Your Mandatory Mask Survey Results Are In
On Friday August 7th, the Airdrie Chamber surveyed our members regarding the mandatory mask bylaw Airdrie City Council will be discussing on Monday, August 17th.

We received 107 responses and the results have been shared with the Chamber board, City Council, and are now available for all members to review.
Your Q & A Connection with Alberta Health Services
In partnership with the City of Airdrie, the Airdrie Chamber hosted a Q & A event to provide local businesses with an opportunity to ask important questions on how to keep themselves, their staff, and their customers safe during this global crisis.

Thank you to special guests Dr. Brent Friesen, Medical Officer of Health, AHS, Darcy Chrisp, Environmental Public Health, AHS and Mayor Peter Brown, City of Airdrie for sharing their expertise and guidance on best practices for businesses during COVID-19.

If you were not able to attend the event, or if you would like to watch the taped event, please click here to access the video.
Important COVID-19 Resources
New self-identification form for 10% Temporary Wage Subsidy

The CRA recognizes that businesses continue to be affected by the outbreak of COVID-19. Over the last few months, the Government of Canada has announced robust economic measures to support Canadian businesses through this fiscal crisis and the CRA is committed in helping them by reducing the burden in meeting their tax obligations during this critical time period.
On March 25, 2020, the federal government announced a 10% Temporary Wage Subsidy for Employers (TWS) relief program in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The TWS was a three-month measure that allows eligible employers to reduce the payroll deductions they need to remit to the CRA. This only applies to the federal, provincial, or territorial income tax portion of the remittance. It is equal to 10% or less of the remuneration employers paid from March 18 to June 19, 2020, up to $1,375 for each eligible employee to a maximum of $25,000 total per employer.
Notifying the CRA
The new Form PD27, 10% Temporary Wage Subsidy Self-Identification Form for Employers is now available. It is to be completed by all employers who are eligible for the 10% TWS. The information in this form enables the CRA to reconcile the TWS on your payroll program (RP) account, ensuring employers do not receive a discrepancy notice at the end of the year.

Need more information?
The CRA has a number of resources to assist in understanding the COVID-19 relief measures available to employers. For more information on the TWS, please visit
Commercial Rent Relief Extended Until August
The Government of Canada announced that the CECRA program is being extended by one month to cover August rents. All provinces and territories are continuing to participate in the program. Find more information and access CECRA.
Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant

The  Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant offers financial assistance to Alberta businesses, cooperatives, and non-profit organizations that faced restrictions or closures from public health orders, and experienced a revenue loss of at least 50% due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible job creators can apply for up to $5,000 through this program.
AWE’s new Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) for Women Entrepreneurs

The Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) from Alberta Women Entrepreneurs will provide financial support directly to women-owned businesses to address COVID-19 impacts on their short-term stability.
School Measures Now Include Mandatory Masks
Mask use for Grade 4 to 12 students, and all school staff, will be mandatory when school returns for the 2020-21 year. While mandatory mask use is for students in Grades 4 to 12 and all staff, all students and staff in public, separate, Francophone, charter and independent schools will receive two reusable masks from Alberta’s government. Mask use for kindergarten to Grade 3 students will continue to be optional. Read Alberta's return to school plan
Is Your Business Struggling?
Rent Causing your Business Issues?

Apply for the Right for Business Support Program and get the answers you need about the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program. This is a FREE program. No strings attached - Just help for your business
19th Annual Chamber Golf Classic
Presented by The Pest Control Guy
A big thank you to all those that golfed in our 19th Annual Chamber Golf Classic! The tournament was a ton of fun while adhering to AHS and Woodside Golf Courses' rules and regulations pertaining to COVID-19.

In addition, a special thank you to our event sponsors. The Airdrie Chamber of Commerce is very grateful for your support and generosity. We had some very happy golfers in attendance thanks to you!
Show your support for small and local business
RBC, together with the national Chamber of Commerce network, Business Associations and over 50+ leading corporations have teamed  up to start this new movement where we call on Canadians to buy local, support Canadian businesses, and help maintain our ‘Main Streets’.

Over the month of August, RBC will donate 5 cents for every micro-action (like, share, view, etc.) to the Canada United Small Business Relief Campaign.

The movement culminates on August 28, 29 and 30 for a national Canada United Weekend where Canadians are asked to shop local in support of Canadian businesses.

To learn more, visit
Offer for Chamber Members
Chamber Members can use the promocode Chamber40 until August 31, 2020 to receive 40% off Weddingstar Inc. face masks and accessories.
Advocacy In Action
Health Canada's Economic Relief For The Cannabis Industry Falls Well Short, Says The Canadian Chamber

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s National Cannabis Working Group issued a statement in response to the Order Amending the Cannabis Fees Order. 
Canadian Chamber Responds To New U.S. Tariffs On Canadian Aluminum

Lasts week President Trump announced a 10% tariff on raw aluminum imports from Canada. We have urged immediate action to have the tariffs removed. Read the Canadian Chamber’s Statement
Member Spotlight Video
Check out I Res-Q U's AC Member Spotlight Video!
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Airdrie, AB T4B 4B9
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