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Return to Workplace is a resource section within the Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations COVID-19 page on how to safely and effectively plan your team's return to the workplace. 

City of Edmonton:


Government of Alberta:

November 17 Update: The Restrictions Exemption Program Implementation Grant provides a one-time payment of $2,000 for eligible small- and medium-sized businesses, cooperatives and non-profit organizations that choose to implement the Restrictions Exemption Program.

August 23 Update: Next application intake: September 16 to December 31, 2021. The Alberta Jobs Now program will provide up to $370 million to private sector businesses and non-profit organizations across all industries to reduce the costs of hiring and training unemployed or underemployed Albertans. Employers will be able to apply for a grant that covers 25 per cent of an employee’s salary for a 52-week period up to a maximum of $25,000 per employee. The grant can be used to cover salary or training costs. Employers who hire persons with disabilities will receive a grant 1.5 times higher than the amount they receive for other new employees. 


Government of Canada:
  • Canada Government - Economic Response Plan, financial support
  • Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy and Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy expired on October 23, 2021. The passage of the budget implementation act provided the government with the authority to further extend these programs until November 20, 2021.
  • The government is proposing to use this authority to provide tourism, hospitality and other hard-hit organizations with support until November 20, 2021 under two new programs:

    • The Tourism and Hospitality Recovery Program
    • The Hardest-Hit Business Recovery Program
  • The government is also proposing to introduce legislation as soon as possible to extend these programs past November 20, 2021, until May 7, 2022, with authority for further amendments through regulations until July 2, 2022.