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.

Municipal Programs

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


Provincial Programs

Alberta Income Support Program

Alberta Government Small Business Resources

Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development

Development funding programs.

Funding for innovation start-ups at Alberta Innovates ;

Alberta’s Layoff & Recall Directive:

COVID-19 Updates from Government for Albertans:

Government of Alberta – COVID-19: Support for Albertans:

Government of Alberta – COVID-19 Support for employers and employees:

Help Prevent the Spread:

Travel Advice:

How to Self-Isolate:

Cases in Alberta:

Federal Programs

Wage Subsidy for Businesses:

Supports for small businesses:

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan assistance for Canadians & Businesses:

Work-share/lay-off avoidance Program:

Employment Insurance Program:

Employment Rules for Layoffs and Terminations:

Community Futures Business Continuity Workbook

Advisory Services to Businesses – loans to small and medium-sized businesses, self-employment assistance programs and services targeted to youth and entrepreneurs with disabilities.

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC);

Funding for Aboriginal Economic Development Projects:

The Aboriginal Canada Funding Portal

Canada’s Economic Response Plan:

For ongoing general Federal updates:

Call to Action for Manufacturers:

Other Valuable Resources

COVID Employment Insurance Claims can be made by calling 1-833-381- 2725

The Business Link business assistance and advisory services:

Federation of Canadian Municipalities provides a Disaster Management and Reconstruction initiative. For more information

Athabasca Chamber of Commerce:

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce:

The Economic Developers Association of Alberta offers businesses helpful information and webinars:

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.


For further information and assistance please contact:


Tourism and Economic Development (Athabasca County):

780-675-6633 |