Organization: Community Futures Network of Alberta
Impact: Through the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund, Community Futures in Alberta supported over 1,700 businesses and over 9,500 jobs in Alberta during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Program: Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF)
Funding: $85 Million to over 1,700 rural businesses in Alberta
Sectors: Business growth, Community economic development
Story Date: 2022-08-16
The COVID-19 pandemic brought on many challenges for communities, especially for the small and medium-sized businesses that consistently drive local growth and innovation.
When pandemic health measures changed how people accessed local goods and services, many small businesses struggled. Some of them could not access early federal business support programs. They had to keep searching for help with their financial pressures.