Support Local

Whether you are re-opening your business or you want to support local businesses on the North Shore in a safe manner, we have compiled resources for both businesses and the public.

How can I get my business running again?

The BC Restart Plan

The "How We Will Start Getting People Back to Work" outlines the phases for different sectors and re-opening. 
Visit their website.

Small Business BC

The COVID-19 Support Service provides advising services on how to navigate the various program. Available through phone, email, and online chat. 
Visit their website.

The Post Promise 

The federal government has partnered with the POST Promise, a training & education platform which results in a voluntary declaration from a business to its customers and employees. It’s a simple and easy way to show that a business is taking steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. 
Visit their website. 

Vancouver Coastal Health

Vancouver Coastal Health is working with the local business community to assist with safe operating practices as per provincial and local guidelines.
Visit their website.

Municipal Services

The City of North VancouverDistrict of North Vancouver and District of West Vancouver are providing up to date information on doing business with each municipality during COVID-19 as well as information on closures and services.

North Vancouver and West Vancouver Chambers of Commerce

The chambers are posting regular updates on supports for local businesses as well as a business preparedness manual.

Business Improvement Associations

Business Improvement Associations across the North Shore are offering information and support to their members.

Sector Area Guidelines

WorkSafeBC is providing new Health and Safety Guidelines, best practices and other resources for businesses as they re-open or update their safety plans according to each phase of the BC Restart Plan.

How can I support my local economy safely?

Supporting local businesses will help the North Shore in re-starting many areas that are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

You can help by:

  • Continuing to purchase your goods and services at local businesses
  • Respecting the rules and restrictions in place
  • Being patient with businesses as they adapt

Know the rules and restrictions

Vancouver Coastal Health has posted rules and restrictions for business sectors.
Visit their website.

Engage with your local business area

These neighbourhood business associations list businesses in your area:

Municipal services

The City of North VancouverDistrict of North Vancouver and District of West Vancouver are providing up to date information on doing business with each municipality during COVID-19 as well as information on closures and services.