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Targeted Recovery Programs

Tourism and Hospitality Recovery Program

  • Provides support through the wage and rent subsidy programs, to hotels, tour operators, travel agencies, restaurants, and others.
  • Subsidy rate of up to 75% from October 24, 2021 – March 12, 2022.
  • Subsidy reduced by half from March 13 – May 7, 2022
  • Eligible organizations must meet 2 conditions:
    1. Average monthly revenue reduction of at least 40% over the first 13 qualifying periods for CEWS (12-month revenue decline)
    2. Current month revenue loss of at least 40%
  • Qualifying period is March 2020 – February 2021.
  • Program runs from October 24, 2021 – May 7, 2022.

Hardest-Hit Business Recovery Program

  • Provides support to organizations not eligible for the Tourism and Hospitality Recovery Program that have been deeply affected since the start of the pandemic.
  • Subsidy rate of up to 50% from October 24, 2021 – March 12, 2022.
  • Subsidy reduced to half from March 13, 2022 – May 7, 2022.
  • To be eligible must follow a “two-key” eligibility system.
    1. Company must demonstrate revenue loss of at least 50% over the course of 12 months of the pandemic.
    2. Current month revenue loss of at least 50%.
  • If faced with temporary new local lockdowns businesses will be eligible for up to the max amount of the wage and rent subsidy programs, during the local lockdown, regardless of losses during the pandemic.
  • Program runs from October 24, 2021 – May 7, 2022.

Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit

  • Provides $300 a week to support eligible workers effected by government imposed lockdowns.
  • Eligible workers are those who are unable to work due to a local lockdown anytime between October 24, 2021 and May 7, 2022.
  • Workers must be ineligible for Employment Insurance (EI) or eligible but, not being paid benefits through EI during the same period.
  • Program runs from October 24, 2021 – May 7, 2022.

Additional details on these new initiatives can  be found at:

Cochrane Loves Local Holiday Gift Guide for 2021

The Cochrane and District Chamber of Commerce is excited to partner with Cochrane Business Development to create the Cochrane Loves Local Holiday Gift Guide for 2021. 

This year’s special edition features local businesses and specially curated Cochrane Loves Local gift boxes. 

Even if your business doesn’t have a product or service that can be purchased as a gift, you can share a holiday message about supporting local. 

We’re making it easier than ever to participate in this year’s gift guide. 

Register by October 15.

Business Development Advisor Contract Position

Community Futures Centre West (CFCWest) is seeking a business professional who can add an innovative perspective to economic growth in a rural environment to fill a limited term contract.

We Make Business Dreams Happen in Rural Alberta.

You inspire dedication and commitment to excellence. Your organizational skills and applied knowledge of lending and investment processes are second to none.  As an influencer, you know how to build alliances and relationships to engage clients and meet the needs of other important stakeholders throughout the region. You are a self starter and can work independently in a semi virtual and flexible work environment.

 Volunteer Board of Directors Opportunity

Volunteer Board of Directors Opportunity

Community Futures Centre West knows that community matters as much as success.

We are recruiting forward-thinking, value-oriented board members with a passion for leadership, community development, and entrepreneurship. Our professional board development program will keep you challenged, stimulate creativity and build leadership capabilities.

Funded by Prairies Economic Development Canada (PrairiesCan), CF Centre West is a non-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Directors are local community champions and professionals with diverse skills and backgrounds and are responsible for setting the strategic direction of the organization.
For more information contact Patti-Jay Powell, Executive Director e: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., c: 403.389.8272 

Training for Your Board of Directors

Community Futures is your Board Training Partner

Board Members are dedicated, hardworking volunteers. They are highly skilled in a variety of areas of governance. Regardless of their experience with boards, operations and financial management, Board Training will ensure that they continue to be effective in their governance roles.

Make your board be the best it can be with with Community Futures Leadership Institute Board training for Community and Not-For-Profit Organizations.

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Cochrane, AB  T4C 0W7
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Communities Served

Airdrie, Balzac, Banff, Bearspaw, Bottrel, Bragg Creek, Canmore, Cochrane, Crossfield, Dead Mans Flats, Elbow Valley, Exshaw, Ghost Lake, Harvie Heights, Madden, Morley, Redwood Meadows, Seebe, Kananaskis Improvement District, Improvement District 9 (Lake Louise and surrounding area)