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.
Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA) has started Video Conference events designed to provide ‘how to’ information
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.
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
A local contact from government:
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)