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

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses | Economic Response Plan – Cost and Implementation

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

March 25 – Government Introduces Canada Emergency Response Benefit to Help Workers and Businesses

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 23 – Ontario Orders the Mandatory Closure of All Non-Essential Workplaces to Fight Spread of COVID-19 | List of Essential Workplaces

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

March 16 – Statement from the Minister of Finance on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Ontario’s Economy

Niagara Region – News Releases

March 24 – Niagara confirms three new cases of COVID-19

March 18 – Niagara confirms fourth case of COVID-19

March 17 – Additional measures to help prevent the spread 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

Supporting Business During Coronavirus

Niagara COVID-19 Business Impact Survey

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 CanadaCoronavirus Disease (COVID-19) – Benefits and Services

For Business

Niagara Economic Development

COVID-19 Business Support

Niagara COVID-19 Business Impact Survey

Deloitte – Guide | Government Financing Programs for Small to Medium-Sized Canadian Business

Business Development Bank of CanadaSupport 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 EmployersFrequently Asked Questions | For non-profit organization, registered charity, or a Canadian-controlled private corporation (CCPC) that qualifies as a small business

Work-Sharing – Overview

Work-Sharing Program – Temporary Special Measures for The Downturn in Business Due to COVID-19


Business Continuity, Toolkits, Plans

Canadian Chamber of CommerceCOVID-19: Business Resilience | Comprehensive list of webinars, resources, toolkits, and guides

Shopify COVID-19 Response | Tools, information, and resources

BDC

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

Business Continuity Plan and Templates for Entrepreneurs


Public Health

Niagara Public Health

Public Health Ontario

Canada Public Health  

World Health Organization

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