COVID-19 Resources for Businesses
- Pivot Planning Squad
- Development Rebate Building Permit Fee Program
- Temporary Patio Program
- Community Involvement Plan Grant
- Not-For-Profit/Charitable Organizations Program
- Municipal Measures
South Lake Futures is a Community Futures Development Corporation delivering the Government of Canada’s Community Futures Program. South Lake Futures provides business name registration assistance, loans, grants, counselling and education to businesses in the Town of East Gwillimbury, Georgina and the Township of Brock.
- COVID-19 1:1 Business Consultations (free)
- COVID-19 Response Fund Loans
- Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF)
The RRRF helps businesses and organizations continue their operations, including paying their employees. It will also help support projects by businesses, organizations and communities to prepare now for a successful recovery
This program creates online stores for Independent small businesses and artists at no cost.
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Find sector specific guidelines and posters to help protect workers, customers and the general public from COVID-19 in Ontario.
Help is available from Mon. – Sun. (8:30-5:00) for businesses who have questions about how emergency measures impact their business or employment.
The COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program for Small Business (CEAP-SB) provides a one time, on-bill credit to eligible small business and registered charity customers to help them catch up on their energy bills and resume regular payments.
A summary of resources available to business owners (financial resources, information sheets, etc.)
Support for Individuals, Businesses, Sectors, Organizations helping Canadians and Provinces/Territories
Avoiding Layoffs and Rehiring Employees
As a Canadian employer who has seen a drop-in revenue due to COVID-19, you may be eligible for a subsidy to cover part of your employee wages, retroactive to March 15.
Work-Sharing (WS) is a program that helps employers and employees avoid layoffs when there is a temporary decrease in business activity beyond the control of the employer. The program provides Employment Insurance (EI) benefits to eligible employees who agree to reduce their normal working hours and share the available work while their employer recovers
Taxes and Tariffs
This allows for the relief of customs duty for eligible goods which were imported on or after . This relief can be claimed at the time of importation or within two years of the date of importation.
Financial Support, Loans and Access to Credit
CEBA is intended to support businesses by providing financing for their expenses that cannot be avoided or deferred as they take steps to safely navigate a period of shutdown, thereby helping to position businesses for successful relaunch when the economy reopens.
Canadian businesses, non-profit organizations, or charities who have seen a drop in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for a subsidy to cover part of their commercial rent or property expenses, starting on September 27, 2020, until June 2021.
This guarantee to your financial institution is specifically for new operating lines of credit or new term loans to sustain operations in response to COVID-19.
The financing will be used solely to support operational cashflow requirements
Through the Business Credit Availability Program, the Business Development Canada's (BDC) Mid-Market Financing Program will provide commercial loans ranging between $12.5 million and $60 million to medium-sized businesses whose credit needs exceed what is already available through the Business Credit Availability Program and other measures.
Targeted Support (Black and Indigenous Businesses)
The goal of the Ecosystem Fund is to strengthen the entrepreneurship ecosystem for Black entrepreneurs and business owners across Canada. It will allow not-for-profit Black-led organizations to develop new services or expand those they already offer such as mentorship, networking, financial planning, and business training for Black entrepreneurs.
Support for Indigenous businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak.
First Nation, Inuit and Métis communities and collectives can access funding to support their community-owned businesses whose revenues have been affected by COVID-19.
Support for Individuals/Self-Employed
Each Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) eligibility period is a specific 2-week period. When you apply, you will receive a $1,000 ($900 after taxes withheld) payment for the period that you applied for.
(CRSB) gives income support to employed and self-employed individuals who are unable to work because they are sick or need to self-isolate due to COVID-19, or have an underlying health condition that puts them at greater risk of getting COVID-19
(CRCB) gives income support to employed and self-employed individuals who are unable to work because they must care for their child under 12 years old or a family member who needs supervised care. This applies if their school, regular program or facility is closed or unavailable to them due to COVID-19, or because they are sick, self-isolating, or at risk of serious health complications due to COVID-19