The Moose Jaw & District Chamber of Commerce plans on being an Information Portal to our members during this time.
City of Moose Jaw Small Business Support Program: click here
Government of Canada Website – Wage Subsidy for Employers: click here
Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) more information will be posted on this site as it comes available – click here
Government of Saskatchewan – Saskatchewan Small Business Emergency Payment Program providing up to $5,000 per business: click here to apply
Government of Saskatchewan (Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan) – click here
Government of Saskatchewan Support for Businesses: www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-businesses
Once on the site click Allowable Business Services – for an outlined list of business who are deemed “essential services” by the Provincial Government
Business Response Team at 1-844-800- 8688 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Government of Canada – Economic Response Plan – Support for Individuals and Support for Businesses: click here
Government of Canada – COVID 19 Updates: click here
Better Business Bureau of Saskatchewan Inc.: https://www.bbb.org/council/coronavirus/
Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce – https://saskchamber.com/issues/covid-19-resources-for-business/
Results from the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Current State of Business from April 22, 2020: https://saskchamber.com/isl/uploads/2020/04/COVID-19-Survey-Recap_Current-State-of-Business.pdf
***Employers who have questions regarding payroll and COVID – 19***: Cdn-Payroll-Assoc-COVID-19-Questions-Answers
Planning for Things We Can Control
Beyond human health, there is also an impact to our economic health. Companies are seeing their stock prices drop substantially, meaning less purchasing of products and services by our members. Travel has been reduced dramatically, and more people will simply stay at home. Many companies will be adjusting budgets downward and may have to pass on event tickets or sponsorships.
Recovery of the Economy
The economy was not stellar before this hit and we should not expect it to grow at double digits afterwards. As a Chamber, we have the responsibility to help the economy recover as fast as possible, but at the right time. The MJDCC is researching best practices and will provide more information as necessary to
In the meantime, please ensure we discuss and share possible options for your activities and determine ongoing action plans.
Above all, stay positive. Businesses will be seeing their cash registers slowing and as the Voice of Business, we must remind people that as with all big economic storms, this too shall pass.
Please call with any questions at 306.692.6414.