Support for businesses During Covid 19 disruptions

Here are helpful links for businesses to access:

 

https://tourismresiliency.ca/victrp/ for Vancouver Island, Sunshine Coast and Gulf Island tourism sector operators– support for e-commerce, guidance for re-opening, regulations etc.

https://viea.ca/category/video/

Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA) has started Video Conference events designed to provide ‘how to’ information

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/subsidy/emergency-wage-subsidy.html

This program will help cover up to 75% of wages to employees

Innovation Island has a new DER3 program (digital economy rapid, recovery, response program) that is for ALL sectors https://innovationisland.ca/der3/

Tourism Vancouver Island has developed a page for the Vancouver Island Coastal Tourism Resiliency Program https://victrp.ca/ where you can sign up to receive updates.

check the Small Business BC website every morning as there are great links and also there are webinars on different topics.

https://covid.smallbusinessbc.ca/hc/en-us

News from the BC Chamber for all businesses http://www.bcchamber.org/advocacy-news/resources-businesses-affected-covid-19

And of course, Canada’s Economic Response Plan

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html

A local contact from government:

Bridget Horel

Regional Economic Operations Branch – Regional Manager North Vancouver Island/Sunshine Coast
Rural Development Unit
Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
370 Dogwood Street South, Campbell River, BC
Bridget [dot] Horel [at] gov [dot] bc [dot] ca 250-286-9370 (Office) │ 250-202-8619 (Cell)

 

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