Face coverings are required in all public spaces and vehicles for hire, effective immediately. A downloadable poster series for community and business is available. You are welcome to display messaging in public entryways of the business or vehicle.
Alberta BizConnect Workplace guidance and supports to help businesses and non-profits affected by COVID-19 begin to reopen and resume operations safely.
Alberta Government Relaunch plan template for businesses The template includes considerations to help guide you as you plan to open. This should be completed using Alberta’s Workplace Guidance for Business Owners, which provides general guidance applicable to all sectors; as well as sector-specific guidelines available on Alberta Biz Connect and any additional requirements of your business or sector association.
Alberta’s Workplace Guidance for Business Owners This document has been developed to support business/services (excluding health care settings)in reducing the risk of transmission of COVID-19 among workers, volunteers and patrons.The guidance in this document is applicable to other settings and sectors (e.g., schools and places of worship)
CBRN’s Reopening Toolkit This toolkit prepared by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s Canadian Business Resilience Network is designed to provide guidance, or access to guidance, for business owners and senior managers responsible for re-establishing their operations while ensuring the health and safety of operators, staff, customers and the general public is at the forefront.
Retail Council of Canada – Re-opening guide To assist retailers in their reopening planning, Retail Council of Canada, in partnership with the Boston Consulting Group and retailers from across Canada, are leveraging global best practices for a diverse range of retail formats with the fundamental aim of ensuring a safe environment for employees and customers.
Post-COVID-19 Facility Re-entry Guide This guide is intended to support organizations with COVID-19 re-entry and re-opening planning, specifically with the considerations needed to return to facilities and resume operations. Created by the NAIT Centre for Applied Disaster and Emergency Management.
Alberta Economic Recovery Council The Economic Recovery Council has been appointed to provide insight and expert advice on how to protect jobs during the economic crisis stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent collapse in energy prices.
Alberta COVID-19 Statistics Interactive aggregate data on COVID-19 cases in Alberta is now available. This data includes age range, sex, geographical area and AHS zone of cases.
Strathcona County COVID-19 Information In alignment with Alberta Public Heath’s direction to address COVID-19, Strathcona County has implemented preventative measures to limit the spread of infection and, ultimately, to help keep employees, customers, community and visitors healthy and safe.
Economic Disaster Recovery Program Economic Developers Alberta aims to provide our members with the most up to date resources and best practice information on how to prepare for, respond to, and recover their businesses and economies from unanticipated disruptions, such as natural disasters or a man-made crisis.
Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to support Canadians and businesses facing hardship as a result of the global COVID-19 outbreak.
Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) Canadian businesses, non-profit organizations, or charities who have seen a drop in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for a subsidy to cover part of their commercial rent or property expenses, starting on September 27, 2020, until June 2021.
Canada Temporary Wage Subsidy for Employers The Temporary Wage Subsidy is a measure that will allow eligible employers to reduce the amount of payroll deduction required to be remitted to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
Export Development Canada Export Development Canada supports and develops Canada’s export trade by helping Canadian companies respond to international business opportunities.
Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) Provides interest-free loans to small businesses and not-for-profits, to help cover their operating costs during a period where their revenues have been temporarily reduced.
Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) The federal and provincial government have partnered to create the Canadian Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) program to help reduce eligible business tenant rent. This program has now ended as of September 30, 2020.
Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) A taxable benefit for eligible workers who have lost their income due to COVID-19. As of September 2020, this program has now transitioned to Employment Insurance (EI).
Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit and the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit Many people are still being impacted by COVID-19 and require temporary income support. To ensure that Canadians continue to have the help they need the Government of Canada has introduced three new benefits, delivered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA): the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB), the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB), and the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB).
Western Economic Diversification Canada Western Economic Diversification Canada, with other Government of Canada partners, is taking action to support tourism and other businesses and workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Extension of employer application period for Canada Summer Jobs 2021 The employer application period for the 2021 Canada Summer Jobs program is being extended until February 3, 2021, to allow more employers to apply for funding to hire young people. Not-for-profit organizations and private and public sector employers who have not already applied for funding are encouraged to do so today.
Temporary changes to Canada Summer Jobs program The Canada Summer Jobs program provides opportunities for youth to develop and improve their skills within the not-for-profit, small business, and public sectors, and supports the delivery of key community services.
Alberta Biz Connect Workplace guidance and supports to help businesses and non-profits affected by COVID-19 begin to reopen and resume operations safely.
Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant Funding for small- and medium-sized businesses, co-ops and non-profits impacted by COVID-19 to offset a portion of their relaunch costs. First and second payment: Application closed on March 31, 2021. Third payment: Applications opening soon.
The Sherwood Park & District Chamber of Commerce values our members and we understand that COVID-19 is having a significant effect on our business community. We are here to help you to investigate ways we can help support local businesses during these difficult times.
If you have any suggestions, email firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can best serve you and our business community. We value everything you do, and we want you to know that we are here to support you in any way we can.
If your business is open with modified hours, we encourage you to share your support for #ShopLocalSHPK with a “Shop Local, Shop Sherwood Park” Hours of Operation sign.