Covid-19 Business Support
Covid-19 Business Support & Recovery Outreach Initiative
The following information and list of resources has been assembled for Athabasca businesses that require assistance in managing the hardships and challenges caused by the COVID 19 pandemic.
ATHABASCA COUNTY and the TED COMMITTEE (in partnership with ATB Entrepreneurship Centre, the Athabasca and Boyle Chambers of Commerce will deliver a series of virtual business workshops and webinars locally (starting late April) in the following areas:
- Crowd Funding, Cash flow & Tax roll back.
- Business Accelerator Program and Rural pop-up strategies.
- Funding for Arts-Culture-Non-Profits & Indigenous partnerships.
- Business & Agriculture entrepreneurship strategies.
- Succession planning, HR issues and mental health.
- Funding for Business technology development and Innovation
Click on the link below for a free Business Interruption and Recovery Toolkit
Alberta Income Support Program https://www.alberta.ca/income-support.aspx
Alberta Government Small Business Resources https://www.alberta.ca/small-business-resources.aspx
Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development https://www.afrea.ab.ca/alberta-agriculture-and-rural-development
Development funding programs. http://www.iae.alberta.ca/media/324115/funding-programs-community-regional-economic-development.pdf
Funding for innovation start-ups at Alberta Innovates ; https://albertainnovates.ca/
Alberta’s Layoff & Recall Directive: https://www.alberta.ca/Layoff-and-recall-directive.aspx
COVID-19 Updates from Government for Albertans: https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx
Government of Alberta – COVID-19: Support for Albertans: https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-supports-for-albertans.aspx
Government of Alberta – COVID-19 Support for employers and employees: https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-support-for-employers.aspx
Help Prevent the Spread: https://www.alberta.ca/prevent-the-spread.aspx
Travel Advice: https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-travel-advice.aspx
How to Self-Isolate: https://www.alberta.ca/self-isolation.aspx
Cases in Alberta: https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-alberta-data.aspx
Supports for small businesses: http://canada.ca/covid-19-business
Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan assistance for Canadians & Businesses: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/03/canadas-covid-19-economic-response-plan-support-for-canadians-and-businesses.html#Flexibility_for_Tax-filers
Work-share/lay-off avoidance Program: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/work-sharing.html
Employment Insurance Program: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei.html
Employment Rules for Layoffs and Terminations: https://www.alberta.ca/temporary-layoffs.aspx
Community Futures Business Continuity Workbook https://www.communityfutures.ca/sites/default/files/business-continuity-workbook-2019-web.pdf
Advisory Services to Businesses – loans to small and medium-sized businesses, self-employment assistance programs and services targeted to youth and entrepreneurs with disabilities. www.wd.gc.ca/eng/4897.asp
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC); http://www.agr.gc.ca/eng/agriculture-and-agri-food-canada/?id=1395690825741
Funding for Aboriginal Economic Development Projects: http://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1100100014444
The Aboriginal Canada Funding Portal http://www.aboriginalcanada.gc.ca/acp/site.nsf/eng/funding.html
Canada’s Economic Response Plan: http://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html#business
For ongoing general Federal updates: http://www.canada.ca
Call to Action for Manufacturers: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/business/maintaingrowimprovebusiness/manufacturers-needed.html
Other Valuable Resources
COVID Employment Insurance Claims can be made by calling 1-833-381- 2725
The Business Link business assistance and advisory services: https://businesslink.ca/
Federation of Canadian Municipalities provides a Disaster Management and Reconstruction initiative. For more information www.fcm.ca
Athabasca Chamber of Commerce: https://www.athabascachamber.org/
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce: http://www.chamber.ca/
The Economic Developers Association of Alberta offers businesses helpful information and webinars: http://www.edaalberta.ca/
Business Directory & Contact List
We are creating a business directory and contact list that will help us share business related information with local businesses during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.