Business Continuity

Local Business Relaunch

Our Economic Development Department has been working with our local businesses to help our community identify who is open for business.

If you spot the diamond in the window, they are open for business and excited to serve you!

How can you make your shopping experience better? Check out this guideline for COVID-19 etiquette.

Open for Business Diamond Sign

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to help Canadians facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

On March 18, 2020, the Prime Minister announced a new set of economic measures to help stabilize the economy during this challenging period. These measures, delivered as part of the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, will provide up to $27 billion in direct support to Canadian workers and businesses.

Click here for more information.

Alberta Biz Connect

Workplace guidance and supports to help businesses and non-profits affected by COVID-19 begin to reopen and resume operations safely.

Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy

Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy puts safety first while gradually reopening businesses, resuming activities and getting people back to work.

Workplace Guidance for Business Owners

This document has been developed to support all business and sectors (excluding health care settings) in reducing the risk of transmission of COVID-19 among workers, volunteers and patrons. This document outlines the criteria that should be addressed in individual, written workplace policies and procedures established to address the COVID-19 pandemic response.

COVID-19 Hazard Assessment and Management Recommendations Checklist

Business Relaunch Resource Links 

Relaunch Considerations for Business Form

Province of Alberta: COVID-19 support for employers and employees

Measures to protect employers and employees from the economic disruption of COVID-19 and position Alberta for recovery.

Get more details here.

Information for business

Pandemic Planning - This document focuses on creating a business plan for infectious diseases such as SARS or pandemic flu. It is intended for non-health care organizations. Health care organizations, as well as other first response agencies (e.g., police, emergency, first aid, ambulance), will require much more rigorous emergency steps, infection control measures, and workforce plans.

Information for Albertans: Information from the Government of Alberta, including impact on employees and employers.

COVID-19 Resources for the Arts

As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic becomes clearer, government at all levels, along with community organizations and arts councils have moved quickly to create programs and funds to address the financial toll. Meanwhile, as both for-profit companies and not-for-profit arts organizations navigate their way through this uncharted territory, lessons and articles on everything from mental health to moving your programming online are making the rounds.

 The Rozsa Foundation has put together a comprehensive list of resources available here.

Institute for Sustainable Development

Tips for Alberta Business and Community Leaders Working to Address the Social and Economic Fall-Out from the Coronavirus.