Current relevant sources to support in these challenging times.

Federal support

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to help Canadians facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Support for Canadians and Businesses

  • Flexibility for taxpayers (business and personal)
  • Mortgage default management tools
  • Ensuring business access to credit
  • Temporary income support for workers
  • Long-term income support for workers



  • An adjustment program to help avoid layoffs
  • Applies to full-time employees eligible for EI benefits
  • Applies to temporary reduced schedule of work


Canada Student and Canada Apprentice Loans paused for repayment to September 30, 2020. Details to follow.

BDC: Support for entrepreneurs impacted by the coronavirus COVID-19


Resources for Canadian businesses: COVID-19


EDC: Ready to support Canadian exporters impacted by COVID-19


Provincial support

Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries

The Ministry has convened a series of advisory groups with leading sector stakeholders.


Office of the Premier

New legislation to come on job protections for workers who take leave from work – March 16, 2020.


Ministry of Finance

The Cabinet Committee will be performing consultations with big and small businesses across the province – March 16, 2020.


Municipal support

Business association information and webinars

How to cope with the impacts of COVID-19

Join BDC experts as they share short-term economic perspectives and advice on how to manage through the crisis.
Webinar, March 25 2020, 12 p.m. (EDT)

We are here for you and your business

A message from Michael Denham, President and CEO, BDC

Payroll Continuity Webinar

The Canadian Payroll Association will explore the importance and necessity of business continuity planning, focusing particularly on payroll continuity planning and why it should be at the top of your “To do” list. Learn about the benefits of having a plan in place, along with key considerations and a step-by-step process review to build your plan.
Webinar, March 25 2020, 12 p.m. (EDT)

Important surveys and forms

If you are a business able to supply products and services in support of Canada’s response to COVID-19, the Federal Government is asking companies to​ complete this form.

RT07 Survey: COVID-19 Impact on Ontario Tourism Operations

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