COVID-19 Resources

The impact of COVID-19 around the world has been unprecedented, and with its arrival here at home, our main priority continues to be the health and wellness of our employees, clients and community. 

The Truro and Colchester Partnership for Economic Prosperity focuses on connecting people from any industry or sector to the supports and resources they need to succeed.  We know that right now, this is more important than ever to our business community.

The below resources, guides, links, and tools contain helpful information to help our local business community as we navigate these challenging times together. If you have any questions, please email us at

Preparing Your Business

It’s important for Truro Colchester businesses to have contingency plans in place to manage potential risks of COVID and future pandemics. The following guides and resources have been developed to help businesses prepare.

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has created a guide to help businesses prepare for, and manage through, a potential COVID-19 escalation in Canada.

The Business Development Bank of Canada has created a toolkit of templates to help businesses minimize the risk that an emergency poses to operations and bottom line.

The Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses has compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help small business owners prepare for a potential crisis.

The World Health Organization has created a guide to getting your workplace ready for COVID-19 with tips on preventing the spread and managing risks when organizing meetings and events.

The Government of Canada has compiled a number of helpful resources to help Canadian businesses at this time.

Stay Informed

As business leaders, it’s our collective responsibility to continue to monitor developments around COVID-19. We encourage you to scan the following official sources to keep up to date.


The Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce has been providing Facebook live sessions with information for local businesses. You do not have to be a Chamber member to access the information. You can access their Facebook live videos here: You can also reach the chamber via email  or call 902-895-6328 and leave a message. They are also updating online content regularly online at

Locally, the Truro & Colchester Partnership for Economic Prosperity has been supporting businesses who would like one-on-one guidance to planning.  This includes guidance on navigating the available funding resources, preparing appropriately for forecasting cash flow impact(s) to your business and assistance with planning for the “new normal” business environment. We encourage businesses to reach out if you would like to speak with our Business Development Officer or any TCPEP staff regarding any of the above supports:

David Phillips
Cell: 902-222-8839

Matthew Berrigan
Regional Manager – Connector Program
Cell: (902) 449-1273

Jason Steele
Business Development Officer
Cell: 902-890-5095                 

Karen Putnam
Community & Business Liaison              
Cell: 902-997-1658