The Town of Drumheller and the Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to establish an Economic Recovery Task Force to assist local businesses to get through the COVID-19 crisis and be ready when the situation returns to normal.
There have been a number of programs being offered by local, provincial, and federal governments as well as through financial institutions. The task force is offering support for businesses to navigate these various programs.
"As the local Chamber of Commerce representing the business community, we are pleased to partner with the Town of Drumheller to create an economic recovery task force,” said Chamber executive director Heather Bitz. “It is critical we provide necessary resources and support to the business community to ensure its continuity during and after the COVID-19 crisis."
The Taskforce is also able to assist non-profits and charitable organizations access programs.
According to a press release, the program aims to provide businesses, non-profits, and charitable organizations with telephone or online support with information and eligibility about financial aid programs launched by the Governments of Canada and Alberta. It will also provide information and eligibility about the FCSS Grant program for charitable and non-profit organizations, as well as information and eligibility about the Town of Drumheller’s deferral programs.
It also aims to provide information about the Canada Revenue Agency’s filing deadline changes and payment deferral program, along with information about mortgage, lines of credit and other debt deferral programs offered by Canada’s largest lenders.
“Next to our residents, our local businesses are the heart and soul of this community. We have established an economic recovery task force to assist in navigating the various deferral programs offered by the federal and provincial governments,” said Town of Drumheller Mayor Heather Colberg.
They have formed a team of professionals from throughout the valley for the taskforce, offering all kinds of expertise from program advice to grant application help to
More information, including contact information of taskforce supports, is available at here.