COVID19 Community Resources

#COVID19 Resources for Economic Developers & Local Leaders

BCEDA Economic Response & Restart Weekly Teleconference

Never before has the need to work together been so prevalent. Understanding the impacts of COVID19 on our local community's economy and sharing our efforts towards response and recovery is needed. We are all in this together.

Please join us for this weekly conference call discussion during this COVID-19 pandemic to share challenges, hear what BCEDA and others are doing, and to have an open Q&A to allow for you to seek answers to your questions. The focus of these calls is intended to be on “economic” issues.

These weekly calls are hosted by the BC Economic Development Association through the Economic Disaster Recovery Program. It is open to every local, regional and Indigenous government in BC as well as Chambers of Commerce, Community Futures, and others involved in supporting the local economy. We’ll share relevant information, facilitate dialog, explore collaboration opportunities and tactics for recovery. SPACE IS LIMITED SO REGISTER SOON When: Every Thursday starting April 2 Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM PST

Click here to register
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

BCEDA #COVID19 Resources for BC Businesses Guide
This shareable, live document is being continually updated with the most relevant information, tools and resources for the BC business community. 160+ pages of information including industry specific resources, utilities, insurance and banking information, links to webinars and more.

NEW BCEDA Economic Recovery & Resiliency Toolkit

Community Tips for Response & Recovery
NEW One Page Community Tips for Response & Recovery

BC BusinessCounts Program
BCEDA is pleased to provide a FREE BC BusinessCounts module for every local and Indigenous government to use for business engagement at this time.
If you choose, you can upload your business database, enter survey results in the system and run reports. BCEDA also has a network of volunteers available to assist with data entry if needed.
To join, please have your community economic development contact email info@bceda.ca
Current Users: You will need to modify your add screen to use the feature. Just click Add on the main menu and then click Add a New Widget (oval on screen capture) and select the new Phase 2 COVID Survey.

BCEDA COVID Business Survey

BCEDA COVID Business Survey Phase 2

BCEDA's Recovery and Resiliency Roadmap: A Toolkit for Economic Preparedness
Interested in forming an Economic Response/Recovery Team? There is information in the Roadmap!
Economic Recovery Task Force Overview Template
Economic Recovery Task Force Press Release Template

UBCM's COVID-19 Provincial Orders Support Team and Call Centre
A Provincial Orders Support Team and Call Centre has been established to support local authority staff (e.g. municipal bylaw officers and equivalent local officials) that are supporting compliance of Provincial Orders to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

IEDC Presentation - COVID-19: Preparing for What Comes Next
GIS Planning: 10 Impacts on Economic Development & Solutions to Mitigate These Challenges
Getting Urban Economies Back Up & Running After COVID-19
Examples of What BC Communities are Doing