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covid19 business updates


The Gibsons & District Chamber of Commerce has created a list of resources, tools, and information to assist your business during the various phases of the COVID-19 pandemic.

If your business needs support, please reach out to us. Our contact information can be found here.

For the most time sensitive and up to date news, we recommend you visit these local government and public health resources:


Vancouver Coastal Health

For the latest public health orders and situation updates in our region.



Government of BC

The latest updates on the restart plan and various programs and resources.



BC Centre for Disease Control

Information on the virus and the latest case-counts in BC.



Government of Canada Resources for Canadian Businesses

A one-stop shop for resources businesses need to navigate COVID-19 challenges.


Local Resources

Sunshine Coast Business Recovery Centre

The Sunshine Coast business and Economic Recovery Task Force is a coalition of local finance and business organizations on the Sunshine Coast. We have come together to help local entrepreneurs and small businesses navigate the existing programs provided by our Federal and Provincial Governments and fill any financial and non-financial gaps that remain.


Sunshine Coast Tourism: Know Before You Go

Travel updates and information on safely exploring the Sunshine Coast during COVID-19.


Sunshine Coast COVID-19 Physician Task Force

This task force has been providing frequent communication to our community regarding Covid-19 developments on the Sunshine Coast.



Business Resources


BC’s Restart Plan

BC’s Restart is a careful, four-step plan focused on protecting people and safely getting life back to normal.




WorkBC can help you find talent, develop your team’s skills and access financial supports.



WorkSafe BC

Develop and update your COVID-19 safety plan, find industry specific information, submit claims.


Loans, Grants & Tax Support

Administered by Canada’s regional development agencies, is a $500-million national program to support the tourism sector in Canada.

A Work-Sharing agreement helps employers and employees avoid layoffs when:

  • there is a temporary decrease in the normal level of business activity, and
  • the decrease is beyond the control of the employer