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While our office is closed to the public, staff remain available by email & phone during our regular business hours.

  • 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.
  • The province launched a toll-free line at 1-888-444-3659 to provide support for Ontario businesses who have questions regarding the recent emergency order to close at-risk workplaces following recommendations from Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health. Help is available from Monday – Sunday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
  • Navigating the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

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.

Canadian Business Resilience Network – Toolkit for Reopening Canada’s Economy

Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) – Patio Extension Regulations

Workplace Safety and Prevention Services (WSPS)Post Pandemic Business Recovery, Playbook & Checklist

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 Business Resilience Network (CBRN) – Find the latest information, tools and resources businesses need to make it through the COVID-19 pandemic

Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) 

Canadian Federation of Agriculture

Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Conference Board of Canada

Federation of Canadian Municipalities

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

Startup Canada – Entrepreneurs working together to build a Canada for entrepreneurs and give a voice to the Canadian startup community

Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC)

Export Development Canada (EDC)

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)

Futurpreneur Canada

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 Centre for Excellence (OCE) – COVID-19 Collaboration Platform 

Ontario Federation of Agriculture

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS)

Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB)

Digital Main StreetResources for Small Businesses during COVID-19


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

Jill Dunlop, MPP

Doug Downey, MPP


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

City of Orillia – COVID-19 Information Page

City of Orillia Econominc Development Office – Community Thread

Orillia Chamber of Commerce – COVID-19 Information Page

Downtown Orillia BIA 

OrilliaMatters – COVID-19 News & Resources

Bruce Stanton, MP