Shuswap Region COVID-19 Emergency Economic Response Plan
The COVID-19 pandemic is still an evolving situation and Shuswap Economic Development, Shuswap Tourism, Salmon Arm Economic Development Society, Community Futures Shuswap and the Tsuts'weye Women’s Entrepreneur and Innovation Network have been working with numerous partner organizations to gather and review available data in order to develop a COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan for the Shuswap Region. An Emergency Support Hub has been set up as a one-stop place for businesses seeking support to make contact. From the Hub, businesses will be able to access services in six key areas: resource sharing & emergency support line, workforce support, community marketing, mentorship & training, digital transition and financing & emergency cash flow.
SHUSWAP ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COVID-19 RESOURCES
Shuswap Economic Development and Shuswap Tourism are actively working with relevant local, regional and provincial stakeholders and organizations to streamline support and information sharing efforts at this time, and to support an economic recovery plan moving forward. We will continue to update this page as new information and resources become available.
We have started an outreach campaign by phone and are doing our best to connect with as many businesses as possible throughout our region to ensure information and resources are shared, support with accessing support programs is provided, and immediate supply and other needs are being addressed with relevant government agencies.
If we have not connected with you yet and you have questions or require assistance, please contact us to set up a time for a virtual meeting.
Important General Tips:
- Individuals are encouraged to establish and/or update their CRA Online Account. This registration is required for some of the online applications for some of the programs listed below. This will likely be the most streamlined approach to applying for programs. https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/e-services/e-services- individuals/account-individuals.html
- Business owners are also encouraged to ensure they are set up to be able to issue web-based ROE’s: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/programs/ei/ei-list/ei-roe/register-roe.html
- Businesses that are remaining open are encouraged to update their hours on their social media pages, Google listing, etc.
The Shuswap Economic Recovery Task Force is maintaining a resources and support page on the Shuswap Economic Recovery website where you can find various useful Business Links and resources as well as PPE & Safety Links.
Small Business BC has established a comprehensive COVID-19 information and resource hub that includes a regularly updated database of provincial, federal, and other COVID-19 programs and supports. They have also now established a phone and e-mail -based COVID-19 support service to assist businesses with accessing varous supports.
The BC Economic Development Association is also regularly updating a list of COVID-19 business resources and supports that can be found here.
The BC Tourism Resiliency Network is a long-term resiliency program providing BC tourism businesses with meaningful, one-on-one support to navigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, adapt and work towards eventual recovery. Find more details here.