Helpful Resources to get the facts on COVID-19:
Province unveils plan to put pandemic behind us
B.C.’s Restart: A Plan to Bring us Back Together, released May 25, outlines four stages leading to a complete reopening of the province by September. The plan is contingent on COVID-19 case counts and hospitalization remaining low and vaccination rates increasing.
There are also many resources available online and we will work to keep our members as up-to-date as possible.
The Chamber encourages business owners to consult with their accountants and legal professionals, who can help navigate these turbulent waters.
If you missed our live update on the latest government measures to help businesses, you can still register to access the video
Government of BC:
Government of Canada:
Business Development Canada (BDC):
Canadian Chamber of Commerce (CCC):
Small Business BC:
Resources from Chamber Members
Check out these Chamber members for excellent resources on their websites, which are regularly updated with the latest information on government relief programs.
Getting Back to Business
City of Victoria
Government of BC
BC Restaurant and Foodservices Assoc.
Retail Council of Canada - BC
Public Health Resources
Ministry of Health:
Health Link BC:
World Health Organization (WHO):
Mental Health Resources:
Where do you fit on BC's list of essential services?
The provincial government has declared what it considers essential services. The list is comprehensive, and recognizes that many businesses provide valuable services and need to continue to operate.
The Chamber is grateful to all of our members who have adapted and responded to the dramatic changes created by requirements to slow the spread of COVID-19. Your efforts are appreciated and all of us will get through this together.
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