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COVID-19 Updates and Resources

At Platform Calgary, our mission has always been to build a robust community that attracts and nurtures innovation in Calgary. We know that COVID-19 has challenged and changed so much for our community. We also know that the energetic and creative ventures that exist in Calgary will be key to a smooth recovery. 

As we transition towards what we hope will be some sense of normalcy, we wanted to provide some updated resources to help you move through this time with a little more ease. 

We will continue to be here with you and for you and can’t wait for all the innovation that’s waiting on the other side!

Please find your resources below:


Our Advisors are available to help you navigate in this time of uncertainty. Book a conversation with them here:


Stay prepared and up-to-date on the current situation by regularly checking the following resources:


Health guidelines for home, work, events and travel:


Financial relief:



Employees and Payroll:

  • Government of Alberta: Alberta Jobs Now
    • Provides up to $370 million to help private and non-profit businesses with job supports to get thousands of Albertans back to work. Employers can apply for funding to offset the cost of hiring and training unemployed or underemployed Albertans in new or vacant positions. First intake applications open from May 20 to August 31, 2021.
  • Government of Canada: Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)
    • The new Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) provides a 75% wage subsidy to eligible employers for up to 12 weeks, retroactive from March 15, 2020 to June 2021.
  • Government of Canada: Employment and Social Development Canada
    • Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) is the department of the Government of Canada responsible for developing, managing and delivering social programs and services. Receive information on:
  • Work-Sharing Program
    • Work-Sharing (WS) is an adjustment program designed to help employers and employees avoid layoffs when there is a temporary reduction in the normal level of business activity that is beyond the control of the employer. The maximum duration of the Work-Sharing program is being extended from 38 weeks to 76 weeks for employers affected by COVID-19.
  • Government of Canada: Temporary 10% Wage Subsidy
    • The Temporary 10% Wage Subsidy is a three-month measure that will allow eligible employers to reduce the amount of payroll deduction required to be remitted to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).





For Individuals:

Business management tools:

Government Resources:

General and Business Continuity:

Sales and Cash Flow:

Talent and Remote Work:

Challenges and open calls for support:

Helpful resources and lists from the startup community:

Helpful resources and lists from our civic partners:


Important resources for support and self-help:


For fun, relaxing and self-care:


If you are experiencing any symptoms associated with COVID-19 (such as fever, cough, or difficulty breathing) visit Alberta Health Link:

Dial 8-1-1 for Alberta Health Link

If you are unsure whether or not you should be tested for COVID-19 visit the Alberta Health Services Online Screening Tool