Below are links to resources provided by our Municipal, Regional, Provincial, and Federal governments in response to the COVID-19 crisis, as well as resources provided by other reputable and trusted organizations.
We will be updating this page as new information is announced.
We are here to support our local businesses! Please reach out the the Chamber office if you would like to discuss any issues you’re facing or if you need help navigating any of the information or links below.
For information on how you can get involved with supporting our community during this pandemic, visit our Not-For-Profit Organizations page.
Government Updates and Announcements
Government of Canada – Prime Minister of Canada News Releases
Government of Ontario – Newsroom
March 25 – 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 17 – Ontario Enacts Declaration of Emergency to Protect the Public | Significantly Enhanced Measures will Help Contain Spread of COVID-19
March 16 – Premier Ford Announces Job Protection for Workers during the COVID-19 Situation | Ontario to Protect Workers Who Take Leaves From Work
Niagara Region – News Releases
March 24 – Niagara confirms three new cases of COVID-19
March 18 – Niagara confirms fourth case of COVID-19
March 16 – Niagara confirms third case of COVID-19
March 15 – Niagara confirms second case of COVID-19
March 13 – Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in Niagara
Town of Lincoln – News and Media Releases
March 20 – Town Implementing Grace Period for Payments
March 18 – Niagara Economic Rapid Response Team Formed | Niagara Mayors and Regional Chair join together to form Niagara Economic Rapid Response Team
Business Financial Relief and Resources
For Individuals and Workplaces
Government of Canada – Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) – Benefits and Services
Niagara Economic Development –
Deloitte – Guide | Government Financing Programs for Small to Medium-Sized Canadian Business
Business Development Bank of Canada – Support for entrepreneurs impacted by the coronavirus COVID-19
Canadian Chamber of Commerce – Canadian Chamber Supports Government Measures |Business-focused overview of the federal government’s response to COVID-19 on March 18
Government of Canada –
Temporary Wage Subsidy for Employers – Frequently Asked Questions | For non-profit organization, registered charity, or a Canadian-controlled private corporation (CCPC) that qualifies as a small business
Business Continuity, Toolkits, Plans
Canadian Chamber of Commerce – COVID-19: Business Resilience | Comprehensive list of webinars, resources, toolkits, and guides
Shopify – COVID-19 Response | Tools, information, and resources
On-Demand Webinar – How to Cope with the Impacts of COVID-19 on Your Business
On-Demand Webinar | Digitize Your Business and Gain a Competitive Edge with a Step-by-Step Plan