Dear Members,

This evening, Friday, March 20th, the provincial government outlined further details on measures to support local businesses impacted by COVID-19, including:

  • An increase of the Emergency Relief Worker Assistance Program from $200 to $250 to account for payroll deductions.
  • Now, employers (instead of employees as originally announced) will fill out the Emergency Relief Worker Assistance Program application to help identify workers who have experienced a significant reduction in work hours. Once the employer’s application is approved, this temporary financial support will be provided directly to affected workers through their employers and their regular payroll process. More details on how to apply to this program will be available Monday, March 23rd.
  • An updated application form for the Emergency Income Relief Fund for the Self-Employed
  • A reminder that businesses can share their concerns at 1-866-222-1751 or

We know for many of you this has been one of the most challenging weeks of your career. These are unprecedented times, and the willing sacrifice you are making in your business for the health and safety of the greater community is nothing short of incredible.

As your Chamber, we are here for you. We continue to express your concerns and feedback with government officials daily and are sharing relevant information as soon as it is made available, including:

As a business community, we are known for our resiliency. Together, we will get through this difficult time.


Dawn Binns, President 
Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce