COVID-19 Financial Supports

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County of Barrhead together with the Town of Barrhead, Community Futures Yellowhead East, and Barrhead & District Chamber of Commerce, we have compiled the resources that are available to employees and businesses in our region faced with financial challenges presented by the COVID-19 crisis.


COVID-19 has presented workers with layoffs and enforced self-isolations.  As a result, an unprecedented amount of citizens are in need of financial assistance.
Below you will find a compilation of the resources available for those individuals who can no longer work due to self-isolation, those caring for children now out of school or child care, and those who are caring for someone who is suffering from COVID-19 or have contracted COVID-19 themselves.

Government of Alberta

NEW!!! Applications Open for New Business Relief  Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant 

NEW!!! Additional COVID-19 Support for Small Businesses

Faith-based and Cultural Facility Relaunch Grant 

Regional Relief & Recovery Fund (RRRF)

Employee Training Supports for Agri-Businneses

COVID-19 Supports for Employers and Employees 

Government of Canada

NEW!!!  Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan 

Application to Apply to the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)

Employers and Businesses

This is a difficult time for businesses and employers.  The requirement for the public to socially distance means that storefronts are seeing fewer patrons, and other businesses are experiencing a significant decline in requests for their products and services.  While some businesses are able to retool and adapt to the changing market, others are left with their hands tied - laying off staff.
In order to assist our local business community, we have compiled a list of services being provided by the provincial and federal governments in support of economic sustainability.

General Information

Resources for Canadian Businesses - Financial Support. Loans and Access to Credit 

Financial Information

NEW!!  Site Rehabilitation Program - Grant Funding for Eligible Oil & Gas Service Companies for Abandonment and Reclamation Work 

Service Canada Ready To Help 

Updated Small Business Wage Subsidy 

Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP)

COVID-19 and Business Insurance

Community Futures Yellowhead East Support

Western Economic Diversification Support

Agricultural FCC Support

Human Resource Information

Employment Insurance Information for Employers
Enhancements to Work-Sharing Program
WCB and COVID-19
Update Your HR Plan for COVID-19, Agriculture

Business Continuity Information

Alberta Leads Country Supporting Economic Relaunch

Alberta Pandemic Preparedness Checklist for Business

Continuity Plan Toolkit for Entrepreneurs

Tips for Alberta Business and Community Leaders