Chamber offering free rapid COVID tests for local businesses

Today, the Orillia District Chamber of Commerce and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Ontario and Canadian governments, launched the COVID-19 Rapid Screening Initiative. Through this initiative, the Orillia District Chamber will roll out free rapid tests for small- and medium-sized businesses in Orillia and across Lake Country. “Chambers of Commerce and Boards…

The key to getting your business back to normal

How does Canada decide which vaccines are safe? Safe and effective vaccines are critical to mitigating the impacts of COVID-19 and restoring our economy. Health Canada’s independent drug authorization process is recognized around the world for its high standards and rigorous review. Decisions are based only on scientific and medical evidence. How can a vaccine…

Orillia Area CDC celebrates supporting nearly 60 businesses through Government of Canada’s Regional Relief and Recovery Fund

Businesses in the Orillia area have received a total of $2.3 million to mitigate COVID-19 impacts Small businesses are at the heart of our economy. So many are vital to this community and the COVID-19 pandemic has caused uncertainty for businesses and their employees. Since May 2020, $436.4 million has been made available under the…