Consumer Offerings

Telecommunications

Rogers

  • Waiving long distance charges for wireless and wireless home phone consumers and small businesses for calls to anywhere in Canada until April 30.
  • Ensuring services will not be suspended or disconnected for any customers experiencing financial difficulties. This includes small businesses with 1-9 wireless lines on a single account.
  • Waiving data overage fees for home internet usage until May 31.
  • Waiving long distance charges for Rogers home phone consumers for calls to anywhere in Canada until April 30.

Bell Canada

  • No data overage charges for residential users.
  • Waived roaming fees temporarily.

Telus

  • No data overage charges for residential users and committed to flexible payment options for customers facing financial challenges.
  • Waiving all Easy Roam®, Travel Passes and pay-per-use roaming charges for postpaid and small business customers until April 30.

Shaw

  • Opened Shaw Go WiFi to everyone – Shaw customer or not.
  • Does not have data caps on internet plans.

Retail

Walmart

Dedicating the opening hour of stores across the country exclusively for seniors (ages 65+), the disabled, and those with vulnerable health conditions. Opening hours will be from 7am to 8am on weekdays only. Please note, this change excludes Quebec.

Shoppers Drug Mart

Dedicating the first opening hour of shopping at our stores to our customers who need assistance or consideration, including seniors and people living with disabilities. During this first hour, seniors will receive 20% off regular priced merchandise.

Physical Activity

YMCA

From boot camp to yoga, YMCA launches 60 free online classes for people stuck at home.

Reading

JSTOR

A digital library that normally requires a subscription, has announced that 6,000 of its e-books and more than 150 journals will be freely available to the public.

Technology

Microsoft

Free 6-month Office 365 E1 Trial, including Microsoft Teams, is now available. Microsoft is making this special E1 Trial license available in response to the increased need for employees to work from home in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Zoom

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