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COVID-19: Business Resilience


Want to stay up-to-date on COVID-19?

Join our COVID-19 mailing list for key announcements, updates on the latest information and available resources and programs to support you and your business. This includes updates on the development of a comprehensive microsite that will serve as a central hub for information, tools, and engagement.


Pandemic Preparedness Guide for Business

To help businesses prepare for and manage through a potential COVID-19 escalation in Canada, the Canadian Chamber has developed a brief guide source from a number of best practice documents and designed to assist business planning and continuity efforts.



We have prepared an FAQ based on questions we have received from members on the government's measures to support business during the COVID-19 pandemic and about how we are adjusting our own operations.



Government Programs & Resources for Business

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses

Business Development Bank of Canada: Business continuity plan and templates for entrepreneurs

Business Development Bank of Canada: Support for entrepreneurs impacted by coronavirus

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Resources for Canadian businesses

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Employment and Social Development Canada

Export Development Canada: COVID-19

Work-Sharing Program: Temporary special measures

Government of Canada: Mass Gatherings Risk Assessment


Resources, Toolkits & Guides

Resources from Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

Resources from Blackberry


Resources from Deloitte


NGen’s COVID-19 Response Program: Funding to support companies in launching production of critical products to fight COVID-19

The Globe and Mail: Employment lawyer Daniel Lublin answers frequently asked questions from workers

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP: Key Business and Legal Implications |  Best Practices in the Workplace

Borden, Ladner, Gervais LLP: Employer Strategies for Managing Coronavirus Risks in the Workplace

Calgary Chamber of Commerce: Emergency Preparedness Kit

Canadian Chamber of Commerce: Business Continuity and Recovery Planning Guide

Canadian Chamber of Commerce: Crisis Communications Planning Guide

Canadian Federation of Independent Business: Keeping You and Your Employees Safe

Canadian Franchise Association: COVID-19 Resources

Canadian Payroll Association : Payroll Continuity Best Practice Guidelines

Facebook: Business Resource Hub 

Fasken: Pandemic Planning for Employers

GardaWorld: COVID-19 Live Updates

Gowling WLG: COVID-19 Resource Hub

Ontario Chamber of Commerce: COVID-19 Pandemic Preparedness Toolkit

Professional Meetings & Conventions Association: Coronavirus FAQ

RDC: COVID-19 Resource Portal

World Health Organization: COVID-19: Business and Employees

KPMG: COVID-19: Leading successfully in turbulent times

KPMG: the business implications of coronavirus

The Canadian Payroll Association: Payroll and COVID-19


Government Resources for Canadians

COVID-19 Outbreak Update

Travel Advice

Being Prepared

Symptoms and Treatment

Prevention and Risk

Canada's Response


Provincial & Territorial Updates


British Columbia




New Brunswick

Northwest Territories

Nova Scotia

Newfoundland and Labrador


Prince Edward Island




International Resources for Business

Global Business Coalition:
 Joint Statement Air Cargo

International Chamber of Commerce: Joint Letter to G20 Heads of State and Government

International Chamber of Commerce: Joint Letter from ICC, the B20 and WHO Calling on G20 Leaders to Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic

International Chamber of Commerce: World Health Organization Joint Statement on COVID-19

Shopify Blog: Government Relief Programs for Small Businesses