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On December 8, 2020, the Government of Alberta announced new mandatory public health measures for businesses to help curb the spread of COVID-19.

Effective December 13, 2020, all restaurants, pubs, bars, lounges and cafes must close to in-person service. This includes all temporary outdoor patios and sidewalk cafes. Take out, curbside pickup and delivery services are allowed.

Outdoor retail expansions may continue provided they follow the Province’s requirement to reduce customer capacity to 15% of fire code occupancy.

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The City hosts a series of workshops and presentations to help small businesses prepare for regulatory processes. Throughout the year, we bring together key City staff to answer your questions, and help you prepare your applications, on a variety of topics.

If you would like to attend an upcoming workshop, suggest a future workshop topic or if you would be interested in us running a previous workshop again, please reach out to

Upcoming Events

Edmonton Economic Recovery Grant Webinar

If your business has been impacted by Covid-19, please join us for this webinar to learn about the Edmonton Economic Recovery Grant.

At this session, we will:

  • Explain the Economic Recovery Grant Program, who can apply, what criteria are we looking for
  • Give you tips for your application and share some examples of successful applications
  • Top 5 proposed uses of the grants
  • When & How to apply

You will also have the opportunity to ask your questions to City staff.
Questions can be sent in advance via this form or emailed to

Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Time: 10-11am
Location: Online Webinar - Visit Eventbrite for free tickets 

Making Edmonton Digital: A Toolbox to Bring You to the Table

What is the future of local business in a post-pandemic economy? Join the City of Edmonton's Local Economy Team and the Making Edmonton Digital Team from the University of Alberta School of Retailing for an interactive conversation about how businesses are mobilizing the ShopLocal movement with a perspective looking beyond COVID.

In this session, we will:

  • Dig deep about where our local economy is right now and get frank about what businesses need to do to mobilize for the future
  • Examine how businesses are integrating digital and physical
  • Look at Tangible Tools and Resources - How can you start to build your own e-commerce toolbox

This session will also include a live Q&A.
Questions can be sent in advance via this form or emailed to

Date: Thursday, January 21, 2021
Time: 10-11am
Location: Online Webinar - Visit Eventbrite for free tickets


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