COVID-19 Resources & Supports

Message from the DDCC- April 23, 2020 

The Drumheller & District Chamber of Commerce is committed to continuing to build the resiliency of our business community through this unprecedented time. This page of resources has been compiled to help you with business continuity and resilience planning.


News Updates


*We are sending out a weekly COVID-19 Business Resources Update email- if you are not currently on our email list you are welcome to sign up here.


   ECONOMIC RECOVERY TASK FORCE (local advisors who can help your business or nonprofit to navigate financial aid programs and options for free)



       Where Can I Find Sanitizer, Plexiglas Shields, and PPE in Drumheller?

       Alberta Biz Connect- industry-specific guidelines and FAQ's

       Opening Soon: Alberta's Relaunch Strategy

       Workplace Guidance For Business Owners

       People Outside Safely Together (POST) Initiative

       Retail Recovery Playbook from the Retail Council of Canada

       Restaurants Canada COVID-19 Reopening Best Practices

       Google Maps: Update Your Info For Customers

       Canadian Centre For Occupational Health And Safety- Pandemic Information Sharing Portal



Current Status (tip: bookmark these pages to check regularly)


Town of Drumheller COVID-19 Page
Government of Alberta COVID-19 Information
Government of Canada COVID-19 Information
World Health Organization COVID-19 Information
Tracking the Coronavirus (Interactive Map)


Other Provincial Resources for Business (Reopening Resources Available Above)

        GOA Employment Standard Rules

        OHS: Respiratory viruses and the workplace

       WCB: COVID-19 employer fact sheet 

        WCB COVID-19 worker fact sheet

      Travel Alberta Cooperative Investment Program

      Travel Alberta- Alberta At Home Program

      AB Trace Together mobile app



Federal Supports for Business

       Regional Relief and Recovery Fund- aims to assist western Canadian SMEs that do not qualify for the Emergency Business Account (CEBA) program or   the Community Futures Emergency Loan program

Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA)

       Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA)

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)

        COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund for Heritage Organizations – Museums Assistance Program

Federal Support for Self Employed Canadians

Federal Supports for Businesses- Full List

FAQ About Canadian Businesses and Workers Affected by COVID-19

Employment Insurance Benefits & Leave

Obtain Your Electronic Record of Employment (ROE)

Work Sharing Program 

Support from the Business Development Bank of Canada



Business Resiliency

Canadian Business Resiliency Network (launched April 6 by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce)

How to Better Secure Your Business During COVID-19 
Protect Yourself- Be Aware of COVID-19 Scams
Calgary Chamber of Commerce Emergency Preparedness Kit
Alberta Prepares Pandemic Business Checklist

If you are having issues getting through to your local bank on their toll free line or main branch line, local banks have kindly provided contact information for their employees.


How the Private Sector Can Help

Alberta Purchasing Connection (APC)- lets public and private sector users manage, advertise, distribute, and download public purchasing opportunities for goods, services, and construction in Alberta.

       Submit your offers of products or services to the Bits & Pieces Program


Physical & Mental Health Resources

       Tactics for Maintaining Mental Fitness During the COVID-19 Pandemic
       Help in Tough Times (AHS)
       Canadian Mental Health Association
       Wellness Together Canada
       Stress and Coping- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

       Loneliness- The Workplace Anxiety Of The 'New Normal'

       Managing COVID-19 Financial Stress


Recorded Webinars

       Physical Return To Work: Practical Realities And Transformative Opportunities

      Build Your Online Presence With Facebook

      Understanding, Accessing & Optimizing the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

      Easing Into the New Normal (from 13 Ways)

      Various Webinars from the BDC

       How to cope with the impacts of COVID-19 on your business

Travel Alberta Webinars and Resources

Calgary Chamber of Commerce recorded COVID-19 webinars

      Rent Relief in the World of Coronavirus

       What to do to help save your tourism industry and downtown businesses (Roger Brooks)

      Supporting Mental Health During the Pandemic


POSTERS and other Prevention Resources

       Poster- Line Up Here

       Poster- Social Distancing In Effect

       Poster- Please Wait Here, The Store is at Capacity

       Poster- 'We Apologize For The Delay'

       Government of Alberta Workplace Guidance for Business Owners (May 3, 2020)

       List of Approved Cleaning Products from the Center for Biocide Chemistries

Alberta Health Services COVID-19 Online Screening
Help Prevent the Spread Poster (Purple)
COVID-19: STOP-Alberta Health Services Poster
Stay Home if Sick Poster