COVID-19 Resources

NEW! Yukon Business Relief Program announced Thursday, April 9, 2020.

For over 25 years, WTAY has provided education and advocacy support for Yukon's Wilderness Tourism industry and we are facing truly unprecedented times with the global COVID-19 pandemic. To help our members navigate the ever-changing landscape that COVID-19 brings, we will be posting information, updates and resources here as it becomes available. Please let us know if you have additional needs or other useful information that can be shared. We are all in this together.

As a designated organization, WTAY is working closely with Yukon's umbrella industry association, TIA Yukon. We are staying up-to-date through meetings and discussions with TIAY as they are working closely with Yukon Government, CanNor, Parks Canada, TIAC and other industry partners to ensure that Yukon's tourism industry is being represented. Through this working relationship and collaboration, WTAY is able to provide the most up-to-date and relevant information for our members.

TIA YUKON (TIAY):
Industry Forums - TIAY will be hosting weekly online industry forums to gather valuable input from tourism operators, provide updates to industry from partners, and provide an opportunity for industry to ask questions. These forums are open to anyone in the Yukon's tourism industry who would like to participate. TIAY is also providing a record of the weekly forums for those who are unable to participate. Weekly forums are hosted every Friday at noon; please note you must pre-register to attend the forums.
To pre-register and participate in the forum, click here.
To access weekly forum records, click here.

Surveys - In addition to the industry forum, TIAY is also heading up a weekly survey initiative to gather valuable data and understand the impacts for our industry to effective advocate for support. WTAY encourages all of our members to participate in the weekly survey.
To sign up and receive TIAY notices please email info@tiayukon.com.

GOVERNMENT OF CANADA:
COVID-19 - Looking for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 from a national perspective? Find details on Canada's current situation, and the latest details on health, travel and safety here.

Financial Support - find details on how to access Government of Canada's financial support programs:
For Individuals - direct your employees here.
For Businesses - programs available for businesses.
Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) - income support for employees and self-employed individuals.
Info-graphic - navigating the CERB and EI.

GOVERNMENT OF YUKON:
COVID-19 - Looking for the latest information, advisories and details for Yukon? Click here.

Economic Support - stay up-to-date with the most recent program announcements to support Yukon businesses.
WCB Support
Business Support for cancelled events
Paid Sick Leave Rebate for employers - Who Can Apply?
Yukon Nominee Program Support
Tourism Organizations Support

Health Support and Guidelines - posters and resources to help your business prepare your workplace and keep you, your employees and clientele safe.
Health and Safety In the Workplace
Do Not Come In Poster
Cleaning & Disinfecting the Workplace
Hand Washing Poster
Preventing the Spread Poster
Physical Distancing Poster - Caribou
Physical Distancing Poster - Huskies

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
NWT Info
- For businesses operating in NWT, find the most up-to-date health and travel advisories and NWT specific resources here.

BC Info - For businesses operating in BC, find the most up-to-date information regarding access to BC Parks here.

Best Practices - TIA Yukon - Best Practices Information - this document will be updated on a regular basis. If you have information you would like to share or would like to see added, please contact WTAY.

Business Resources -
Yukon Chamber of Commerce
Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce
Government of Canada Benefits - A Plain Language Guide (Carleton University via Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
7 Steps to Sustain Your Business Through the Disruption (BDC)

Tourism Resources -
TIAC
Destination Canada
America Outdoors
Save Hospitality