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Effects of COVID-19

The Economic Cost of COVID-19: Supporting the Recovery of Indigenous Firms and Communities
Research Report
September 29, 2020

Atlantic Indigenous communities and businesses are facing significant revenue and operational challenges due to COVID-19. APEC's report highlights measures to alleviate these challenges.

Economic Impacts of COVID-19 on Atlantic Indigenous Communities & Businesses
APEC Online
June 17, 2020

There are wide-ranging and far reaching economic impacts of the Great Shutdown triggered by measures to stop the spread of COVID-19. APEC is examining how this is impacting specific industries, providing its perspective on important issues related to this pandemic, and producing analysis and commentary on broader economic topics, questions and policy responses. In this update, APEC examines the impacts of COVID-19 on Atlantic Indigenous Communities & Businesses.


COVID-19 Magnifies Socio-Economic Challenges Facing Atlantic Indigenous Communities and Businesses
Briefing Note
June 17, 2020

The serious economic effects caused by COVID-19 are a key concern for Atlantic Indigenous businesses and communities because of pre-existing risks, vulnerabilities and challenges. In this Briefing Note, APEC examines community economic and financial risks, Indigenous business risks, community and individual socio-economic vulnerabilities, and community health risks. 


Current COVID-19 support programs are inadequate for Atlantic Indigenous communities & businesses
APEC Commentary 
May 26, 2020

Atlantic Indigenous businesses and communities are not immune from the economic dislocation sweeping across the region and nation due to COVID-19. The federal government has announced specific Indigenous funding as part of a broader package of support measures to respond to the economic crisis. However, given the pre-existing vulnerabilities facing Indigenous communities and businesses, the current support may be inadequate.  

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