Community Futures Sunrise

11 - 3rd Street North East, Weyburn, SK - Phone: (306) 842-8803

COVID-19 Resources

Updated: April 19, 2021

This page will be updated regularly with trusted resources to support you and your business. Please contact us with any suggestions or concerns: Thank you!

On Demand Webinars



The Gab Lab - a Profit-shifting series built for entrepreneurs sponsored by Community Futures Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Updated Weekly and free to Access!

Destination Tools for Independent Businesses During a Pandemic - Jon Schallert is the only professional speaker teaching businesses and communities how to turn themselves into Consumer Destinations

SK Employment Standards - Pre Recorded & Upcoming Webinars

How to turn your side hustle into a Money Maker 

Webinars - Sign Up & Learn!

April 20   

April 21   

April 22   How to Start a Business in SK - CF Sunrise

April 28   Not the same and better - How Leaders have changed during the pandemic - WESK / Allen-Hardisty Leadership Group

We know your restaurant has been struggling and help is on the way!

CF Sunrise and the experts at Nail The Numbers have teamed up to develop Rural Resilience for Restauranteurs

This is a three part, on-demand webinar series (with additional resources) which is absolutely free of charge to restaurant owners. 

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More Restaurant Industry Supports

Recent Updates & Announcements

NEW - Federal Budget Announcements - Small Businesses and Growth

NEW - Re-Open Saskatchewan Training Subsidy - Extended to June 30, 2021. Receive up to $10,000!

SK Small Business Emergency Payment Program - Phase 2 -  Businesses ordered to temporarily close or substantially curtail operations between December 1 and March 31, 2021 are eligible - Apply by April 30, 2021 

Special Vaccination Leave Introduced in SK

Scam Tracker from the Better Business Bureau

Province renews support for Tourism and small business

New Accelerator for Canadian ECommerce startups - Apply Now! - eCommerce North is a first for Canada 

The Canada United Small Business Relief Fund grant has re-opened. Administered by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, the funding is available to all Canadian Businesses to help offset the costs related to opening safely and/or adopting digital technologies to move more of their business online.

Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) - for businesses, non profit organizations or charities. Payments go directly to qualifying renters and property owners, without requiring the participation of landlords. Eligbility period is September 27, 2020 - June 2021.

Canada Recovery Benefit (The CRB is for individuals who are not entitled to EI benefits)

Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (The CRSB is for individuals unable to work because they are ill with Covid-19, need to self isolate, or have an underlying health condition putting them at greater risk of contracting Covid-19)

Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (The CRCB is for individuals unable to work due to caring for child under 12 or a family member; if school, program or facility closed or unavailable due to Covid-19; or because they are sick, self isolating, or at risk of serious health complications due to Covid-19)

Get Found Digital Marketing Certificate - Attract customers to your local business - Canada-SK Job Grant (CSJG) may be available

Business Management Essentials - Online educational opportunity through the SK Chamber of Commerce & SK Colleges, Canada-SK Job Grant (CSJG) may be available

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Business Response Team available 8am - 8pm Monday through Friday via Ph: (844) 800-8688 /  Email:

NEW - Re-Open Saskatchewan Training Subsidy - Extended to June 30, 2021. Receive up to $10,000!

Lumeca Virtual Health Consultation tool Free for SK Residents with a valid Health Card

Covid-19 Response Plan - Summary of all SK government supports

SK Worker's Compensation Board - Information for employers on COVID-19

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Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) information

Business Benefits Finder - find the right programs and services for your business whether you are starting out or have been in business for a while

Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) - as of December 4, 2020, CEBA loans for eligible businesses will increase from $40,000 to $60,000.

  • Applicants who have received the $40,000 CEBA loan may apply for the $20,000 expansion, which provides eligible businesses with an additional $20,000 in financing.

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)

Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) - for businesses, non profit organizations or charities

Work Sharing Program - Employment & Social Development Canada

Online Service Request Form from Service Canada - temporary measure to ensure continuity of critical services

Mental Health Supports

Not Myself Today - Mental Health is Everyone's Business

211 Saskatchewan Emergency/Crisis Hotlines - a list of services throughout the province

SK Farm Stress Line - Support for Rural Saskatchewan - Confidential, 24 hour, free support 

HealthLine 811 - Confidential, 24 hour health, mental health & addictions advice, education and support 

CMHA Sask Resources (document will open in Microsoft Word)

Living the 90% - Coping Tools for these Times with Darci Lang

Wellness Together Canada - Mental Health and Substance Use Support provides free online resources, tools, apps and connections to trained volunteers and qualified mental health professionals

Canadian Red Cross Psychological First Aid Guideto caring for yourself and others

E-Commerce Solutions

With so many options becoming available to help business owners take their business online and expand their markets, we have gathered them all together here so you can evaluate them to see what may be the best fit for your business.

How to Shift Your Brick and Mortar Business to ECommerce - Square 

Get Found Digital Marketing Workshop - Better Business Bureau, Canada Sask Job Grant & Above The Fold

Get your Business Online Fast - with Shopify and the Government of Canada

The Entrepreneur's 2.0 Digital Marketing Tools Bundle

Pop-Up Toolkit Download - Give it a try!

Square Free Online Store or Chip & Pin contactless card reader for Canadian businesses 

Shopify Plus Enterprise Online Store - Custom design your online store with Shopify

Free E-Bay online shop - Free offer for Canadian small businesses

Free eBook: Social Media - Harness the power of social media for your business

Entrepreneurial Tools for Business Owners

SMEDCO Covid Business Fund - SaskMetis Economic Development Corporation

Canadian Federation of Independent Business - Business Help Line (for members and non-members)

Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant - up to $10,000 to help train your employees

Guide to Online Meetings - Cooperatives First

Work Integrated Learning - Digital Wage Subsidy Program for employers

Innovations That Matter - SpringWise has curated a database of over 10,000 innovations. Browse by Category, Country, Covid or non Covid, Sector, Business Model, etc.

Resiliency & Recovery Tools

Rapid Response Platform - automatically matches supply with demand, simplifying supplier discovery during the procurement process

Exploring Opportunity Workshop - a workshop for Community Leaders & Builders - Co-operatives First

Business Continuity Management Resources - SK Emergency Planners Association

Business Continuity Plan & Templates for Entrepreneurs - BDC

Steps to Planning your Emergency & Disaster Plan - BDC

Energizing Entrepreneurs: Charting a Course for Rural Communities - e2 Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

Canadian Business Resilience Network  - Government of Canada in partnership with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce 

Entrepreneur Toolkit - Business Development Bank of Canada

Resources specific to Non Profits & Charities

Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) - for businesses, non profit organizations or charities

Community Grant Program - Community Initiatives Fund

TechSoup Canada - Donated software, hardware and technology resources for Canadian charities, nonprofits and libraries.

DocuSign for Non Profits - Preferred pricing for all plans

Funding For Non Profits - Western Economic Diversification Canada

Resource Listing - Sask NonProfit

SK Non-Profit Corporations Act Amendments - Minister of Justice & Attorney General

Canada Cultural Spaces Fund - Grant Applications