Professional & Not for Profit Sector Support Resource

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This page contains links to information and resources to help Professional & Not for Profit sector businesses mitigate the economic impacts of COVID-19. Available information continues to evolve. Please check back often for updates.

Workplace Health and Safety Guidelines for Office settings

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.

The COVID-19 pandemic is having several impacts on the not-for-profit sector: creating more demand for crucial public services; reducing the number of available volunteers, due to both physical distancing and a large number of volunteers falling into the age demographic most vulnerable to the virus; and limiting fundraising opportunities.

Prince Edward County relies heavily on volunteers and not-for-profit organizations. According to a 2018/2019 Business Retention + Expansion report, more than half of the responding organizations accumulate more than 2,000 hours of volunteer time each year, reflecting their reliance on committed volunteers willing to make a significant annual contribution of their time and talent. For 84% of the organizations interviewed, The County’s aging population was cited as both a challenge in terms of recruiting and retaining volunteers, but also in terms of needing to drop or add services to meet community need.

A 2017 Business Retention + Expansion report found that 75% of businesses in the professional services sector are under 10 employees.


This page contains links to information and resources to help Professional & Not for Profit sector businesses mitigate the economic impacts of COVID-19. Available information continues to evolve. Please check back often for updates.

Workplace Health and Safety Guidelines for Office settings

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.

The COVID-19 pandemic is having several impacts on the not-for-profit sector: creating more demand for crucial public services; reducing the number of available volunteers, due to both physical distancing and a large number of volunteers falling into the age demographic most vulnerable to the virus; and limiting fundraising opportunities.

Prince Edward County relies heavily on volunteers and not-for-profit organizations. According to a 2018/2019 Business Retention + Expansion report, more than half of the responding organizations accumulate more than 2,000 hours of volunteer time each year, reflecting their reliance on committed volunteers willing to make a significant annual contribution of their time and talent. For 84% of the organizations interviewed, The County’s aging population was cited as both a challenge in terms of recruiting and retaining volunteers, but also in terms of needing to drop or add services to meet community need.

A 2017 Business Retention + Expansion report found that 75% of businesses in the professional services sector are under 10 employees.


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