Good afternoon Members,

The Chamber remains here for you as we move forward in the clean-up and recovery from Hurricane Fiona. Below is the latest information we have to share:

Today, the Province announced that it will be deferring all loan payments with clients of Finance PEI, Island Investment Development Inc., and PEI Century Fund for the month of October due to the impacts of Hurricane Fiona. Read more here.

A brief reminder of the programs that the Province has announced – with new updates today to reflect the self-employed:

  1. Wage Rebate for Impacted Workers
    • This has been expanded to include the self-employed and those in the Gig Sector. 
    • 100 percent wage rebate for businesses while closed due to power outage or significant physical damage which made operating impossible, and,
    • The business was not earning revenue at the time.
    • For the next two weeks, this program will allow employers to pay employees up to a maximum of $25/hr to a max of $1000 per week per employee.
    • Applications open next week.
  2. Provincial Disaster Financial Assistance Program
    • To help with costs to repair or replace uninsurable, essential basic property loss due to disasters
  3. Island Waste Management Corporation (IWMC) reopened its Waste Watch Drop-Off Centres today with extended hours. The Province has further details on debris drop-off options HERE
  4. The Storm Response webpage continues to be updated and I encourage you to refer to it as the relief efforts continue.

This last week has been hard. We are again faced with a sizable challenge and are collectively doing what we can to persevere and rebuild.

The Chamber Team is here for you. We will continue to work behind the scenes for you and stand with you as we work through yet another set of challenges.

Reach out anytime.  I want to hear from you.

Stay strong and stay safe.


Robert Godfrey,
Chief Executive Officer
Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce