COVID-19 Resources

April 14, 2020

We know that during these unprecedented times we are all receiving a lot of information while also attempting to communicate effective and helpful information to our clients, contacts, and industry-specific marketplaces. In order to assist our members and their contacts, Edmonton CREW has compiled information from our sponsors including company specific proactive practices, vital industry information, general business information, and grass roots initiatives our community is taking part in. 

The future may be unsure right now, but together we can ensure it includes extreme cooperation, solidarity, and empathy. The Edmonton CREW board will continue to be here to support our membership and sponsors during this time.

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As this unprecedented situation continues to rapidly evolve, Avison Young's briefing notes are intended to provide our clients with an up-to-date assessment of the impact on the commercial real estate market.

>> Visit Avison Young COVID-19 Resource Centre

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In addition to account managers being directly available to existing clients of BDC, they also have a number of resources available for businesses in general including access to an on-demand webinar, “How to cope with the impacts of COVID-19 on your business”.

>> BDC Webinar

BDC also recommends referring to the GoC’s Economic Response Plan which contains a complete list of measures available to Canadian businesses.

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Bishop & McKenzie LLP have prepared employer information bulletins related to the COVID-19 Pandemic. These answer a number of questions employers may have regarding employer-employee expectations and guidelines during this unique time.

Patti Macdonald is also sharing aggregate data on various legislative updates as they come into play. To sign up for her daily mailing list please contact her directly via email at pmacdonald@bmllp.ca.

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With the rules surrounding social distancing, Carbon Graphics Group have created facility-specific ready-to-go signage to inform your staff, tenants, students, and visitors of the protocols required to safely and efficiently operate your building or facility. The graphics can be customized as required, please let us know if we can provide any help or further information. Stay safe!

>> View CCG 2020 Office & Facility Social Distancing Sign Package

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Dentons Canada LLP has compiled legal information and business updates pertinent to the COVID-19 Pandemic. This hub contains insights, opportunities, events, and toolkits which Edmonton CREW Members may be able to leverage in their own industries.

>> Visit Dentons Hub

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Felesky Flynn LLP has stayed current on various CRA-administered relief programs available during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the initial government relief announcement, Supplemental Unemployment Benefit Plans, the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, the impact of COVID-19 on tax disputes and the final Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Legislation. An overview of benefit programs announced as of April 3, 2020 was also released by our firm. Details surrounding these and other new programs are evolving constantly. Should you wish to be added to our distribution list for such updates or should you require assistance from any of Felesky Flynn’s tax lawyers with these programs, please contact Michelle Millard at mmillard@felesky.com or Ashvin Singh at asingh@felesky.com.
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As we continue to navigate this unprecedented environment, JLL is putting the power of our people, our technology and our experience to work for you. It is our goal to arm you with resources, so you remain informed and ready to make the best decisions for your business and your workforce.
 
Our Operational Resilience Webinar Series has been launched and touches on a wide variety of Covid-19-related topics. In case you missed it, our latest webinar, COVID-19 leasing impacts on office, retail and industrial, is now available on demand to watch at your leisure.
 
JLL also provides weekly updates, reports, business planning resources, and more on our hub: Coronavirus resources for real estate.

YEG Community Response to COVID-19 Support Group

As this pandemic continues, it’s become increasingly important for us to find ways to support members of our families, work places, and larger networks who are isolated for health reasons and / or have limited resources to rely on.

This grassroots initiative has gathered on Facebook to provide support in various ways including: supply and food delivery teams, assistance to persons with disabilities, donations and partnership efforts, and mental health support.

The group is looking to connect with people in need as well as seeking volunteers. Connect with them on Facebook or reach out directly to Michelle Robinson via email at robinson.michelle00@gmail.com.

>> Visit Facebook Group

Call for Information

If you’re a sponsor of Edmonton CREW who wants to share your company’s COVID-19-related resources with our membership, please contact Alison Hansen-Carlson with your submission.