The province has established guidelines and requirements for workplaces to manage COVID-19 related health and safety risks. The new COVID-19 Relief Funds program will reimburse expenses incurred by the forestry sector in Alberta. The Program does not subsidize or relieve the forestry sector of their responsibilities for sustained yield forest management including reforestation and other forest management activities; rather, it addresses activities that are above and beyond required forest management functions that arise directly out of complying with the additional health and safety workplace requirements.
The program is funded by the Government of Canada (Minister of Natural Resources) and administered by FRIAA on behalf of the Government of Alberta.
UPDATE: More information is expected to be available in the week of January 25, 2021. Please check back for updates. Available information will be posted to this page.