Economic Support and Recovery

The Town of Hinton, Hinton & District Chamber of Commerce, and Community Futures West Yellowhead are committed to supporting local business affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

There are a number of new and existing resources that are available to local businesses that will provide support at this time. Hinton and our partners have compiled information to provide easy access to our community, and the information is accessible on the Town of Hinton’s website. 

Temporary Outdoor Patio Program

As the Province transitions from a pandemic response to an endemic response to COVID-19, the Town of Hinton continues to support local restaurants, bars and other food and drink establishments that have been impacted by COVID-19 restrictions. 

The temporary outdoor patio “pilot program” has been extended through this season from April 1 to October 31, 2022, allowing temporary outdoor patio space on public property such as sidewalks and/or up to two (2) parking stalls in front of their business. 

To participate in the program, businesses will follow the Temporary Outdoor Patio Space on Public Property Guidelines and sign and return a Declaration Form to at no charge to the business, which can be found below. 

Related Forms:

Temporary Outdoor Patio Space On Public Property Applicant Declaration

Adjacent Property Owner Consent

Property Owner Consent

Federal COVID-19 wage and hiring support for businesses

As an employer in Canada who has seen a drop in revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for a subsidy to cover part of the wages you pay employees. This subsidy will enable you to re-hire workers, help prevent further job losses, and ease your business back into normal operations. Find more information here.

Federal COVID-19 rent and property expense support for businesses

As a business, non-profit organization, or charity in Canada who has seen a drop in revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for a subsidy to cover part of your commercial rent or property expenses. Find more information here

Expired Supports for Business

  • The Provincial PPE Task Force ordering portal is now closed.  Effective April 1, 2022, the Government of Alberta will no longer be distributing PPE. Orders submitted on or before March 31, 2022 will be processed subject to inventory availability. 
  • Provincial Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant - ended June 2021
  • Canadian Emergency Business Account Loan - Program application and funding deadlines have now passed for CEBA applicants
  • Community & Business Resilience Post COVID-19 - This webinar series in June 2020 by Hinton Chamber of Commerce & Jasper Employment & Education Centre discussed a strategic approach to rebuilding our community & businesses. 
  • Grants announced by the Province of Alberta in June 2020. More information here.

  • Economic Development and Strategic Services were proud to support the Chamber in a livestream session about safety during the COVID-19 pandemic with Barrow Safety Services. View it here.

Hinton Supports

Links to business support programs and associations

  • Federal Government Support for Canadians and Businesses click here
  • Business Development Canada – Support for Entrepreneurs click here
  • Export Development Canada – Support for Exporters click here
  • Western Economic Diversification (WD) – Support for Businesses click here
  • Canadian Federation of Independent Business – Small Business Guide- Keeping You and Your Employees Safe click here
  • Economic Developers Alberta supports click here

Contact Us

  1. 131 Civic Centre Road, 2nd Floor, Hinton, AB T7V 2E5

  2. Phone: 780-865-6000