COVID-19: Important Business Resources

A phased relaunch was announced by the provincial government balancing safety with a gradual reopening of closed businesses and services. The plan outlines early actions, requirements to move to the next stage, and details for the three stages.  Prepare your business , research OHS best practices and know government guidelines .

If you can not find your answers online contact the Minister of Health at or for business inquiries contact .

Please note that the following relaunch stages may change based on government guidelines. Click here for up to date information.
The More we Trace Together,
the Sooner we can be Together
The province's relaunch can only continue if the number of COVID-19 cases remains under control. The more Albertans who use ABTraceTogether , the safer you, your employees and loved ones will be.

You can find more information on ABTraceTogether here , or download the app now from the App Store and Google Play
COVID-19 Impact on Canadian Business
RESULTS ARE IN: Major Survey On Business Conditions Amid COVID-19 Shows Economic Clock Is Ticking  

The Canadian Survey on Business Conditions, a joint effort between Statistics Canada and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, provides the most detailed insight yet into the impact of COVID-19 on Canadian businesses. The survey is Canada’s first comprehensive view into how our businesses are managing as the COVID-19 shutdown continues. In all, more than 13,000 businesses participated – thank you!  Click here to explore the findings.
Advocacy at Work
The Alberta Chambers of Commerce Calls for immediate deferral of commercial evictions "Albertans haven't had to worry about losing their homes during this unprecedented economic period, thanks to government stepping in and halting residential evictions," says ACC President and CEO Ken Kobly . "Local businesses shouldn't have to worry about losing their homes either. Small businesses are a vital part of our communities and we would be much poorer without them." Click here to review a letter submitted by Chambers to Premiers.

Reopening Canada's Economy: The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has identified 5 key areas that need to be part of the country’s strategy to reopen the economy quickly and safely . Click here to learn more about the recovery plan and to provide your feedback.
Support for Businesses
Government Announces Support For Agriculture Sector 

The Government of Canada announced $252 million to support farmers, food businesses and food processors that provide essential services to Canadians every day by ensuring a safe and reliable food supply. The government also announced that it intends to propose an additional $200 million in borrowing capacity for the sector. Click here for more information.

Canadian Chamber says agri-sector funding falls short and calls on government to provide more meaningful assistance
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s President and CEO, Hon. Perrin Beatty, OC, OC, issued a statement regarding new support for the agriculture and agri-food sector announced today.
Agriculture Industry Advisory Committee 
The Alberta government has established an industry advisory committee that will meet regularly and provide Agriculture and Forestry with strategic advice and recommendations on emerging issues and priorities. 
Support for Individuals
Changes to CERB Eligibility for Self-Employed Workers

Previously, self-employed individuals could not earn more than $1000 in employment income. This has now been specified that business owners “should consider their net pre-tax income (gross income less expenses)” in calculating their earnings for the CERB. Those who pay themselves through dividends are also now eligible for CERB as long as the dividends are non-eligible dividends. Find more information through the Q & A resource on CERB here.
Support for Community
Province Releases New Modelling Data

The Government of Alberta has introduced a new “low” modelling scenario. If current trends continue, this scenario will become the most likely scenario for Alberta. Updated modelling scenarios   continue to estimate that Alberta’s outbreak will reach its peak in late May.

"Things That Are Open" Business Directory
Your Q & A Connection
Join us this evening for an opportunity to connect with Federal, Provincial and Municipal government representatives and the Alberta Chambers of Commerce to ask questions about COVID-19 business resources. This event, hosted by the Airdrie Chamber of Commerce and City of Airdrie, will take place Thursday, May 7th from 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Online Events

Food Matters! How municipalities can build stronger community through healthier eating environments

Participants will learn about the different components of a healthy eating environment, the evidence-based actions municipalities can pursue, and the successes and solutions different cities and towns have achieved to improve their constituents’ quality of life.

May 8 @ 2:00

Business finance and tax: Introduction

Finance and tax topics can often seem like another language but understanding them is necessary to the success of your business. This workshop is appropriate for those who are new to small business finance and tax topics or those who desire to brush up on their knowledge.

May 12 @ 10 am - 12 pm

Introduction to e-commerce with Shopify

This workshop will teach you about selling online through Shopify and how the multichannel ecosystem works. Learn everything you need to know to get your first sale online! 

May 14 @ 7 pm - 9 pm

COVID-19 Webinar Series

These weekly webinars will not only provide information to help mitigate the economic impacts of this pandemic disaster; they'll also give participants some relief from the social isolation this pandemic is causing.

Every Wednesday @ 12:00

Business resource webinar series

Tune into upcoming webinars and listen to previously recorded webinars from the Calgary Chamber. 

Ongoing webinar series.

Value Added Discount Update
Johnson Insurance is pleased to announce updates to their Customer Care Program in response to COVID-19. For details, please visit
Member Helping During COVID-19
A & T Executives Safety Consultants offers various types of safety consulting and training. Whether you are looking to develop an OH&S program; auditing; Safety Advisor services; Joint Workplace Health & Safety; First Aid with AED; (C.P.R.) with AED; or N95 fit testing training.
We have been in business in Airdrie for over 20. Currently there is an overwhelming demand of N95 fit testing requirements for health care professionals. We can fit test you with respirators you have in stock or sample models we have till quantities last.
Contact Corryine De Souza at 403-912-4991 or via email at
Airdrie Chamber of Commerce
102, 150 Edwards Way NW
Airdrie, AB T4B 4B9
403. 948.4412