To help small businesses navigate regulations and orders in effect to help protect people and stop the spread of COVID-19, various measures are in effect and as well, various programs are available to help businesses get through these difficult times.
Key Popular Programs Currently Available for Small Businesses:
Tourism Relief Fund in southern Ontario: The Tourism Relief Fund, administered by Canada's regional development agencies (RDAs) and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), 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.
Comming Soon! - Ontario tourism recovery program: The Ontario Tourism Recovery Program (OTRP) will support eligible tourism businesses that have been hardest hit by COVID-19. OTRP is a competitive, application-based program supporting private-sector tourism businesses that are significant drivers for their regional tourism economies.
A full list of emergency orders for Ontario can be found on the e-Laws website, under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.