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COVID-19 Resources for Businesses

There are a number of resources that Local Businesses can access to help them throughout COVID-19
Click on one of the many resources below to find out more program information.

Click HERE to visit the Federal Government's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan for Businesses. 

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Calculator

Regional Relief & Recovery Fund- FEDNOR

Click HERE to visit the Provincial Government's COVID-19 Support for Businesses Page.

Stop the Spread Business Line for access to information on specific measures affecting your business.
CALL 1-888-444-3659 (Monday to Sunday, 8:30-5pm)

January 15, 2021: Applications Now Open for Ontario Small Business Support Grant
Ontario Small Business Support Grant Application Guidelines
COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program for Small Business

January 12, 2021: Updated Enhanced Public Health and Workplace Safety Measures in the Province-wide Shutdown

Ontario's COVID-19 Response Framework: Keeping Ontario Safe and Open

January 4, 2020 Press Release: Ontario Supports Home-Based Food Businesses During COVID-19
December 30, 2020 Press Release: Ontario Releases Ethical Framework for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution 
December 21, 2020 Press Release: Ontario Announces Provincewide Shutdown to stop spread of COVID-19 and Save Lives
December 21, 2020 Press Release Ontario Building on Supports for Employers during COVID-19
December 17, 2020 Press release: Ontario supports Employers and Employees Impacted by COVID-19
December 10, 2020 Press release: Ontario Extends COVID-19 Orders 
December 1, 2020 Press Release: Ontario Collaborates with Industry Experts to Plan the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout 
November 20, 2020 Press Release: Ontario Extends COVID-19 Orders
October 20, 2020 Press Release: Ontario Extends COVID-19 Provincial Orders to Protect the Public
July 13, 2020 Press Release: Nearly all Businesses and Public Spaces to Re-Open in Stage 3
June 27, 2020 Press Release: Ontario Extends Emergency Orders to July 10th
June 19, 2020 Press Release: Ontario Supporting Indigenous-Owned Businesses during COVID-19
June 17, 2020 Press Release: Canada and Ontario Support Beef and Hog Farmers During COVID-19
June 17, 2020 Press Release: Ontario Support's Ontario's Beverage Alcohol Sector during COVID-19
June 11, 2020 Press Release: Ontario and Canada Helping Small Businesses Go Digital
June 6, 2020 Press Release: Ontario Extends Emergency Orders to Support Its Reopening Efforts
May 22, 2020 Press Release: Ontario Helps People Impacted by COVID-19 get back to Work
May 22, 202 Press Release: Ontario makes it easier to Conduct Business during COVID-19
May 14, 2020 Press Release: Ontario Announces Additional Workplaces that Can Open
April 27, 2020 Press Release: Provincial Government Unveils Guiding Principles to re-open the Province
April 30, 2020 Press Release: Provincial Government releases Health and Safety Guidelines for Workplaces

Reopening Ontario after COVID-19

Workplace Safety Guidelines & Posters (For all Sectors)

Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce Re-Launch Tool Kit

Stage 3: Letter to all Employers


NEMI PPE Suppliers List

Ontario PPE Suppliers List

Canada PPE Marketplace Exchange

Canada PPE Supply Hub

Rapid Response Plan (RPP Canada)

Trillium Network for Advanced Manufacturing

Hydro One has created a Pandemic Relief Fund for families, individuals and small businesses who are struggling to pay their electricity bills during COVID-19. For more information, please contact the Customer Care Centre at: 1-888-664-9376. Hours are: Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. AND Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Or visit their website, by clicking HERE. 

Other Resources for Businesses

Business Development Canada 

Business Re-Opening Tool Kit

Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Canadian Federation of Independent Business

Checklist for Re-Opening: Ontario Restaurant, Motel & Hotel Association

Digital Main Street

Ontario Chamber of Commerce

Retail Council of Canada

Sudbury Chamber of Commerce

Tourism-Related Resources

Destination Canada- COVID-19 Updates on Tourism Industry 

Tourism Industry Association of Ontario 

Destination North/Tourism Excellence North ADAPT 2020 Webinar Series

Tourism Excellence North- COVID-19 Sector-Specific Resources

Boating Ontario 
Marina Life While Respecting Social Distancing (PDF Presentation)
Social Distancing Guidelines Marina Staff/Operators (PDF)
Social Distancing Guidelines for Boaters/Guests (PDF)

Destination Manitoulin Island