Disaster Recovery Business Support

Our SmartBusiness team is helping businesses impacted by disasters.

Has your business been disrupted by a disaster?

Our Disaster Response Team connects impacted businesses to available resources and keeps you informed of new resources and updated information. Register your business to let us know how you have been disrupted during a disaster.

Once registered, a member of our Disaster Response Team will be in touch to provide you with up-to-date information on the best resources that will be most helpful to you.

If you are looking to register your residence, please contact 311.

How we help

When disaster strikes, businesses are often met with urgent and unprecedented needs. In the days directly following a disaster, some businesses need financial support, some need help reopening and attracting customers, while others need mental health support for their staff and family.

Halifax Partnership’s SmartBusiness team works in collaboration with partners such as Halifax Regional Municipality, Government of Nova Scotia, Discover Halifax, and Invest Nova Scotia, to help businesses across the municipality access the support they need when impacted by a disaster such as wildfires, floods, hurricanes, and winter storms. In addition, governments look to us to help assess the resources required; by understanding the impact and disruption a disaster has on our community, our team can inform governments of the needs of our business community.

Prepare your business for the next disaster

Our Business Recovery & Continuity toolkit helps businesses move from response to recovery quicker. The toolkit is designed to help small and medium sized businesses build a solid plan to prepare for unexpected disruptions and get back on track as quickly as possible following a disaster.

Click here to learn how our Business Continuity Toolkit can help you prepare your business for unexpected disruptions.


Financial Support

Mental Health Resources

  • Access Wellness Nova Scotia, by Nova Scotia Health is a free, single-session supportive counselling service for individuals, couples, or families.
  • Peer Support Line is a non-crisis social support for adults 18 and older
  • On May 30, 2023, the Province began offering Text4HopeNS, a supportive text messaging tool for any Nova Scotian affected by the wildfires.
  • Kids Help Phone is a national helpline for young people between the ages of 5 and 20, offering confidential and anonymous support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • For more information on additional mental health supports visit: https://novascotia.ca/mental-health-and-wellbeing/

Our Disaster Response Team can also connect businesses with our wide network of business resources throughout the municipality.



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