Business Support

Emergency Preparedness and Continuity Planning

A well-prepared plan ensures a swift recovery and effective response for your business. It helps maintain operations, minimize financial losses, protect staff and customers, and demonstrate resilience to investors and partners. The Calgary Chamber, in collaboration with CEMA, developed business continuity resources to assist in emergency preparedness and response, including a Business Continuity Handbook, Template and Reference Guide, with examples.

CRA Taxpayer relief provisions

If your business has been impacted by the fires, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) offers tax remittance relief to provide some assistance during these challenging times. To learn how to apply for relief with the CRA, please follow the link provided and refer to the outlined steps and guidelines provided by the CRA to file for relief. 

Service Provider Support

Cell phone companies, utility companies and banks may be offering to defer payments for those impacted. Businesses can contact their service provider for details on the support available. 

Employment Insurance benefits and leave

If your business has been impacted by the wildfire, it’s important to ensure that your employees have access to Employment Insurance (EI) benefits. Additionally, if you currently pay into EI, you may also need to utilize these benefits. To be prepared for this potential necessity or to file an application, please visit the provided link.


Before a loss occurs, it is important to work with your insurance broker or insurance company to understand your policy. Ask them what’s covered and what’s not. Learn more about insurance-related information on floods, wildfires, voluntary sector, property insurance, complaints and preparing for emergencies. 

Individual Support

Emergency Planning

Make an emergency plan to care for yourself and those around you during a disaster with Public Safety Canada’s web page. Build an emergency kit in your home to sustain you and your household in unexpected situations. 

Emergency Evacuation Payments (GOA)

Alberta residents who had to leave their home because of mandatory wildfire evacuation orders may be eligible for a one-time evacuation payment to help with accommodations, food and other necessities. Apply online using your account

Telus Support

TELUS is contributing $5 million in emergency support for Alberta fire relief – including $500,000 to support evacuees and Albertans in need through local relief efforts, mental health support, emergency care and providing food and supplies to affected areas.


Mental Health Resources

Experiencing an evacuation can be stressful and overwhelming. If you need to talk, call the Mental Health Help Line at 1-877-303-2642 or Health Link at 811.


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