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Resources for Local Businesses and Individuals During the Pandemic

There is seemingly endless information about the pandemic floating around, and it can be hard to know what links to click, what resources to trust, and where to seek out the facts that are relevant to you.

In hopes of making this easier, we have compiled a list of local resources that may have the information you need.

Our favourites: the Government of BC and the BC Centre for Disease Control websites.


Personal Preparation

Housing and Utilities

  • Rent supplements are available for some affected people through BC Housing, who also provide information on eviction suspensions for those in subsidized housing
  • The Government of BC has published information on how they will help renters and landlords during the pandemic
  • LandlordBC has gathered resources for tenants and landlords, as well
  • For information on mortgage payment deferments, visit the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation They also have a tip sheet on steps to take if you are concerned about mortgage payments
  • Check out this BC Hydro news release to see how they are supporting those impacted by COVID-19
  • Fortis BC is also providing support to affected customers



Financial Support + Taxes

Arts and Parks

Immigrants + Refugees

Volunteer and Community Service

Business and Employment

Real Estate

Farmer’s Markets + Food Services

Hotels + Tourism

  • The Hotel Association of Canada has lots of material on best practices for hotels, how to care for guests and staff, support measures for businesses and staff, and more
  • Destination BC has information and resources for tourism-related businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19

Faith-Based Organizations

Essential Services

Pretty Much Everything

Remember to double-check information that comes from sources that may be less reliable, and to do your own research when you see or hear something alarming.

Morgan Thomas, BA (Dtn.)
Project Management & Customer Experience Coordinator

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