Partner Resources COVID-19 Resources for Businesses

COVID-19 Resources for Businesses

Please find a list of resources that we feel you, our partners, may find helpful. This is not an exhaustive list and we encourage you to check on the provincial page and the federal page for the most up to date information.

Where we are at. Discover Charlottetown’s latest Partner & Stakeholder Update

April 2020 Update
PEI RTA Communication Follow-up to Government
Restaurants Canada: COVID-19 Rapid Recovery Guide for PEI

Recovery Scenarios & Questions for Partners to Consider

This document is meant as a discussion guide for Discover Charlottetown’s partners. The framework was created so we could have some unity on possible scenarios and discuss how we can work together. We look forward to getting your feedback and hearing about your new plans, products, and best practices.

Resource Document PDF

The Government of PEI’s Phased Approach

The Government of PEI’s Phases One to Phase Four outline a general plan for renewing some activities and services in PEI while continuing to manage the risk related to COVID-19.

PEI’s Phased Approach

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

Created in response to COVID-19, The Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy provides savings to employers through a subsidy equal to 75% of employee wages on the first $58,700 per employee, up to a maximum of $847 per week. Grant Thornton’s CEWS information sheet is a helpful resource with details on eligibility and how to apply.

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

Additional Federal COVID-19 Support Programs for Businesses

Canada Emergency Response Benefit
Canada Emergency Business Account
Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP)
Deferral Of GST/HST And Customs Duty

PEI Business Adaptation Advice Program

The COVID-19 Business Adaptation Advice program provides a non-repayable contribution to Prince Edward Island businesses, entrepreneurs, not-for-profits, and non-governmental organizations to access professional advice and support to adapt or recover from the impacts of COVID-19.
PEI Business Adaptation Advice Program

Please review program details for application specifics. Below is not an exhaustive list of specialists and includes anyone who has submitted information to us:
Ashley Green DesignAngela MacDonald ConsultingBalance ConsultingBerni Wood & AssociatesBon Accord CreativeChandler CoachesInsight Brand & MarketingJEBBCA Strategies + HoldingsLevel Up Consulting & TrainingManley MannMRSBRevolution MediaSRL SolutionsVMGVolume 18

Additional Provincial COVID-19 Support Programs for Businesses

Commercial Lease Rent Deferral Program
Emergency Income Relief for the Self-Employed
Workspace Adaption Assistance Fund
Operational Plan Template
Special Situation Fund for businesses & organizations
Emergency Working Capital Financing
Employee Gift Card Program
Other Provincial Programs & Information for Businesses

Island Small Business Mentors Program

A number of retired Chartered Professional Accountants from PEI have come together to form a volunteer group, Island Small Business Mentors, to help Small Businesses during the COVID-19 crisis.
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