Regional Business Liaison

Mandy Rousseau
Regional Business Liaison
E-mail: mrousseau@slrd.bc.ca
Phone: (604) 894-6371  x261

Regional Business Liaison Position Aims to Help Businesses Connect with Pandemic Recovery Resources

In partnership with Northern Development Initiative Trust (NDIT), the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) is pleased to introduce Mandy Rousseau, Regional Business Liaison for the SLRD.

Mandy will be helping to assist businesses and non-proifts to navigate the supports available during COVID-19, and the pandemic recovery period. As the Regional Business Liaison representing the SLRD, she will work with businesses one-on-one, and in cooperation with various economic development organizations, to evaluate and access available supports from Federal, Provincial or other sources.

The Regional Business Liaison is a one-year term position from June 2021 - June 2022, funded by a provincial grant administered by NDIT.

 

Business Resources

    Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)
    Canadian employers who have seen a drop in revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for a subsidy to cover a portion of employee wages. This subsidy will enable you to re-hire workers, help prevent further job losses, and ease your business back into normal operations.
     

    Tourism Relief Fund
    The Tourism Relief Fund, administered by Canada’s regional development agencies and Innovation Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), supports tourism businesses and organizations adapt their operations to meet public health requirements while investing in products and services to facilitate their future growth. With a budget of $500 million over two years (ending March 31, 2023), including $50 million specifically dedicated to Indigenous tourism initiatives, and $15 million for national initiatives, this fund will position Canada to be a destination of choice when domestic and international travel is once again safe by:

    • empowering tourism operators to create new or enhance existing tourism experiences and products to attract more local and domestic visitors
    • helping the sector reposition itself to welcome international visitors by offering the best Canadian tourism experiences we have to offer the world
       

    Jobs and Growth Fund (business)
    The Jobs and Growth Fund (JGF) is a $700-million federal program to support regional job creation and position local economies for long-term growth. This includes up to $70 million dedicated to businesses created after January 2020 that meet the eligibility criteria.

    The fund will help job creators and the organizations that support them future-proof their businesses, build resiliency and prepare for growth by:

    • supporting the transition to a green economy
    • fostering an inclusive recovery
    • enhancing Canada's competitiveness through digital adoption to improve productivity and manufacturing processes
    • strengthening capacity in sectors critical to Canada's recovery and growth

    Eligible businesses could receive interest-free, repayable contributions for up to 50% of authorized costs.
     

    Provincial support for BC businesses: StrongerBC Plan
    Find out more about the Government of British Columbia's range of support measures and assistance available to businesses as part of the StrongerBC Plan.

     

    Support for Non-Profits

    Canada Community Revitalization Fund
    The Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) aims to help communities across Canada build and improve community infrastructure projects so they can rebound from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. With a national investment of $500 million over 2 years, the Fund’s purpose is to support not-for-profit organizations, municipalities and other community groups, as well as Indigenous communities:

    • build new community infrastructure and revitalize existing assets
    • bring people back to public spaces safely as health measures ease
    • create jobs and stimulate local economies
       

    Jobs and Growth Fund (non-profit)
    The Jobs and Growth Fund (JGF) is a $700-million federal program to support regional job creation and position local economies for long-term growth. This includes up to $70 million dedicated to businesses created after January 2020 that meet the eligibility criteria.

    The fund will help job creators and the organizations that support them future-proof their businesses, build resiliency and prepare for growth by:

    • supporting the transition to a green economy
    • fostering an inclusive recovery
    • enhancing Canada's competitiveness through digital adoption to improve productivity and manufacturing processes
    • strengthening capacity in sectors critical to Canada's recovery and growth

    Eligible not-for-profit organizations could receive non-repayable contributions for up to 90% of authorized costs.
     

    Addional Resources

     

    Need assistance or have further questions? Contact Mandy Rousseau, Regional Business Liaison, via email MRousseau@slrd.bc.ca or phone (604) 894-6371 x 261.

     

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