Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Accessing PPE – The Government of Saskatchewan has compiled guidelines on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and a non-exhaustive list of pandemic suppliers.
PPE through the Federal Government - If you’re an essential business and can’t get personal protective equipment for your workers through other means, you can purchase from Canada’s reserve on a cost-recovery basis.If you’re an essential business and can’t get personal protective equipment for your workers through other means, you can purchase from Canada’s reserve on a cost-recovery basis.
- PostMedia Local Marketing Grant Program - Grants ranging from $500-$15,000 per month per client are available for the months of June, July and August 2020 to registered Canadian businesses, not for profit and charity organizations that operate within 100 km of the communities PostMedia serves.
Digital Main St. Starter for Small Businesses - Digital Main Street has created a fantastic guide to assist with transitioning your business online.
Canadian Business Resilience Network Reopening Toolkit - This toolkit is designed to provide guidance for business owners to re-establish their operations while ensuring the health and safety of operators, staff, customers and the general public is at the forefront.
BDC Business Continuity Plan & Templates for Entrepreneurs - A well designed plan will help you minimize the risk that an emergency poses to your employees, clients and suppliers, the continuity of your business operations and your bottom line.
Pandemic Preparation – Due to the unpredictability of the virus, proactive planning will assist in limiting further impact. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce created a guide to support preparation for possible escalation into the future.
Work-sharing program - A program to help avoid layoffs due to a temporary decrease in business activity beyond an employers control. From March 15, 2020 to March 14, 2021, special measures have been introduced like 76 week maximum duration, no mandatory cooling off period, and expanded eligibility standards.
Workers Compensation Board Information for Employers - Most instances of COVID-19 are not work-related and do not need to be reported to the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB). However, there are some exceptions, and this assists employers in determining their responsibilities.
Temporary Training Subsidy Program - This is available to help businesses train their employees to enhance safety protocols and adjust business models as they re-open. It will reimburse eligible private and not-for-profit employers 100% of employee training costs up to $10,000. Applications must be received on or before July 31, 2020
Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy - In order to assist eligible businesses with reemploying previously laid-off workers and preventing further job loss, the Federal Government will cover up to 75% of employee wages from March 15 to August 29, 2020
A Guide to Managing Remote Workers - The Harvard Business Review developed a guide on managing the challenges associated with remote work.
Reopening isn’t always a one size fits all. Find specific guidelines for your sector to help get your started on reopening your business.