Community Futures Sunrise

11 - 3rd Street North East, Weyburn, SK - Phone: (306) 842-8803

COVID-19 Resources

Updated: Friday, May 29 @ 1:15 pm

>> We will update this page daily with trusted resources to support you and your business.<<

Federal Guide to Finding financial help during Covid-19

What is on this page?

Free Webinars - Register to take advantage of learning opportunities currently available

Entrepreneurial Tools for Business Owners - How other businesses are helping entrepreneurs pivot their businesses

Funding & Information for Small Business - links to provincial and federal programs and supports

Resiliency & Recovery Tools - taking action and moving forward

Business Resources - Templates, Legal, Payroll and Safety advice from various entities

Mental Health Supports - for businesses and individuals

Call to Action - How you can help our country during this time

APPLICATION PORTAL now open for the Rural Regional Relief & Recovery Fund (CF RRRF) announced by Western Economic Diversification. (Note that at this time the application portal is not optimized for use on a mobile device)

** Please be aware that upon creating your account you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not within a few minutes we advise you to check your spam or junk email folders as it may be directed there by your provider **

Please note that there is a maximum of $40,000 available through this fund and you must be located in a rural area served by one of our 13 regional offices.

RRRF Summary** Should you be in need of more than $40,000 or in an urban area not served by a CF office, please apply here.

Cash Flow Workbook

In response to conversations with many of our clients, Community Futures Sunrise developed the Covid-19 Cash Flow Workbook as a handy tool to capture all of your business and personal information and take control of your situation to better understand where opportunities may lie.

FREE Webinars - Sign Up & Learn

June 1   Designing a New Content Marketing Plan for 2020 - Small Business BC

June 3   The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow, But Don’t Stand Within 6 Feet of It  - The Year When Everything Changed - Jeph Maystruck, Strategy Labs

June 3   Talk to your Safety Advisor: Beyond the Curve; how to return to work safely - Service Hospitality Safety Association

June 3   The Entrepreneurs Guide to Maintaining Sales During COVID-19 - WESK

June 3   Small Business Websites 101 - Digital Main Street

June 5   How to Become an Inclusive Employer after Covid-19 - Small Business BC

June 9   Integrating Psychological Health & Safety into your Safety Management System - Service Hospitality Safety Association

June 9   Maximizing Your Online Advertising & Digital Marketing Budget - Digital Main Street

June 10   Facebook and Instagram Advertising on a Small Budget - Digital Main Street

June 11   Service Hospitality Presents: The Basics of Ergonomics - Presented By: Safety Association for Saskatchewan Manufacturers

June 16   Health and Safety Leadership - Service Hospitality Safety Association

June 16   Intangibles at the heart of global value chains & the Covid-19 recovery - The Conference Board of Canada

Recent Updates & Announcements

Economic Resilience & Recovery - a Toolkit for Local Leaders & Economic Development from the Economic Disaster Recovery Project (EDRP), courtesy BCEDA 

Call for proposals - Covid-19 Challenges - Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security Ideas

Emergency Community Support Fund - a $350 million fund established to improve the ability of community organizations to serve vulnerable Canadians during these times. This handy guide will help you determine where to apply.

Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) Application portal now open 

Support for Women Entrepreneurs announced

Rapid Response Platform - As Canada's industries return to work, there is an increased demand for PPE. The Rapid Response Platform automatically matches supply with demand, simplifying supplier discovery during the procurement process.


Entrepreneurial Tools for Business Owners

Google & Digital Main Street team up to help small business - sign up to bring this to SK!

Work Integrated Learning - Digital Wage Subsidy Program for employers

Protecting Small Business Cybersecurity - Free cybersecurity assessments provided by RiskRecon "My Cyber Risk" until December 31, 2020

Business Re-Opening Toolkit - Canadian Business Resilience Network. Call 1-866-989-1080 from 8am - 8pm ET for help. 

Canadian Chamber of Commerce partners with Salesforce to offer $10K lifeline

Innovations That Matter - SpringWise has curated a database of over 10,000 innovations. Browse by Category, Country, Covid or non Covid, Sector, Business Model, etc.

AnyCard - Made in SK option for purchasing gift cards 

Bring Me Basics - Helping local businesses and their customers

Shopify Capital launches in Canada to provide small business loans to merchants

Shopify Point of Sale: Rebuilt for Today's Retail Experience - Free Until October 31

Google Helping Local Restaurants

London Drugs helping local small business in Western Canada

Local Line - Take your farm, food hub or market online

On May 1st, CF Sagehill and CF Sunrise presented Jump Start: Opportunities & Optimism - What's next for your business with Jill Sauter Marketing & Communications.

Easing Into the New Normal - a recorded webinar by 13 Ways

Funding & Information for Small Business

Supports for Canadian Businesses - a comprehensive, up to date compliation of federal and provincial government support measures for businesses. - Created by the BDC

 logo SK

Re-open Saskatchewan Plan- Full Document

Business Response Team available 8am - 8pm Monday through Friday via Ph: (844) 800-8688 /  Email:

Covid-19 Response Plan - Summary of all SK government supports

SK Worker's Compensation Board - Information for employers on COVID-19

SK Small Business Emergency PaymentSK Small Business Emergency Payment (SSBEP) continuation beyond May 19

Financial Support Plan For Saskatchewan Employers And Employees

Health & Safety Guideline Posters - Printable posters from the SK Government

Information for Businesses & Workers

Financial & Consumer Affairs Authority of SK - Combatting Price Gouging

Lumeca Virtual Health Consultation tool Free for SK Residents with a valid Health Card

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Canada Covid-19 Self Assessment Tool & App

Income Tax Deferral & Deadline Changes

Covid-19 Response Plan - Summary of all Federal Government supports

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)

CECRA - Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance - Application portal opens May 25th 

CEBA - Canada Emergency Business Account

CERB - Canada Emergency Response Benefit. If applying by phone, Canadians can call the toll-free line at 1-800-959-2019

Work Sharing Program - Employment & Social Development Canada

BCAP - Business Credit Availability Program

Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility (LEEFF) announced May 11

CERB to be extended beyond June

Purchasing Order Financing - BDC

Agri-Food Emergency Aid Package Announcement 

Temporary 10% Wage Subsidy Program - Canada Revenue Agency

E-Service for Businesses Account Sign Up / CRA My Account Sign Up for Individuals

Employment Insurance information for businesses & individuals

Online Service Request Form from Service Canada - temporary measure to ensure continuity of critical services

Resiliency & Recovery Tools

Economic Resilience & Recovery Toolkit - SEDA

Economic Disaster Recovery Program - Economic Developers Alberta

Canadian Business Resilience Network  - Government of Canada in partnership with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce 

Restore Your - Resources for Economic Development

Institute for Sustainable Development - Helping community and business leaders tackle the complex resilience, disaster recovery, and sustainable development issues of our time.

The Entrepreneur's Continuity Checklist - a list of ideas to help you and your business better prepare, pivot and progress through these extraordinary times

Entrepreneur Toolkit - Business Development Bank of Canada

Leadership in Times of Crisis - 13 Ways (There's Always a Way)

Strong & Free: Shockproofing Canada - podcast/blog by The Financial Post 

Business Resources - Templates, Legal Information, Payroll, Safety

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety (CCOHS) - Pandemic guidance for high risk & essential occupations and industries

Conference Board of Canada - providing Canadian leaders with the insights they need to confidently navigate the shifting realities of COVID-19

WCB Premium Relief Measures - Worker's Compensation Board of SK

Helpful Tips for employers from WorkSafe Sask

Resources for Business - SK Chamber of Commerce offers FAQs, Employee/Employer Support, Legal Guidance, etc

Policy Templates, Checklists - SK Construction Safety Association

Small Business Help Centre includes free templates for business signage - Canadian Federation of Business

FAQ Payroll & Covid-19 - Canadian Payroll Association

Resource Hub  - Miller Thomson LLP

Resource Centre - MLT Aikins

Resource Page for Businesses - KPMG

Covid-19 Business Advice Centre - MNP 

Mental Health Supports

CMHA Sask Resources (document will open in Microsoft Word)

Anxiety Canada - Coping with Covid-19

Mental Health Through Covid-19 - Service Hospitality Association Presentation

Living the 90% - Coping Tools for these Times with Darci Lang

Wellness Together Canada - Mental Health and Substance Use Support provides free online resources, tools, apps and connections to trained volunteers and qualified mental health professionals

Canadian Red Cross Psychological First Aid Guide to caring for yourself and others

The Canadian Mental Health Association provides tips to responding to employee anxiety 

The Conference Board of Canada has many resources to help with coping strategies to stay mentally well

Worker's Compensation Board - Tools to help manage your mental health during crisis

CALL TO ACTION - Can you help?

Do you have immediately available services/supplies, or are you set up to produce products in a very short time? Help Canada combat Covid-19

Are you a manufacturer that may need to slightly modify or re-tool their facilities in order to switch to production of medical products? Are you, or do you have skilled workers that are available to work in these fields?  Canadian manufacturers needed to help combat COVID-19

Does your company have the potential means to address specific challenges but needs to conduct more research & development for the final product/process? The Challenges Procurement Program needs you. Challenges to be posted on Innovative Solutions Canada.