COVID-19 Resources for Businesses
Resources for Businesses
Information on these Info Sheets was cut and paste directly from the Government of Canada website and features clickable links to more information and FAQs.This includes information on:
At this time, we will be closing in person Service Canada Centres. Canadians will still be able to access their benefits. The best way to apply remains online at: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei.html.
The province has launched a toll-free line 1-888-444-3659 to provide support to Ontario businesses who have questions about the provinces recent emergency order to close at-risk workplaces following recommendations by Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health.
On March 23rd, the Premier announced all at-risk workplaces will be ordered to close by 11:59pm on Tuesday, March 24th and where possible, take the necessary measures so staff can work from home allowing operation to continue. Visit the link above for more information about the announcement and the link below for a list of businesses that are considered essential and able to stay open during this time.
On March 18, 2020, the Prime Minister announced a new set of economic measures to help stabilize the economy during this challenging period.
Press Release issued March 17, 2020
Links to information from each of the banks:
Link to Government of Canada website.
Link to the Employment and Social Development Canada website has updated information on EI, Labour Program and Federally Regulated Workplaces and Work-Share Programs.
Federal Government Website
The Ontario Chamber of Commerce team, in collaboration with Hicks Morley, have put together a toolkit to help support businesses be prepared for any human-resources or operational-related disruptions. The guidelines and resources contained in this toolkit have been prepared to assist businesses in planning for and adaption to the disruption of COVID-19 and any influenza pandemics.
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has developed a brief guide source from a number of best practice documents, designed to assist business planning and continuity efforts. This tool includes links to some of the most relevant and credible information, best practice tools and resources.
In addition to the Pandemic Preparedness tools, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce has also created a Crisis Communication Plan template and Business Continuity & Recovery Plan template for business to create their own.
Press Releases - Provincial and Federal
Press Release issued March 16th, 2020 11:15am
Press release from the Department of Finance Canada, March 13th
Town of Georgina Resources
Press release on info for Water/Sewer Penalty - Special Council Meeting, Tuesday, March 24th, 2020