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  • COVID-19 Updates & FAQ's | Renee Merrifield

    COVID-19 UPDATES & FAQ'S Upcoming Changes to Restrictions Changes to mask mandates, BC vaccine cards and Long Term Care Visitation. Everything you need to know is here!

  • Links & Resources | Renee Merrifield

    Get Help Immediately 310Mental Health Support Call 310-6789 for emotional support, information and resources specific to mental health. ​ ​ 1-800-SUICIDE Call 1-800-784-2433 if you are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including thoughts of suicide. ​ ​ KUU-US Crisis Response Service Call 1-800-588-8718 for culturally-aware crisis support for Indigenous peoples in B.C. ​ ​ Alcohol and Drug Information and Referral Service Call 1-800-663-1441 to find resources and support. Further Resources Free or Low-Cost Counselling Wellness Together Canada Access free counselling and support as well as self-guided courses, apps, and other resources. ​ BC COVID-19 Mental Health Network Access free, phone-based, short-term support with a counsellor. Email to receive an appointment time. ​ Canadian Mental Health Association - Kelowna Virtual counselling services for free to those who are struggling. ​ Circle of Indigenous Nations Society Offering programs rooted in Indigenous practices that strengthen cultural connection and support holistic healing and learning. ​ Cythera Transition House Society Offers counselling and other supports for women and children experiencing or witnessing abuse and violence. Further Resources Support for: Youth, Students, Educators, Parents, Seniors, Indigenous Peoples, & Victims of Violence. Information on Violation Tickets. Immunization plan BC CDC COVID-19 resources

  • About Renee | Renee Merrifield

    About Renee Here to listen and serve. Renee Merrifield was first elected as MLA for Kelowna-Mission in 2020. She currently serves as the Official Opposition Critic for Environment and Climate Change Renee is a dedicated public leader who has effectively lead with results in her community, province, and nation for the last 20 years. She is committed to strong, effective advocacy for her community, bringing forward all the elements that aid in making Kelowna–Mission the best place to live, work and play. Renee is a devoted mother of five in a blended household. She is an entrepreneurial and successful business owner, employing 50 amazing people in the local construction industry. A person of faith, Renee feels blessed to live in such a great country where all people are treated equally. She is a compassionate individual who cares about others in the community, believes in giving back, and helping those in need through service, time and fundraising. She is environmentally conscious, believing in sustainability for future generations. Get in Touch Subscribe to our newsletter! Stay up to date Submit Thanks for submitting!

  • Home | Renee Merrifield, MLA - Kelowna-Mission

    "Kelowna-Mission is an incredible community. It is my honour and privilege to serve as your voice and advocate in Victoria. We all have so much to be proud of and so much to offer BC!" Renee Merrifield Home: Welcome Kelowna-Mission Constituency Office (250) 712-3620 Anchor 1 Home: Text

  • Contact | Renee Merrifield

    Contact Reach out to let us know if there is anything we can do for you! ​ ​ Kelowna-Mission Constituency Office 2121 Ethel St 102, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2Z6, Canada Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm (250) 712-3620 Name Email Phone Subject Message Submit Thanks for submitting! Contact: Contact

  • Helpful Links | Renee Merrifield

    Helpful Links Ticket Information Social Assistance ICBC Interior Health Canadian Mental Health Association - Kelowna Foundry Kelowna Food Bank - Kelowna Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society BC Housing Assistance Requests for celebratory greetings and milestone recognitions BC 211

  • Support for Businesses | Renee Merrifield

    Support for Businesses The Resources You Need PROVINCIAL WAGE AND RENT SUPPORT ​ B.C. Increased Employment Incentive The B.C. Increased Employment Incentive offers a refundable tax credit for all private sector B.C. employers to encourage the creation of new jobs for B.C. workers or increased payroll for existing low or medium-income employees ​ Learn more about the B.C. Increased Employment Incentive . ​ ​ B.C. Employer Training Grant The BC Employer Training Grant offers employers 100% of eligible training costs, up to a maximum of $10,000 per participant per fiscal year, to support British Columbians that are employed or have been employed in sectors impacted by COVID-19. ​ Learn more about the B.C. Employer Training Grant . ​ ​ ​ LOANS AND GRANTS ​ Small and Medium Sized Business Recovery Grant The Small and Medium-Sized Business Recovery Grant provides grants of $10,000 to $30,000 to support eligible B.C. businesses that employ between 2 and 149 B.C. residents, or sole proprietorships and partnerships with fixed costs related to tangible assets, and have experienced declines in revenue since March 2020. The program ends on August 31, 2021 . ​ Learn more about the Small and Medium-Sized Business Recovery Grant . ​ ​ Launch Online Grant Program The Launch Online Grant program provides grants up to $7,500 to eligible B.C. businesses to create an online shop and/or improve their e-commerce experience. Applications are open until September 30, 2021 or until the funds have been fully subscribed. ​ Learn more about the Launch Online Grant Program . ​ ​ FEDERAL WAGE AND RENT SUPPORT ​ Employment Insurance (EI) Work Sharing Program The EI work sharing program provides EI benefits to workers who agree to reduce their normal working hours as a result of developments beyond the control of their employers. ​ Learn more about the Employment Insurance (EI) Work Sharing Program . ​ ​ ​ LOANS AND GRANTS​ ​ National Resource Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) The NRC IRAP provides assistance to innovative, early-stage small- and medium-sized businesses that are unable to access other COVID-19 business supports. ​ Learn more about the National Resource Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program . ​ ​ ​ Further Resources Click to learn more about additional business supports currently offered .

  • Support for Individuals | Renee Merrifield

    SUPPORT FOR INDIVIDUALS PROVINCIAL COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Workers can take 3 days of paid sick leave between May 20, 2021 and December 31, 2021 if they need to stay home due to COVID-19. If your workplace does not have an existing sick leave program, the Province will reimburse you up to $200 per day. ​ Learn more about the COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave . ​ ​ COVID-19 Paid Vaccination Leave Individuals can take up to 3 hours of paid leave to be vaccinated against COVID-19. If necessary, you can take additional paid leave for a second dose. Employees are entitled to this leave no matter how long they have been employed. ​ Learn more about the COVID-19 Paid Vaccination Leave .​ ​ FEDERAL Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) The CRB provides $500 per week for up to 26 weeks to workers who are self-employed or are not eligible for EI and who still require income support. This benefit supports people who have stopped working due to COVID-10 or whose income has dropped by 50% or more. ​ Learn more about the Canada Recovery Benefit . ​ ​ ​ Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB) The CRCB provides $500 per week for up to 26 weeks per household for eligible people unable to work because they must care for a child under 12 years old or other family member requiring supervised care, who is unable to attend their school or regular care facility due to COVID-19. ​ Learn more about the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit . ​ ​ ​ Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) The CRSB provides $500 per week for up to two weeks, for workers who are sick or must self-isolate for reasons related to COVID-19, or have underlying conditions that would make them more susceptible to COVID-19. ​ Learn more about the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit . ​ ​ ​ Give Us Your Feedback Let your local MLA know how to better support you and the Kelowna-Mission community! Submit Thanks for submitting!

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