Ontario Supports the Tourism and Hospitality Sectors during COVID-19

The Ontario government is providing an estimated $100 million for a new one-time Ontario Tourism and Hospitality Small Business Support Grant and $100 million for a new one-time recovery program. This significant investment is part of the 2021 Budget, Ontario’s Action Plan: Protecting People’s Health & Our Economy, and will support the province’s tourism industry […]

Ontario’s Action Plan Doubles Ontario Small Business Support Grant

The Ontario government is providing additional support to eligible small businesses to help with the ongoing costs of the COVID-19 pandemic. Confirmed eligible recipients of the Ontario Small Business Support Grant will automatically receive a second payment equal to the amount of their first payment, for minimum total support of $20,000 up to a maximum […]

Updated Instructions for Additional Public Health Measures in Simcoe Muskoka

To persons responsible for a business or organization in the municipalities in the County of Simcoe, the District of Muskoka, and the Cities of Orillia and Barrie: This letter of instruction replaces all prior letters of instruction issued by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit to businesses and organizations within Simcoe and Muskoka and may […]

Ontario Provides Additional Support for Municipalities During COVID-19

The Ontario government is providing an additional $500 million to help the province’s 444 municipalities address ongoing COVID-19 operating costs. The new financial relief will help ensure the delivery of critical services and keep capital projects on track. “Our government continues to adapt and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic as it evolves, and we know […]

Wage and Rent Subsidy Amounts to Remain Unchanged Through to June

The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy and Lockdown Support have helped protect millions of Canadian jobs and supported businesses of every size across Canada through the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, announced that the government intends to extend the current rate […]

Ontario Expands Eligibility for Main Street Relief Grant

The Ontario government is expanding the number of small businesses that can apply for the Main Street Relief Grant to help offset the costs of purchasing personal protective equipment (PPE) to cautiously and gradually reopen in parts of the province. Small businesses with 2 to 19 employees in all eligible sectors – expanded from 2-9 […]

Government launches website to assist Simcoe North businesses through pandemic

Simcoe North MPP Jill Dunlop is promoting a new website to help local small and medium-sized businesses through the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The website, reliefwithinreach.ca, is a “one-stop shop” that offers businesses owners access to various government pandemic-relief programs and supports. “Making small business owners aware of what is available is a […]