We recognize the difficulties to businesses posed by the current situation and are committed to helping them weather the COVID-19 crisis.
The Business Communications and Support Office is a single point of contact for Vancouver’s local business owners to:
- Get information about re-opening protocols and business support programs
- Learn about City initiatives to support businesses
- Learn what City services for businesses are currently up-and-running
- Make suggestions to the City about business and the economy
- Respond to requests for information and assistance
How to reach our office
We’re here to help by providing information about:
The Vancouver Economic Commission External website, opens in new tab is our economic development agency and provides support complementary to our services. Refer to their website to find resources for businesses and workers, and information on economic impact, mitigation, and recovery efforts.
The BC Business COVID-19 Support Service External website, opens in new tab, facilitated by Small Business BC, serves as a single point of contact for businesses throughout the province looking for information on resources available during COVID-19.
The Canadian Business Resilience Network External website, opens in new tab has the latest information, tools, and resources businesses may need to make it through COVID-19.
Is your business re-opening?
To re-open, businesses must comply with WorkSafeBC guidelines External website, opens in new tab. Employers must post their COVID-19 safety plans in accordance with the order of the Provincial Health Officer External website, opens in new tab
Is your business temporarily closed?
Use one of our ready-made posters to let your customers know how they can reach you online.
Provincial re-opening plans and protocols
Operating guidelines for businesses during COVID-19
Guidelines for all businesses and employers
Fitness and other indoor group physical activities
Recycling and disposal facilities
Essential service businesses
Restaurants and eating establishments
Bars and drinking establishments
Gatherings and events
Retail food and grocery stores
Personal services, aesthetics, spas