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COVID-19 Government Updates - April 22, 2020

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CENTRE WELLINGTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
PROVIDES COVID-19 GOVERNMENT UPDATES

Government of Canada launches Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Calculator for Employers
To help employers keep and re-hire workers amidst the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government is implementing the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS). A calculator is available online, and the application portal will open on April 27. Read more here
 
Economic recovery efforts have begun in Centre Wellington
Although the COVID-19 pandemic is not over, Township staff have launched several steps and partnerships that will leverage assistance for our communities small business owners during this time of uncertainty. Read more here
 
Township extends all facility closures
To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Township has extended all facility closures, and cancelled all spring programming and rentals up to Friday, July 3, 2020. Read more here
 
Canada and Ontario Supporting Agri-food Sector Supply Chain During COVID-19
The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $1 million in new funding to connect workers with in-demand jobs in the agri-food sector to keep the nation's supply chains strong and store shelves stocked during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here
 
Province Calls for Innovative Solutions to Combat COVID-19
The Ontario government is investing $20 million to advance medical research and develop tools and resources to combat COVID-19 and other infectious diseases through the Ontario  COVID-19 Rapid Research Fund . The government is calling on all of the province's world-class research institutions, postsecondary institutions, and non-profit scientific partners to take action in the development of innovative solutions to track and defeat COVID-19. Read more here
 
Prime Minister announces new support to protect Canadian jobs
The Government of Canada is taking action to help Canadian businesses and organizations keep their doors open, keep their employees on the payroll, and recover quickly when Canada bounces back from this crisis. Read more here
 
Prime Minister announces support for Indigenous businesses
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced up to $306.8 million in funding to help small and medium-sized Indigenous businesses, and to support Aboriginal Financial Institutions that offer financing to these businesses. Read more here
 
Prime Minister announces further support to help Canadians in need
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced an investment of $350 million to support vulnerable Canadians through charities and non-profit organizations that deliver essential services to those in need. Read more here.
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