COVID-19 Updates & Resources for County Businesses

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Updated: June 1, 2020 9:54am


Link: Health and Safety Guidance Documents for Workplaces During the COVID-19 Outbreak


Mayor's Economic Recovery Team

The Mayor’s Economic Recovery Team will help identify needs, assist in the flow of communication, and better equip the municipality to respond to challenges with programs and activities that leverage support offered at the federal, provincial and regional levels.

The Recovery Team will include members of County Council and community members representing a broad range of economic sectors. Up to date information on The County’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic is posted on The County's website: www.thecounty.ca/county-residents/covid-19.

The Mayor’s Economic Recovery Team includes:

Four non-profit health and safety associations contracted by Ontario’s Ministry of Labour are working to provide employers with reliable guidance on how to keep their workers and workplaces safe. Updated regularly, this resources is the most comprehensive and up-to-date place for employers to look for advice and rules at any time. Click here for updates.

Guidelines for workplaces have been released by the province - see sector specific pages for details

This page contains links to information and resources to help businesses mitigate the economic impacts of COVID-19. As the situation continues to evolve, so does available information. Please check back often for updates.


Municipal Updates

We recognize that businesses are facing an unprecedented financial impact from the COVID-19 pandemic and emergency measures to limit its spread. To help manage household and business costs, The County is deferring June and September property tax due dates by 90 days. Tax installments due June 15 and September 15 have been deferred to September 15 and November 16, respectively.

The County has also removed all penalties and fines for late payment of property tax and water bills until December 2020.

Please contact us at 613-476-2148 x. 1523 Monday-Friday, 9-5 p.m. to discuss managing property taxes and water bills. Up to date information on The County’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic is posted on The County's website: www.thecounty.ca/county-residents/covid-19.


Small Business Support in The County

Sandy Abbott is available to work with you, providing free, confidential business support funded by The County's Community & Economic Development Commission (CEDC).

Sandy is available to assist with COVID-19 related challenges such as preparing for a loan or grant application or to brainstorm ways to strengthen your business during this difficult time.

To schedule an appointment, call Sandy at 613-476-4240 or email abbott.agency@sympatico.ca

http://countybusinessnetwork.ca/






Employer support from Career Edge

Career Edge is still available to help meet your hiring needs.

Electronically through their various internet and video platforms, their free employer services are still available to you. Career Edge will collaborate with you and provide guidance on federal and provincial subsidies currently being offered.

Career Edge can help you meet the following needs: job postings, job seeker matches, and training equipment support to offset costs for new employees. Contact them to determine if you are eligible for wage subsidies and offsetting costs.

For free advice and support for employers contact Anne Snyder at 613-827-7146 or email annes@careeredge.on.ca


Government of Canada links



Government of Ontario Links

  • Go to the Ontario Together website for PPE suppliers and buyers
  • All commercial landlords can now apply for rental assistance to help small business tenants impacted by COVID-19. Info on CECRA for small business can be found here
  • A Framework for Reopening Our Province, the new provincial plan to re-open Ontario businesses and the economy

See FAQs, on the right side of the screen, for a breakdown of benefits and loans.


COMING SOON!

Canada Summer Jobs - In response to economic impacts created by the COVID-19 situation, the Government of Canada has stated their intents to work with Members of Parliament to identify organizations that provide essential services in the community and could provide youth jobs but did not apply for the Canada Summer Jobs program in 2020. We recommend you get in touch with MP Neil Ellis' office if you are interested in accessing this program but did not apply by February 28, 2020.



Updated: June 1, 2020 9:54am


Link: Health and Safety Guidance Documents for Workplaces During the COVID-19 Outbreak


Mayor's Economic Recovery Team

The Mayor’s Economic Recovery Team will help identify needs, assist in the flow of communication, and better equip the municipality to respond to challenges with programs and activities that leverage support offered at the federal, provincial and regional levels.

The Recovery Team will include members of County Council and community members representing a broad range of economic sectors. Up to date information on The County’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic is posted on The County's website: www.thecounty.ca/county-residents/covid-19.

The Mayor’s Economic Recovery Team includes:

Four non-profit health and safety associations contracted by Ontario’s Ministry of Labour are working to provide employers with reliable guidance on how to keep their workers and workplaces safe. Updated regularly, this resources is the most comprehensive and up-to-date place for employers to look for advice and rules at any time. Click here for updates.

Guidelines for workplaces have been released by the province - see sector specific pages for details

This page contains links to information and resources to help businesses mitigate the economic impacts of COVID-19. As the situation continues to evolve, so does available information. Please check back often for updates.


Municipal Updates

We recognize that businesses are facing an unprecedented financial impact from the COVID-19 pandemic and emergency measures to limit its spread. To help manage household and business costs, The County is deferring June and September property tax due dates by 90 days. Tax installments due June 15 and September 15 have been deferred to September 15 and November 16, respectively.

The County has also removed all penalties and fines for late payment of property tax and water bills until December 2020.

Please contact us at 613-476-2148 x. 1523 Monday-Friday, 9-5 p.m. to discuss managing property taxes and water bills. Up to date information on The County’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic is posted on The County's website: www.thecounty.ca/county-residents/covid-19.


Small Business Support in The County

Sandy Abbott is available to work with you, providing free, confidential business support funded by The County's Community & Economic Development Commission (CEDC).

Sandy is available to assist with COVID-19 related challenges such as preparing for a loan or grant application or to brainstorm ways to strengthen your business during this difficult time.

To schedule an appointment, call Sandy at 613-476-4240 or email abbott.agency@sympatico.ca

http://countybusinessnetwork.ca/






Employer support from Career Edge

Career Edge is still available to help meet your hiring needs.

Electronically through their various internet and video platforms, their free employer services are still available to you. Career Edge will collaborate with you and provide guidance on federal and provincial subsidies currently being offered.

Career Edge can help you meet the following needs: job postings, job seeker matches, and training equipment support to offset costs for new employees. Contact them to determine if you are eligible for wage subsidies and offsetting costs.

For free advice and support for employers contact Anne Snyder at 613-827-7146 or email annes@careeredge.on.ca


Government of Canada links



Government of Ontario Links

  • Go to the Ontario Together website for PPE suppliers and buyers
  • All commercial landlords can now apply for rental assistance to help small business tenants impacted by COVID-19. Info on CECRA for small business can be found here
  • A Framework for Reopening Our Province, the new provincial plan to re-open Ontario businesses and the economy

See FAQs, on the right side of the screen, for a breakdown of benefits and loans.


COMING SOON!

Canada Summer Jobs - In response to economic impacts created by the COVID-19 situation, the Government of Canada has stated their intents to work with Members of Parliament to identify organizations that provide essential services in the community and could provide youth jobs but did not apply for the Canada Summer Jobs program in 2020. We recommend you get in touch with MP Neil Ellis' office if you are interested in accessing this program but did not apply by February 28, 2020.