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.

  • We want to hear about your experiences during COVID

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    24 August, 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 August, 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.