Economic Recovery

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The District of Central Saanich values your business and your success.

We want to hear how you’re doing and what support you need to get through the pandemic.

Please subscribe for updates to be made aware of business surveys and other opportunities to connect with us.

The District of Central Saanich values your business and your success.

We want to hear how you’re doing and what support you need to get through the pandemic.

Please subscribe for updates to be made aware of business surveys and other opportunities to connect with us.

  • Shop Central Saanich

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    15 Oct 2020
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    During Central Saanich's Economic Recovery Roundtable and Survey with local businesses, staff and Council heard that while many businesses are managing, many are also very concerned about the impact the pandemic is having. The District also heard about the impacts of the decline in tourism and worries about how a second wave could impact restaurants and those with storefronts.

    Without a Central Saanich business association, the District is pleased to be able to launch a Shop Central Saanich campaign to build awareness of the businesses in the municipality. Over the coming weeks, a new Central Saanich Business Directory will grow, the presence of the Shop Central Saanich message will be felt in the community, and businesses' stories will be shared with the community to demonstrate the unique ways local businesses are integrated with our community's vibrancy.

  • What We Heard Report

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    01 Oct 2020
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    Following Central Saanich's Economic Recovery Roundtable with local businesses, a report will be presented to Council Monday evening summarizing what was heard as well as a number of immediate actions the District could take.

    The report is available here. If you have comments on the topic or report for Mayor and Council, you can submit it here. Questions for staff can be directed to community.services@csaanich.ca.

  • We want to hear about your experiences during COVID

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    24 Aug 2020
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    Please join us for a short online meeting to talk about local business recovery. We will be posing some questions to you and looking for your feedback. A report summarizing what we heard will be presented to Central Saanich Council.

    Register today and reserve a spot.

    Can’t make it? Let us know (email community.services@csaanich.ca) if you’d like to join a future Recovery Roundtable session and we will be sure to reach out again.

  • Supports for local businesses

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    24 Aug 2020

    We would like to thank Central Saanich’s business community for all the measures they have taken to minimize the spread of COVID-19.

    Here is a summary of resources to help you navigate the assistance available to businesses.

    Central Saanich Supports and Changes to Operations

    • Interested in a temporary outdoor patio or retail/industrial customer service area? To assist businesses and enable outdoor customer service, you can temporarily expand on private land in some cases. Learn more.
    • To assist those facing financial hardship, Council has extended the penalty dates for property tax payments. The period to pay without a penalty has been extended to: Residential, utility and farm property owners have until July 31, 2020, to pay without a penalty; a 3% penalty will be applied after that and an additional 7% penalty after September 30, 2020. Business, industrial, and recreational property owners have until September 30, 2020, after which there is a 10% penalty. Learn more.
    • New electronic processes are being used for permits and applications. Learn more.
    • Our Community Action Team is visiting businesses to ensure they have everything they need for a Safe Operating Plan and connecting businesses with WorkSafe BC and other resources.

    For a full list, please visit Resources for Business.