The Village of Burns Lake is closely monitoring developments around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). We encourage you to do the same as you conduct your business affairs and planning for the next several months. In addition to monitoring the situation from an economic standpoint, The Village of Burns Lake is working to assess the impact of COVID-19 on Burns Lake’s economy and local businesses.
During these challenging times, it is imperative that we support one another. Whether that be through patronizing each other’s establishments, or listening to the concerns of our neighbours, we all have a role to play.
Regardless of external events that arise, it is best to be proactive and have a plan. With the help of our partners we have compiled the following resources and links to support your business planning;
Be informed with the most current information on COVID-19 please visit:
Assessment & updates of the local situation — Northern Health
Assessment & updates of the local situation — Village of Burns Lake
Assessment & updates of the global situation — World Health Organization
Whether it is a public health issue, natural disaster, or other emergencies, it is important to be prepared and ensure you have an up-to-date business continuity and disaster recovery plan. Here are some other resources to assist you in your planning.
- Resources for Canadian businesses(Trade Commissioner Service)
- Support for entrepreneurs impacted by the coronavirus COVID-19(BDC)
- Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) – Employment and Social Development Canada(Government of Canada)
- Chambers Plan Information
- Practical Considerations for Business Resilience(MNP)
- Preparing Your Organization for Business Interruption (MNP)
- Small Business Loan(Business Development Bank of Canada)
- Working capital loan(Business Development Bank of Canada)
- Purchase Order Financing(Business Development Bank of Canada)
- BDC’s Advisory Services experts are offering tools and support to review your financial managementand operations.
- BC Hydro assistance program
- CMHCis working to address mortgage payment difficulties.
- Export Development Canada (EDC). In partnership with the federal government and Canadian banks, EDC will ensure customers impacted by COVID-19 have access to credit.
- Community Futures of Nadina: Emergency loan program COVID-19
- Employment and Social Development Canada:Several measures are available to assist employees who have been laid off, or are unable to work due to quarantine. EI sickness benefits
- Uber Eats:The company has created a support package to promote “contactless” delivery from local restaurants, which includes waiving delivery fees, and a daily payout option to assist restaurants with cash flow.
- Work-Sharing Program: (Government of Canada)
- Business Preparedness Checklist COVID-19(GVBOT)
- Business Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- Getting your workplace ready for COVID-19 (World Health Organization)
- PreparedBC: Guide for Small Business (Government of B.C.)
- Crisis Communications Plan(Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
- Business Continuity & Recovery Plan(Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
Templates and Tools
- PreparedBC: Emergency Plan for Small Businesses (Government of B.C.)
- Webinar: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Managing the impact on global supply chains(EDC)
- Business continuity plan and templates for entrepreneurs(BDC)
Government of Canada COVID-19 Information Services
- Phone: 1-833-784-4397
For more information please do not hesitate to contact the Village of Burns Lake Economic Development Officer via email:
2020 Business Facade Program is now open.
Closing Date: Monday, April 27th, 2020
Email Lorie Watson, Economic Development Officer for an application at email@example.com or stop by the Village Office for a copy.
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