ACC COVID-19 daily update
March 24, 2020
What's new
Expanded role for Associate Minister Nally

The Alberta Government announced today that Associate Minister Dale Nally will now be responsible for overseeing Alberta's electricity sector in addition to natural gas and petrochemicals.

Canadian Chamber letter and video

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce issued a letter to the Canada's prime minister and premiers outlining the following three considerations:
  1. Governments must clearly define what types of businesses and services should continue to operate while others are shut down. 
  2. We must ensure that Canadians can meet their needs during this period of reduced economic activity. 
  3. Standards should be national in scope.

The Canadian Chamber also put out a video on the top five things small businesses should know in the time of COVID-19.

COVID-19 and business insurance

The Insurance Bureau of Canada has produced a brief Q&A document outlining how coverage is triggered and how business interruption policies work.

AHS Text4Hope

Alberta Health Services has released Text4Hope—a free service providing three months of daily Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)-based text messages written by mental health therapists.

BDC webinar

The Business Development Bank of Canada is offering a free webinar on how to cope with the impacts of COVID-19 on your business tomorrow, March 25 at 10 a.m. MT.
On behalf of all of the ACC executive and staff, we thank you for all that you do. Please know we are here for you and wish you and yours good health and a quick end to the current situation. Please contact office@abchamber.ca with any questions or concerns.
The Alberta Chambers of Commerce is a federation of 124 community-based chambers of commerce representing more than 25,000 job creators.

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