City of Edmonton:
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.
Government of Alberta:
May 19 Update: 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.
April Update: The Alberta government is offering small businesses affected by the most recent public health orders another payment of up to $10,000 from the Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant. Alberta businesses affected by the latest public health orders will be eligible to apply for another payment in the second half of April.
The Alberta government is expanding and increasing the Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant which offers financial assistance to Alberta businesses, cooperatives, and non-profit organizations that faced restrictions or closures from public health orders, and experienced a revenue loss of at least 50 per cent due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With a new lower threshold and increased grant amount, more businesses and non-profits may be eligible for funding. On January 14, the Alberta government expanded the Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant to allow new businesses and nonprofits to apply. Businesses that started operating between March 1 and October 31, 2020 will now be eligible for this funding. Applications will be open until June 30, 2021.
Government of Canada:
- Canada Government - Economic Response Plan, financial support
- Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy provides benefits directly to qualifying renters and property owners, without requiring the participation of landlords. The new rent subsidy would be available retroactive to September 27, 2020, until June 2021.
- Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy
- Canada Emergency Business Account provides interest-free loans of up to $60,000 to small businesses and not-for-profits to help cover their operating costs during a period where their revenues have been temporarily reduced.