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
WSPS, PPE, AND SIGNAGE
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.
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
Ontario Together – Ontario Government – Call for help from businesses who can assist Ontario during the COVID-19 emergency
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