a mask with Sudbury Steam Cleaners’ One-for-One program

Essential Workers Celebrated In series of Articles

Greater Sudbury announces 2020 Civic Awards winners

Greater Sudbury library to offer check-in phone service

At Little Free Libraries in Sudbury, seeds on offer alongside books