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Important Update for Island Businesses

“Helping connect Small and Medium Businesses who want to enter or expand into the “Digital Economy” now and post – COVID19”

In partnership with Island Coastal Economic Trust (ICET), Innovation Island Technology Association (IITA) is honoured to launch the Digital Economy Rapid Response Recovery Program (DER3) that will start to tackle the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis. As the region’s technology accelerator, with support from Innovate BC , Innovation Island has been asked to help with the...Find out more here

The BC Tourism Resiliency Network is a long-term resiliency program providing BC tourism businesses with meaningful, one-on-one support to navigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, adapt and work towards eventual recovery.

Tourism Vancouver Island is offering one on one meetings, webinars and more for those most affected. Read more here

Webinar - Thursday, April 30th 2:00pm
We are pleased to offer an important Webinar to our Business Community during these challenging times.

Meet our presenter:

Brittany Rousseau is an articled student at the law firm of Ramsay Lampman Rhodes (RLR). Brittany completed a degree in Business Administration at the British Columbia Institute of Technology and a law degree at Thompson Rivers University. Brittany will become a member of the Law Society of British Columbia in May, 2020 and has accepted an associate position at RLR’s Port Alberni office. Brittany was born and raised in the Alberni Valley and looks forward to serving the community as both a solicitor and litigator.
Brittany will speak about COVID-19 and the workplace, specifically what employers need to know. She will cover topics such as keeping your employee’s safe, changing the employment relationship, managing legal risks, and human rights concerns.   


You are invited to a Zoom webinar. 
When: Apr 30, 2020 02:00 PM Vancouver 
Topic: COVID - 19 and Employment Law 

Register in advance for this webinar:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

* This webinar is best suited to Employers

Today, Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced the federal, provincial & territorial governments have reached an agreement to implement the much needed Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) program. This will lower rent by 75 per cent for small businesses.
Today’s announcement is part of the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan. More details about CERCA will be available once final terms and conditions are completed. The federal government, provincial and territorial governments urge property owners to provide flexibility to tenants facing hardship in this uncertain time.

The Government of Canada has announced $250 million in funding for the Innovation Assistance Program (IAP) to assist Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
IRAP IAP provides a wage subsidy to eligible employers for up to 12 weeks.

Application deadline - Wednesday, April 29th