A variety of offers from other businesses to help you.
Supplies / Services for Operations
- Mitchell Press is offering adhesive signs and floor decals on their online shop.
- Canada Post has a number of discounts and offers for Canadian businesses.
- Facebook is offering grants and ad credits for businesses with 2-50 employees. Apply here.
- Coquitlam-based Speed Pro Imaging has a number of covid-related signs, in stock and custom. Here's their website.
- Local supplier of promotional and branded items, Patterson Brands, now offers imprintable fabric masks.
- Fabric Face Masks - made in Vancouver and available online or locally at Mila and Paige or Game Deals.
- Metro Vancouver company Westkey Xibita Graphics offers plexiglass shields, floor decals, and other COVID-19 safety items
- Savi Marketing Solutions also offers floor decals. Details.
- Signs and other safety items for encouraging safe distancing from ARC (the link is a download page - it is a PDF catalogue)
- Longevity Pharmacy is offering bulk order of hand sanitizer to other local businesses
- Hootsuite is offering free access to their Professional Plan to help small businesses and non-profits stay connected to their customers and audiences
- Inn at the Quay is offering discounted rates for essential service workers. They should contact Sue Belzer at 604-523-3506
Financial Support / Opportunities
- Vancity and the Women's Enterprise Centre have launched the Unity Women Entrepreneurs Program
- Shopify has resources to help including capital and free plans for their services
- ICBC is offering payment plan deferrals for up to 90 days with no penalties
- BC Hydro has a COVID-19 Customer Relief Fund
- Fortis BC has developed a customer recovery fund. Details are here
- WorkSafeBC will be allowing employers to defer payment of their Q1 2020 payments by three months
- Vancity Credit Union will provide emergency working capital, buy back foreign currency at the same rate it was sold (for customers impacted by travel disruption), waive INTERAC e-Transfer and ATM fees until April 30th. They have also announced zero percent interest rates for impact credit card customers
Advertising or Promotion
- Postmedia Grants
- Vancouver Sun Support and Buy Local Online Auction
- Jack 96.9 Operation Support Local
- Z95.3 Spread Love Not Germs Campaign
- Vancouver Sun free business listings
- Georgia Straight is offering free advertising
- New West Record is offering no charge listings on their Guided By website
- Daily Hive is offering free advertising for small business
- Touch Bistro Restaurant Recovery Navigator
- Breaking Bread
- National Takeout Day
- Noms Magazine Interactive Restaurant Map
- Takeout Challenge
- Dinner Devils (restaurants offering free food to those in need)
- Uber Eats supports