COVID-19 Resources for Small Business

Here’s where to get the information you need in Caledon, Orangeville, Erin and Dufferin.

March 30, 2020 | | Advertising Tips

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

ESSENTIAL WORKPLACES

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

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

Government of Canada

The Government of Canada is asking suppliers about their ability to provide products and services.

More information: buyandsell.gc.ca/calling-all-suppliers-help-canada-combat-covid-19

Government of Ontario

Learn more about how your business or organization can help fight coronavirus.

Ontario Together: ontario.ca/page/how-your-organization-can-help-fight-coronavirus

BUSINESS RESOURCES

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

Caledon Business Innovation Zone (CBIZ): online resources, or contact: [email protected]

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

Special Delivery Accommodations Offered for Restaurants/Food Service Businesses:
Skip the Dishes | Door Dash | Uber Eats

Training

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.

Roberta FracassiIn The Hills – Orangeville, Shelburne,
Creemore and areas north of Hwy 9

Roberta Fracassi
[email protected]
Mobile:
519-943-6822

 

 

Erin WoodleyIn The Hills – Caledon, Bolton, Erin
and areas south of Hwy 9

Erin Woodley
[email protected]
Mobile:
519-216-3795

 

 

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