Player Resources

COVID-19 Resources

With the practices being cancelled, and the other restrictions on all players due to the COVID-19 crisis, VSSL is looking at how best to provide support. One way is to let you know about organisations and programs that may be useful to you, and we will be communicating with you regularly as we receive more information.

We hope that the following links will be useful:

BC Temporary Rental Supplement (BC-TRS) Program:
Click here for link to page

Canada Emergency Response Benefit -$500 per week for up to 16 weeks
If you have stopped working because of COVID – see more details here:

Canada Revenue Agency:
1-800-959-8281 help with MyAccount
1-800-387-1193 help with benefits
1-866-426-1527 help with benefits for callers in the North

BC Government assistance:

More info on financial support:

  • $1000 emergency benefit for workers
  • Rent assistance of up to $500 per month
  • Assistance with Hydro and other services

Food/Shelter Programs in Vancouver:

Accessing EI in BC During COVID:

Temporary Income Support for Workers and Parents:

Making it through this difficult time is not easy. With the support of friends it can be done. Here are some more organisations and programs that may be useful to you:

On Line Audio Books for Kids and Others

Indigenous Services Canada’s preparedness and response to COVID-19

Street Soccer USA TV

Private Outreach Initiative

Province of BC: COVID-19 Public Health Measures Tally Sheet (As of March 21, 2020) – Selected Items

Provincial State of Emergency. Emphasis on anti- hoarding, fuel and food and other procurement supply chain protection and close coordination with Public Health Authorities on COVID-19 response

Declaration of Public Health Emergency. Closure of all bars and restaurants

Class Order (mass gatherings re: COVID-19 – No gatherings of 50 or more people

Order of the Provincial health Officer: Notice to People Who  Have Been or Likely Been Exposed to SARS-CoV-2 (Class) Mandatory self-isolation 14 days

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