On this page, the Dawson City Chamber of Commerce will compile links and resources with the latest information about COVID-19 in the Yukon and Canada, especially those topics most relevant to the business community.
The DCCC is currently receiving a high volume of inquiries and we are doing our best to update this page and all resources on a regular basis. Thank you for your patience. If you have any specific questions or concerns, feel free to call us at (867) 993-5274 - as we may have the answer and not had the chance to update the page yet.
Dawson City Business Community Meetings
Information Session Series - Dawson City Business Owners & The impact of COVID-19
Weekly Meetings - Thursdays 12pm
We are holding weekly meetings during the crisis so that local businesses may have a platform to voice their concerns regarding the impact of COVID19. Meetings will take place on Thursdays at 12pm PST - unless there is a scheduled update from the CMOH (in which case the meeting will be postponed to 2pm).
Open Discussion: Dawson City Hotel Owners and the impact of COVID-19
On April 2nd, the DCCC held a meeting for Dawson hotel owners to share their experiences and questions in regards to navigating this crisis. With input and information from the KVA and KPMA, the aim of this meeting was to start a conversation between members of this sector of our regional economy to support each other and share ideas.
Read Minutes Here
COVID-19 Relief Funding Updates
April 17, 2020
Yukon Government - Business Relief Program
Yukon businesses impacted by COVID-19 will receive funding from the Government of Yukon to cover fixed business costs, including rent, utilities and business insurance.
To view the application, click here.
Yukon Government - Temporary Support for Events Funding Program
Canada Emergency Response Benefit
The CERB is now accepting applications: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/cerb-application.html
TIAY Relief Funding Info Guide
The Tourism Industry Association of the Yukon (TIAY) has provided an extensive "How-To" guide with all available funding for Yukon businesses. This guide is updated almost daily, so check back often for changes if you need. Thank you to the TIAY for this very useful resource!
Useful Contact Numbers
For Yukoners: 1 (877) 631-2657 *Callers must dial in with an 867 number.
Canada Revenue Agency
Individuals: 1 (866) 426-1527
Yukon Businesses: 1 (866) 841-1876
DCCC COVID-19 Update Newsletters
If you wish to be included in the newsletter, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
More Resources for Your Business
Yukon Chamber of Commerce Resource Page
Big thank you to the Yukon Chamber of Commerce for sharing information with the membership as well as their very helpful resource page. Did you know that when you become a member of the DCCC, your business automatically benefits from Yukon Chamber of Commerce membership? Thank you, YCC!
Canadian Chamber of Commerce Business Resilience Network
In partnership with the Government of Canada, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce established the Canadian Business Resilience Network to help Canadian businesses navigate the COVID-19 reality and prepare for recovery.
Tourism Industry Association of the Yukon COVID-19 Impacts & Updates Page
For almost 50 years, TIA Yukon has served as Yukon’s tourism industry’s advocacy organization. This page offers regular news updates and a weekly survey to gather valuable data to understand the impacts and advocate for support.
The TIAY page also includes useful resources such as:
- Accommodations Best Practices for Guests
- Accommodations Best Practices for Businesses
- EI benefits guide
- Bank Contacts Yukon
- COVID-19 Information for Take-out and Delivery of Food
- COVID-19 Health and safety in the workplace
- Self-Isolation Poster
- Social Distancing Poster
- General Symptoms and Testing Sign
- 2020 03 17 GNWT isolation information sheet
- 2020 03 17 GNWT International Visitors Advisory Handout For Tour and Hotel Operators
- 2020 03 17 GNWT covid-19-self-monitoring-handout
America Outdoors Resource Page
America Outdoors is an American outfitters association, so please keep in mind some of the funding, financial and legislation links/resources may not apply to your business, however, they do offer many useful links, such as:
- Q&A Follow the Numbers: Tactics & Action Steps for the Next 90 Days, Swan Mountain Consulting, posted April 14, 2020
- Template to Calculate COVID-19 Financial Impact, Swan Mountain Consulting,updated March 25, 2020
- Pandemic Action Plan Including Scenario Planning, Swan Mountain Consulting,updated March 25, 2020
- Expenses to Cut in Response to Covid-19 Impact, Swan Mountain Consulting, updated March 25, 2020
- Action Steps to Take Immediately in Response to Covid-19, Swan Mountain Consulting, updated March 25, 2020
- Sample Employee Communiqué in Response to Covid-19 , Swan Mountain Consulting, updated March 25, 2020
- Sample Client Communiqué in Response to Covid-19, Swan Mountain Consulting, updated March 25, 2020
Here you will find a list of surveys created by various organizations, associations and government departments. Please take a moment to fill these out. These surveys are created so we can get a sense of what your business needs, and your answers will directly help shape the initiatives and funding made available to the business community.
Tourism Industry Association of the Yukon
Weekly Tourism Industry Survey #5 - Responses due tomorrow by 11:59pm
TIA Yukon is continuing to take the pulse of the Yukon's tourism businesses and organizations to determine the impacts of the pandemic on the industry as a whole. We need your feedback to understand the full extent of the challenges being faced. The situation is constantly changing, so we are comparing data b-weekly to get the most accurate, up-to-date snapshot possible. This will help guide initiatives to best meet your needs.
Please complete this week's survey by tonight (Friday, April 17) at 11:59pm. The survey can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SKP7PYZ
Note: surveys will be bi-weekly going forward
Statistics Canada - Canadian Survey on Business Conditions
The purpose of this survey is to measure the impact of COVID-19 on businesses in Canada.
Although voluntary, your participation is important so that the information collected is as accurate and complete as possible.
Yukon Government Survey – Economic Impacts of COVID-19
What are we doing?
As part of our efforts to assess the economic impacts of COVID-19 on the Yukon economy, the Department of Economic Development is undertaking monthly business surveys. The information collected will inform Yukon government’s responses to COVID-19. We are inviting you to participate in this study. The results will be used, along with other economic data, to help guide Yukon government responses to COVID-19 and to inform Government of Yukon’s discussions with the federal government. We understand that Yukon business owners are experiencing high levels of stress and uncertainty at this time. Economic Development is working with local industry organizations who are already surveying their members to see if we can integrate that information as well. Still, we are asking as many Yukon businesses as possible to participate in this survey.
We want to take this opportunity to reassure you that all responses are confidential. No information that could be used to identify you or your business will be shared. The Department of Economic Development has contracted DataPath Systems to conduct the survey. All data collected (excluding any personal identifiers) will be held and analyzed by Government of Yukon. DataPath Systems is full-service market research company. All research practices meet the Canadian research standards from the Canadian Research Insights Council.
In preparation for the surveys, we ask you to take a moment to register today and provide basic monthly baseline data on your business from last year for the period of March through October of 2019 (note – NOT 2020).
Each business participating will be asked for their gross monthly revenue, gross fixed costs and number of employees. For businesses in certain sectors, such as accommodations, there may be one or two additional questions.
Subsequently, you will receive follow-up surveys on the first of the month for April, May, and June that ask for the figures for the previous month.
You may create a separate sign-in for up to three businesses you own provided they operate separately. Below is the link to sign-up.
We encourage you to take the time to participate in these efforts to address COVID-19 economic impacts here in Yukon. If you have any questions about this project, please contact Malcolm Taggart, Senior Economic Research Analyst, Department of Economic Development at email@example.com or (867) 332-2920.
"Improvise, Adapt, Overcome."
How has your business adapted to the current crisis?
The DCCC is gathering stories and information about ways local businesses have been adapting their operations to overcome the new challenges we are facing.
As they say, it takes a village – so, we would like to hear from you!
Please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) or share your stories on social media via private message to the Dawson City Chamber of Commerce or Shop Dawson on Facebook.
Mass Gathering Recommendations
Mass gathering guidelines (Government of Canada)
Business Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - USA)
Pandemic preparedness for business (Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
Webinars for Businesses Coping with COVID-19
Mental Health for Business Owners
We are currently compiling mental health resources for business owners - check back for updates!
Dawson City Community Notices
Travelling Workers & Mining
From the City of Dawson