COVID-19 Resources

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Welcome to the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Resource Centre

This page will be updated with a variety of resources available to businesses during the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

Where possible a direct contact as been provided. 
Please note, this is not an exhaustive list. If you have additional resources you would like to share please email them to [email protected]

Golden Open for Business 
This list is continuously updated, if your business is currently not included - or the detail is incorrect please let us know through this form.

Weekly Townhalls
Missed one of the townhalls? View the recordings at anytime here.

Resources to help you open for business
Canadian Chamber of Commerce ReOpen Tool Kit

Local Suppliers List

Business Name What they have available  How to get in touch with them 
 Central Signs Floor decals, custom cashier shields, point of entry signs etc..   Darrell
[email protected]
 Golden Installations PPE, Sanitizers, Hand Sanitizer pumps   (250) 344-5566
Home Hardware  PPE, Sanitizers, Shop Towels, Plexiglass  (250) 344-6980 
 Kicking Horse Janitorial  Cleaning services, some supplies  [email protected]
 IGA  Sanitizers and supplies  (250) 344-2361
 Save-on-foods  Sanitizers and supplies  (250) 344-5315
 Rona  PPE, Sanitizers, Shop Towels, Plexiglass  (250) 344-2964
 Ace Hardware PPE, Sanitizers,    (250) 344-5714

Cleaning Products and Procedures
Trying to create a plan to open safely? This short guide can get you started in the right direction.

WorkSafe BC - Guidelines for reopening
No matter your industry WorkSafe BC has done a great job of outlining best practices moving forward. Remember, the most important part of your reopening plan is to make your employees and customers feel safe.

Industry Specific Resources

Industry Resources 
 Generic  WorkSafe BC
 Restaurants and Food Services BCRFA 
Canada Restaurant Association
 Retailers  Retail Association of Canada
Road to Recovery Playbook
 Accommodations  Hotels Canada
 Construction Canadian Construction Association 

Local Resources
Golden Community Coop Resource Centre
The Golden Community Coop has some great resources including a wonderful hotline available from 11:00 - 7:00 Tuesday -Saturday

Columbia Valley Chamber Resource Centre
Our friends down the valley have some wonderful resources they were happy to share. 

Community Futures - East Kootenay
Community Futures has several supports available including funding and grant programs beyond the Federal and Provincial initiatives.
Basin Business Advisors
This group has a variety of different programs available for small business. Everything from 1-1 coaching sessions to ongoing webinars to discuss the economic relief packages, and support innovative ways to continue serving our communities.

BC Chambers Resource Page
A recap of all the available programs, whether you're a business owner an employee this is a way to understand what fits for you.

COVID-19 Small Business Resource Centre
All manner of webinars and guides to help you find the resources relevant to your business

Government Support and Information Links

BC Provincial Programs
Here is the official government webpage explaining the various forms of relief available to BC citizens.

Canadian Business Resiliency Network
A great set of resources for businesses of all shapes and sizes. 

The latest details on the Canadian Emergency Business Account and how to apply for various parts.

Federal Program Overview
The official federal programs, how they work and who can apply for what.
PDF recap of the existing programs from Rob Morrison

KAST & BC Tech AssociatioBlog: Event posting:

The Opportunities Fund (A federal financial assistance program designed to assist persons with a disability to obtain employment or become self-employed.)

Settlement Services
View the Services they offer
or contact Katherine Hamilton Phone: 250-344-8392 or [email protected]

Temporary Foreign Workers Program
or contact Katherine Hamilton Phone: 250-344-8392 or [email protected]


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