As of Saturday December 26th at 12.01am, the Ontario Government will implement a provincial wide shutdown.

Southern Ontario, our region, will be under shutdown for 28 days. 

For a full list of measures and restrictions, please see the Ontario Government’s Province Wide Shutdown Document.



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.

Small business - KEY RESOURCES

CFIB – Small Business Resources, including funding and subsidy information.

Ontario Government Response Framework – Keeping Ontario Safe and Open.

Ontario Newsroom – Latest news and updates for the province.

Public Health Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph – Latest measures for Dufferin County.

Section 22 Class Order – Face Masks – WDG Public Health



Dufferin Board of Trade – Consolidated page with resource links for businesses

Dufferin Board of Trade – Program and Resource Summary

Orangeville Economic Development / Town of Orangeville – Businesses

Public Health Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph – Printable signs for businesses

Social Distancing PPE – Plexi Glass Shields for businesses

Proforma – Face Masks

Proforma – PPE Supplies

Dufferin Supply – Hand Sanitiser

WSPS – Get Back to Work Safely – Videos



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.

Workplace Safety and Prevention Services – Guidance for Restaurant Servers, Cooks and Dishwashers During COVID-19


Centre for Businesses – Regional loans for businesses who do not qualify for federal relief

CERS – Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy. CERS has replaced CECRA – Canada Commercial Rent Assistance that expired in September 2020.

Ontario Together –  Ontario Government – Call for help from businesses who can assist Ontario during the COVID-19 emergency

FedDev Ontario – Southern Ontario Regional Development

The Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO) – Supports the tourism sector in Ontario



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