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COVID-19 Resources for Business


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The City of Quinte West has compiled a list of resources for local businesses affected by the current pandemic and global health crisis. This list of resources will be continually updated as we receive information on programs.  



IMPORTANT - Water safety checks essential for businesses reopening

Read full media release

SAFELY RE-OPENING BUILDINGS - General guidance for water utilities

SAFELY RE-OPENING BUIDLINGS - A fact sheet for building owners/operators

Information from the Ontario Municipal Water Association 


If you are considering switching your current operation to manufacture needed PPE and Sanitizers, to sell or donate, please reach out to the team at Quinte Economic Development Commission for resources and assistance.  Some products may require approvals from Health Canada or local healthcare facilities before use.

COVID-19 Business Survey – Results

City of Quinte West – Response and Updates/Announcements

City of Quinte West Economic Development E-Newsletter - Sign Up

Hastings & Prince Edward Counties Health Unit 

Tourism Related Businesses, please see Bay of Quinte Regional Marketing Board’s additional list of resources  


Regional Relief and Recovery Fund - Community Futures Supporting Rural Communities Application

Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) Details

Apply for Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) with CRA 

COVID-19 Challenge: Made in Canada filtration material for the manufacture of N95 respirators and surgical masks- Link

The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy - Details

Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) Information - 

Starting on April 22, 2020 at 7 am EDT / 4 am PDT small and medium-sized Canadian businesses unable to secure funding under the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy and the Business Credit Availability Program can apply for financial assistance.

Register to receive more details when applications open on April 22, 2020

Prime Minister announces support for small businesses facing impacts of COVID‑19 (March 27, 2020) –

Government of Canada :Support for Business 

The Government of Canada : Coronavirus disease (COVID-19):Resources for Canadian businesses · 

Temporary Wage Subsidy for Employers – Frequently Asked Questions 

Canada’s Regional Development Agencies – COVID-19 Assistance 

A dedicated COVID-19 tile has been added to the Canada Business App, providing links to government announcements and information for businesses. More information about the App can be found at

National Research Council – Covid-19 Response 

The Federal Government requires supplies – Find out what they need 

Trenval Offers New Loan Support for Local Businesses - Press Release and Loan Application


Health Canada’s list of “hard-surface disinfectant products meet Health Canada’s requirements for emerging viral pathogens. List Here  


Ontario Further Eases Restrictions on Retail Stores and Essential Construction During COVID-19 Read More

Resources to Prevent COVID-19 in the Workplace Read More

COVID-19 Guidance: Essential Workplaces Read More

Ontario-Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program - Backgrounder

COVID-19 Collaboration Platform - Link

Ontario Joins Forces with the Private Sector to Fight COVID-19 - 

Ontario Together - Web Portal 

Ontario's Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19
Premier Ford and Minister Phillips Announce Additional Health Care Resources and Support for People, Jobs and Employers (March 25, 2020)

Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade 
COVID-19 Ontario Specific Supports (March 23, 2020) 

Ontario List of Essential Workplaces – Full Listing

Stop the Spread Business Information Line Now Open at 1-888-444-3659
The Province of Ontario has launched a toll-free line 1-888-444-3659 to provide support to Ontario businesses who have questions about the province’s recent emergency order to close at-risk workplaces following recommendations by Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health.  FULL DETAILS

Ontario Together: help fight Coronavirus 
We welcome help from businesses and organizations who can supply emergency products and innovative solutions to support our response to COVID-19. How you can help  


Support for entrepreneurs impacted by the coronavirus COVID-19 
Business continuity plan and templates for entrepreneurs 


Our Response to Covid-19 


EDC stands ready to support Canadian exporters impacted by COVID-19  

Updated FAQs: what Canadian exporters need to know about the coronavirus 

The expanding coronavirus (COVID-19) threat 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Managing the impact on global supply chains 


Employment and Social Development Canada:Covid-19 
Employment & Insurance Canada – How to complete a record of employment   

Note to employers for ROE’s
Service Canada Employer Contact Centre now have a pre-recorded message stating the following in regard to ROE’s and Coronavirus: 

  • Use Code D (Injury/Illness) if the employee is sick/quarantined – Do not add comments  
  • Use Code A if there is a shutdown/shortage of work related to Coronavirus – Do not add comments 
  • Use Code E (Quit) or N (LOA) if the employee is not sick or quarantined but is absent due to other Coronavirus concerns 
  • Only add comments when absolutely necessary 

Health and Safety Excellence program:  

WSIB Financial Relief Package –

Employment & Social Development:  Work-Sharing Program 


Canadian Banks  
Contact your bank. Canada’s banks have made a commitment to support businesses and individuals through these difficult times in a responsible, fair, and compassionate way. To help provide some stability for businesses through this time of uncertainty, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) is lowering the Domestic Stability Buffer requirement, releasing more than $300 billion of additional lending capacity for Canadian financial institutions.  

NGen - Help Canadian Manufacturers meet critical shortages in the fight against COVID-19 - Link

Next Generation Manufacturing – COVID-19 Project Funding 

Ontario Centres of Excellence – COVID-19 Collaboration Platform

Ontario Chamber of Commerce:Covid-19 Pandemic Preparedness Toolkit 
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce:COVID-19 Pandemic Preparedness for Business” 
World Health Organization:Business and Employees 
Supply Chain Canada: The Coronavirus Impact on Global Supply Chains – Link to Webinar Presentation  


Monday, June 1, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. HPE Public Health - COVID-19 Information for Local Businesses Register

Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Redefining the Bricks and Mortar - The New Way of Retail Register  

Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Finding Humanity in Remote Working Environments Register 

Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Evolution of the Consumer Pre-Present-Post COVID-19 Register

Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Mental Health in your Business Register 

Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Successfully Navigating Social Media during COVID-19  Register 

Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. The New Norms for Business, Post COVID-19  Register

Supports for Canadian Businesses -Click Here

Free Virtual Meeting to assist your business with getting through the next 90 days - Email for Appointment 

FREE Webinar How to cope with the impacts of COVID-19 on your business  

Free Shopify Webinars:

Digital Main Street Webinars - Click here 
GroYourBiz Webinars Multiple different webinars available at this link
Google Digital Unlocked - Free online courses


World Health Organization:Covid-19 
Ontario Government:Covid-19 Self Assessment Tool 
Government of Canada: Public Health Agency Covid-19 
Hastings & Prince Edward Counties Health Unit 
City of Quinte West – Response and Updates/Announcements


During this time our staff is available to answer questions and provide assistance as required. Please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Linda Lisle
Manager of Economic Development & Tourism Services
City of Quinte West

613.392.2841 x4477

Brian Grattan
Economic Development Coordinator 
Economic Development & Tourism Services   
City of Quinte West

613.392.2841 x4416



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