During the initial months of the current pandemic, the DVBA focused a lot of its energy on communications.  We advocated for direct supports for businesses with different levels of government and highlighted the concerns of many of our members in these letters and calls.  We also sent out extremely frequent issues of our Business Buzz e-newsletter, to share information about government programs, grants, and supports as they became available.  This is an archive of some of those advocacy efforts and of our member newsletter from March to May 2020.

If you would like to receive these Business Buzz newsletters by email, please contact alison@downtownvictoria.ca to verify your email address.


Advocacy and Letters of Support

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With our partners at the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce and Destination Greater Victoria, and with the support of the City of Victoria, we requested federal supports to help local business.  As we have moved into reopening, we continue to work on behalf of our members; if there is an issue you would like to raise that you fear we have overlooked, please contact jeff@downtownvictoria.ca.

Letters of Support: