Written by Julia, staff member, Central Library
Last updated Wednesday, April 8 at 3:45pm
During this time of uncertainty, our Small Business team is thinking of you. We have gathered a few resources available for small businesses to help you stay informed and seek support.
1. Federal: Government of Canada
Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
Support for individuals, businesses
Resources for Canadian Businessesopens a new window
Support for employees, businesses, business travel & events, business in international markets
Atlantic Canada Opportunity Agency (ACOA)opens a new window
Support for managing your business during COVID-19 outbreak
Contact: Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) - 1-800-561-7862. "For more information on additional government support available to your business and workers, please contact Service Canada at 1-800-OCanada (1-800-622-6232). If you are unable to connect with your account manager, please send an email to following address: ACOA.information.APECA@canada.ca. Rest assured that an ACOA official will connect with you to address your enquiry within 48 hours."
2. Provincial: Government of Nova Scotia
Halifax Chamber of Commerce: Federal, Provincial, and Municipal Resourcesopens a new window
Free webinars, advice on supporting local
Virtual Entrepreneurs Network - Saint Mary’s University Entrepreneurship Centre
Online network of entrepreneurs and industry experts to help other concerned/struggling entrepreneurs through COVID-19.
Need more information?
If you have more questions you can reach the COVID-19 information line toll-free at 1-833-784-4397.