Update from the DDCC
September 1, 2020
Government Programs- Updates & News

Temporary Immigration Policy Change Will Allow Visitors To Apply For A Work Permit Without Leaving Canada
Visitors who are currently in Canada and have a valid job offer will be able to apply for an employer-specific work permit and, if approved, receive the permit without having to leave the country. The temporary change comes into effect immediately. Foreign nationals who arrive in Canada as visitors after August 24 are not eligible under the policy. Find out more

Local Updates
Business Services Voucher Program
Through this program, Community Futures Big Country would help pay for services related to your business's relaunch and future success. Potential business support services might include:
  • Legal Services and Advice related to business structure and decisions
  • Purchase business and/or accounting software, including support and/or training
  • Business training and/or relevant business courses, and more. Find out more

Business Advocacy Committee Meeting- September 2, 12:00pm via Zoom
The Drumheller Chamber's Business Advocacy Committee meets on the first Wednesday of each month at noon. Meetings will be held virtually until further notice. Contact Heather if you are not currently on the email list for this committee and would like to receive the meeting package.

Atlas Coal Mine AGM- September 3, 2020 from 6pm to 7pm under the Tipple. Please send your RSVP to cfulk@atlascoalmine.ab.ca.
Chamber Network News
Canada United Small Business Relief Fund
This small business grant can be used for any of the following activities:
  • Purchasing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as masks, face shields, and latex gloves.
  • Renovating physical space to adhere to local, Provincial or Federal reopening guidelines.
  • Developing or improving e-commerce capabilities for your business.
Successful applicants will receive a relief grant of up to $5,000. Open to businesses of all kinds from across the country (from retailers to barbershops to farmers). Find out more

Sign Up For A Free Break Box From Workplace Strategies For Mental Health, Compliments Of Canada Life 

Taking breaks can help us make decisions, stay focused, retain information and increase creativity. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Workplace Strategies for Mental Health, compliments of Canada Life, to offer free Break Boxes to businesses and employees across Canada. These practical, educational kits are filled with individual and team-based activities designed to promote positive mental health at work and at home. Sign up to receive your free Break Box while quantities last!
Webinars & Resources

Bow Valley College- Digital marketing and transformation for business workshop series!  (Various workshops on social media marketing, Google Ads, etc.)
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Log into Alberta Perspectives anytime to access survey results (results we share directly with government), participate in quick polls, and catch media coverage of community insights.

Please reach out to us via email (chamberinfo@drumhellerchamber.com) 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
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