|Kootenay Rockies Tourism (KRT) continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and is working closely with the Provincial and Federal agencies, Destination Canada and Destination BC, and other stakeholders and partners.
LATEST NEWS & COMMUNICATION OPPORTUNITIES:
TOURISM RESILIENCY PROGRAM (TRP)
KRT is committed to supporting their tourism businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Working together, one-on-one, we’ll provide access to business-focused information and aid your need to overcome the unprecedented challenges our industry is experiencing.
Register for the Tourism Resiliency Program
Link to Expert-Led Webinars to Learn & Grow
SMALL BUSINESS BC
BC Business COVID-19 Support Service – Connecting businesses with the resources and guidance necessary to navigate challenges from COVID-19. Delivered in partnership with the BC government and the Government of Canada.
Link to COVID.19 Business Supports
Link to COVID.SMALLBUSINESSBC.CA
DESTINATION CANADA WEBINARS
Next Tourism Industry Webinar: Wednesday, June 3, 1 PM Mountain Time (Noon Pacific Time)
You are invited to join this tourism industry webinar. Destination Canada will provide an overview of the latest market research and how it can help inform your organization’s next steps.
Link to join the webinar: https://zoom.us/w/85868233670
Link to Previous WEBINAR NOTES & RECORDING
DESTINATION BC ROAD TO RECOVERY WEBINAR SERIES
DBC offers a series of webinars to support BC’s tourism industry on the road to recovery from COVID-19.
May 12: Business After Re-Opening – A Look at the Post-closure Traveller
May 14: Essential Strategies to Innovate your Visitor Experience and Offerings
May 19: Planning for Doors Open
May 21: Managing Expectations and Reputation through Effective Communication
May 26: Social Media Best Practices after Re-Opening
May 28: Building a Digital Marketing Strategy for Re-Opening
June 4: Explore BC … Virtually
Link for MORE INFORMATION and to REGISTER
DESTINATION BC WEEKLY INDUSTRY CALLS
Next Industry Call: Thursday, June 4, 11:30 AM Mountain Time (10:30 AM Pacific Time)
DBC is holding weekly calls every Thursday morning with industry partners across the province, sharing facts, trends and updates from sectors. This is an opportunity to hear more about what DBC knows including plans to support industry.
Email COVID19response@Destinationbc.ca to participate.
Link to previous INDUSTRY CALL Recordings
DESTINATION BC MESSAGING GUIDANCE
COVID-19 Response Phase for Week of May 28 – June 3
The weekly Messaging Guidance serves to equip tourism partners across BC with up-to-date sentiments to use on their channels.
Link to weekly MESSAGING GUIDANCE
Use the resource links below to stay informed and for clear, accurate and up-to-date information.
P H O N E S U P P O R T :
1-888 COVID-19 (1-888-268-4319) – phone
1-604-630-0300 – text
This phone number is available to provide non-clinical information about COVID-19. This number is available seven days a week, 0730hrs to 2000hrs, in over 110 languages. People with medical concerns are directed to call 8-1-1; for deaf or hard of hearing, call 7-1-1.
P R O V I N C I A L :
Destination BC is here to support and are doing everything they can in partnership with provincial and federal government, industry partners and health authorities to monitor the impact of COVID-19 on BC and the tourism industry.
DestinationBC.ca – What You Need to Know & FAQs
Messaging Guidance for BC’s Tourism Industry
Top 5 Resources for Tourism Businesses during COVID-19
Click to Subscribe to the Destination BC’s regular Bulletins.
GOVERNMENT OF BC
The Province of BC has declared a state of emergency to support response to COVID-19. The priority is to protect British Columbians and ensure our province is best positioned to effectively respond to the pandemic.
Action Plan: BC’s First Steps to Support People and Businesses
Action Plan: Provincial Tax Changes
BC Business Support Service
Emergency Benefits for Workers
Essential Services List for COVID-19
Financial Support for Small Business & Employees
Hotel Sector Guidance
List of Supports for Businesses
Local Government & First Nations Frequently asked Questions
Provincial Health Officer Notices & Guidance
Provincial Support & Information
Resources provided by Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture
INDIGENOUS TOURISM BC
ITBC is a non-profit, stakeholder-based organization that is committed to growing and promoting a sustainable, culturally rich Indigenous tourism industry.
COVID-19 Development Stimulus Fund Application
Emergency Relief Funds Program for Market-Ready Indigenous Tourism Businesses
TOURISM INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION OF BC
TIABC solicited input from multiple stakeholders to develop a comprehensive list of recommendations for the Province to consider to assist BC’s visitor economy.
Key Response & Recovery Recommendations to Government
WORK SAFE BC
WorkSafeBC is committed to creating a province free from workplace injury or illness, and to provide service driven by core values of integrity, accountability and innovation.
For information on staying safe at work, resuming your operations, accessing their services, safety plan and more.
R E G I O N A L :
COLUMBIA BASIN TRUST
BASIN BUSINESS ADVISORS PROGRAM
The Basin Business Advisors Program is endeavoring to compile resources and support the business community in this challenging time.
Link to Review Services, Support and Workshops
TOURISM / TRAVEL PRODUCTS
Information links to major industry partners regarding availabilities.
Kootenay Rockies – Know Before You Go
F E D E R A L :
Destination Canada’s Statement on the COVID-19 situation. They continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19 and are conscious of the industry concern.
Link to Website
GOVERNMENT OF CANADA
The Government of Canada has taken action because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Learn more about the new measures and federal programs.
Apply for Canada Emergency Response Benefit with Canada Revenue Agency
Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses.
Canada’s Regional Development Agencies
Canada Emergency Response Benefit for Workers and Businesses
Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy
Coronavirus Disease: Outbreak Update
Government of Canada’s Action on COVID-19
Resources for Canadian Businesses
Government of Canada COVID-19 Hotline: 1-833-784-4397 or email: Phac.info.aspc@Canada.ca
TOURISM INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION OF CANADA (TIAC)
TIAC is responsible for representing tourism interest at the national level, and its advocacy work involves promoting and supporting policies, programs and activities that will benefit the sector’s growth and development.
COVID-19 Impact on Tourism
CANADIAN CAMPING AND RV COUNCIL
National Campground Association
Updates, information and resources related to COVID-19 and its impact on campgrounds in Canada.
Canadian Camping & RV Council website
COVID-19 Emergency Response
COVID-19: Support for Businesses
As a non-profit dedicated to helping businesses be successful and communities to be economically healthy, they are here to help through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Link to the office for your area:
H E A L T H :
HEALTH LINK BC
BC’S provincial health officer has declared COVID-19 a public health emergency. Find information about COVID-19, how to protect yourself, your family and your community.
Health Link BC Health Feature
Managing COVID-19 Stress, Anxiety and Depression
Virtual Mental Health Supports
CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION (CMHA)
The CMHA is the most established and extensive community mental health organization in Canada. They provide advocacy, programs and resources that help to prevent mental health problems and illnesses.
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
WHO works with 194 member states and across six regions in a shared commitment to achieve better health for everyone, everywhere.
H U M A N R E S O U R C E S :
Serving BC’s tourism and hospitality industry with programs and services that support its growth and success. They can help with any Human Resource related questions or concerns.
Link to go2HR Website
TOURISM HR CANADA
A pan-Canadian organization with a mandate aimed at building a world-leading tourism workforce. They facilitate, coordinate and enable human resource development activities that support a globally competitive and sustainable industry and foster the development of a dynamic and resilient workforce.
Free online frontline, supervisory & managerial training modules
A D D I T I O N A L :
BC Hydro – Power Smart – Customer Updates
Here’s what we’re doing in response to COVID-19
BC Hydro Announces bill help for Customers affected by COVID-19 including a Customer Crisis Fund.
Relief Fund for Small Businesses
Fortis BC – Energy at Work
COVID-19 Customer Recovery Fund
ICBC – Auto Insurance, Claims, Driving licensing & ID, Vehicles & registration, Road Safety
COVID-19 Customer Relief Measures