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COVID-19: Federal and Provincial Support

Financial Support

The economic uncertainty caused by COVID-19 has impacted almost every Canadian, both indirectly and directly in some way. To mitigate the financial burden, new measures for financial assistance have been announced by the Federal and Provincial governments 



For further details and a complete list of all these measuresyou can visit the Government of Canada’s and your Provincial Government’s COVID-19 response pages 


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Federal Support

The government of Canada has released sweeping measures to help not only individuals impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, but for businesses as wellFor a complete list of all these measures, click here.

Provincial Support

The provincial governments have implemented a wide range of options to help. To learn more about the options available to you at the provincial levelclick below to find what may be of help to you.  

Other Resources

The stress brought about by social isolation, the disruption to day to day life and financial worries brought about by COVID-19 pandemic can have a significant impact on mental health. 


The government, both at the Federal and Provincial levels, have significantly boosted funding to many mental help resources available. If you need help, you can reach out to the following services:  

  • Family Violence – Find Supports – 310-1818 Call if you (or someone you know) are going through family violence or abuse if you have questions or want to find out about programs, resources, and services. 
  • Mental Health Helpline – 1-877-303-2642 Offers help for mental health concerns for Albertans. 
  • Income Supports– 1-866-644-5135 Financial help for Albertans who don’t have resources to meet their basic needs (e.g., food, clothing, shelter). 
  • Addiction Helpline – 1-866-332-2322  Help for problems with gambling, alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. 
  • ConnexOntario – Adults and frontline workers who are dealing with the realities of COVID-19 can call ConnexOntario at 1-866-531-2600 for mental health, addictions and problem gambling support. 
  • BounceBack – A free, evidence-based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) program that provides guided mental health self-help supports for adults and youth 15+ using workbooks, online videos and phone coaching. Call 1-866-345-0224. 
  • Good2Talk  A phone and texting service that provides confidential support to post-secondary students. Call 1-866-925-5454. 

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George Botros
Chief Executive Officer

George Botros was appointed as CEO of Alta West Capital in April 2021. Prior to his role as CEO, George served as Alta West Capital’s CFO and CCO from 2014 to 2021. He has over 20 years in the lending business, participating in residential, commercial, mezzanine, and interim financing related activities.


George is also a Director of the funds Alta West administers. Prior to joining Alta West Capital, he managed Toro Financial Corporation which amalgamated with AWM Diversified MIC, an entity managed by AWC, in 2014. George was also a University Professor teaching Finance and Economics for University of Lethbridge.


George holds a Bachelor of Economics and an MBA.