Covid 19 - Updates

Daily & Weekly Updates

During this time of uncertainty, it is great to see the Camping community pulling together, and sharing ideas of how to cope and manage through our current situation.  I want everyone to know  that we will continue to update you on any information that comes our way. 

Feel free to email: if you have links that you feel would assist our fellow Camp Members. 

April 1

ATB - Supports Business

Update from the CCA 

At this time the CCA is working on; 

A letter has been developed working with our advocacy committee and with Tactix that will go out to the majority of key ministers. We expected this to go out today or tomorrow at the latest and will share the final version.

From the above-mentioned letter, we are tweaking it for a similar version geared to go out to all of you and the camps to be sent to our local MP. Details of this will be shared and available shortly (at our next meeting).

We are meeting with Tactix on a weekly and bi-weekly basis to keep monitoring and to strategize next steps as the landscape changes.Jane McCutcheon, Travis Allison, Gabrielle Raill and myself are developing a small guide for camps in regard to the business and financial questions (suggestions) they should be asking themselves and speaking with their boards about with supporting business tools.

We hope to have this out in the next week to ten days.

March 31

COVID-19 Resource Kit for Employers

Resource Kit for Employers

March 30 

Update from 

Answers from AGLC and Government of Alberta, human resource supports, board meetings guide, and more.

Latest COVID-19 updates for the sector

Provincial & Federal Government Information

Alberta Health Services COVIC-19 Information and Resources

Alberta Government COVID-19 Updates

Alberta Government News Updates

Government of Canada, Public Health Agency

Government of Canada, Awareness Resources

Government of Canada updates 


Business Resources

1. Supporting Employers & Employees

Alberta Government Resources

Respiratory viruses and the workplace: OHS information for employers, supervisors and workers

Employment standards rules

Pandemic Business continuity planning (PDF, 319 KB)

WCB COVID-19 worker fact sheet (PDF, 57 KB)

WCB COVID-19 employer fact sheet (PDF, 70 KB)

POSTERS: Help Prevent the Spread

Federal Government Resources

Employment and Social Development Canada

Work-Sharing program - Employment and Social Development Canada: adjustment program designed to help employers and employees avoid layoffs when there is a temporary reduction in the normal level of business activity that is beyond the control of the employer. 

Under the federal government’s new Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP), Export Development Canada (EDC) and the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) can now provide more than $10 billion of additional financing to customers facing economic challenges caused by COVID-19.

The program, announced March 13, helps Canadian businesses in all sectors and regions gain access to credit through EDC, BDC and private sector lenders.

The Business Link - Resources for small businesses affected by COVID-19

Temporary Wage Subsidy for Employers – Revenue Canada FAQ for Small Business and MNP Tax Guidance

Federal business supports and programs filter and list webpage - Innovation, Science and Economic Development

CFIB Small Business Resources

Helpline to all business owners including non-CFIB members for advice on managing COVID-19 situations in the workplace. Call at 1-888-234-2232.

Keeping your employees safe - (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)

2. Business Preparedness

General Small Business Resources

Alberta Pandemic Preparedness checklist for business

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce Pandemic Preparedness website

Continuity Plan Toolkit for Entrepreneurs - Business Development Canada (BDC)

3. Business Travel and Events

Government of Canada, Travel Notices

Risk informed decision-making for mass gatherings - (Government of Canada)

4. Doing Business Internationally

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions - (Export Development Canada)

COVID-19: Managing the impact on global supply chains - (Watch Webinar On demand)

Export Development Canada. For all customer inquiries:1-800-229-0575 or 

Employment Insurance (EI) sickness benefits provide up to 15 weeks of income replacement and is available to eligible claimants who are unable to work because of illness, injury or quarantine, to allow them time to restore their health and return to work. Canadians quarantined can apply for Employment Insurance (EI) sickness benefits.

If you are eligible, visit the EI sickness benefits page to apply.

Contact the new dedicated toll-free phone number if you are in quarantine and seeking to waive the one-week EI sickness benefits waiting period so you can be paid for the first week of your claim:
• Telephone: 1-833-381-2725 (toll-free)
• Teletypewriter (TTY): 1-800-529-3742

If you are experiencing symptoms such as cough, fever, difficulty breathing or you are in self-isolation or quarantine, do not visit or enter any Service Canada office. As an alternative, you may access our services online or by calling 1 800 O-Canada.

Mental Health and Coping

• 6 tips to respond to employee anxiety about COVID-19 (CMHA)
• Text4Hope: A tool supporting mental health and wellness in a time of stress and isolation.
HOW TO CONNECT: Text4Hope works with any cellphone. Text COVID19HOPE to 393939 to subscribe.

Social Services Support for COVID-19  - Funding Criteria