Applications for My Main Street launch this Friday, October 1!

My Main Street

My Main Street is a $23.35 million investment by the federal government to provide 65 neighbourhoods/main streets/downtowns in southern Ontario (excluding the City of Toronto) with support to maintain and expand the economy on their core “main streets.” Sixty-five main streets or downtown areas will be able to apply for a 12-month grant to have a Local Business Accelerator Program in their community […]

Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy

On October 9, the government proposed the new Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy to provide direct relief to businesses, non-profits, and charities that continue to be economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The new rent subsidy would be available retroactive to September 27, 2020, until June 2021. The government is providing the proposed details for the […]

Details on the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Extension

The government introduced the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy to protect Canadian jobs, encourage employers to quickly rehire workers previously laid off because of COVID-19, and help bridge the Canadian economy to the other side of this unprecedented crisis. The wage subsidy program was put in place for an initial 12-week period from March 15 to […]

Extending the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) has been working to protect jobs and help businesses, charities and non-profits re-hire workers. To date, more than 3.7 million Canadian workers have been supported by this program. Throughout the pandemic, income supports like the wage subsidy have helped families and workers across Canada know where the next paycheque […]

Adapting the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy to Protect Jobs and Promote Growth

The CEWS was put in place for an initial 12-week period from March 15 to June 6, 2020, providing a 75-per-cent wage subsidy to eligible employers. On May 15, 2020 Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced that the Government of Canada would extend the CEWS by an additional 12 weeks to August 29, 2020. This announcement […]

FedDev Ontario and partners to support nearly 23,000 Ontario businesses to go digital

Today, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, announced that the Ontario Business Improvement Area Association (OBIAA), the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas (TABIA), Communitech, Invest Ottawa and the Toronto Region Board of Trade will receive a combined $50 million Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) investment through FedDev Ontario. […]

Emergency Community Support Fund

We have invested $350 million to improve the ability of community organizations to serve vulnerable Canadians during the COVID-19 crisis. The investment will flow through national intermediaries that have the ability to get funds quickly to community organizations that serve vulnerable populations. READ MORE >

Extending eligibility for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

Supporting Employees and Employers The government introduced the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) to prevent further job losses, encourage employers to rehire workers previously laid off as a result of COVID-19, and help better position Canadian companies and other employers to more easily resume normal operations following the crisis. Currently, the CEWS is in place […]

Regional Relief and Recovery Fund: COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has already had significant impacts on businesses, workers and communities across the country. The Government of Canada recognizes this and will be there to support you during and after the crisis. That’s why we have created the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF). Nearly $1B in support to affected businesses and communities. […]