The Municipality of Kincardine is partnering with the Kincardine BIA and the Kincardine Chamber of Commerce in order to serve the business community. 

 

This page gathers resources and information for businesses in the Municipality of Kincardine regarding government programs, services and supports available during the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be updated as more information and resources become available. 

For general information about Kincardine and COVID-19 Please visit: www.kincardine.ca/covid-19

COVID-19 funding and Resources

Help Fight Coronavirus.The Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada are looking for help from businesses and organizations who can supply emergency products and innovative solutions to support the response to COVID-19.

Learn how your organization can help.

Updated: April 2, 2020

Government Support

Federal

Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS). To help businesses keep and return workers to their payroll through the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, proposed the new Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy. This would provide a 75-per-cent wage subsidy to eligible employers for up to 12 weeks, retroactive to March 15, 2020.. More information here

Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan - Government of Canada 

Background/Summary of Government of Canada announcements, March 18, 2020 - PDF

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

Resources for Canadian Businesses - Trade Commissioner Service

Regional Development Agencies COVID-19 Info sheet

Employment Insurance, Work Sharing, and other Employee services - Employment and Social Development Canada

Employment & Insurance – 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

Provincial 

Announcement regarding Province of Ontario actions

How your organization can help us fight Coronavirus - Ontario Together

Bruce County

Bruce County is offering online webinars to help businesses transition their business model and adapt in uncertain economic times:

Thursday, April 2, 20206:30 - 7:30 pm.        How do I define my online target market (customers)?

Monday, April 6, 20206:30 - 7:30 pm.         How do I set up ads on Facebook and Instagram?

Thursday, April 9, 20206:30 - 7:30 pm.        How do I set up Google AdWords and YouTube Ads?

Tuesday, April 14, 20206:30 - 8:30 pm.       How do I engage and retain my staff?

Other Financial Support

Banking

Effective immediately, Bank of Montreal, CIBC, National Bank of Canada, RBC Royal Bank, Scotiabank and TD Bank have made a commitment to work with personal and small business banking customers on a case-by-case basis to provide flexible solutions to help them manage through challenges such as:

  • pay disruption due to COVID-19;

  • childcare disruption due to school closures; or

  • those facing illness from COVID-19.

This support will include up to a six-month payment deferral for mortgages, and the opportunity for relief on other credit products.

More information is available at Canada’s Six Biggest Banks Take Decisive Action To Help Customers Impacted by COVID-19 

Mortgage 

Mortgage deferral information from CMHC

Telecommunications

Rogers fee assistance and changes 

Bell fee assistance and changes

Business Support Services

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) – Employment and Social Development Canada

Canadian Federation of Independent Business - COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Bruce County Business Support Services - Training, Events and Seminars

Special support for entrepreneurs from BDC

Free BDC Webinar: How to cope with the impacts of COVID-19 on your business - March 25, 2020 12:00 p.m. (EDT)

Export Development Canada supports and capital access  

Agricultural Sector Information

Employee Support - Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council 

Government Support/Financial Assistance - Farm Credit Canada

Business Support - Canadian Federation of Agriculture

Health Information - World Organization on Animal Health

Tourism Sector Information

Tourism Industry Association of Ontario - COVID-19 Updates Page

Regional Development Agencies COVID-19 Info sheet

Tourism Industry of Canada - Current situation review and sign up for email updates related to COVID-19 Supports

Destination Canada - COVID-19 Updates 

Business Preparedness Toolkits

Pandemic Preparedness for Business - Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Pandemic Preparedness Toolkit for Ontario Businesses - Ontario Chamber of Commerce

Start-up Business Tools and Resources, eg: Cash Flow, Supply Chain - MaRS 

Health Updates

Status of Cases in Ontario

Status of Cases in Canada

Southwestern Public Health​: Coronavirus Updates

Ministry of Health: Coronavirus Updates

 

Advisories

Travel Advisory - Government of Canada

International Travel News - International Air Transport Association

 
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