Memo: COVID-19 Government Support Update May 19, 2020

Dear ASP family,

We made a commitment to communicate and advise you of the most up to date information as it becomes available. We shared information with you about the Canadian Emergency Relief Benefit (CERB) the taxable benefit covers people who not working because of disruptions due to COVID-19. It is important to note that the CERB is approved for 4 weeks at a time which means that a recipient must reapply at the end of the period. More information about the CERB can be found by following the link provided above.

Last week the Canadian government announced a one-time, tax free payment for senior eligible for the Old Age Security pension. Seniors who are eligible for the benefit and already receiving OAS or GIS will receive the payment automatically. For complete information and Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan please visit the Government of Canada’s website.

We’re proud of our employees and our communities who continue to support each other. Things can sometimes change quickly and we are committed to communicating with you as effectively as we can. Please reach out to your supervisors or the human resources team at and let us know how we can support you or if you have any questions.


ASP Management Team

  • Category: COVID-19