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SBOT Digital Town Hall: Your Top 10 Questions Answered – accessing government support
Wednesday, April 15 | 11:00 -12:00pm
The SBOT is bringing together representatives from the Federal Government, the Provincial Government and Farm Credit Canada for a free Digital Town Hall to answer the top 10 questions the business community has on accessing the government support that has been announced.
SBOT Digital Town Hall: Your Top 10 Questions Answered – Insurance claims, coverage and considerations
Wednesday, April 16 | 1:00 -2:00pm
The Surrey Board of Trade will bring together representatives from Fasken and Gallagher Insurance for a Digital Town Hall to answer the top 10 questions the business community has on insurance claims, coverage and considerations in light of COVID-19.
More Changes to Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy
COVID-19 Business Impact Survey
BRING YOUR RESTAURANT ONLINE
Expedite Your Food Service Delivery Sign Up
We’re working with Uber Eats and DoorDash to help get Surrey restaurants online quickly. Food delivery services can allow restaurants to comply with the current provincial orders for food establishments and stay operational during this time. Find out more about how to get your restaurant or café online.
Register your online business for Surrey Store to Door
The Surrey Store to Door initiative connects Surrey residents with their local business community as a hub for online local shopping. If you own a Surrey business with online sales and delivery, register today to promote your business on SurreyStoreToDoor.ca
Think Local, Shop Local
During a time when all Canadians are being asked to stay at home, many businesses have remained open to provide essential services. The Vancouver Sun has compiled a directory which lists businesses continuing to serve their communities.
BC Hydro COVID-19 Relief Fund
The COVID-19 Relief Fund allows eligible residential customers who have experienced job loss to receive three months of free credit on their BC Hydro bill based on their average consumption. The fund also allows eligible small businesses that needed to close due to COVID-19 to have up to three months of electricity charges waived.
FortisBC Customer Recovery Fund
Our Customer Recovery Fund will help our residential customers most impacted by COVID-19 by deferring their bills until June 30. Small businesses impacted will also have this option or may receive bill credits helping cover costs. We’re always here for you.
Child Care Response to COVID-19
Childcare BC is committed to keeping parents, childcare providers and partners informed about steps government is taking to address the COVID-19 outbreak. The information below provides specific answers to common questions and concerns. We will update this information on a regular basis as the COVID-19 situation evolves.
WHERE TO START:
We understand that many Canadian business owners and entrepreneurs are anxious about how to get the help you need in the face of COVID-19. Here are a few good places to start:
- Visit our website for businesses for information about supporting your employees and your business. It is constantly updated as the COVID-19 crisis evolves.
- Contact your local financial institution. Since we know most small businesses have a relationship with their local financial institution already, we’ve worked with the financial sector to increase their lending capability to support you in in this challenging time. They are a good first place to start for help.
- Download the Canada Business App to find tailored supports to address your needs in the face of COVID-19.
- Consult the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s pandemic preparedness guide to help prepare you business in the days and weeks to come.
Support for Surrey Businesses
Business resources from institutions and associations at various levels of government aimed towards supporting business continuity and planning through the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 crisis.
COVID-19 Resources for BC Business
The BC Economic Development Association has compiled a series of resources into one document for all types of BC businesses. Search by sector – professional services, entrepreneurs, tourism, etc., or by topic – taxes, utilities, banking