This list is categorised by regional, provincial and national resources to help small businesses. Industry specific resources, including guides and printable signs, are also included.
This list will be updated as new resources and updates become available. Please refer back to this page frequently.
STAGE 3 RE-OPENING RESOURCES
INDUSTRY SPECIFIC RESOURCES
Retail Council of Canada – ‘Playbook’ for opening retail stores
Boston Consulting Group – Reopening Business Information and Guides
Guidance from Workplace Safety and Prevention Services:
ABA Canada – Beauty Services during COVID-19
ABA Canada – Resources for Canadian Beauty Services
Restaurants Canada – Regularly updated guide for Canadian Restaurants, including response plans, funding, relief measures and guides for re-opening business.
Restaurants Canada – Re-opening Tracker. Status and updates listed by province.
Workplace Safety and Prevention Services – Guidance for Restaurant Servers, Cooks and Dishwashers During COVID-19
WSPS, PPE, AND SIGNAGE
Centre for Businesses – Regional loans for businesses who do not qualify for federal relief
CECRA – Canada Commercial Rent Assistance – application information by province.
Reopening Measures: Ontario Government – Saturday May 9th 2020, all small businesses can provide curb-side pickup
Ontario-Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program – Ontario Program for Commercial Rent Relief
Ontario Together – Ontario Government – Call for help from businesses who can assist Ontario during the COVID-19 emergency
Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) – Relief measures for Ontario Businesses
FedDev Ontario – Southern Ontario Regional Development
FedDev Ontario – Twitter account for latest updates
Ontario Provincial Government – List of Essential Work Places
The Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO) – Supports the tourism sector in Ontario
Ontario Chamber of Commerce – COVID-19 Pandemic Preparedness Toolkit
McCarthy Tetrault – Commercial Lease Enforcement During COVID-19
Retail Council of Canada (RCC) – Planning Checklist for Retailers
Canadian Government – Hotline for Small Businesses seeking financial planning advice
Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) – Small Business Help Centre
Export Development Canada – Credit Access
Canadian Government – Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP)
Canadian Government – Wage Subsidies and Credit
Canadian Government – Understanding ROE (Records of Employment Forms)
Canadian Government – Small Business Aid
Canadian Government – Work-Sharing Program
Business Development Bank of Canada – How to cope with the impacts of COVID-19 on your business
Canadian Chamber of Commerce – Small Business Resources
Canadian Government – Small Business Help – Downloadable Templates
Digital Main Street – COVID-19 Crisis Business Checklist
Institute for Business & Home Safety – Disaster Protection & Recovery Planning Toolkit
Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction – Prevention Loss – Small Business Downloadable Materials
Main Street America – COVID-19 Crisis Main Street Checklist