COVID-19 Chilliwack Resources2020-05-26T17:05:29-08:00

COVID-19 Chilliwack Resources & Info

We are closely monitoring the ongoing conditions of the COVID-19 virus and associated economic impact.  This page will be updated daily with key announcements, updates on the latest information and available resources and programs to support your business. We are here to help you and we take the health and safety of our members very seriously.  Please visit Public Health Agency of Canada for the most up to date information regarding the public health risk associated with COVID-19 for Canadians.

Special thanks to our partnership with Chilliwack Economic Partners Corporation for helping fund and put together this resource. We can get through this, Chilliwack, together.

Important Information:

List of Essential Service Providers in BC 

Planning for a Pandemic – a guide for businesses and organizations

How to apply for EI 

Canada Emergency Response Benefit 

Applying for a CRA Account to assist with faster access to EI

Calling all suppliers- Help Canada Covid 19

New COVID Supports for businesses- The Province is providing enhanced relief for businesses by reducing most commercial property tax bills by an average of 25%, along with new measures to support local governments facing temporary revenue shortfalls as a result of COVID-19.

New Support Service Launched for BC Businesses 

Liasion Officer Services – Service Canada 

 

Government of Canada Links:

Canada.ca

Canada’s COVID Economic Support plan for Businesses and Canadians

Economic Response Plan

Economic Support Update

Employment and Social Development Canada 

Resources for Canadian businesses

Government of BC Links:

BC Centre for Disease Control
http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19


BC’s Economic Response Plan
https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020PREM0013-000545

BC Emergency benefit for Workers – NEW!  Applications open May 1

Symptom Self-Assessment

https://bc.thrive.health/  

Medical Response

www.covid-19.bccdc.ca 

Government Response

gov.bc.ca/COVID19 

Non-medical Question

Call 1-888-COVID19

Text 604-630-0300

Medical Questions Only

Call 8-1-1

Government Guidelines for Essential Services 

Advice for Essential Retailers and Grocers

Financial Information & Support:

Big Bank announcement to help Canadians
Big banks promise mortgage help for Canadians as Ottawa set to announce $25B in COVID-19 relief

NEW info (04/16/20) Canada Emergency Business Account

Canadian Business Resilience Network Relief fund

Canadas Economic Response Plan- Support for Businesses: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan/covid19-businesses.html#cutting_interest_rate

Canadian Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program 

Community Futures of the South Fraser
Community Futures – COVID-19 Application

SME’s navigating support and access to federal support and funding

Moody’s Tax Take https://chambermaster.blob.core.windows.net/userfiles/UserFiles/chambers/1520/File/CanadapassesCOVID-19EconomicResponsePlanIntoLawMoodysTaxTak.._.pdf

Vancity
COVID-19: Vancity announces six-month mortgage and loan deferrals during pandemic

BC Hydro Covid Relief Fund

https://app.bchydro.com/accounts-billing/bill-payment/ways-to-pay/covid-19-relief-fund.html

Fortis Covid Relief Fund 

https://www.fortisbc.com/about-us/supporting-british-columbia-during-the-covid-19-outbreak/covid-19-customer-recovery-fund?utm_campaign=corporate&utm_medium=email&utm_source=upaknee

Hiring:

Amazon– Hiring all positions – no experience necessary

Canadian Tire Chilliwack: https://ca.indeed.com/jobs?q=canadian+tire&l=Chilliwack%2C+BC

Chartwell Hampton House:  Apply at CareersatChartwell.com

Fraser Valley Meats: Customer Service and Food prep

Johnston’s Quality Meats: Hiring meat cutters and cooks. Please email hr@johnstons.ca

Klaassen Farms: Hiring Line Inspectors and a Delivery Driver. Visit https://www.facebook.com/job_opening/2736493963136627/?source=post

https://www.facebook.com/job_opening/250683232613818/?source=post

Prospera Credit Union : www.prospera.ca/careers

Real Candian Superstore – Hiring temporary staff. Visit www.loblaw.ca/tempjobs

Salvation Army- F/T Cook and Casual Shelter Workers  Contact: Scott Armstrong 604-316-1681

Save On Foods: Hiring temporary positions. visit www.saveonfoods.com/work-with-us/ 

Woodtone: https://woodtone.com/about/careers/

News Bulletins:

Province supports child care providers during COVID-19 response

Government Opportunities for Manufacturers

Call to action

BC takes unprecedented steps to support COVID 19 Response 

Tourism, Hospitality and Food Services Proposal

Extended Supports help youth in the Pandemic   

Province help Essential Workers find Childcare

Province Extends Provincial State of Emergency

Province offers Guidance to Grocers who are open during the Pandemic

Resources:

BC Chamber of Commerce Resource Page  

http://www.bcchamber.org/node/1777

#COVID19 Resources for BC Businesses

Board of Trade Member Update: COVID-19 Business Resources

Frequently Asked Questions – Temporary Wage Subsidy for Employers

Canadian Chamber of Commerce Resource Page http://www.chamber.ca/resources/pandemic-preparedness/

For Entrepreneurs:

Support for entrepreneurs impacted by the coronavirus 

For Employers:

Canada Business App – Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Chamber Group Insurance Update 

Employers considering layoffs COVID-19 Crisis – Information for Employers Considering Layoffs | Legal | Tourism Info

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy  

For Employees:

Work BC Newsletter 

Work BC Resource Page 

Work BC Employment Services 

Metric Civil Contractors
Melissa from Metric Civil Contractors is offering assistance to businesses needing help with internal or external communications.  She has training in crisis communication and public relations.  To reach her call 604-391-0300

Thrive Collective
Thrive Collective is offering Mental Health support to Business Leaders, Parents, Employees etc.  They can also assist individuals with accessing the right supports that are covered through insurance benefits.  Contact them at 604-705-4000 or email meagan.hamilton@thrivewellbc.com 

Leadership Resources:
We survived 2008, we’ll survive this too…

Maintaining and Growing Your Business
Resources for Canadian business: COVID-19

Working from home tips:

How to Actually Be Productive When You’re Working From Home

How Remote Teams Can Connect Meaningfully | Simon Sinek

Tips for Working from Home 

Working from Home 

Social Services needing our assistance:

Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation – Home

Chilliwack Salvation Army food bank – Gift Cards to Save on Foods to buy needed supplies Meadow Rose – HERE

Tech Tutorials:

Myriad Technologies 

How not to get hacked in ZOOM

Warnings and Scams to be aware of:

RCMP issue Crime Prevention Tips- April 21

RCMP warns of COVID-19 scams spreading through BC

POSITIVITY:

Singing Dentist 

Community Chalk art 

An Amazing Chilliwack Together story 

Send a gift to a loved one or order for yourself