COVID-19 Links & Resources for Small Business

The current situation is constantly changing as officials announce new support measures, best-practice recommendations, and other updates, and it can be overwhelming finding information relevant to your business.

We want to support our members with a consolidated list of up-to-date resources and links to help manage your business during this unprecedented time.

Please note: We are working on determining exact contact points and procedures to access the economic stimulus resources announced by the federal government on March 18.

If you are looking for assistance to optimize your business to continue operating during this crisis, we have created a resource page for our members to highlight products and services available to help you and your business.

Health Resources and Information

Niagara Public HealthNovel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Public Health Ontario – Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Canada Public HealthCoronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Outbreak Update

World Health Organization – Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak

Business Preparedness Resources

Canadian Chamber of CommerceCOVID-19 Business Resilience

Ontario Chamber of Commerce – COVID-19 Pandemic Preparedness Toolkit for Ontario Businesses

BDC Business Continuity Plan and Templates for Entrepreneurs

Calgary Chamber of CommerceCOVID-19 Guidance and Resources

Canada Business App

DJB Resource Centre

Small Business Economic Relief

Government of Canada

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan | Support to Businesses

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

COVID-19: Changes to Canadian taxes and benefits

Government of Canada Press Releases

April 1 – Government Announces Details of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy to Help Businesses Keep Canadians in their jobs

March 18 – Prime Minister announces more support for workers and businesses through Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

Additional Relief Links

Government of OntarioOntario’s Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19

Town of GrimsbyCOVD-19 Response

BDC – Support for Entrepreneurs Impacted by the Coronavirus COVID-19

(Contact BDC St. Catharines Business Centre)

Ontario Chamber Encouraged by Further Measures Announced by Government of Canada To Support Business

Canadian Chamber Supports Government Measures

What You Can Do for Your Clients

Now, more than ever, a strong and updated online presence is essential for reaching clients and customers.

Make sure your website and social media accounts clearly communicates:

  • Changes to hours
  • Closures
  • New options for clients or customers to reach you and to shop
  • Extra safety measures your business is taking. This could include:
    • Extra sanitization
    • Curb-side pick-ups/delivery
    • Office open by appointment only
    • Limiting visitors
    • Anything else you are doing to mitigate the spread

Please share with us the impact COVID-19 has had on your business or organization. Your responses will help determine next steps and recommendations for various levels of government on relief and rebuild measures. Take the survey HERE.

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