Government of Canada launches Jobs and Growth Fund

The Jobs and Growth Fund (JGF) provides assistance to help create jobs and position local economies for long-term growth. Valued at $700 million nationally over three years, JGF is being delivered by Canada’s regional development agencies (RDAs) to help job creators to future-proof, build resiliency and prepare for growth by adopting clean technology, increasing diversity,…

Tourism Relief Fund (TRF)

The Tourism Relief Fund supports tourism businesses and organizations to adapt their operations to meet public health requirements while investing in products and services to facilitate their future growth. With a budget of $500 million over two years, including $50 million specifically dedicated to Indigenous tourism initiatives, this Fund will position Canada to be a…

Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF)

The Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) aims to help communities across Canada build and improve community infrastructure projects so they can rebound from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. With a national investment of $500 million over two years, the Fund will support not-for-profit organizations, municipalities and other community groups, as well as Indigenous communities…

Small Business Health and Safety Leadership Awards

Applications are now open for WSIB’s 2021 awards Small business owners and operators work hard to keep their employees healthy and safe – WSIB understands that, and that’s why they give out their Small Business Health and Safety Leadership Awards. Each year they recognize the health and safety achievements of independently owned and operated businesses…

CFDC RRRF Extension

The Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF), delivered by Canada’s regional development agencies, provides liquidity support to businesses and not-for-profit organizations affected by the economic impacts of COVID-19, that are unable to access other federal relief measures, or require additional support. As key partners to FedDev Ontario, southern Ontario CFDCs are delivering over $90 million…

5 Steps To Prepare You For Outdoor Dining

The City of Orillia Economic Recovery Task Force (consisting of City of Orillia Council members, and staff representatives from the City of Orillia Business Development, Culture and Tourism Department, Orillia Area CDC, Orillia District Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Orillia Management Board, and Orillia & Lake Country Tourism) are continuing to develop initiatives to support the…

Job Posting: Client Services Officer

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED The CLIENT SERVICES OFFICER (CSO) will provide counselling services to local businesses and social enterprises, including start-up, growth & innovation planning, with a particular emphasis on financial analysis & projections. They will also assist the CDC’s Loans Officer with loan administration, client relations, loan renewals; and, maintain strong community connections.

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…