Economic Resiliency and Recovery Resources


The Stettler Regional Board of Trade & Community Development, in partnership with Stettler Regional Emergency Management Agency, will be collecting emergency information from businesses along with details on their current situation to help share resources and prepare for recovery.


We are asking all businesses to please fill out this vital form.


Business Resource Form

Economic Resiliency & Recovery Resources


From the Stettler Regional Board of Trade

Facebook Group

Globally, people and businesses are faced with having to understand how to deal with the ever-changing issues surrounding the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. Managing the public health risk for infectious diseases is the responsibility of Alberta Health Services, but business owners need to be prepared for the potential impacts that COVID-19 could have on their operations.


The Stettler Board of Trade wants to assist our community with easy access to factual, up-to-date information so that your business can be prepared. We have created a private Facebook group that will share a collection of resources to help keep you up to date as well as develop your business continuity plans. We will continue to provide new resources as they become available.


In Business For Business    

From Norquest College

Check out these free self-paced courses available through Norquest College.

Learn how to get the job you want in any economy with these twelve steps.
Become indispensable to any organization by understanding how to identify and meet customer needs.
Learn the people skills required to motivate and delegate, and learn tools for solving problems and resolving conflicts.
Protect your assets and discover how best to achieve all your financial goals.
Learn the basics of HTML so you can design, create, and post your very own site on the Web.
Learn how to create websites with WordPress, the most popular website building platforms. 
Master twelve career-enhancing skills including goal setting, time management, personal organization, and creativity.
Discover small business marketing strategies that can help you attract attention, woo your target audience, grow your customer base, and expand your profits—all for little or no money.
Lost for words? Don't be! Learn to build rapport, trust, warmth, and respect through conversation.
Develop an Internet marketing plan for your business that incorporates SEO, advertising, email, social media, and more.

From the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

CCOHS has now unlocked previously paid online products and resources related to pandemics to be free of charge to assist workplaces during this time. Available to you are complimentary courses/e-learning, publications, posters, and podcasts.


These free resources are to help you and your workers reduce their chances of infection while you are allowing for normal operations to continue when you may be facing sick or absent workers.


To access this information, please visit the CCOHS website, or visit our COVID-19 resource page on our website where you will find many resources available to you.


Mental Health Awareness

About one in five Canadians experience mental health issues at some point during their working years. According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, it is estimated that mental illness costs the Canadian economy more than $50 billion per year in terms of healthcare service use, lost workdays and work disruptions. A healthy Canadian economy - and a healthy workplace - relies on healthy minds.


This course provides an introduction to the complex issue of mental health in the workplace, and explains why it is so important. You will learn the difference between mental well-being and mental illness, factors that put people at risk, and the roles of early intervention and promotion of mental well-being at work.


Register Here


From Travel Alberta
May 25: The Alberta (re) Bound Strategy
Shelley Grollmuss, Vice President, Industry Development, and Karen Soyka, Vice President, Business Development, will introduce Travel Alberta’s three-stage strategy to restart and rebuild the province’s tourism sector.
May 26: Team Alberta messaging to restart tourism in Alberta
Tannis Gaffney, Vice President, Global Consumer Marketing, will introduce Travel Alberta’s latest promotional efforts. Attendees will get a preview of the creative ways we are encouraging Albertans to celebrate their province.​
May 27: Funding programs for tourism businesses 
Shelley Grollmuss, Vice President, Industry Development, will outline new funding mechanisms available for tourism businesses, and how to apply. ​
May 28: Alberta’s economy in a COVID-19 world 
Todd Hirsch, Vice President and Chief Economist, ATB Financial, will explore the impacts of the pandemic on tourism, and highlight potential bright spots as our economy adjusts to new realities.
All webinars start at 10:00 a.m.

From Stingray

Stingray Radio Launches the Stingray Stimulus Plan, a $15 Million Radio Economic Recovery Program for Local Business


Stingray (TSX: RAY.A; RAY.B), a leading music, media, and technology company, will do its part to kick-start Canada’s economic recovery and is proud to announce the establishment of an economic stimulus plan via its 104 radio stations across the country to help local businesses obtain grants in the form of radio advertising during this unprecedented crisis.


Through this program, Stingray will provide a minimum of $15 million in radio advertising grants to local businesses in markets across Canada where Stingray operates local radio stations. Stimulant grants will range from a minimum of $1000 up to a maximum of $100,000 in radio advertising per business. The recipient business will have twelve months to utilize the radio advertising grant provided towards booking and airing a radio advertising campaign and will not be required to invest additional sums with Stingray radio stations to receive the grant.


“Radio advertising has long been a successful stimulus for local economic activity in our country,” said Ian Lurie, President, Stingray Radio. “We are delighted to support local businesses lacking the capital resources to invest in advertising to effectively relaunch their business. The Stingray Stimulus Program is our way of helping to kick-start Canada’s economic engine for local business.”


As of today, local businesses in Stingray radio markets can apply for the grant at Grants will be determined and approved by the local Stingray radio management team based on their determination and weighting of relevant objective factors, including: immediate economic need, COVID-19 impact, social need, community benefit, and long term (macro-economic) benefit.


For the purposes of the Stingray Stimulus Plan, local Canadian business is defined as any registered Canadian business, not for profit organization or charity that operates within 100 km of the designated municipality in which the applicable Stingray radio operation is located. Visit for more information or call your local sales representative today.


About Stingray

Montreal-based Stingray Group Inc. (TSX: RAY.A; RAY.B) is a leading music, media, and technology company with over 1,200 employees worldwide. Stingray is a premium provider of curated direct-to-consumer and B2B services, including audio television channels, more than 100 radio stations, SVOD content, 4K UHD television channels, karaoke products, digital signage, in-store music, and music apps, which have been downloaded over 150 million times. Stingray reaches 400 million subscribers (or users) in 156 countries. For more information:


For more information, please contact: 

Mathieu Péloquin

Senior Vice-President, Marketing and Communications


1 514 664-1244, ext 2362

From Olds College 
Date: June 1 - July 24, 2020
Length: 8 Weeks
Delivery: Online
Cost:  $799 +GST

In this online course, you will receive an overview of petroleum facilities and production practices as they relate to land disturbance. You will also review the regulatory criteria, procedures, and equipment used to assess and reclaim disturbed cultivated, forested, and rangeland sites.


Orphan wells pose a significant risk to the environment, landowners/farmers, and communities. With Trudeau's announcement of $1.7B to clean up orphan wells in B.C., Alberta, and Saskatchewan, there will be jobs for many years with a number of well sites requiring reclamation.


To get you started in this career, we offer an upcoming Oilfield Reclamation course that will give you a fundamental industry overview of petroleum facilities and production practices as they relate to land disturbance.

From the Canadian Business Resilience Network


CWB Financial Webinar Putting People First: How to Win During a Crisis

CWB Financial will discuss tips and tricks for how to take care of your employees as well as provide insight into how they are able to offer their support to businesses and clients as they navigate the crisis and beyond. 
Tue, 26 May 2020
11:00 AM MST
Register Here
From Synergize Business Solutions and Community Futures East Parkland
Practical Pivot Strategies in 2020, 2 part webinar
Webinar Main Focus Points:
  • Functional Business Strategy
  • Staying Connected with your Team
  • Working on your Business
  • Leadership Strategies
  • Re-onboarding Planning
  • Team Building
  • Customer Service
  • Conflict Management and Resolving Disputes
When: May 28, 2020 07:30 PM Mountain Time
Register in advance for this meeting:
When: Jun 11, 2020 07:30 PM Mountain Time
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