COVID-19 Business Resources Weekly Update June 22, 2020
Reminder- we are maintaining a list of COVID-19 resources on our Chamber website.
Government Updates
Key points include:

  • Extending to August 2021 the unpaid job-protected leave specific to COVID-19.
  • Providing updated guidance for operating child care programs.
  • Extending the maximum time for temporary layoffs related to COVID-19 from 120 days to 180 days (this change would come into force upon first reading).
  • Extending the deadline for the public release of Alberta’s annual report and financial statements to Aug. 31.

Alberta Chambers of Commerce in the News
The Alberta Chambers of Commerce, along with travel and tourism leaders across the country, have sent a letter to Premier Jason Kenney in the hopes of establishing a coordinated ‘restart’ for the sector. Read and listen to the full  Country 106.5 interview.

COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund for Heritage Organizations – Museums Assistance Program
The Museums Assistance Program (MAP) - COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund for Heritage Organizations provides financial assistance to organizations in order to allow them to continue to care for their heritage collections under these exceptional circumstances so that they remain accessible to Canadians.

Need Help with the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program?
The Alberta Chambers of Commerce hosted a helpful info session with CMHC- view the recording here and some notes from the Q&A portion here .

What's Next for Alberta's Economy?
The Alberta Chambers of Commerce network has launched the latest survey in the Alberta Perspectives market research program—this one focused on economic recovery and priorities for the province following the COVID-19 pandemic and record-low oil prices. Click the link to access the survey.
Canada Post Offer

From now until August 31, 2020, reconnect with your community with a mailing to inform your customers that you’re still open or are reopening soon, and give them an incentive to visit you. Find out more
Webinars & Resources

June 23, 10:00am- Future of Workplaces
June 23, 9:45am- full day workshop on how to bring back workers safely , by reducing mental, ergonomic and workplace harms, increasing resilience leading to reduced claims and more productive employees.
Where Can You Find PPE in Drumheller?

See our website for local providers of masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer.
Diversity and Inclusion Toolkits and Resources

Canadian Chamber of Commerce Webinar: Inclusive Growth: Strength through Diversity and Inclusivity-  Presentation Slides Audio Recording

Canadian Gender and Good Governance Alliance-  Directors Playbook

Catalyst-  Tools for Boards

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development-  Diversity Fact Sheet

Institute of Corporate Directors- Board Diversity Toolkit

How can we help you?

As we continue to navigate these unusual times, the Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce wants to ensure that all businesses and nonprofit organizations have the information and resources they need.

Please reach out to us via email ( ) or telephone (403-823-8100) to share with us any issues your organization may be facing, and what support you need.

Thank you. Please stay safe and healthy.

Your Drumheller & District Chamber of Commerce Team
Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce | 403-823-8100