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Posted on: May 12, 2020

Economic Recovery Task Force Update, June 1

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The purpose of the Economic Recovery Task Force is to provide recommendations on strategies and actions to position the community to safely and effectively resume welcoming visitors, in accordance with public health directives. Member organizations seek opportunities for alignment and coordination between agencies, and work together to ensure that the conditions for future visitor economy success are met. Each member organization continues to act under their own jurisdiction and authority.

Members of the Task Force include: 

  • Community Futures West Yellowhead;
  • Jasper Employment and Education Centre;
  • Jasper Hotel Association;
  • Jasper Park Chamber of Commerce;
  • Major attractions (Marmot Basin/Skytram);
  • Municipality of Jasper;
  • Parks Canada Agency; and
  • Tourism Jasper.

Tourism Jasper Town Hall Virtual Meeting

On Friday, May 29, Tourism Jasper hosted a Tourism Town Hall virtual meeting to address the reopening of the destination and plans for recovery. Click the link above to watch the meeting.

Business Engagement

Members struck a Business Engagement subcommittee to help identify, define and share business concerns and ideas with the Task Force. A business survey will be issued later this week to gather input from businesses and guide the engagement process moving forward.

In the meantime, if you own or operate a business in Jasper and would like to be involved or share your concerns, contact any of the following representatives of the Business Engagement subcommittee:

Pattie Pavlov, General Manager, Jasper Park Chamber of Commerce, manager@jpcc.ca, office: 780-852-4621      

Ginette Marcoux, Executive Director, Jasper Employment and Education Centre, ginette@jasperemployment.com ; office: 780-852-4418 ext. 6   cell: 780-852-7773

Nancy Robbins, General Manager, Community Futures West Yellowhead, nrobbins@albertacf.com ; office: 780-865-1224   cell: 780-740-3409            

Christine Nadon, Legislative Services Manager, Municipality of Jasper, cnadon@town.jasper.ab.ca ; office:780-852-4724

Watch for the business survey link in your inbox or through the partners’ websites and social media feeds later this week.

Resources and information for businesses

The following resources are assembled locally and available to all businesses, whether they are members of specific organizations or not:

The Alberta Biz Connect website remains the main source of information from the Government of Alberta for businesses. Email inquiries can be directed to BizConnect@gov.ab.ca

The Jasper National Park and Municipality of Jasper websites and social media feeds provide information on the status of local services, and recommendations and messaging for visitors.

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