Small Business Supports
Support for small businesses affected by the Alberta flood.
Financial Assistance and Support
- Disaster Recovery Program funds to cover uninsurable damage and loss to essential property
- Small Business Rebuilding Program mirrors the Disaster Recovery Program for businesses with 21 to 50 full time employees. Apply before December 31, 2013
- Hand-up Plan Low-interest loans partially guaranteed by the province and interest rebates
- Banks, Insurance and Lending Agencies
- Government of Canada Resources
- Community Supports
Be mindful of hazards
Serious injury or illness can result from cleaning up after a disaster. Some of these hazards cannot be seen:
- Downed power lines
- Sewage and other contaminated water
- Collapsed structures
- Shifted equipment/fixtures that may topple
- Damaged walls or ceiling tiles
- Structural weakness
- Sharp objects and uneven surfaces
- Water trapped in electrical outlets and light fixtures
- Damage to HVAC systems and equipment
Use this information to help you deal with these hazards:
Rebuilding warnings and notices
The flood has left Albertans with a great challenge to overcome. The most important thing is to keep hope. If you're having trouble managing stress and you need to talk to someone, look to your friends and family or call Alberta HealthLink at 1-866-408-5465 (LINK).
Service Alberta tips for hiring a contractor
So many businesses and households will be rebuilding and repairing property, you'll need to know what to ask of potential contractors.
Better Business Bureau
Your local BBB helps you vet businesses you could be working with as you rebuild.
Penalties and interest may be waived if your small business is unable to file Alberta tax on time due to flooding. Find details from Alberta Treasury Board and Finance
Tax and Revenue Administration - Waiver of Penalties and/or Interest - Natural Disasters