“Emergency Break” and STAY-AT-HOME Order
Provincial Wide Shutdown
As of Saturday April 3rd, 2021, the Ontario Government has implemented a provincial wide shutdown. Commencing Thursday April 8th 2021, all non-essential retail stores are to switch to curb-side pickup and delivery only. These measures will be in place for at least 6 weeks.
To read more about the “Emergency Brake” measures please visit the Ontario Government’s website.
For local updates and additional measures for Dufferin County, please visit WDG Public Health
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
Local entities providing small business support and services.
Dufferin Board of Trade – Consolidated page with resource links for businesses
Dufferin Board of Trade – Program and Resource Summary
List of Ontario resources for small businesses.
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 – 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
Canadian Government – Hotline for Small Businesses seeking financial planning advice
Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) – Small Business Help Centre
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.
CFIB – Small Business Resources, including funding and subsidy information.
FedDev Ontario – Southern Ontario Regional Development
The Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO) – Supports the tourism sector in Ontario
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.
Ontario Restaurant, Hotel and Motel Association – Ontario updates and information.
Workplace Safety and Prevention Services – Guidance for Restaurant Servers, Cooks and Dishwashers During COVID-19
Retail Council of Canada – ‘Playbook’ for opening retail stores
Printable signs, informational videos, and access to PPE.
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