COVID-19 Resources

In order to assist rural small businesses with the challenges and uncertainties associated with COVID-19, Community Futures BC has curated a roster of business-related resources and supports, available below. 

 

COVID-19 Business-Related Supports & Resources

Federal Government resources:

Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

COVID-19 Measures to Help Canadians

COVID-19 Outreach Resource Links

General information on COVID-19

Supports for businesses and industries

BC Provincial Government resources:

COVID-19 & Returning to Safe Operations - Communicable Disease Prevention - WorkSafeBC

COVID-19: Financial Supports for Small Businesses in B.C.

General COVID-19 Provincial Support and Information

Public Health Authority in BC

Other resources:

Back to Work Toolkit- Greater Vancouver Board of Trade

BC Chamber of Commerce

BC ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION

BDC Co-Lending Program

Canadian Federation of Independent Business

Canadian Mental Health Association

Greater Vancouver Board of Trade

Small Business and COVID-19 Safety- WorkSafeBC

Small Business BC

Resources For Nonprofits- TechSoup

Women's Enterprise Centre

Get your Store Online in Changing Times:

Community Futures partnered with Shopify to present a webinar for CF clients and businesses on digital business transformation -  how to get your store online in changing times. The recording of the 2 hour webinar is available at the link below:

Get Your Store Online Webinar
Part 1 - Exploring Opportunities in E-Commerce
Part 2 - Launch and Grow Your Online Business with a Shopify Store

The following additional resources are also available:

Get Your Store Online in Changing Times
The Digital Products Startup Guide
Shopify Resources 2020

*If you would like more information from Shopify please use the following links (any of these links can be used to schedule a on-on-one session from anywhere in the province):

https://shopifyvictoria.com - Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands
https://shopifyseatosky.com - the Sunshine Coast, Powell River, Squamish, Whistler, Lillooet and points north
https://shopifykelowna.com - the Okanagan, Kootenay and points north

Contact

Community Futures British Columbia
C230-7871 Stave Lake Street
Mission, BC  V2V 0C5
  1-604-289-4222
 

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