COVID-19 News & Updates

Canadian Business Resilience Network

We are in this together. Welcome to the Canadian Business Resilience Network where you’ll find the latest information, tools and resources businesses need to make it through the COVID-19 pandemic.
In partnership with the Government of Canada, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce established the Canadian Business Resilience Network to help Canadian businesses navigate the COVID-19 reality and prepare for recovery. 

Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)

Canadians can go to Canada.ca for information about the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). Service Canada and Canada Revenue Agency are jointly administering the CERB.
Applicants who set up direct deposit are expected to receive a first payment within three to five days. Those who use mail should receive a first payment within 10 days. Payment is $2,000 a month for up to four months.
People can apply beginning at 6 a.m. ET on Monday.
 

COVID-19: Making Sense of Federal and Provincial Business Support Programs with MNP The Federal and Provincial

COVID-19: Making Sense of Federal and Provincial Business Support Programs with MNP
The Federal and Provincial Governments have made a number of announcements over the last number of days about business supports designed to assist companies through the COVID-19 crisis. What do we know, and what details do we still need to know?
Businesses are looking for answers, and much is still a moving target. Most particularly, which companies are eligible for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy of 75%? What is the application process, and how long is it likely to take?

Helpful Links

Leeds-Grenville–Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes
Business Survey: COVID-19
Leaders from municipal economic development offices, Chambers of Commerce, Employment Services, Community Futures Development Corporations, Small Business Enterprise Centres, Business Improvement Areas, and local business support organizations are working together to identify how the impact of COVID-19 will be felt by our business community.