COVID-19 Business Resources

Calling all suppliers! Both the Province of BC and the Government of Canada have issued calls for businesses that can supply products and services in support of the COVID-19 Response:

We're all in this together

The City of Fort St. John has compiled a list of resources to help businesses access current and accurate information during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information, contact Jennifer Decker, Manager of Economic Development at 250-794-3328 or

Temporary Outdoor Patio and Retail Program

The City of Fort St. John continues to support businesses that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic by providing a simple, free and streamlined request process to increase outdoor patio and retail areas on a temporary basis. These expanded outdoor areas have helped businesses maximize operations while maintaining social distancing and other Public Health Orders for their customers. This program has been extended until October 31, 2021.

Request Forms

Reliable Sources of Information

Resource List

City Updates

  • City of Fort St. John: COVID-19 Municipal Updates
  • City Relief, Recovery and Resilience Plan
    • Cancellation of the proposed 1.25% tax rate increase for 2020
    • Moving the late penalty date for all property taxes to October 1, 2020
    • Creation of a Mayor's Standing Committee on Community Economic Recovery
    • Cancellation of 2020 increase to water rates
    • Suspension of utilities billing late fees
    • Increased garbage collection to weekly service
    • Continuation of $68.4 million 2020 Capital Plan 

Federal Resources

Provincial Resources

Tax, Banking, Insurance, and Utilities Resources

Funding Resources

Shop Local Initiatives

Non-profit Specific Resources

While the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the landscape of communities around the world, the City of Fort St. John recognizes the critical nature of our local Non-Profit Organizations for the health and well-being of our community.

With that in mind, the City has secured the services of Strategic Dynamics Inc. to provide strategic guidance during this rapidly changing environment. To access these services, please email

Sector Specific Resources

Additional Resources