Other Resources

Province of Alberta

Government of Canada

  • Government of Canada- for resources on what the Government of Canada is doing: www.canada.ca

  • Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response plan.html#business

  • Their lead agency on emergency response is Public Safety Canada.

  • Resource for Canadian Businesses

  • Service Canada Work Sharing Program – Government of Canada Work-Sharing (WS) is an adjustment program designed to help employers and employees avoid layoffs when there is a temporary reduction in the normal level of business activity that is beyond the control of the employer: Call 1-866-891-5319 or https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/work-sharing.html. www.gov.ab.ca. Their lead agency on response is AEMA.
  • The Canada Small Business Financing Program makes it easier for small businesses to get loans from financial institutions by sharing the risk with lenders. Up to a maximum of $1,000,000 for any one borrower, of which no more than $350,000 can be used for purchasing leasehold improvements or improving leased property and purchasing or improving new or used equipment. Financial institutions deliver the program and are solely responsible for approving the loan. For more information download their PDF pamphlet or click here to find a lender near you.
  • Govt of Canada Business Benefits Finder: The Government of Canada has introduced many COVID-19 supports to help businesses weather the storm. To get a tailored list of the ones that fit your business situation or to discover other federal, provincial and territorial programs and services designed to help Canadian businesses grow, try the interactive business benefits finder. You can also sign up for the notification feature to receive emails when there are changes to your favourite programs, when application deadlines are approaching, or when a new program that meets your needs is introduced.
  •  Overview of Federal Government Services for Small Business: programs and initiatives for small businesses. 

Other Resources

If you know of other highly specialized resources that would be helpful with community economic recovery, please let us know. This page is a resource page, not advertising for businesses. Each resource will be reviewed and posted if it meets our requirements.

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