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BUSINESS RESOURCES & UPDATES

Latest Announcements:

Current Federal COVID-19 Business Support Programs

Ontario Small Business Support Grant

FEDERAL:

Support for businesses:

Managing your business during COVID-19​ 

PROVINCIAL:

January 15, 2021: Applications Now Open for Ontario's Small Business Support Grant

Ontario Small Business Support Grant

For small businesses not in operation in April 2019 or April 2020, eligibility criteria will be announced in January 2021.

November 20, 2020: Additional Supports Available for Businesses Affected by COVID-19 Public Health Measures - Province Doubling Financial Support for Businesses Affected by Additional Restrictions
Businesses can apply online for temporary property tax and energy cost rebate grants from the province, via an easy-to-use one-window portal. The rebates will cover the length of time that a business is required to temporarily close or significantly restrict services as a result of being located in an area categorized as Red-Control or Lockdown, or previously categorized as modified Stage 2 public health restrictions. Most businesses can expect to receive their rebate payments within a few weeks of submitting a complete application.

A detailed list of eligible businesses, as well as instructions for applying, can be found at Ontario.ca/covidsupport.

Businesses: Get help with COVID-19 Costs (PPE Support, Property Tax and Energy Bill Rebates, Ontario Small Business Support Grant)

Ontario's Action Plan: Business Relief Overview

Interest and Penalty Relief for Businesses Tax Bulletin 

Request for Input for the Province of Ontario

COVID-19: Tackling the Barriers: Learn how to request a temporary rule or regulation change from the government to help your business respond to COVID-19 (coronavirus) or to submit a request. 

Send the GTHA your ideas that you would like the Provincial Government to consider via email to Bonnie Medensky at b.medensky@gtha.com

MUNICIPAL:

Please refer to News & Business Support for municipalities in the Greater Toronto Area here: https://www.gtha.com/Covid-19/MunicipalGovernment 

Resources:

Covid Alert App: Helping Ontario businesses and organizations to show their Ontario spirit and get the word out about COVID Alert

Canadian Anti-fraud Centre - COVID-19 

Ontario's Stop the Spread Business Information Line Now Open at 1-888-444-3659​

Archived News: COVID-19 Government Support for Businesses