Update: June 23; 2020 Gran Fondo Cancelled Due to COVID-19. For more information, click here
Recent and Upcoming Chamber Events
Next Board Meeting:
June 18 - Online
June 17, 7 pm. Via Zoom. Please email us for link: click HERE to email
Pay Your Membership
Online!! CLICK HERE!
(note: All Membership Fees Are Postponed for six months to help during COVID-19)
Book Board Room Online:
Boardroom Bookings Suspended Until Further Notice
Important Local Links
Toll Free Busines Resiliancy Hotline
Ottawa has partnered with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce to launch the Business Resilience Service hotline (1-866-989-1080) to advise small- and medium-sized businesses, entrepreneurs and non-profits on COVID-19 relief programs, recovery plans and more. About 125 business advisers will staff the bilingual hotline every day for four weeks starting today.
Commercial Property Owners
Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) for small businesses provides relief for small businesses experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19.
COVID-19 and returning to safe operation
Worksafe BC sets guidelines. Every BC business should check this out.
Message from BC Chamber to Our President - May 6th
We had WorkSafeBC on our weekly network call yesterday as they are in the process of working with industries to create guidelines & resources to help with the reopening of businesses. I expect there to be more information and materials coming soon, and will keep you updated. In the meantime we have created this webpage (http://www.bcchamber.org/node/1777 ) to help businesses navigate the different types of relief that are currently available.
BC Governement Reveals BC’s Restart Plan:
Plan lays out a series of steps that we will take together to protect people and ensure that our province can come back from COVID-19 stronger than before.
Small Business BC website contains all of the latest Federal and Provincial government programs re COVID-19.
Advisors to speak to (no cost) Mon-Fri (8-6) and Saturday (10-4)
Or E-Mail Inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or Live Chat at website https://covid.smallbusinessbc.ca
"I encourage people in the business community to reach out to Small Business BC to learn more"
Hon. Michelle Mungall - BC Minister Minister of Jobs, Economic Development and Competitiveness
Excellent Help and Support Website
COVID-19 Business Community Weekly Round table - Wednesdays 11 am
Need help figuring this out?
Unsure of which program/subsidy to apply for?
Other Good Resources
Over 250,000 Free Online Training Videos!! CHECK THIS OUT!!!!
All you need is a Library Card, and you can access Lynda.com.
Need a card? Email the library at email@example.com or call the library between 10am-5pm, Tuesday – Friday at 250-428-4141 and press 1
COVID-19 Self Assessment Tool https://bc.thrive.health/
C - Care for your people
O - Objective fact-based decisions
I - Innovate
D - Deepen your relationships
19 - 19+ daily gratitude list