Pandemic Preparedness Guide for Business

Government Programs & Resources for Business

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses

Business Development Bank of Canada – Business continuity plan and templates for entrepreneurs

Business Development Bank of Canada – Support for entrepreneurs impacted by coronavirus

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Resources for Canadian businesses

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) – Employment and Social Development Canada

Export Development Canada COVID-19

Work-Sharing Program – Temporary special measures

Government of Canada: Mass Gatherings Risk Assessment


Nanaimo Chamber: Making Government Programs Work for You | April 3

BDC: How to Cope with the Impacts of COVID-19 on Your Business | March 25

Canadian Payroll Association: Payroll Continuity Webinar | March 25

The Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE): Business Continuity Webinar | March 26

Resources, Toolkits & Guides

Gowling WLG: COVID-19 Resource Hub

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP: Key Business and Legal Implications |  Best Practices in the Workplace

Borden, Ladner, Gervais LLP: Employer Strategies for Managing Coronavirus Risks in the Workplace

Calgary Chamber of Commerce: Emergency Preparedness Kit

Canadian Payroll Association : Payroll Continuity Best Practice Guidelines

Canadian Federation of Independent Business: Keeping You and Your Employees Safe

Canadian Franchise Association: COVID-19 Resources

Deloitte: Practical Steps for Pandemic Preparedness

Deloitte: COVID-19: Managing Supply Chain Risk and Disruption

Deloitte: COVID-19: Managing Cash Flow During a Crisis

Deloitte: COVID-19: Practical Workforce Strategies that Put Your People First

Facebook: Business Resource Hub

Fasken: Pandemic Planning for Employers

GardaWorld: COVID-19 Live Updates

Ontario Chamber of Commerce: COVID-19 Pandemic Preparedness Toolkit

Professional Meetings & Conventions Association: Coronavirus FAQ

RDC: COVID-19 Resource Portal

World Health Organization: COVID-19: Business and Employees

KPMG: COVID-19: Leading successfully in turbulent times

Government Resources for Canadians

COVID-19 Outbreak Update

Travel Advice

Being Prepared

Symptoms and Treatment

Prevention and Risk

Canada’s Response

Provincial & Territorial Updates

British Columbia





New Brunswick

Northwest Territories

Nova Scotia

Newfoundland and Labrador


Prince Edward Island



International Resources for Business

International Chamber of Commerce – World Health Organization Joint Statement on COVID-19

Shopify Blog: Government Relief Programs for Small Businesses

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