Support for businesses
Are you a Regina business that has struggled through the COVID-19 pandemic and associated re-launch? If so, you might be eligible to apply for the Regina Economic Recovery Grant to help you recover from COVID-19. The grant is intended to support the short-term needs and longer-term recovery efforts required for Regina businesses. Currently accepting applications for Phase 2: Matching grants of up to $25,000 for longer-term diversification initiatives that will support business sustainability.
Applications accepted December 7, 2020 and April 30, 2021.
Applications accepted December 22, 2020 to March 31, 2021.
Applications accepted March 8 – April 30, 2021.
Applications accepted until March 31, 2021.
The Government of Canada has announced a number of measures to support Canadian businesses facing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Complete listing of federal programs.
Other COVID-19 Resources
Support for Individuals
There are several supports available for individuals whose finances are affected by the economic downturn. This includes support to workers, parents, students and homeowners.
(October 1, 2020, and December 31, 2022)
Mental Health Supports
Living through the COVID-19 pandemic can cause anxiety and worry in all of us. Mental health supports are available to help you through this difficult time.
If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, the Canada Suicide Prevention Service is available 24/7 for voice and 4pm to 12am ET for text. Call 1-833-456-4566 or send a text to 45645.
Call HealthLine by dialing 811 for professional health or mental health and addictions advice, education and support.
Regina Mobile Crisis Services
Mobile Crisis Hotline – 24/7 Hours - 306-757-0127
Canadian Mental Health Association
Provides support for farmers and ranchers and is available 24 hours per day, seven days per week. To get help, call 1-800-667-4442.
Business service providers who can provide resources and pathfinding.
|Canadian Mental Health Association||CMHA has put together some resources and suggestions to help support your mental health at this of uncertainty.||Online resources|
|Farm Stress Line||Whether it is information, conflict or crisis, the Farm Stress Line can help, Farmers and ranchers who endure high levels of stress may find that it negatively affects their health and reduce their quality of life.||Phone: 1-800-667-4442|
|Wellness Together Canada|
NEED IMMEDIATE SUPPORT?
If you are in crisis or require support right away, contact one of the following numbers. Call 911 if you are in immediate danger or need urgent medical support.
|Youth: text 'WELLNESS' to 686868|
Adults: text 'WELLNESS' to 741741
|Women Entrepreneurs of SK||Provides business resources, loans and advisory services. For a limited period of time, you can book an appointment with a WESK advisor without a WESK membership, at no cost.|
|Cultivator powered by Conexus is continually focused on helping tech companies launch, grow, and scale through programming, mentorship, and much more.||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Regina Chamber of Commerce||Regina Chamber of Commerce is working diligently to provide information about programs available to businesses during this time.|
|Sask Business Response Team||Sask Business Response Team provides assistance navigating provincial and federal programs.||8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday to Friday: |
Email: email@example.com Phone: 1-844-800-8688
|Canadian Federation of Independent Business||The Canadian Federation of Independent Business has helpline for all business owners with advice on managing COVID-19 situations in the workplace. To talk to an expert, call their support line.||Phone: 1-888-234-2232|
|Business Credit Availability Program||If you are interested in exploring financing opportunities for your business through the BCAP, please contact your financial institution directly and it will contact BDC and EDC where appropriate. BDC and EDC can also be contacted directly.|
|CRA||Free Liaison Officer service to owners of small businesses and self-employed individuals to help them understand tax relief measures|
|Rapid Response services and the Employer Services Branch of the Ministry of Immigration and Career Training (ICT)||Assistance for employers to navigate through Government of Saskatchewan and Government of Canada programs and services.||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org |
|Government of Saskatchewan PST|
Saskatchewan businesses who are unable to remit their PST due to cashflow concerns will have three-month relief from penalty and interest charges.
Businesses that are unable to file their provincial tax return(s) by the due date may submit a request for relief from penalty and interest charges on the return(s) affected.
|Email: SaskTaxInfo@gov.sk.ca |
Saskatchewan tax inquiry line 1-800-667-6102
|Agriculture Knowledge Centre||Information and resources to support the agriculture industry||Email: email@example.com|