Region’s top doc orders extra health measures for businesses and organizations

The region’s medical officer of health is telling businesses and organizations in the area to implement further measures to curb the spread of COVID-19.  Dr. Charles Gardner issued a letter outlining 14 additional precautions businesses and organizations in Simcoe-Muskoka region must implement by Nov. 30.  Among the measures is the required appointment of a compliance officer who…

Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS)

Canadian businesses, non-profit organizations, or charities who have seen a drop in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for a subsidy to cover part of their commercial rent or property expenses, starting on September 27, 2020, until June 2021. This subsidy will provide payments directly to qualifying renters and property owners, without requiring the participation of landlords. If you are eligible for the base…

Ontario Supporting Small Businesses with Financial Advice and Training

The Ontario government is investing over $2.2 million through the Ontario Together Fund to provide small businesses with free, tailored financial advice and online training to help them make informed financial decisions and navigate the unprecedented economic circumstances brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.   When included alongside the 2020 Ontario Budget, Ontario’s Action Plan: Protect, Support, Recover and the Main Street…

Ontario Launching New Agency to Centralize Government Procurement

The Ontario government announced the establishment of Supply Ontario, a new centralized procurement agency that will enable a whole-of-government approach to purchasing goods and services, saving taxpayers money. Supply Ontario will ensure that schools, hospitals, and the entire public sector always have the critical supplies and equipment they need to keep individuals and families safe,…

Resilient Communities Fund

The Resilient Communities Fund supports the non-profit sector recover and rebuild from the impacts emerging from COVID-19 so they can effectively meet the needs of communities across Ontario.  OTF is investing in projects of eligible non-profit organizations to aid their medium to longer-term recovery efforts, help with their stabilization and build their capacity and resiliency…

Targeted Rural Economic Development program

Learn about targeted funding for short-term projects that help create jobs and boost growth in your rural community. APPLICATION INTAKE: September 21 – October 9, 2020 These guidelines are for the targeted RED intake. Read carefully as the criteria is not the same as the regular RED program. Note: all costs must be incurred on or before March 31, 2021. Projects will not be…