North Grenville Chamber of Commerce

Fiscal Update – Support for Businesses and Individuals

Ontario’s Action Plan: Responding to COVID‑19 outlines the Province’s first steps to tackle the COVID‑19 outbreak head on.
The Province will continue to closely collaborate with its partners, including the federal government and Ontario’s municipalities, to protect the economy. Experience has shown this is most effective when governments work together. And this is exactly what the province has done.

Ontario Ministry of Finance

Ontario Ministry of Finance
Interest and Penalty Relief for Businesses
On March 25, 2020, the Ontario government announced a five-month relief period for Ontario businesses who are unable to file or remit select provincial taxes on time, due to the special circumstances caused by the coronavirus (COVID‑19) in Ontario.
Beginning April 1, 2020, penalties and interest will not apply to Ontario businesses that miss any filing or remittance deadline under select provincial taxes:
Employer Health Tax
Retail Sales Tax on Insurance Contracts and Benefit Plans

Stop the Spread Business Info

The province 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.
Stop the Spread Business Information Line Now Open at 1-888-444-3659

Premier Doug Ford is set to unveil lower hydro rates

Starting Tuesday, hydro rates will be temporarily lowered to the off-peak rates – which are typically reserved for evenings, overnights and weekends – meaning homeowners will be charged a steady rate of 10.1 cents per kilowatt hour.
Currently, Ontarians are charged between 14.4 cents and 20.8 cents per kilowatt hour between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. as part of the provincial Time of Use energy conservation program.
Families will save an estimated $20 per month, while businesses will save $150 and cost the provincial treasury $162-million.

Pandemic Preparedness Toolkit for Ontario Businesses

COVID-19
Pandemic Preparedness Toolkit for Ontario Businesses
The coronavirus disease (COVID-19), previously known as the 2019 novel coronavirus, is a pandemic that already has or will imminently disrupt the operations of employers, the health care system, and public institu- tions. It is critical that businesses are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to respond to protect public health and ensure the continued essential operations of their organizations.

COVID-19 Information for business owners!

COVID-19 Information for business owners The Leeds Grenville Economic Development Office is receiving information on the impact of COVID-19 on business and our region from various sources. We will continue to populate this page as additional business information, surveys, resources and programs become available. Health Resources are at the bottom of this page.
See other News and Public Notices for Leeds Grenville. https://invest.leedsgrenville.com/en/contacts-news-events/covid-19.aspx
 

Mayor's Virtual Address | Register Now

FRIDAY APRIL 23, 2021 - The North Grenville Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Municipality of North Grenville will host a virtual Mayor’s Address event with Mayor Nancy Peckford on May 7, 2021.
“This is an opportunity for the business community to hear directly from Mayor Nancy Peckford as she reflects back on this unprecedented year,” said Cathy Sheppard, Co-host of the event and Outgoing-Chair of the Chamber of Commerce.
 

#LoveNG local businesses

Think Green with NG Green: With only 2 weekends left until Christmas, time is running short to shop for that special gift. Avoid the crowds and give NG Green as a gift and support our local economy. NG Green is our community’s made in North Grenville local currency that can only be spent in local participating stores. Purchase NG Green at the North Grenville Municipal Office from 9 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday. Visit www.LoveNG.ca for a list of participating local businesses.
#LoveNG local businesses

CANADA UNITED SMALL BUSINESS RELIEF FUND

WE’VE EXTENDED THE CANADA UNITED SMALL BUSINESS RELIEF FUND. APPLY TODAY!
To date, we’ve received applications from over 1,000 small businesses to reimburse them for COVID-19 related expenses, such as purchases of PPE, physical space renovations and developing website and e-commerce capabilities.
And we’re not done yet! With another $12 million contributed by the Federal Government, we’re extending our relief fund and accepting more applications from small businesses across Canada.