Resources & information

The Valley REN team has compiled a list of relevant information for businesses and entrepreneurs as COVID-19 continues to impact the country and our economy



Nova Scotia Reopening Plan – The Provincial Reopening Plan can be viewed on the Province of Nova Scotia website.

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety has developed pandemic tip sheets to help employers protect their workers and prevent the spread of COVID-19. The tip sheets are available at

Canada – Supports by Industry

Province of Nova Scotia COVID-19 Dashboard – This provincial dashboard includes the latest information specifically pertaining to Nova Scotia, along with sections of advice to businesses and community organizations

Government of Canada COVID-19 Dashboard – This national dashboard includes updates on the COVID-19 virus, self-assessment tools and highlights Canada’s response

Government of Canada: Economic Response Plan Dashboard – This page links to support for individuals including those facing unemployment and those who are unable to work due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses – This page breaks down the supports for both individuals and businesses from the Government of Canada

World Health Organization: Getting your Workplace Ready for COVID-19

Mental Health Resources – Where to get support in NS during the COVID-19 pandemic

The Valley Regional Enterprise Network (Valley REN), through the Regional Economic Recovery Taskforce has implemented an Act Local campaign to encourage everyone to support their communities through a series of actions and to spread awareness of the benefits of supporting local businesses during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.
Part of this initiative is a local business directory which you can find here:

toolkit for businesses

Take the POST Promise

Employers and Community Groups Factsheet

FAQ Masks

Face mask Required Sign

Proper Handwashing  Sign

Non-Medical Masks

Workplace COVID Prevention Plan

Daily COVID Checklist

Keeping Children Safe during COVID

Maximum Occupancy Sign

Physical Distancing Sign

Valley Regional Enterprise Network Helping You Grow In the Valley