As we all do our part in the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we must also start planning for recovery.
Colwood is actively working with provincial and federal partners to provide immediate relief, including business tax reductions and deferrals.
We are planning ahead so that the City can help set the stage for a vibrant recovery
To do this we need to work with Colwood's business leaders to understand their needs and hear their creative ideas about the supports that would help most. Therefore, we are asking key stakeholders in the local business community to take part in virtual roundtable discussions on Colwood’s COVID-19 business recovery strategy.
Join us on Friday May 29, 2020 from 1pm to 3pm for the third recovery roundtable discussion to give business owners and managers of Colwood businesses an opportunity to provide input to all three levels of government in one venue.
You'll be speaking directly with government leaders
Our Member of Parliament, Randall Garrison and Member of Legislative Assembly, Mitzi Dean will be in attendance along with representatives of the Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Competitiveness.
Discussion will focus on the following questions:
- What are the impacts of COVID-19 on your business and how effective have recent government measures been in helping to address them?
- What are the expected long-term impacts of COVID-19 on your business and do you expect the current slate of government supports to effectively mitigate them?
- How can different levels of government help your business cope with the current challenges and prepare for recovery?
- How can different levels of government help contribute to the community’s overall recovery?
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in taking part in this important meeting. Space is limited to 20 business representatives who hold a Colwood business license or own commercial property in Colwood, so please confirm your attendance as soon as possible.
Once you RSVP, you'll receive a link and instructions on how to access the virtual meeting space.
More information on support for Colwood businesses is available at: www.colwood.ca/StayHealthy .