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Spring 2020 Important Information
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Still Working to Serve You! 

While our building is closed, we are still working hard to provide service and support to our clients by phone at 519-836-2222 and through email. All messages will be responded to within 48 hours. For our Staff Contact Information, click here.

For the latest news from ISGW, visit our website: www.is-gw.ca or facebook page.
New! Online Learning with ISGW

Online Learning with ISGW

We are excited to announce our new online community programs, designed to keep you engaged and connected with each other, while maintaining social distancing. Betw​een Monday April 6 and Friday May 8, join us virtually via Zoom and stay connected to the ISGW community. We will be offering weekly  cooking, craft and Zumba classes, as well as two English Conversation Circles each week. DOWNLOAD FLYER
 
To register for one or more of IS-GW's online programs: 
  1. Email Emma (estewartsmall@is-gw.ca) to register. More information will be provided. 
  2. Create a Zoom account: https://zoom.us/signup
  3. Download Zoom to a computer or smartphone: https://zoom.us/download
Online English and French Learning Resources

Waiting for a Language Assessment?

There are many resources available online that can help you practice while you wait. CLICK HERE for resources (scroll to the bottom of the page). These lists have been compiled by The Centre for Education and Training and Hamilton LAC
New! Tax Filing and Payment Deadlines

The due date for filing individual tax returns has been extended to June 1, 2020. Taxpayers will have until September 1, 2020 to pay any 2019 income tax amounts owed.


Important Note: If you do not file your return on time (see exception to the due date of your return), your Goods and Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax (including any related provincial credits), Canada Child Benefit payments (including related provincial or territorial payments), and Old Age Security Benefit payments may be delayed or stopped.
 
Our income tax clinic is currently closed. If you need information or help contact Dayami at dramirez@is-gw.ca
Information about the COVID-19 is changing rapidly. The links below connect you to up-to-date information about what's happening in Canada, Ontario and Guelph. QUESTIONS? Please call us at 519-836-2222 and leave a message or email: dramirez@is-gw.ca  We will get back to you within 48 hours.

Links to Reliable Information


ABOUT CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
Know the Facts about Coronavirus (Government of Canada, Public Health)
Facts about Coronavirus (Province of Ontario) multiple languages
Guelph News (GuelphToday newspaper)
SCHOOL NEWS
Upper Grand District School Board
Wellington Catholic District School Board
SWIS workers are available by phone and email. Contact Ali Zaidi at 226-332-0784 or azaidi@is-gw.ca
INCOME TAX & BENEFITS
Canada Revenue Agency - COVID-19: changes to Canadian taxes and benefits 
PUBLIC HEALTH
Coronavirus / COVID-19 (Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health) 
Mental Health Support and Resources (Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health)

Online Activities for Kids


www.NFB.ca - The National Film Board of Canada has a collection of movies for children and adults that are free to stream. It includes documentaries, animation and more.

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems - Learn to make art with celebrated children's book author/illustrator Mo Willems. New videos posted every day at 1:00 pm.

CBC Kids - awesome activities and fun facts for kids to explore

Information about e-Transfer

E-transfers are a popular way to send money electronically from one bank account to another.

Send money using INTERAC e-transfer to simplify everyday payments and as an alternative to using cheques and cash. CLICK HERE to see a video of how it works. 

Are e-transfers a safe way to send money?  CLICK HERE to see CBC's Erica Johnson explain how to protect yourself against hacking. 

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