CEBA Requirements have changed!!!
As of October 26, 2020, eligible Canadian businesses that currently operating through a personal bank account will be able to apply for CEBA.
All applicants now have until December 31, 2020, to apply for CEBA.
*COMING SOON* CEBA support is being expanded from $40K to $60K. This expansion will be available to all eligible previous and new CEBA applicants. Stay tuned to the CEBA website for more details, including launch details in the coming weeks.
Important Local Links
Toll Free Business Resiliency 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.
BC Government 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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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