COVID-19 continues to affect businesses of all types, and no business is immune to the new challenges we are all facing. On the federal, provincial, and community level, a variety of supports have already been established to assist your business in these complicated times. To help you navigate through and make use of these opportunities, the City of Terrace established the Community Economic Response Team along with a variety of community partners, including the Terrace and District Chamber of Commerce, Community Futures 16/37, Kermodei Tourism, and the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine.
The list below is not exhaustive, but it offers a vast range of supports available. We are working as a team to stay on top of these opportunities and share them here.
We want to know how else we can help. Please let us know by filling out our survey.
Watch Mayor Carol Leclerc discuss the Economic Response Team (April 2)
The Terrace and District Economic Response Team has also set up a newsletter to keep you informed regularly. A link to the past editions is available here, and you can sign up by clicking the button below.
Guiding Public Health Principles for Business Operators (Northern Health): https://files.constantcontact.com/23ce0e2c001/b085bbab-4f99-490e-8611-8f2ca7c23fd6.pdf
Small Business Recovery Consulting Rebate program (NDIT): https://www.northerndevelopment.bc.ca/funding-programs/business-development/small-business-recovery-consulting-rebate/
Love Terrace: shop local program for independent, locally owned businesses with lots of supports. Sign-up here: https://lovenorthernbc.com/join-the-love-northern-bc-community/ and consumer page here.
Support Local BC: free gift card platform for local businesses. Consumer page here and business sign-up here: https://supportlocalbc.com/pages/submit-your-business
Local Business Roundtable with MP Taylor Bachrach: April 14
Financial Supports during COVID-19: April 17
Marketing - Connecting with Customers: April 24
Business Adaptations during COVID-19: May 1
- Human Resources during COVID-19: May 8
- WorkSafeBC on Returning to Safe Operations: May 21
- Disaster Preparedness: May 29
Workplace Health and Safety and COVID-19 (WorkSafeBC): https://files.constantcontact.com/23ce0e2c001/fa39c646-c2b3-440b-a607-0d21b370b700.pdf
Manditory COVID-19 Safety Plan (WorkSafeBC): https://www.worksafebc.com/en/resources/health-safety/checklist/covid-19-safety-plan?lang=en
BC Emergency Benefit for Workers: tax-free, one-time $1,000 payment for B.C. residents whose ability to work has been affected due to COVID-19. https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/employment-business/covid-19-financial-supports/emergency-benefit-workers
Provincial financial supports include a BC Emergency Benefit for Workers; an enhancement to the Climate Action Tax Credit; funding for housing supports and a suspension to eviction of tenants; student loans have been frozen for 6 months; BC Hydro bills can be deferred and those facing financial challenges due to Covid-19 can access grants up to $600 to help with hydro bills; and ICBC customers can defer payments up to 90 days. Learn more here: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/employment-business/covid-19-financial-supports
BC Hydro Relief Fund: If you own a small business that needed to close due to COVID-19, you may be eligible to have your business' electricity use charges waived for up to three months. BC Hydro rates have also decreased 1% as of April 1. https://app.bchydro.com/accounts-billing/bill-payment/ways-to-pay/covid-19-relief-fund.html
Provincial taxes: The BC government is deferring filing and payment deadlines. https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/taxes/tax-changes/covid-19-tax-changes
Jobs: The Province has information about job-protected leaves, Covid-19 leaves, and other leave-related absences from work here: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/employment-business/employment-standards-advice/employment-standards/handling-disruptions
Federal Covid-19 economic response plan: a great source for information on families, individuals, businesses, and employees. https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html
Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) for businesses: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/apply-for-cerb-with-cra.html
Canadian Emergency Business Account (CEBA): contact your financial institution, but you can learn more here
Work sharing program: the program offered to workers who agree to reduce their normal working hours because of a situation beyond the control of their employer has been extended from 38 weeks to 76 weeks. https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/work-sharing.html
Business wage subsidies (CEWS): a 75% subsidy up to $847 weekly per employee for businesses of all sizes is available to help keep staff employed. Applied for throught the CRA My Business Account portal. More info here: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan/wage-subsidy.html
Business Credit Availability Program: BDC and EDC are cooperating with private sector lenders to coordinate on credit solutions for individual businesses, including in sectors such as oil and gas, air transportation and tourism. https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/programs/financial-sector-policy/business-credit-availability-program.html
Increased credit for farmers: https://www.fcc-fac.ca/en/covid-19.html
Insured Mortgage Purchase Program: Federal government purchasing up to $50B of insured mortgage pools to help long-term, stable funding to banks and lenders. https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/03/government-of-canada-announces-additional-measures-to-support-continued-lending-to-canadian-consumers-and-businesses.html
CRA deadlines: The CRA is deferring tax-filing and payment deadlines. There are different deadlines for individuals and businesses. https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/campaigns/covid-19-update.html
The Bank of Canada and the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions are taking actions to keep businesses liquid and help them make it through the economic impacts of Covid-19.
Calling all suppliers: looking for products and services to fight Covid-19 https://buyandsell.gc.ca/calling-all-suppliers-help-canada-combat-covid-19
Commercial Lease and Contractual Law: https://zoom.us/rec/play/7JF5Ju-tp2g3H92TsQSDU6QrW43sK_ishnNP_6YFmh6yU3UDNQCvN7pHarYGSYSuBn6cU2UStao_9WYN?startTime=1586282407000&_x_zm_rtaid=PCtU_7HGSg6X_sZG9hmwaQ.1586362639509.e053b1ed7e34f2cd7ecafc8ea6666bc4&_x_zm_rhtaid=571
Greater Vancouver Board of Trade: https://www.boardoftrade.com/news/50-news/2020/1775-member-update-covid-19-business-resources
BDC: How to cope with Covid-19 impacts: March 25 https://www.bdc.ca/en/articles-tools/entrepreneur-toolkit/webinars/pages/how-cope-impacts-covid-19-on-your-business.aspx
FundingPortal: April 1 https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lij9suepTrSIa2_Placn6A
McCarthy Tetrault: Preparedness for business leaders https://mccarthy.postelvideo.com/sessions/2020/march_6/index.html
Small Business BC: Adding a Delivery Service https://smallbusinessbc.ca/education/pivoting-to-add-a-delivery-service-to-your-small-business/
Canadian Business Resilience Network: tools and resources for businesses to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic https://www.canadianbusinessresiliencenetwork.ca/
Digital Products Startup Guide: available from Community Futures BC here.
BC Economic Development Association: Covid-19 resource guide https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OjtkSJ_VedTzPVJIRL2fDp8NyXA07RkXMB6St12eYdc/edit
Surrey Board of Trade Continuity and Recovery Planning Guide: https://businessinsurrey.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Guide_BusinessContinuityandRecoveryPlan-1.pdf
What to Think of When Considering Temporary Layoffs: McCarthy Tetrault https://www.mccarthy.ca/en/insights/blogs/canadian-employer-advisor/managing-through-covid-19-what-think-about-when-considering-temporary-layoffs
The map below shows businesses that have self-reported their status and details to us, and information is updated weekly. Businesses may not be physically open but continue to operate in alternate ways to abide by orders and recommendations from the Province.
Click the to open the map menu, and click on "All Items" to find the list of businesses. Click on a business to find out their contact information, and how you can continue to access their goods and services! Please reach out to the business to confirm any details.
Prefer a list? Keep scrolling below the map for businesses organized by category.
How can my business get on this list?
The City of Terrace and its partners are gathering information to help amplify your business's message of how customers can continue to support you, what key information you are looking for, and what other business supports can do to refine their efforts as they respond to the rapidly changing situation with COVID-19.
The list below indicates businesses that continue to operate in Terrace - for details on a preferred business, find them on the map above, or contact them directly.
This map is one of the ways we have identified to help businesses. To participate, please fill out the survey below.
|Misty River Books|
|Northcoast Home Medical Equipment|
|Red Raven Art Gallery|
|Save On Foods|
|Source for Sports|
|Studio 3 Salon and Spa (retail only)|
|Alpine Transportation Inc.|
|Aqua Plumbing and Heating Ltd.|
|Bravo Cleaning Services|
|Cedar River Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Centre|
|Comfort Inn and Suites Terrace|
|Comtek Security Solutions Ltd.|
|Cracked Glass Phone Repair|
|Do Your Part Recycling|
|Hartman Electric Ltd.|
|Hidden Acres Farm/Wander West Ventures Ltd.|
|Kalum Tire Service|
|Kermode Friendship Society|
|Kitamaat Valley Education Society|
|Kloyia Bay Enterprises Inc.|
|Live Bookkeeping Services|
|Mason Jar Studio|
|MaXXed Out Cross Training|
|Northern Savings Credit Union|
|Ohana K9 Centre|
|Sarah & Company Communications|
|Skeena Diversity Society|
|Terrace and District Museum Society|
|Terrace Art Gallery|
|Terrace Chair and Table Rentals|
|Terrace Hospice Society|
|Terrace Real Estate Company|
|Three Suns Consulting|
|Tydon Safety Consulting Inc.|
|Westland Insurance Group|
|Big Norm's Bistro|
|Farmer Cam's Foods|
|Harrow Community Foods|
|Rushing River Apiaries|
|Sherwood Mountain Brewhouse|
|Skeena Liquor Store|
|White Goat Coffee|
|Betty Barton Construction Ltd.|
|Big D Contracting Ltd.|
|HG Health Centre|