Dear Members,

Today, Friday, March 27, the federal government announced the following:

Today, the provincial government announced:

  • Non-essential businesses will remain closed indefinitely as the situation continues to be re-evaluated on a regular basis.
  • The eligibility of the Employee Gift Card Program has been expanded to include any Islander laid off between March 13-31, 2020, regardless of their hourly wage (instead of being only for those making less than $25/hr as originally announced).
  • Expansion of the PEI Broadband Fund to support equipment and installation of mi-fi units and wi-fi signal boosters for businesses and the self-employed.
As we settle into our temporary new normal, we also want to update you on Chamber activities to date: 

  • On Wednesday, we launched the COVID-19 Business Impact Survey. We ask you to please take a few minutes to tell us about your experience since COVID-19 has hit our community.
  • Through these challenging times, we have witnessed the kindness and generosity of our business community shine through. To celebrate this, we launched the #BrightSideOfBusiness webpage, which showcases the innovative and creative ways businesses are supporting fellow Islanders.
  • We’ve introduced the Chamber Live webinar series, starting Monday, March 30. Stay tuned for more webinars to come.
  • Chamber resources page that is updated daily.
  • Regular member updates as new information for business become available.
  • Relevant links on Chamber Facebook and Twitter pages.
As your Chamber, we are here for you. Please continue to reach out with your questions, comments and concerns.


Dawn Binns, President 
Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce