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Coronavirus – support resources – updated dec. 2020

As we are in an unprecedented time for Boundary Country and the world, we will communicate with the tourism industry as often as information becomes available.  Safety of everyone is the main priority.

The Province, in partnership with Small Business BC, has created an excellent financial resource: COVID-19 Supports for Small Businesses in BC. This website has many resources including a handy PDF with a wide range of government and private sector supports for small businesses in British Columbia affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association launched its Tourism Resiliency Program to support any tourism business in the region looking for guidance, links to financial support provided by government, and other programs to strengthen businesses and help them recover and be stronger for the future. Please visit to register for the program to speak with an advisor and learn more.


Please follow these important links for official information and subscribe to the newsletters to help keep you most up to date as information is released.


Tourism Recovery Taskforce
TOTA launched a COVID-19 Recovery Taskforce.  The Recovery Taskforce shares information between tourism stakeholders and the BC Ministry of Tourism, Arts, and Culture with daily discussions with TOTA’s CEO Glenn Mandziuk.  Glenn Mandziuk acted as Vice-Chair for the provincial Tourism Task Force, whose final report was made available on Dec 9 2020 from the BC government here.

The Recovery Taskforce contacted stakeholders throughout 2020 to gain an understanding of the current and potential future impacts of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) on businesses throughout the Thompson Okanagan Region. These phone calls take a few minutes to ask you a number of questions about current conditions and suggestions for recovery. We will use this information to update your business listing on

Responses enabled TOTA to support businesses during this time and to communicate impacts with government. This information was rolled up into a document going directly to Minister Lisa Beare, which she reviewed with our region weekly and daily. All responses were private and confidential.

Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association

Kelly Galaski, Boundary Country Tourism Project Manager 778-721-5448

Charnley van Wyk, Boundary Country Tourism Stakeholder Liaison 250-363-9422