FCCA Kontra COVID-19

[March 12 Statement]


We’re constantly evolving to adapt to your needs.


B.C. companies creating new jobs in response to COVID-19 pandemic

Okotoks Teen Manufacturing Protective Gear for Alberta’s Healthcare Workers

Businesses Helping Out in Fight against COVID-19

San Miguel, Emperador Making Alcohol That Philippines Needs

Two Calgary beer companies crafting hand sanitizer in empty vats

For Business Owners
Calgary Resources:

Momentum Calgary: Support for COVID-19 related questions focused on the Calgary Community

Thrive: Thrive is launching free 1-on-1 Business Support. Book an appointment with one of our business coaches to get connected to resources and brainstorm solutions to some of the challenges you and your business are currently facing.

Scott Crockatt, VP Business Council of Alberta: Lessons for business owners from the Calgary flood

General Resources:

Government of Canada: 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.

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC): 7 Steps to Sustain your Business through the Disruption

RSM Canada: COVID-19 Resource Center from Public Accounting Services Specialists

Google: Businesses affected by COVID-19: Guidance on updating info and temporary closures

Shopify: Free online training to take your business the E-commerce route

Online Support Calendar of Events
FCCA Kontra COVID-19 Online

Mar 22 Ep 1: Filipino Businesses in Canada, How are you Feeling? [YouTube Embedded or link: https://youtu.be/0WVpzyoaQK0 ]

Mar 26 Ep  2: Financial Options for your Business in Canada [YouTube Embedded or link: https://youtu.be/vqIpF_nC_TI ]

Apr 15 Ep 3: Online Shop Conversion with Manila Convenience Store [?]

Apr 22 Ep 4: Improving Your Online Zoom Meeting Quality

Apr 29 Ep 5: How can we Collaborate Across Borders

May 06 Ep 6: Digital Transformation Options 

May 13 Ep 7: Case Study of Working Solutions from Previous Emergencies

May 20 Ep 8: TBD

May 27 Ep 9: TBD

Jun 03 Ep 10: Gratitude and Philippine Heritage Month

Business Link Alberta

Business Link is Alberta’s entrepreneurial hub. We are a nonprofit organization that helps people navigate the steps toward starting their own businesses. We provide one-on-one support and guidance, market research, access to experts, training, networking opportunities, and specialized support for Indigenous entrepreneurs.

Apr 14 2020 Tuesday

Ask a Lawyer Via telephone

Apr 15 2020 Wednesday

Ask a Leasing Coach Via phone

Apr 16 2020 Thursday

Self Care 101 for Entrepreneurs Webinar

Apr 22 2020 Wednesday

Ask an Accountant Via telephone

Apr 28 2020 Tuesday

Ask an eCommerce Expert Via telephone

Apr 29 2020 Wednesday

Ask a Lawyer Via telephone

Apr 30 2020 Thursday

Regulatory Approvals 101 Webinar

For The Greater Community
Mental Health Resources

Calgary Counseling Center: Sometimes we forget self-care when it’s the first thing we should work on. Take some time to have a conversation with the Calgary Counseling Center.

The Mental Health Help Line: 1-877-303-2642 | available 24/7 to provide advice and referrals to community supports near you.

Crisis Services Canada: https://www.crisisservicescanada.ca/en/

COVID-19: Mental Health and Well-Being | CMHA: https://cmha.ca/news/covid-19-and-mental-health

Find Your Canadian Mental Health Association | CMHA: https://cmha.ca/find-your-cmha

Mental health and coping with COVID-19 | CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html

Talking with children about COVID-19 | CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/talking-with-children.html

Help in Tough Times |AHS: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/amh/Page16759.aspx

Employment Opportunities:

Delivery Drivers

Grocery Shoppers

Translators Online

Tutors/Lessons Online

Alberta Philippine-Owned Business Map: Discover the closest Filipino-owned businesses near you and support them by trying one of their products or services.


We’re constantly evolving to adapt to your needs.