COVID-19 Resources

These past few weeks, business and life have changed for us all as we do our part to distance ourselves, in a collective effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. Keeping our community, partners, and team members safe, informed, and connected is what matters right now. We’ve pulled together a list of links and resources our team found helpful, including a few shared by our friends in the industry.

Business Resources

  • Next Canada: Resources, digital tools, virtual events, work-from-home support, and more
  • COVID-19 Collection
  • Silicon Valley Bank: COVID-19 response & community support - supporting employees, clients and communities around the world
  • League: Offering a complimentary three-month trial of their Health Benefits Experience platform (HBX™) to enterprises in need
  • Deloitte: Guide on managing cash flow in a crisis
  • DN Capital: Best practices for startups to deal with the current crisis
  • Tech Nation: Helpful tips for fundraising in a lockdown
  • Harvard Business Review: A how-to on communicating with employees, customers and stakeholders through the Coronavirus crisis
  • Insight Partners: Core elements for planning and mobilizing successful remote working
  • R&D Partners: A list of financial aid and other measures created or amended to help workers and businesses in the wake of COVID-19.
  • The Recovery Project: An international coalition of think-tanks, research institutes, and organizations designed to start the conversation about recovery
  • Daily updates for the innovation and startup community
  • The Black Swan podcast by BetaKit: A limited-run series released twice a week, to provide resources and ensure someone was talking about Canadian tech and COVID-19 from a Canadian perspective.
  • McKinsey & Company: Leadership in a crisis: responding to the coronavirus outbreak and future challenges
  • Acumen, Open Road Alliance, and USAID: Conducting impact investing industry survey to map what funding is available in the impact investing sector for social enterprises to manage disruptions caused by coronavirus.
  • SOCAP International: Resources to support social entrepreneurs during the COVID-19 crisis
  • Talent Help list: To support those who have found themselves out of work
  • Silver Linings: A non-profit, no-fee platform for laid off employees and companies that are hiring to connect directly.

Government Resources

  • Government of Canada: Resources for Canadian businesses
  • List of what each Canadian province is doing to support businesses
  • Canadian Chamber of Commerce: Pandemic preparedness for businesses
  • CVCA: List of resources regularly updated including travel and health information, business updates, government announcements and more

Health and Wellness

  • TELUS Talks with Tamara Taggart: Podcast focused on health and wellness, community, social responsibility, and delivering information of value to Canadians. Hosted by veteran broadcaster Tamara Taggart.
  • Beacon: Tools and resources for mental wellbeing during these difficult times.
  • Akira by TELUS Health: Virtual care service that enables patients to have virtual appointments from home, while providing support for physician safety with the COVID-19 outbreak.