COVID-19 Resources for Small Business
Here’s where to get the information you need in Caledon, Orangeville, Erin and Dufferin.
With so much information important to small businesses coming at us from federal and provincial governments, kudos to the Town of Caledon for assembling all the relevant links and helplines in one accessible place on its website.
We’re reposting their content because we think it’s a useful resource for In The Hills advertisers, not just in Caledon, but throughout the Headwaters region.
Of course, you should also be sure to tie into the information from your own municipality, chamber or board of trade, and BIA – all of whom are posting valuable updates and working overtime to develop local recovery plans.
Here is the information from Caledon’s Covid-19: Support for Business page.
GOVERNMENT OF CANADA
The Government of Canada has announced special support for businesses affected by COVID-19: canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html
GOVERNMENT OF ONTARIO
The Government of Ontario announced their Action Plan to support the health care system, people and jobs affected by COVID-19: budget.ontario.ca/2020/marchupdate/action-plan.html
The province has launched a toll-free line, 1-888-444-3659, to provide support to Ontario businesses who have questions about the province’s recent emergency order to close at-risk workplaces following recommendations by Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health.
The list of Essential Workplaces: ontario.ca/page/list-essential-workplaces
Government of Canada
The Government of Canada is asking suppliers about their ability to provide products and services.
Government of Ontario
Learn more about how your business or organization can help fight coronavirus.
Canadian Trade Commissioner: The site covers support for employees, support for businesses, travel and events, and international markets. canada.ca/en/services/business/maintaingrowimprovebusiness/resources-for-canadian-businesses.html
Pandemic Preparedness Guide for Business | Canadian Chamber of Commerce
Business continuity plan and templates for entrepreneurs | Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) 1-877-232-2269
COVID-19 Small Business Help Centre | Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) 1-888-234-2232
Frequently Asked Questions for Canadian Exporters | Export Development Canada
Managing the Impact on Global Supply Chains | Export Development Canada (on-demand Webinar)
Tourism Business Information & Resources | Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO)
Emerging AgriWorkforce Issues – COVID-19 | Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC)
COVID-19 Tools and Resources for Business | Ontario Chamber of Commerce
Take this opportunity to do some online training.
View these free resources available from the Caledon Public Library: http://caledon.library.on.ca/adult/business
From e-commerce, video production and website to creating an online persona, check out this Starter Kit from Digital Main Street
Here’s to weathering this storm together.
In The Hills – Orangeville, Shelburne,
Creemore and areas north of Hwy 9
In The Hills – Caledon, Bolton, Erin
and areas south of Hwy 9