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COVID-19 Resources

The Government of Canada and business organizations across the country are coming together to support businesses in Canada. Here is a list of resources that may be helpful to you and your business.

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)

Business continuity plan and templates including templates for:

  • Planning team for business continuity
  • Essential services/functions ranking and criticalness factor
  • Action plan for maintaining essential service/activity
  • Key customers, critical suppliers and critical business partners
  • List of questions and initiatives
  • Business continuity plan checklist

Support for entrepreneurs impacted by COVID-19 including:

  • Small business loans
  • Working capital loans
  • Purchase order financing
  • Advisory services related to financial management and operations

Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (CTC)

Resources for Canadian businesses including:

  • Supporting your employees
  • Financial implications and business preparedness
  • Business travel and events
  • Exporting and doing business in international markets

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Centre Wellington Chamber of Commerce (CWCC)

Employment and Social Development Canada

Overview of Employment and Social Development actions including:

  • Employment Insurance expansion
  • Labour Program guidance for federally regulated workplaces
  • Amendments to the Work-Sharing Program
  • Canada Student Loan extensions
  • Passport services info
  • Social Insurance Number (SIN) info

Employment Opportunities in Local Hospitals

Hospitals are gearing up to handle the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic by posting new part-time and full-time positions. Positions are available immediately at the following hospitals:

  • Groves Memorial Community Hospital (Fergus)
  • Louise Marshall Hospital (Mount Forest)
  • Palmerston & District Hospital

Government of Canada

Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan including:

  • Temporary income support for workers and parents
  • Longer-term income support for workers
  • Income support for low- and modest-income families
  • Flexibility for individual taxpayers (return filing date deferred to June 1, 2020) and businesses filing taxes (deferred to August 31, 2020)
  • Support from financial institutions
  • Mortgage default management tools (through CMHC and other insurers)
  • Support for businesses, including changes to the Canada Account and helping businesses keep their workers (temporary wage subsidies)
  • Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP)

Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC)

World Health Organization (WHO)

Can your business supply critical products or services to support Canada's response to COVID-19?

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Special thanks to The Centre for Women in Business in Nova Scotia for compiling these resources.