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COVID-19 Resources for Businesses

The Town of Orangeville’s Economic Development & Culture office continues to support our community during COVID-19.

While our office is closed to walk in traffic, staff is available via phone, video conference, and email to help local businesses navigate programs and initiatives as they are announced.

A summary of resources and news specific to Orangeville is available here.

Federal Government announces new measures for SMEs – March 27

New measures have been announced to support small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in Canada.

Updated Information and Resources for Businesses – March 26

To support our local business community, the Town of Orangeville’s Economic Development & Culture office aims to provide updates about the measures being announced by all levels of government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the many resources for business owners have also been included here to help businesses enhance their ability to respond now and plan for the future.

Crime prevention tips from Orangeville Police Services

These crime prevention tips offer ways for merchants to protect their businesses and commercial properties when closed due to COVID-19.

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to support Canadian businesses facing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Essential Workplaces identified by Government of Ontario

To further contain the spread of COVID-19, the Ontario Government has ordered the mandatory closure of all non-essential workplaces effective Tuesday, March 24th at 11:59 p.m. This closure will be in effect for 14 days with the possibility of extending this order as the situation evolves. The province has launched a toll-free line 1-888-444-3659 to provide support to Ontario businesses who have questions.

Resources for Canadian Businesses

The Government of Canada outlines key resources and considerations for businesses.

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) Resources

BDC is the only financial institution devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs. As well as offering new relief measures for qualified businesses, BDC;s on-demand webinar (recorded on March 25) discusses how businesses can cope with the impacts of COVID-19.

Export Development Canada (EDC)

EDC can support Canadian exporters impacted by COVID-19 by helping them access capital if needed.  EDC is also working to help minimize the impacts on Canadian businesses with a suite of financial and insurance solutions.

Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO) Resources

The Tourism Industry Association of Ontario is is the voice of tourism in Ontario and provides resources for this sector.