We’ve compiled a list of resources from a variety of organizations and programs that may provide support for managing your business, working from home, and more during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This list is not a comprehensive list but may give you a good start. If you have any suggestions that you would like to add, please email them to Chantal Palmer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources for businesses and startups:
- The Start Alberta portal for startups, investors, and ecosystem support organizations. We encourage you to register a profile. Their profile will also be cascaded into Crunchbase and Pitchbook exposing your startup to international investors.
- The Government of Canada’s link to resources and key considerations for businesses in Canada who are facing the challenges brought on by COVID-19 such as employee support, financial implications, business travel and events, and doing business in international markets.
- The Government of Canada’s COVIID-19 Economic Response Plan with resources for financial support.
- Prospect.fyi has created a public Canadian Talent Startup Community Talent Help List. If you are looking for work, feel free to add your information to the list, and if you are looking to hire, take a look at this impressive list of talent!
- The Consulate of Canada in Silicon Valley is now accepting submissions for its Spring 2020 Venture Capital Dealbook. Acknowledging the challenging circumstances many Canadian IT/software founders find themselves in due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Consulate of Canada in Silicon Valley has decided to highlight Canadian companies in a Venture Capital DealBook in hopes of stimulating deal flow and deploying capital.
- Betakit gives advice on how to set up your home for effective and efficient remote work.
- The University of Calgary outlines a few ways to keep your mental health and wellness up while working from home and social distancing.
Ways to get involved with the fight against COVID-19:
- The National Research Council of Canada is running 3 programs to help find solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes:
- The Pandemic Response Challenge Program
- Biomanufacturing capacity at Royalmount
- Next Generation Manufacturing Canada is looking to help Canadian manufacturers meet critical shortages in the fight against COVID-19. They have committed to investing $50 million in Supercluster funding to support companies as they rapidly respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by building a Canadian supply of essential equipment, products, and therapeutics.