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CWCC COVID-19 Government Updates May 5, 2020

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Agri - Food E-Business Grant Information

The Governments of Canada and Ontario are supporting the agriculture, agri-food and agri-products sectors to capture online e-business opportunities that will help create new, expanded or enhanced markets and open new retail channels to help generate new revenue streams for future growth.

The Agri-Food Open for E-Business targeted intake will help businesses/organizations quickly expand their marketing channels and respond to new market challenges, increase online sales in the sector and provide consumers with access to more local food.

Eligible organizations and businesses can apply for a grant of up to $5,000 to establish an online e-business and marketing presence. Funding under this stream will be quick and responsive for those needing immediate solutions. Click here for more information and application

Ontario Providing Support for Industrial and Commercial Electricity Consumers During COVID-19

Businesses to See Temporary Relief starting from April 2020

Through an emergency order passed, the Ontario government is taking steps to defer a portion of Global Adjustment (GA) charges for industrial and commercial electricity consumers that do not participate in the Regulated Price Plan for the period starting from April 2020. Read more here

Certain Businesses Allowed to Reopen Under Strict Safety Guidelines

Steady Decrease in COVID-19 Cases Required Before Beginning Next Stage of Reopening

The Ontario government is allowing certain businesses and workplaces to reopen as long as they comply with strict public health measures and operate safely during the COVID-19 outbreak. Those permitted to start up include seasonal businesses and some essential construction projects. Read more here

Government Launches New Tool to Support Trucking Industry

Ontario 511 app provides up-to-date information for truck drivers during COVID-19

The Ontario government is offering a new free 511 app which will provide truck drivers immediate access to the information they need to stay safe, fed and rested while delivering essential goods across the province during the COVID-19 outbreak. Read more here

Ontario Providing Employers with Workplace Safety Guidelines

Province Takes Critical Steps to Help Businesses Adapt to New Environment

The Ontario government is ensuring employers have the safety guidelines they need to protect workers, customers, and the general public from COVID-19 as it prepares for a gradual reopening of the provincial economy. Read more here

New Local Job Search Site

Findyourjob.ca is a regional collaborative effort that not only lists area jobs, but shows where they are on an interactive map relative to transit systems and daycare. Jobs are aggregated from local, provincial and national job sites, plus industry-specific job sites. Read more here.

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