COVID-19 - Support for businesses
City approves more supports for Calgary's business community
On June 1, City Council approved another $15.9 million in a growing list of municipal supports for Calgary’s business community. The package provides targeted financial support to business owners as they look to re-open, in sectors impacted most by the pandemic.
The City is supporting restaurants, pubs, bars, fitness centres, and entertainment establishments, including nightclubs and live music venues, in their reopening efforts through a grant, as well as hotel and motel property owners through a 2021 tax deferral program.
The City will start accepting applications for the grant program on July 2, 2021.
Government of Alberta Open for Summer plan
Learn about the staged re-opening plan on the provincial website.
Conflict resolution during COVID-19: Best practices for frontline workers
Tips on reminding people to follow public health orders
Masks and face coverings in businesses
Learn about the face coverings bylaw and how it affects your business
What businesses can be open right now?
Learn about the business that can open on the Provincial website
Safety requirements for your business
Learn about the new workplace requirements for a safe relaunch and operation of your business.
Tools for your business
Business Sector Support task force
The City of Calgary working with City Councillors, partners and business stakeholders from various industries has created a Business Sector Support task force. We are working to:
- Serve as a conduit to the business community to share their immediate needs.
- Make recommendations on short and medium-term solutions to support businesses and advocacy to provincial and federal governments.
- Advise on, and implement, ongoing communications to various types of businesses; marketing strategies to immediately support businesses; and communications to Calgarians regarding business support.
We encourage you to provide feedback when contacted to and share our updates within your networks to help support our local business and economy.
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COVID-19 related information
Government of Alberta
Information on public health orders, COVID-19 cases, updates from the Chief Medical Oﬃcer, & ﬁnancial support.
Health Information Act (HIA) Help Desk:
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)