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This Business Relief Portal is a self-selection tool that helps identify relief programs and incentives that best apply to specific business needs and links to the government source of support. This page is updated on a weekly basis. Please continue to monitor this page for new updates.


Business Advisory Services

Are you a business in Mississauga that would like one-on-one business relief guidance and support? Access the Business Advisory Services Program to receive:

  • A FREE 1-hour consultation meeting with a Legal, Accounting, Business Operations, Sales or Digital Marketing Strategies professional to address your unique business needs
  • Guidance related to key Provincial and Federal business relief programs
  • Support available in various languages*
  • Post-consultation resources

If you are interested, click here and fill out the Business Advisory Services Program inquiry form.

*Subject to specific services accessed. Languages include English, French, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Italian, Spanish, Albanian, Bengali, Portuguese, Cantonese, Gujarati, Mandarin, Kannada, Telugu, and Tami


 

Province of Ontario’s “Get Help with COVID-19 Costs – How to Apply for Funding”

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Proposed Legislation to Cut Gas and Fuel TaxesProvince of OntarioThe Ontario government is introducing legislation that would, if passed, cut the gas tax by 5.7 cents per litre and the fuel tax by 5.3 cents per litre for six months beginning July 1, 2022.Government Regulations & Policy, Business Financing & Income SupportGeneralLearn More
Farmer-Processor Connections InitiativeGovernment of Canada, Province of Ontario, Meat and Poultry Ontario, AgSights, EIO SolutionsThe new Farmer-Processor Connections Initiative, led by Meat and Poultry Ontario and AgSights, is designed to connect farmers in need of processing with abattoirs that have additional capacity. This program will help relieve processing capacity challenges and supply chain disruptions, help food processing businesses use their full capacity and help meat and poultry farmers get their products to domestic and international markets faster. Additionally, Meat and Poultry Ontario and EIO Solutions are partnering to develop and implement a full suite of human resources tools to support meat and poultry processing plants in Ontario, with recruitment, retention, training, and policy development. These dedicated and tailormade resources will optimize food safety knowledge and culture in provincially licensed meat plants, while addressing ongoing labour challenges.Workforce Development OpportunitiesAgriculture, Food & BeverageLearn More
Property Assessment CycleProvince of OntarioDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ontario government has postponed the 2020 Assessment Update. They have indicated that property assessments for the 2022 and 2023 property tax years will continue to be based on the fully phased-in January 1, 2016 current values. This means your property assessment for the 2022 property tax year will be the same as the 2021 tax year, unless there have been changes to your property.Tax & Payment Relief MeasuresGeneralLearn More
Agri-Tech Innovation Cost-Share ProgramGovernment of Canada, Province of OntarioThe Agri-Tech Innovation cost-share program will support the modernization of workplaces, by funding projects to implement advanced or innovative technology (such as automation and robotics), that will enhance the protection of workers health and safety against COVID-19, lead to business efficiencies and productivity, and help build the sector's resilience. Projects will focus on those businesses within the sector that are at the highest risk of potential COVID-19 exposure and transmission.Business Financing & Income SupportAgricultureLearn More
Ontario’s Safe Employers Receiving up to $1.5 Billion RebateProvince of OntarioOntario's safe employers are receiving a rebate of up to $1.5 billion as Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) surplus funds are returned for the first time. Government Regulations & Policy, Business Financing & Income SupportGeneralLearn More
Ontario Providing New Rapid Training Program Ontario GovernmentThe Ontario government is supporting the development of up to 250 new rapid training programs that will be available for enrolment in 2022 through the Ontario Micro-credentials Challenge Fund. For more information, see the Micro-Credentials Portal.Workforce Development OpportunitiesGeneralLearn More
Local Lockdown SupportGovernment of CanadaEligible employers subject to capacity-limiting restrictions of 50 per cent or more will receive wage and rent subsidies from 25 per cent up to a maximum of 75 per cent, depending on their degree of revenue loss. The 12-month revenue decline test continues to not be required in order to access this support.Business Financing & Income SupportGeneralLearn More
Canada Emergency Business Account Loan Deadline ForgivenessGovernment of CanadaRepayment deadline for CEBA loans to qualify for partial loan forgiveness is being extended from December 31, 2022, to December 31, 2023, for all eligible borrowers in good standing .Repayment on or before the new deadline of December 31, 2023, will result in loan forgiveness of up to a third of the value of the loans (meaning up to $20,000).Business Financing & Income SupportGeneralLearn More
Ontario COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant Province of OntarioThe government is announcing an Ontario COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant for small businesses that are subject to closure under the modified Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen. It will provide eligible small businesses with a grant payment of $10,000. Eligible businesses will be pre-screened to verify eligibility and will not need to apply to the new program. Eligible businesses include, but are not limited to: • Restaurants and bars; • Facilities for indoor sports and recreational fitness activities (including gyms) • Performing arts and cinemas; • Museums, galleries, aquariums, zoos, science centres, landmarks, historic sites, botanical gardens and similar attractions. Applications for the Ontario COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant will be open in the coming weeks.Business Financing & Income SupportGeneralLearn More
Ontario Government Providing Electricity Rate Relief To Support Small BusinessProvince of OntarioThe Ontario government is providing electricity-rate relief to support small businesses, as well as workers and families spending more time at home while the province is in Modified Step Two. For 21 days starting at 12:01 am on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, electricity prices will be set 24 hours a day at the current off-peak rate of 8.2 cents per kilowatt-hour. Eligible businesses include, but are not limited to: • Restaurants and bars; • Facilities for indoor sports and recreational fitness activities (including gyms) • Performing arts and cinemas; • Museums, galleries, aquariums, zoos, science centres, landmarks, historic sites, botanical gardens and similar attractions. Applications for the Ontario COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant will be open in the coming weeks.Business Financing & Income SupportGeneralLearn More
Ontario Providing New Cash Flow SupportsProvince of OntarioThe Ontario Government will be providing additional support to help improve cash flows for Ontario businesses by providing a six-month interest- and penalty-free period to make payments for most provincially administered taxes, supporting businesses in the immediate term while capacity restrictions are in place while providing the flexibility Ontario businesses will need for long-term planning. The six-month period will begin January 1, 2022 and end July 1, 2022. Business Financing & Income SupportGeneralLearn More
The Canada Worker Lockdown BenefitGovernment of CanadaThis benefit will provide $300 a week in income support to eligible workers who are directly affected by a COVID-19-related public health lockdown, and who have lost 50 per cent or more of their income as a result. This includes workers in regions where provincial or territorial governments have introduced capacity-limiting restrictions of 50 per cent or more. Business Financing & Income SupportGeneralLearn More
The Hardest-Hit Business Recovery ProgramGovernment of CanadaThe Hardest-Hit Business Recovery Program provides support through wage and rent subsidies to other businesses that have faced deep losses, with a subsidy rate of up to 50 per cent. Applications are now open.Business Financing & Income SupportGeneralLearn More
The Tourism and Hospitality Recovery FundGovernment of CanadaThe Tourism and Hospitality Recovery Program provides support through wage and rent subsidies to, for example, hotels, tour operators, travel agencies, and restaurants, with a subsidy rate of up to 75 per cent. Applications are now open.Business Financing & Income SupportHospitality, TourismLearn More
New Ontario Business RegistryProvince of OntarioOntario is launching a new Ontario Business Registry on October 19, making it more efficient for businesses and not-for-profit corporations to interact with the Ontario government. Businesses will now be able to complete over 90 transactions through the new online registry, including registering a new business and dissolving an existing one. Registrations or filings that were previously submitted by mail or fax can now be done instantly through the online registry. Along with the launch of the Ontario Business Registry, the Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 will come into force on October 19, which will provide a modern legislative framework for Ontario’s not-for-profit corporations. The legislation will significantly reduce the bureaucratic burden on not-for-profit corporations, moving from paper-based filings to digital services and providing them with enhanced flexibility.Government Regulations & PolicyGeneralLearn More
Hospitality EDGEDestination Toronto, Tourism Mississauga, City of Toronto's Economic Development & Culture department, Tourism Office of the City of BramptonHospitality EDGE offers a collection of free online courses for tourism and hospitality workers to help facilitate the return of hospitality workers as more businesses in the sector prepare for the next stages of recovery. Workers in the hospitality industry – or those looking for new opportunities in the sector – can take advantage of  free online courses for the travel and hospitality community.  These courses are an opportunity to learn new safety protocols, help individuals advance in their careers, and feel more prepared to re-enter the workforce. Workforce Development OpportunitiesHospitality, TourismLearn More
Regional Air Transportation Initiative (RATI)Government of CanadaRegional Air Transportation Initiative (RATI) is a $206-million program that will provide support over two years to eligible regional businesses and airports that directly contribute to regional air transportation. Eligible applicants include; Regional and local air carriers; Regional and local airports; and Businesses, cooperatives, business groups, not-for-profit organizations and public institutions that are part of the regional air transportation ecosystem. Contributions to not-for-profit organizations and Indigenous clients are generally non-repayable. Contributions to for-profit organizations and businesses are generally repayable or conditionally repayable. Program is open for applications through appropriate Regional Development Agency.Business Financing & Income SupportAerospace & Air TransportationLearn More
Francophone Business NetworkProvince of OntarioThe Ontario government announced that the Club canadien de Toronto has been selected to develop the Francophone Business Network. This new province-wide innovative online platform will help entrepreneurs share their expertise and best practices and form new strategic partnerships. The province is investing $250,000 to support the development of the Network.Business Development, Planning & Advisory ResourcesGeneralFrancophone-Owned Businesses and EntrepreneursLearn More
My Main StreetGovernment of CanadaMy Main Street is a $23.25-million investment by the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario to help drive business to local communities in the aftermath of COVID-19. Targeted non-repayable contributions and programs will be provided across southern Ontario. Applications will open in Fall 2021. Business Financing & Income SupportGeneralLearn More
Governments Supporting Economic Recovery of Ontario FarmersGovernment of Canada, Province of OntarioThe Governments of Canada and Ontario are investing $7.3 million through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership to help support farmers and agri-food businesses. The investment will fund projects in priority areas that increase food safety, accelerate sector innovation and help farmers bring new products to market to grow their businesses. This funding supports more than 600 cost-shared projects that strengthen Ontario’s agri-food sector by helping eligible farmers in over 270 communities across the province to continue producing safe, high quality food in Ontario.Business Financing & Income SupportAgricultureLearn More
Winery Agri-Tourism COVID-19 Relief InitiativeProvince of OntarioThe Ontario government is launching a new Winery Agri-Tourism COVID-19 Relief Initiative to support agri-tourism businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Ontario wineries and cideries with on-site stores whose business were impacted by COVID-19 safety measures to stop the spread of the virus will be eligible for this one-time grant. Businesses that saw a revenue decline in at least one area of their operations, such as decreased tourism, tours, events and tastings, or have faced increased expenses to comply with public health safety measures for COVID-19 will be eligible to receive support.Businesses that saw a revenue decline in at least one area of their operations, such as decreased tourism, tours, events and tastings, or have faced increased expenses to comply with public health safety measures for COVID-19 will be eligible to receive support. As the delivery agent of the new Winery Agri-Tourism COVID-19 Relief Initiative, Agricorp will send applications for the program directly to eligible wineries and cideries on July 20, 2021.Business Financing & Income SupportHospitality, TourismLearn More
Business Advisory ServicesCity of MississaugaOne-on-one business relief guidance and support for Mississauga businesses. The program provides:- A free 1-hour consultation meeting with a Legal, Accounting, Business Operations, Sales or Digital Marketing Strategies professional to address your unique business needs- Guidance related to key Provincial and Federal business relief programs- Support available in various languages- Post-consultation resourcesBusiness Development, Planning & Advisory ResourcesGeneralStart-Up/ Small or Medium Size BusinessesLearn More
ShopHERE - MississaugaCity of MississaugaShopHERE creates online stores for independent small businesses and artists at no cost. Mississauga businesses and artists can access the following:- A customized online store with their information, branding, logo, etc.- Hands-on assistance setting up and launching of their online store- Training to support their online store, including topics sich as digital marketing, shipping and inventory management- Free tools to support the launch of their online storesBusiness Development, Planning & Advisory ResourcesGeneralStart-Up/ Small or Medium Size BusinessesLearn More
#MississaugaMadeCity of MississaugaMississauga Made is an online initiative inspired to support and promote local Mississauga products, businesses, artists, stories, activities and experiences within our community. The Mississauga Made marketplace is a FREE promotional advertising opportunity for all locally-based businesses. Business Development, Planning & Advisory ResourcesGeneralStart-Up/ Small or Medium Size BusinessesLearn More
Digital Main Street MississaugaCity of Mississauga, Government of Canada, Province of Ontario, Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas, Ontario Business Improvement Area AssociationThe Digital Main Street (DMS) program continues to support main street small businesses in Mississauga. Digital Main Street is a program that helps main street businesses achieve their digital transformation goals. This program is built around an online learning platform, structured training programs, and our Digital Service Squad, a team of digital experts who help main street businesses grow and manage their operations through digital tools and technology.Business Development, Planning & Advisory ResourcesGeneralStart-Up/ Small or Medium Size BusinessesLearn More
Canada Digital Adoption Program - Boost Your Business TechGovernment of CanadaThis program focuses on helping small and medium-sized businesses accelerate their digital transformation to fuel economic recovery. Through the Boost Your Business Tech stream, eligible businesses will receive:- Grants to help cover the costs of accessing advisory services to develop digital adoption roadmaps as well as technology planning- Access to a network of students to help them with their digital transformation- 0% interest loans from BDC to help finance the implementation of technology adoption plansMore information will be available in the coming weeks.Business Financing & Income Support, Business Development, Planning & Advisory ResourcesGeneralStart-Up/ Small or Medium Size BusinessesLearn More
Tourism Relief FundGovernment of CanadaThe Tourism Relief Fund supports tourism businesses and organizations to adapt their operations to meet public health requirements while investing in products and services to facilitate their future growth. To be considered eligible for this fund, applicants must meet at least one of the following criteria: Be a key supplier or operator in the visitor experience; Be part of a defined tourism cluster or a tourism dependent community, including supporting downtown cores; or Provide an anchor product or service in a tourism destination. Contributions to businesses will be either: non-repayable contributions up to $100,000 for up to 50 percent of eligible costs; or fully repayable contributions up to $500,000 for up to 75 percent of eligible costs.Business Financing & Income SupportGeneralLearn More
Loan Guarantee for Small and Medium-Sized EnterprisesExport Development Canada and Private Financial InstitutionsThrough the Business Credit Availability Program, Export Development Canada (EDC) is working with financial institutions to guarantee 80% of new operating credit and cash flow term loans of up to $6.25 million to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). This financing support is to be used for operational expenses and is available to both exporting and non-exporting companies. This program is now available at various financial institutions and credit unions. Business Financing & Income SupportGeneralStart-Up/ Small or Medium Size BusinessesLearn More
Black Entrepreneurship Loan FundGovernment of CanadaThe Black Entrepreneurship Loan Fund is a partnership between the Government of Canada, Black-led business organizations, and several financial institutions. It will provide loans up to $250,000 to Black business owners and entrepreneurs across the country. The Government of Canada has announced that the Loan Fund is accepting loan applications from Black business owners and entrepreneurs through the Federation of African Canadian Economics (FACE).Business Financing & Income SupportGeneralStart-Up/ Small or Medium Size Businesses, Black-Owned Businesses and EntrepreneursLearn More
Museums Assistance ProgramGovernment of CanadaThe Federal government announced $41 million to support heritage organizations across Canada in 2021–22 as they reopen and safely welcome back visitors. The Museums Assistance Program (MAP) will be accessible to a broad range of organizations through a streamlined online application process. It builds on the $53 million provided by the government as part of the COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Heritage Organizations in support to organizations with heritage collections. In addition, the Government of Canada is also investing $23 million over three years to help museums across the country digitize information and collections. This funding will be delivered through a new component of the MAP to support the development of original content such as educational materials, apps or other virtual activities aimed at enhancing the visitor’s experience in person and online.Business Financing & Income SupportTourism, CultureLearn More
Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program (HASCAP) GuaranteeBusiness Development Bank of Canada, Private Financial InstitutionsBusinesses heavily impacted by COVID-19 can access guaranteed, low-interest loans of $25,000 to $1 million to cover operational cash flow needs. HASCAP is available to businesses across the country, in all sectors, that have been hit hard by the pandemic. This includes restaurants, businesses in the tourism and hospitality sectors, and those that rely on in-person service. To be eligible for HASCAP, businesses need to show a year-over-year revenue decline of at least 50% in three months (not necessarily consecutive), within the eight months prior to their application. They must also be able to show their financial institutions that they have previously applied for either the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy or the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy. The program has been extended to December 31, 2021.Business Financing & Income SupportTourism, Hospitality, Culture, Retail, GeneralLearn More
Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)Government of CanadaThe Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) provides support to businesses, who have experienced a drop in revenue due to COVID-19. The subsidy enables businesses to re-hire workers, prevent further job loss and ease back into normal operations. The program has been extended to October 23, 2021. The rate of CEWS will gradually decline from claim periods 18 to 20. Applications are now available.Business Financing & Income Support, Employment Income SupportGeneralLearn More
Canada Recovery Hiring ProgramGovernment of CanadaThe Canada Recovery Hiring Program will provide eligible employers with a subsidy of up to 50% of incremental remuneration paid to eligible active employees starting June 6, 2021. The federal government is proposing to keep this program open until May 7th, 2022. Eligible employers must be Canadian-controlled private corporations (including a cooperative corporation that is eligible for the small business deduction), and also include individuals, non‑profit organizations, registered charities, and certain partnerships. For more details, click the webpage.Business Financing & Income SupportGeneralLearn More
Ontario Together FundProvince of OntarioOntario Together Fund (OTF) provides funding to firms and organizations for projects that support: Ontario's ongoing response to COVID-19 pandemic and/or Ontario’s preparedness for future public health emergencies. OTF focuses on supporting manufacturing and innovation that helps combat COVID-19 and provides goods and services critical to health, safety and security. Types of funding available may include: a conditional grant up to 75% of eligible project costs to a maximum of $2.5M and/or complementary supports and services. Applications are accepted until March 31, 2022 at 5 p.m. EST.Business Financing & Income SupportGeneralLearn More
Ontario Providing More Relief for Tourism IndustryProvince of OntarioThe Ontario government is providing over $1 million in financial relief to more than 300 resource-based tourism businesses operating at Ontario’s provincial parks and conservation reserves by waiving and reducing certain land use and licence fees for 2021. The province’s continued support for the resource-based tourism industry will help local businesses that have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Resource-based businesses do not need to apply for this relief. Refunds or invoice adjustments will be automatically provided to eligible businesses currently operating in Ontario’s provincial parks and conservation reserves.Tax & Payment Relief MeasuresTourism, HospitalityLearn More
Ontario Sets Lower Electricity Prices for Small Businesses and HouseholdsProvince of OntarioThe Ontario Energy Board announced the new, lower electricity prices for households and small businesses, which came into effective on May 1, under the Regulated Price Plan (RPP). This includes summer Time-of-Use (TOU) hours, and the summer Tier threshold for residential customers.Tax & Payment Relief MeasuresGeneralStart-Up/ Small or Medium Size Businesses, Youth-Owned Businesses and EntrepreneursLearn More
Ontario COVID-19 Worker Income Protection BenefitProvince of OntarioOn April 29, 2021, the Ontario Government amended the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) to require employers to provide employees with up to three days of paid infectious disease emergency leave because of certain reasons related to COVID-19. This entitlement is in addition to employees’ rights to unpaid infectious disease emergency leave. Eligible employers must make their application for reimbursement to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board within 120 days of the date the employer paid the employee, or by November 28, 2022, whichever is earlier. This program has been extended to July 31, 2022.Government Regulations & Policy, Business Financing & Income SupportGeneralLearn More
Airport Critical Infrastructure Program (ACIP) Government of CanadaThe Airport Critical Infrastructure Program (ACIP) is a new contribution funding program to help Canada’s large airports make critical investments in safety, security or transit infrastructure. The ACIP will support continued investments by these airports during the COVID-19 pandemic and will support the recovery of their sector, without further worsening their financial challenges. Business Financing & Income SupportGeneralLarge Scale AirportsLearn More
Co-Lending Program for Small and Medium-Sized EnterprisesGovernment of CanadaThrough the Business Credit Availability Program, Business Development Canada (BDC) is working with financial institutions to co-lend term loans of up to $12.5 million to SMEs for their operational cash flow requirements. The program offers differing maximum finance amounts based on business revenues. This program is now available at various banks and credit unions. This support is available until December 31, 2021. Business Financing & Income SupportGeneralStart-Up/ Small or Medium Size BusinessesLearn More
Canada Recovery BenefitGovernment of CanadaThe Canada Recovery Benefit will end as of October 23rd, 2021. Applications are open up to 60 days after the application period. CRB is eligible for those: - are not employed or self-employed for reasons related to COVID-19 or have had their income reduced by at least 50% due to COVID-19 - are not eligible for Employment Insurance (EI).Employment Income SupportGeneralLearn More
Canada Recovery Caregiving BenefitGovernment of CanadaThe Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB) provides $500 per week. To be eligible for CRCB, the following conditions must be met: - Unable to work for at least 50% of the week because they must care for a child under the age of 12 or family member because schools, day-cares or care facilities are closed due to COVID-19 - Because the child or family member is sick and/or required to quarantine or is at high risk of serious health implications because of COVID-19. - Applications are currently open. - The Canadian govenrment is proposing to extend the CRCB until May 7th, 2022, and increase the maximum duration of benefits to 44 weeks. Employment Income SupportGeneralLearn More
Canada Recovery Sickness BenefitGovernment of CanadaThe Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) CRSB provides $500 per week. Those eligible for the CRSB are: - Are unable to work for at least 50% of the week because they contracted COVID-19 - Are self-isolated for reasons related to COVID-19 - Have underlying conditions, are undergoing treatments or have contracted other sicknesses that, in the opinion of a medical practitioner, nurse practitioner, person in authority, government or public health authority, would make them more susceptible to COVID-19. The Government of Canada is proposing that the CRSB be extended to May 7th, 2022. In addition to this, the Government is also proposing that maximum duration be extended from 4 to 6 weeks.Employment Income SupportGeneralLearn More
Unison Benevolent Fund's COVID-19 Relief ProgramUnison, Province of OntarioThe Ontario government is providing the Unison Benevolent Fund with a grant of up to $2 million to support individual musicians and music industry workers. In response to COVID-19, Unison works to provide support to professional musicians. Unison Benevolent Fund's COVID-19 Relief Program provides direct emergency financial assistance to members of the industry to cover necessary costs.Business Financing & Income Support, Employment Income SupportCulture, MediaLearn More
Ontario Makes One Time Investment of $25M for Arts SectorProvince of OntarioThe Ontario government is supporting the arts sector with a one-time investment of $25 million to help artists and arts organizations survive the COVID-19 pandemic. $1 million will be targeted to provide much-needed support directly to artists and creators from across the province. More information on this, including eligibility requirements and application deadlines, will be available soon on the Ontario Arts Council website.Business Financing & Income SupportCultureLearn More
Canada Arts Council Funding for Live Arts & MusicGovernment of CanadaThe Canada Council for the Arts is investing $116.5 million through a new digital innovation initiative (Digital Now), which will enable arts groups, collectives and organizations to adapt or create works to be shared with virtual audiences. Funding will also be directed to stimulate increased research, creation and production of new work through the Explore and Create program. See link for program details.Business Financing & Income Support, Business Development, Planning & Advisory ResourcesCultureLearn More
Mississauga Made + Ritual One City of MississaugaRitual ONE provides restaurants and food services, such as grocers, butchers and bakeries with an easy way to accept digital orders from their own website and social media accounts 100% Commission Free. As a part of the Mississauga Made program, the City of Mississauga is excited to announce Tourism Mississauga’s partnership with start-up Ritual One App. Ritual is excited to launch in Mississauga and support local businesses when they need it the most and provide local businesses with an easy way to accept digital orders online and onsite. Business Development, Planning & Advisory ResourcesHospitality, TourismStart-Up/ Small or Medium Size BusinessesLearn More
Temporary Doubling of the Employer Health Tax ExemptionProvince of OntarioThe 2020 Budget announced the Ontario government's proposal to make the 2020 tax year Employer Health Tax (EHT) exemption increase from $490,000 to $1 million permanent. Along with doubling the exemption, the instalment threshold would also be doubled from $600,000 to $1.2 million starting with the 2021 tax year. The proposal was passed by the Legislature and is now law.Tax & Payment Relief MeasuresGeneralLearn More
Temporary Outdoor BusinessesCity of MississaugaA temporary use by-law to permit outdoor retail sales and display and outdoor recreational and entertainment establishments was passed by Council on December 9, 2020. This initiative allows certain businesses and charitable ventures to operate outdoors in a safe and responsible manner until December 31, 2023. Temporary outdoor businesses must follow Ontario’s COVID-19 restrictions and the Region of Peel’s public health measures.Government Regulations & PolicyGeneralLearn More
Ontario Supporting Home-Based Food Businesses During COVID-19Province of OntarioThe Ontario government has introduced a guide on how to start a home-based food business, which includes an overview of public health requirements that need to be followed as a food operator. To further support these entrepreneurs, the government has also made regulatory changes to allow more flexibility to sell low-risk, home-prepared foods. See link for more information, including Ontario's guide on how to start a home-based food business.Government Regulations & Policy, Business Development, Planning & Advisory ResourcesFood & BeverageStart-Up/ Small or Medium Size BusinessesLearn More
Second CareerProvince of OntarioThe Ontario government is increasing financial supports available and simplifying the application process for individuals applying to the Second Career program. As the province’s economy begins to reopen, these changes will make it easier for laid-off and unemployed workers to pursue training and start new and better careers. Second Career funding helps laid-off, unemployed workers pay for the tuition of training programs of 52 weeks duration or less, including eligible university and college courses, micro-credential programs and other vocational training programs. The maximum funding support that a Second Career client can receive to help pay for their education and living expenses is $28,000.Workforce Development OpportunitiesInformation Communications and Technology, Life Sciences, Manufacturing, HealthcareLearn More
Ontario Caps Food Delivery Fees to Protect Small BusinessesProvince of OntarioThe Supporting Local Restaurants Act, 2020 came into effect December 19, 2020. Food delivery companies will be required to limit the rates they charge to 20% for each transaction — with no more than 15% for commission for food delivery services. The cap applies in areas where indoor dining is prohibited, to help restaurants stay in business and continue contributing to their communities. To support this change, the government will: - Provide food delivery company employees or contractors who perform delivery services with protection that their compensation will not be reduced in response to these changes; - Enable restaurants and food delivery company employees or contractors to file online complaints if they are charged fees that exceed the cap or if their compensation or payments are reduced; and - Impose fines of up to $10 million to food delivery service companies that do not comply with the law.Government Regulations & PolicyFood & Beverage, Hospitality, TourismLearn More
Ontario Supports Ontario's Beverage Alcohol Sector During COVID-19Province of OntarioThe Ontario Government is supporting Ontario's beverage alcohol sector with a number of initiatives including; Pausing increases to beer and wine taxes, previously scheduled to take effect in spring 2020; Temporarily allowing licensed restaurants and bars to sell alcohol with food takeout and delivery orders between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.; Temporarily allowing licensed restaurants and bars to sell spirits at a lower price with food takeout and delivery orders; Allowing restaurants and bars to temporarily create or extend outdoor patio spaces to safely accommodate patrons and staff once licensed establishments are permitted to reopen for business; Making it easier for cideries to sell directly to consumers by temporarily removing the requirement for cideries to have five acres of planted fruit to qualify for an on-site store; Extending the Ontario Wine and Grape Strategy to 2021-22, providing $7.5 million annually for VQA Support, $4.8 million annually for marketing and promotion, $250,000 for research and $250,000 for benchmarking; and Extending the Small Cidery and Small Distillery Support Program to 2021-22, providing $2.6 million annually to help eligible businesses grow and scale up their operations.Business Financing & Income Support, Employment Income SupportFood & Beverage, Hospitality, TourismLearn More
Liquor Reforms to Support BusinessesProvince of OntarioThe Government of Ontario has amended a number of regulations that affect the liquor industry, including making the allowance for liquor takeout and delivery with food from eligible liquor licensed establishments permanent. See link for more details on this change and other liquor reforms to support businesses. Government Regulations & PolicyFood & Beverage, HospitalityLearn More
CPA Small Business Financial Literacy Tool KitChartered Professional Acccounts of CanadaSupported by Government of Ontario funding, the CPA Canada Financial Literacy Program has put together resources to help you manage the finances of your small business and provide you with the tools you need because of the pandemic.Business Development, Planning & Advisory ResourcesGeneralStart-Up/ Small or Medium Size BusinessesLearn More
Ontario OnwardsProvince of OntarioThe Ontario government released Ontario Onwards: Ontario's COVID-19 Action Plan for a People-Focused Government, an action plan to make government services simpler, easier to use, and more convenient and accessible during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. The plan includes 30 projects, where some key initiaitives to support businesses include: - Reducing red tape and simplifying policies while protecting public health and safety, such as reducing barriers to development and construction approval by allowing a digital application process to get shovels in the ground faster on transit and housing projects - Improving government purchasing by leveraging the combined bulk-buying power of the province, while taking advantage of the world-class capabilities of local Ontario businesses, to transform how the government purchases goods and services, so the province can have the supplies it needs. More details about each of the projects are included in the Action Plan and will be announced in the coming weeks and months.Government Regulations & PolicyGeneralLearn More
Ontario 511 App to Support Trucking IndustryProvince of OntarioOntario is providing truck drivers with more places to safely stop and rest while moving essential goods during COVID-19. The Ontario 511 app provides images from over 600 cameras and includes up-to-date highway information on construction, collisions and road closures. It also identifies open rest areas and locations throughout the province that offer food and fuel. The app includes an easy to use map view and features a drive mode that provides hands free audio alerts. Government Regulations & PolicyLogistics Learn More
CanExportGovernment of CanadaThe Federal government revamped CanExport program, which will provide Canadian businesses—including women and Indigenous entrepreneurs—with up to $75,000 in funding to expand their e-commerce presence, attend virtual trade shows, and navigate COVID-19-related trade barriers.Business Financing & Income SupportGeneralStart-Up/ Small or Medium Size Businesses, Indigenous-Owned Businesses and Entrepreneurs, Women-Owned Businesses and EntrepreneursLearn More
Ontario Increasing Services to Workers and Small BusinessesProvince of OntarioOntario is providing more than $600,000 to the Office of the Worker Adviser (OWA) and Office of the Employer Adviser (OEA) to help make it easier for workers and small businesses to navigate the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board's (WSIB) compensation system. Through these two adviser offices non-unionized workers and small businesses will be able to access advice, education, and representation at the WSIB and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal (WSIAT). These services are offered at no cost.Government Regulations & Policy, Workforce Development OpportunitiesGeneralStart-Up/ Small or Medium Size BusinessesLearn More
CyberSecure Certification to Help Protect Businesses from Cyber AttacksGovernment of CanadaCyberSecure Canada is officially launching a web portal to help organizations obtain cyber certification. Canada’s cyber security certification program helps small and medium-sized organizations assess, plan and implement cyber security practices to guard against cyber attacks, protecting their business, their clients and their partners. By obtaining CyberSecure certification, Canadian organizations will: - Protect their data and cyber activities; - Increase supply chain trust and confidence among suppliers, customers and investors; - Establish valued relationships with their partners and consumers, who will know steps have been taken to mitigate risks; and - Increase their competitive advantage.Business Development, Planning & Advisory ResourcesGeneralStart-Up/ Small or Medium Size BusinessesLearn More
Helping Agri-Food Businesses with Canada Brand Digital Marketing During COVID-19Government of CanadaThe Government of Canada will refresh the Canada Brand platform to ensure industry and partners have access to new graphics and tools optimized for today’s digital platforms. The refresh will also enable them to reach more consumers and enhance virtual connections with international buyers, and will include a modernized look, signature, messaging, and suite of digital-first marketing products for the Canada Brand. The Canada Brand program is open to Canadian entities that have a role in producing, promoting or supporting Canadian agriculture, food and seafood products. It currently includes branding and graphics material, photography for use in marketing and promotional materials, Canadian content statements, messaging on Canada’s advantages and promotion at Canada Pavilions for international trade shows.Business Development, Planning & Advisory ResourcesFood & Beverage, AgricultureLearn More
Support for People and Jobs Fund - Ontario Supporting Indigenous-Owned Businesses During COVID-19Province of OntarioThe government of Ontario is providing up to $10 million through the Support for People and Jobs Fund to Indigenous-owned small and medium sized businesses to help them with much needed capital as the province begins to safely and gradually reopen the economy. Loans of up to $50,000 will be available to businesses that are either ineligible for, or unable to access, existing federal and provincial COVID-19 response initiatives for small businesses. Loans will be available through Aboriginal Financial Institutions. Up to 50% of each loan will be in the form of a non-repayable grant, with no interest due on the loan portion until December 31, 2022. Businesses may use these funds to cover general expenses such as payroll, rent, utilities and taxes. They may also be used towards increasing production capacity, developing new products, moving to online marketing, or to make improvements to accommodate social distancing requirements, such as the installation of plexiglass barriers. Business Financing & Income SupportGeneralStart-Up/ Small or Medium Size Businesses, Indigenous-Owned Businesses and EntrepreneursLearn More
Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB)Province of OntarioThe Ontario government is providing the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) with $110,000 from the Ontario Together Fund to deliver online tools and resources that will support Indigenous businesses.Business Development, Planning & Advisory ResourcesGeneralIndigenous-Owned Businesses and EntrepreneursLearn More
Support for Indigenous BusinessesGovernment of CanadaThe Federal Government has announced additional funding totaling $133 million in new funding to support Indigenous business through the pandemic and into recovery. Of these additional funds, $117 million will reach more community-owned First Nation, Inuit and Métis businesses including microbusinesses, who are not eligible for existing business support measures. A new stimulus development fund will also provide $16 million to support the Indigenous tourism industry.Business Financing & Income SupportGeneral, TourismIndigenous-Owned Businesses and EntrepreneursLearn More
Indigenous Small and Medium Business SupportGovernment of CanadaFunding will allow for interest-free loans, as well as non-repayable contributions, to help Indigenous businesses unable to access the government’s existing COVID-19 support measures. Support for Indigenous businesses will be provided through Aboriginal Financial Institutions, and administered by the National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association and the Métis capital corporations in partnership with Indigenous Services Canada.Business Financing & Income SupportGeneralStart-Up/ Small or Medium Size Businesses, Indigenous-Owned Businesses and EntrepreneursLearn More
Tech UndividedGovernment of Canada, FedDev Ontario, ventureLABTech Undivided offers a comprehensive 6-month program to challenge women-led tech companies to scale their businesses. - Customer acquisition – ventureLAB will plan and deliver three curated virtual business-to-business customer matchmaking events to provide female-founded tech companies with strategically aligned connections and introductions to potential customers. - Incremental support in raising investment capital – ventureLAB will organize a series of three virtual Investor Roundtables to enable female-led companies to pitch to a group of highly curated and strategically aligned investment partners. - Brand visibility and networking connections – ventureLAB will forge a sponsored partnership with Women of Influence to build visibility, networking opportunities and lead generation for its founders in the professional ecosystem. - Subject matter expert advisory support – ventureLAB will provide hands-on support for entrepreneurs by engaging a pool of external subject matter experts to help improve awareness, visibility and revenue opportunities for female-led ventures, as well as assist them in developing a longer term vision and plan to build their sales teams.Business Development, Planning & Advisory ResourcesGeneralStart-Up/ Small or Medium Size Businesses, Women-Owned Businesses and EntrepreneursLearn More
BDC Mid-Market Financing ProgramBusiness Development Bank of Canada and Private Financial InstitutionsThrough 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. BDC anticipates that qualifying companies will have annual revenues in excess of approximately $100 million. This support is available until December 31, 2021.Business Financing & Income SupportGeneralStart-Up/ Small or Medium Size BusinessesLearn More
Tourism Economic Development Recovery FundProvince of OntarioThe Tourism Economic Development and Recovery Fund (TEDRF) is an application-based, cost-sharing program designed to provide non-capital funding to projects that either:- encourage the development of innovative new tourism products- support tourism investment- build the capacity of Ontario’s tourism industry.Business Financing & Income SupportCulture, Tourism, Recreation, HospitalityLearn More
Basic Needs GrantBehind the Scenes FoundationGrants to entertainment technology professionals in emergency situations due to serious illness, injury or death. Grants may be used for medical care and basic living expenses including rent, mortgage, utilties, transportation and childcare. Business Financing & Income Support, Employment Income SupportCulture, MediaLearn More
Emergency Survival Fund for LGBTQ2S Artists, Performers, Tip-Based Workers and Glad DayGlad Day LitAdministered by Glad Day Bookshop in Toronto, this fund will help cover emergency aid and paid work for LGBTQ2S artists, performers and tip-based workers. Business Financing & Income Support, Employment Income SupportCulture, Media, HospitalityLGBTQ2SLearn More
Ontario LiveOntario LiveA virtual marketplace that brings Ontario together to help support local artists, operators, attractions and businesses throughout the province. Coming soon, you’ll be able to buy, donate to, or experience the best Ontario has to offer all in one place.Business Development, Planning & Advisory ResourcesCulture, Tourism, Recreation, Media, HospitalityLearn More
#CanadaPerforms Concert Streaming OpportunityNational Arts CentreThe National Arts Centre and Facebook Canada have teamed up to launch #CanadaPerforms streaming concerts. Canadian performing artists (including musicians, comedians, dancers, singers, theatre artists, and ensembles of less than 10 people) can apply by email.Business Development, Planning & Advisory ResourcesCulture, MediaLearn More
Ontario MadeCanadian Manufacturers & ExportersThis initiative will promote the many world-class goods that are made across the province by helping consumers easily identify, access and purchase local products. As part of this program, there will be: - A new Ontario Made logo that manufacturers can use to help consumers identify their made-in-Ontario products. CME will also meet with major retailers to promote Ontario Made products in-store and increase visibility for customers; and - A new SupportOntarioMade.ca website that will connect consumers and supply chain partners to manufacturers of made-in-Ontario products through one directory. Business Development, Planning & Advisory ResourcesManufacturingLearn More
Emergency Financial Assistance to Canada's Entertainment Industry due to COVID-19The AFCShort-term emergency financial assistance to Canadian entertainment professionals. Business Financing & Income Support, Employment Income SupportCulture, MediaLearn More
Infectious Disease Emergency LeaveProvince of OntarioThe Province has enacted a new regulatory amendment that will put non-unionized employees on Infectious Disease Emergency Leave during the COVID-19 outbreak any time their hours of work are temporarily reduced by their employer due to COVID-19. This will ensure businesses aren't forced to terminate employees after their ESA temporary layoff periods have expired. Under the new regulatory change to the Employment Standards Act, non-unionized employees who have had their hours reduced or eliminated because of the pandemic will be deemed to be on Infectious Disease Emergency Leave. Workers will remain employed with legal protections and be eligible for federal emergency income support programs.Government Regulations & PolicyGeneralLearn More
COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund for Cultural, Heritage and Sport OrganizationsCanadian HeritageThe COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund for Cultural, Heritage and Sport Organizations will be a $500 million fund to help address the financial needs of affected organizations within these sectors so they can continue to support artists and athletes. This measure is consistent with the Government of Canada's other existing COVID-19 support measures for wages and fixed costs for organizations. Beginning May 8th, partner organizations will be contacted so that funds can begin to flow to cultural and sport organizations. Canadian Heritage is working closely with its partners – in particular, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Canada Media Fund, FACTOR, Musicaction, and Telefilm Canada – to distribute the funds as quickly as possible using existing channels. UPDATE: As part of Phase 2 of the disbursement of funds, to address gaps that have been identified by industry, additional funding will be directed to other organizations - some of which do not normally receive funding rom Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts, Telefilm Canada or the Canada Media Fund.Business Financing & Income SupportCulture, Tourism, Recreation, MediaLearn More
Recovery Activation ProgramToronto Region Board of TradeThe Recovery Activation Program (RAP) is an online workshop program that connects businesses with industry experts for guidance, mentorship and practical advice about process modernization and end-to-end digital transformation. It is completely free for businesses and supports firms of any size across Ontario. Program is accepting applications.Business Development, Planning & Advisory ResourcesGeneralLearn More
Agriculture and Food Business Solutions FundFarm Credit CanadaA $100 million fund to support agribusiness and agri-food sector companies through unexpected business disruptions, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund is set up to support a wide range of enterprises, including companies involved in primary production, agri-tech, manufacturing, packaging and distribution. The fund will provide companies with innovative solutions such as convertible debt investments and other flexible financing solutions. Applications will be assessed individually on their merit, and will be supported to a maximum of $10 million. To qualify, companies need to demonstrate an impact from an unexpected business disruption, such as the loss of a key supplier, temporary loss of a facility or permanent loss of critical staff or leadership. Business Financing & Income SupportFood & Beverage, Manufacturing, AgricultureLearn More
AgriRecoveryGovernment of CanadaThe AgriRecovery Framework is part of a suite of federal-provincial-territorial (FPT) Business Risk Management (BRM) tools under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. AgriRecovery is an FPT disaster relief framework intended to work together with the core BRM programs to help agricultural producers recover from natural disasters. The focus of AgriRecovery is the extraordinary costs producers must take on to recover from disasters. Extraordinary costs are costs which producers would not incur under normal circumstances, but which are necessary to mitigate the impacts of a disaster and/or resume farming operations as quickly as possible following a disaster. Further, AgriRecovery is intended to respond in situations where producers do not have the capacity to cover the extraordinary costs, even with the assistance available from other programs.Business Financing & Income SupportFood & Beverage, AgricultureLearn More
Credit Support for Producers, Agribusinesses and Food ProcessorsFarm Credit CanadaFarm Credit Canada (FCC) will receive support from the Government of Canada to support producers, agribusinesses and food processors during COVID-19. Effective immediately, FCC has put in place:- a deferral of principal and interest payments up to six months for existing loans; or- a deferral of principal payments up to 12 months.FCC has expanded offerings to include term loans up to $2.5M, with no fees and an 18-month interest-only option available over a 10-year amortization. These funds can be used for working capital and to modify production due to the impacts of COVID-19. FCC customers and non-customers are eligible to apply for FCC lending products. More information is available by contacting a local office or the Customer Service Centre at 1-888-332-3301.  Business Financing & Income SupportFood & Beverage, AgricultureLearn More
Loans for Tools Program - Loan ForgivenessProvince of OntarioThe Province forgiving more than $10 million in outstanding loans owed by apprentices for tool purchases made at the beginning of their careers through the Loans for Tools Program. The Loans for Tools Program allowed thousands of new apprentices to buy tools, equipment, clothing, manuals and code books required for their trade. About 19,000 apprentices who participated in the program owed, on average, $495.Workforce Development Opportunities, Tax & Payment Relief MeasuresMotive Power, Construction, ManufacturingLearn More
Hospitality Training Action CentreProvince of Ontario, UNITE HERE Local 75The Province is investing nearly $2 million to open a Virtual Action Centre in partnership with UNITE HERE Local 75. This virtual job training resource will provide up to 7,000 unemployed workers in the hospitality sector with access to a wide range of services and supports online and over the phone, including:- Stress management and mental health resources through video conferencing;- Immediate health and safety online training for workers who return to work at designated quarantined sites;- Technical skills online training;- Online training to upgrade English language and digital skills;- Peer group facilitation and employment preparation through videoconferencing. - Stress management and mental health resources through video conferencing; - Immediate health and safety online training for workers who return to work at designated quarantined sites; - Technical skills online training; - Online training to upgrade English language and digital skills; - Peer group facilitation and employment preparation through videoconferencing.Workforce Development OpportunitiesHospitality, TourismLearn More
COVID-19 Legislative Changes Allow Corporations to Operate Virtually and ElectronicallyProvince of OntarioIn response to COVID-19, temporary and permanent legislative amendments have been made to help corporations continue to function while still adhering to physical distancing guidelines and legal requirements. The Province is permitting Ontario corporations to conduct virtual meetings and to defer certain annual meetings in specified circumstances and is allowing the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services to accept copies of documents, electronic signatures on documents, and electronic filing of documents. Government Regulations & PolicyGeneralLearn More
Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility (LEEFF)Canada Development Investment Corporation, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and the Department of FinanceThis program will provide bridge financing to Canada’s largest employers, whose needs during the pandemic are not being met through conventional financing, in order to keep their operations going. The program will be open to large for-profit businesses – with the exception of those in the financial sector – as well as certain not-for-profit businesses, such as airports, with annual revenues generally in the order of $300 million or higher. To qualify for support, eligible businesses must be seeking financing of about $60 million or more, have significant operations or workforce in Canada, and not be involved in active insolvency proceedings. Broader sectoral dynamics for LEEFF applicants will be considered through processes led by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada. Applications for this financing are now open.Business Financing & Income SupportGeneralLearn More
Working Capital FinancingBusiness Development Bank of CanadaThe BDC COVID-19 Working Capital loan provides loans between $100,000 and $2 million with a 24-month term and 12-month principal postponement. Reduced rates on new eligible loans are available during this difficult time.Business Financing & Income SupportGeneralLearn More
Tariff Relief to Importers of Certain Medical GoodsGovernment of CanadaThe Federal Government is waiving tariffs on certain medical goods, including PPE such as masks and gloves. This will reduce the cost of imported PPE for Canadian businesses, help protect workers, and ensure our supply chains can keep functioning well. This measure builds on other relief from tariffs and sales taxes for goods imported for emergency use by, or on behalf of, certain health-related entities, including hospitals, firstresponse organizations and care homes. Tariff relief for these goods will remain in place for as long as necessary to deal with the COVID-19 crisis. o This allows for the relief of customs duty for eligible goods which were imported on or after May 5, 2020. This relief can be claimed at the time of importation or within two years of the date of importation. Tax & Payment Relief MeasuresGeneralLearn More
Renew Commercial Vehicle Operators Registration (CVOR) CertificateOntario Ministry of TransportationCommercial vehicle drivers can now renew their CVOR certificate online in 15 minutes or less. Government Regulations & PolicyGeneralLearn More
COVID-19: Tackling the BarriersProvince of OntarioBusinesses working to retool their operations to produce health-related products, or those that want to continue their operations in this new environment of physical distancing, can submit any potential roadblocks to the website.Government Regulations & Policy, Business Development, Planning & Advisory ResourcesGeneralLearn More
Employment Standards Amendment Act (Infectious Disease Emergencies), 2020Province of OntarioThe Employment Standards Act provides for two infectious disease emergency leaves relating to COVID-19. One leave is unpaid and one leave is paid. Employees may be eligible for up to three days of paid infectious disease emergency leave until July 31, 2022. There is no specified limit to the number of days an employee can be on unpaid infectious disease emergency leave.Government Regulations & PolicyGeneralLearn More
COVID-19 Information & Resources for Ontario's Music IndustryMusic OntarioMusic Ontario has provided an inventory of COVID-19 related information and resources for Ontario's music industryBusiness Development, Planning & Advisory ResourcesCultureLearn More
BDC Continuity Plan and Templates for EntrepreneursBusiness Development Bank of CanadaContains themed templates that can be used by businesses to develop contingency plans for dealing with emergency situations. Templates include but not limited to, identifying essential services, key customers, critical suppliers and action plan for maintaining essential services.Business Development, Planning & Advisory ResourcesGeneralStart-Up/ Small or Medium Size BusinessesLearn More
COVID-19 Implications for Canada and the Economic ImpactConference Board of CanadaA go-to resource for insights and analysis on COVID-19 to include updates, data, forecasts, research on the growing spread of coronavirus, and useful tools that will help you and your organization navigate these challenging times. All resources listed on this page are free.Business Development, Planning & Advisory ResourcesGeneralLearn More
Inventory of Resources and Supports for Canada's Music IndustryCanadian Independent Music AssociationCanadian Independent Music Association has provided an inventory of COVID-19 related information and resources for Canada's music industryBusiness Development, Planning & Advisory ResourcesCultureLearn More
Private Bank Debt & Payment ReliefPrivate Financial InstitutionsPrivate sector banks and credit unions in Canada have made a commitment to work with personal and small business banking customers on a case-by-case basis to provide flexible solutions to help them manage through challenges such as pay disruption due to COVID-19; childcare disruption due to school closures; or those facing illness from COVID-19. Financial institutions will also be cutting credit card interest rates. Businesses are encouraged to contact their financial representatives.Business Financing & Income SupportGeneralStart-Up/ Small or Medium Size BusinessesLearn More

Government of Canada - COVID-19 Business Relief Portal

The Government of Canada is also offering a Relief Portal aimed at supporting businesses. Find COVID-19 support and other programs and services related to your business.

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