2020 COVID-19 Pandemic Response

In January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the novel coronavirus a global health emergency. The virus, known as COVID-19, was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.

Then, on March 11, 2020, the WHO assessed COVID-19 as a pandemic. 

Just like our response to the 2013 Southern Alberta Flood, and the 2016 For McMurray Wildfires, in response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic,  EDA is taking the lead in providing ideas, tools and resources to accelerate business and economic recovery. 

Your Input Matters 

COVID-19 and Low Oil Prices Business Impact Survey

Economic Developers Alberta (EDA), the Alberta Chambers of Commerce (ACC) and Community Futures Alberta are collaborating in the COVID-19 and Low Oil Prices Business Impact Survey.

Read the full survey report here

EDA Business Impact Survey

Between March 20-24,2020, EDA hosted an online survey to gather information on the impact the pandemic is having on Alberta businesses. To view the results click here.

Other Resources

Here is a link to a page of Other Resources you will find useful. 

Beyond COVID Webinar Series: Business & Economic Recovery

Since March, we have been holding a series of FREE virtual seminars designed to connect us with community leaders from Alberta, across Canada and around the world. These weekly webinars provide information to help accelerate business and economic recovery. 

As of May 20, we have shifted our focus slightly. These "Beyond COVID" webinars will profile various topics and/or industries; in particular, where the opportunities are post-COVID. We are pleased to be hosting these with AUMA. We have taken a pause on these webinars but you can see recordings of past webinars by visiting the blog at the bottom of this page.   


Visit the blog below to find presentations and webinar recordings.

  • May 27, 2020 4:47 PM | Anonymous

    Beyond COVID Webinar: Business & Economic Recovery-

    Alberta's Energy Future

    EDA powerpoint 

    Alberta's Industrial Heartland

    Energy Futures Lab



  • May 27, 2020 4:41 PM | Anonymous

    Beyond COVID Webinar: Business & Economic Recovery-

    Alberta's Energy Future

    Webinar recording 

  • May 20, 2020 9:00 PM | Anonymous

    Webinar #9- Business & Economic Recovery during the COVID-19 Crisis- Workforce, Labour, and Skills in a Recovering Economy

    May 20 Webinar Recording

  • May 20, 2020 7:00 PM | Anonymous


    Business & Economic Recovery during the COVID-19 Crisis- Workforce, Labour, and Skills in a Recovering Economy - May 20 Webinar 


    Government of Alberta resource list

    Norquest College powerpoint 

  • May 13, 2020 10:00 PM | Anonymous

    Film Industry Opportunities Post COVID19 - Webinar Recording.

    Click on this link to watch the Zoom webinar recording. 

  • May 13, 2020 9:30 PM | Anonymous

    Film Industry Opportunities Post COVID 19

    Click here to see the powerpoint presentation. 

  • May 13, 2020 11:40 AM | Anonymous

    Keep Alberta Rolling 

    Link: https://www.keepalbertarolling.ca/smalltownsbigscreens

    Alberta Film’s Online Resource Directory is a new tool that will enable the province’s Screen-based industry workforce and support service companies to showcase their skills and services to industry professionals considering filming in our province.  We encourage all industry professionals, including pre-production resources, production staff and technical crew, producers and production companies, equipment and stages, post production facilities, and support services to register. Linkregistration

    The Online Resource Directory will open in June 2020 for public viewing and we would ask that you register and create a listing before the database goes public. Listings are free to create, and the online application typically takes 10 – 20 minutes to complete. Please note that the database is self populated and it is industry’s responsibility to keep the information current and accurate.  

    Link: Online Resource Directory  

    Alberta Film’s Photo submission page Link: https://alberta.reel-scout.com/loc_add.aspx

    Please contact Alberta Film team with any questions at: info@albertafilm.ca

    Webinar Contact Info:

    Luke Azevedo, Commissioner | Film, Television & Creative Industries

    PH: 403-510-1321 Email: LAzevedo@CalgaryEconomicDevelopment.com

    Lissa Craig | Manager, Creative Industries

    PH: 403-701-7571 Email: Lcraig@CalgaryEconomicDevelopment.com 

    Robert Hilton | Business Agent, Director’s Guild of Canada – Alberta District Council

    PH: 403-217-8672 Email: rhilton@dgc.ca

    Calgary Economic Development: www.calgaryfilmcommission.com

Your Economic Development Network in Alberta


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