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As of Monday, March 14th, our office is now open to the public during regular business hours. We ask that you continue to make an appointment for business coaching. 

  • For general business guidance, inquiries about business loans, business registrations or if you have any other business related question, please contact the CDC at 705-325-4903, ext.101
  • Visit our The Latest page frequently for business-related COVID-19 news, and follow our social media channels for the most up-to-date information on webinars, resources, and important announcements.
  • Learn about Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen here
  • Funding Opportunities for Southern Ontario Organizations
  • The province launched a toll-free line at 1-888-444-3659 to provide support for Ontario businesses who have questions. Help is available from Monday – Sunday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • Relief Within Reach – Guiding the Financial Supports for Small and Medium-sized Businesses in Simcoe North
  • Proof of Vaccination Guidance for Businesses and Organizations– Effective September 22, 2021

Reopening Ontario after COVID-19

Ontario Government

Ontario Together – Help from businesses and organizations who can supply emergency products and innovative solutions to support our response

Ontario Made – Promote your Ontario made goods. Register your products and use the Ontario Made logo.

Supply OntarioLearn about Ontario’s centralized supply chain agency that will allow the province to buy as one and secure the inventory we need to keep Ontarians safe and secure.

Workplace Safety and Prevention Services (WSPS)COVID-19 Resources

Retail Council of Canada – Road to Retail Recovery Playbook

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit

Curbside Pick Up Information

Local PPE Suppliers

City of Orillia

Downtown Orillia Management Board – Preparing to Re-open Checklist

Orillia & Area COVID-19 Business Support


World Health Organization


Government of Canada

Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) 

Canadian Federation of Agriculture

Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Conference Board of Canada

Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Canada United – A movement that brings fellow Canadians together to show their support for local businesses. Small Business Relief Fund

MaRS –  A set of tools and tactics startups can use to prepare, plan and respond to the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC)

Export Development Canada (EDC)

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)

Canadian Federation of Independent Business – COVID-19 Small Business Help Centre

Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada – News


Government of Ontario

Ontario Newsroom

Ontario Ministry of Finance – Ontario’s Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19

Ontario Ministry of Labour

Ontario Chamber of Commerce – Information, tools & resources for businesses, including the COVID-19 Pandemic Preparedness Toolkit

Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN)

Ontario Federation of Agriculture

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS)

Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB)


County of Simcoe

County of Simcoe Economic Development – COVID-19 Update & Resources Page

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit

Regional Tourism Organization 7 (RTO7) – COVID-19 Update & Resources Page

Relief Within Reach – Guiding the Financial Supports for Small and Medium-sized Businesses in Simcoe North

Jill Dunlop, MPP

Doug Downey, MPP


Orillia & Lake Country Tourism (OLC) – COVID-19 Update & Resources Page

City of Orillia – COVID-19 Information Page

Downtown Orillia BIA 

OrilliaMatters – COVID-19 News & Resources

Bruce Stanton, MP