Message from The President
COVID-19 Impact Survey
BioAlberta is committed to navigating you to the supports you need to advance your business goals and to the growth and health of the life sciences community. We are also committed to helping you effectively cope during this COVID-19 outbreak, personally and professionally.
The Government of Canada announced more than $80 Billion in financial aid and important supports for businesses and individuals that can assist you, your family and your employees manage through this trying period of time. This COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, will provide up to $27 billion in direct support to Canadian workers and businesses, plus $55 billion to meet liquidity needs of Canadian businesses and households through tax deferrals to help stabilize the economy. These include tax filing deferrals for individuals to June 1st and for corporations to August 31st. The aid package also designated $25,000 per small business employer to help subsidize wages, a $300 Canada Child Benefit increase and changes to the GST Credit. To learn more about how to access these and other financial supports see GOC Support.
The Government of Alberta also announced new funding and supportive measures to provide immediate financial relief to Alberta’s families, local businesses and employers. See GOA Support for more details.
To help you stay on top of new developments in what is a rapidly changing health and local information environment, see the links below to connect to both health and other government authorities latest information:
- Alberta Health Services (AHS) COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool
- AHS updates on novel Coronavirus
- AHS FAQS regarding novel Coronavirus
- City of Edmonton COVID-19 updates
- City of Calgary COVID-19 updates
- City of Red Deer COVID-19 updates
- Government of Alberta COVID-19 updates
- Government of Canada COVID-19 updates
- World Health Organization COVID-19 updates
I am so very proud of the work being done by our members and the biotech industry to battle COVID-19. From all of us, we appreciate your perseverance under these difficult circumstances. BioAlberta wants to support you where and how you need help. Please fill out this short survey to assess how we can help you through COVID-19. We will do our best to find you the help you need to manage through this period of time.
We are in this together. While I look forward to seeing you when this is over and we begin to all move towards normal business operations, until that time arrives, BioAlberta is here to help you navigate the way forward in what is a changing landscape. Please check back here often for updates on supports being made available to you.
President & CEO