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.


Businesses seeking assistance are encouraged to visit the Shuswap Economic Recovery Website, or contact the Emergency Support Hub by phone: 250-833-5928 or email


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:

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-mailbased COVID-19 support service to assist businesses with accessing various support.

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.