Help for Residents and Businesses During COVID-19

Federal Assistance Programs

The Government of Canada has a COVID-19 Economic Response Plan. This includes general support for individuals, such as those support for people facing unemployment, and support for businesses, including avoiding layoffs and access to credit. You can see the full list of Federal programs here:

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html

Service Canada Citizen Specialist Contact

Chantal Lepage is the Citizen Service Specialist for Service Canada in our area. If you are an employer in the region that needs information concerning the how, when and what of employment insurance for their employees, she can help.

Chantal LePage

Citizen Services Specialist, Citizen Services and Program Delivery Branch — Atlantic Region

Service Canada / Government of Canada

chantal.lepage@servicecanada.gc.ca

Tel:(506)777-4610, BB(506)875-1638

Province of New Brunswick

The provincial government will provide a one-time income benefit to either workers or self-employed people in New Brunswick who have lost their job due to the state of emergency. This one-time $900 benefit will be administered through the Red Cross and will help to bridge the time between when people lose their employment or close their business and to when they receive their federal benefit. Furthers details on how to apply will follow in coming days.

The list of Provincial programs is here:

https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/gateways/for_business/covid19.html

Town of Sackville

We have updated our website with the most up to date information we have received on local businesses, including current opening hours and options under these unfortunate circumstances. If you have an update that you would like us to include, please contact 364-4930. Please see https://sackville.com/2020/03/updates-from-local-businesses/ for a list of updates, we’ll also be sharing it on social media. If there is a change in your operations, please update us at visitor@sackville.com or call 364-4930 and we will update our news item.

Mainstreet Redevelopment

Mainstreet Redevelopment has a, “We are all in this together” initiative to help local businesses. Please contact gwenzwicker@gmail.com at Mainstreet to participate.

Tourism Industry Association of New Brunswick (TIANB)

TIANB has published a page of resources for tourism related businesses and other businesses, to see it click here. They are also doing a survey of businesses affected by COVID-19.

Chamber of Commerce for Greater Moncton

The Chamber has an extensive list of information and resources to help businesses, which you can find here.

Sackville businesses are aencouraged to take part in the Love For Local campaign the GMCC started on Facebook. It is a platform where any business that is still operational (restaurants doing takeout, delivery services, online services, etc.) can advertise on the page and spread the word. They have videos, radio spots, print advertising underway and will be pushing this heavily on social media to raise some awareness that now is the time to support local business.

The Chamber is also offering a series of online webinars to help business owners during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. These webinars are all free and are open to members and non-members and will be presented to address some concerns raised by chamber members over the last week.

Here are scheduled webinars – and you can register at:

March 26th 2020: Part 2 – 3:00-4:00 PM
Give people what they CRAVE and good things happen. Respect, Purpose and Relationship
https://www.eventbrite.ca/x/march-26th-free-employee-motivation-webinar-part-2-tickets-100827020332

March 31st, April 1st, April 2nd 2020: 9:00 am to 10:30 am
Leading in a time of Crisis to Save your Business
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/leading-in-time-of-crisis-to-save-your-business-tickets-100824360376