Business Resiliency & Recovery

The Business Hub has developed this page as a repository for information, resources and connection to peer support to assist our local business community with the impacts of the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Working in partnership with our anchor tenants (Cactus Corridor Economic Development Corporation, Hanna Chamber of Commerce, Rural Alberta Business Centre and Community Futures Meridian), we will strive to provide the most current local, provincial and national updates and other key information that will help business owners navigate and make decisions during this uncertain time.

We will work to connect businesses and support services within our community, in an effort to help businesses remain resilient in this time of need. This may have different meaning and outcomes for each business – potentially partnering with other businesses to find new opportunities, exploring new service or product options, or having difficult conversations with employees and vendors.

Our region has been built on a foundation of resiliency, and together we will navigate this period of uncertainty as well.

Local Support

The Basics of Starting Your Own Business (RABC)

Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and Federal Support Program Guidance

Understanding Your Customers Better (RABC)

Provincial Government Support


Additional Financial Support for Albertans and Employers

Alberta's Relaunch Strategy

COVID-19 Support for Employees and Employers

Emergency Isolation Support

Essential Services

Restrictions on Gatherings and Businesses

Workers Compensation Board Alberta

Working From Home During A Pandemic

Workplace Guidance for Business Owners

Federal Government Support

Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB)

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (Additional Details)

Canada’s Student Wage Subsidy Programs

Changes to Canadian Taxes and Benefits

Changes to Taxes and Benefits (Deferral of GST/HST Tax)

Economic Response Plan

Employment and Social Development Canada

Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF)

Supports for Your Business

Support for Businesses from the Economic Impact of COVID-19

Trade Commissioner – Resources for Canadian Businesses

Business Resources & Support

AHS COVID-19 Helpful Resources

Alberta Gaming and Liquor Corporation


Business Continuity Plans and Templates for Entrepreneurs (BDC)

Business Insurance (IBC)

Business Link Covid-19 Resources

Business Resilience (Canadian Chamber of Commerce)

Continuity: Resources for Business Leaders

Coping and Connection for Children and Families (AHS)

COVID-19 Impacts (The Conference Board of Canada)

Help Your Business Flourish Tomorrow (13 Ways)

Mental Health and Coping with COVID-19 (CDC)

Practical and Emotional Preparedness for a Pandemic (AHS)

Support for Entrepreneurs Impacted by COVID-19 (BDC)

Tips for Small Businesses (Business Link)

Your Mental Health (AHS)