Resources To Help You Create A Plan For Your Business

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Resources Operators May Find Helpful

We encourage operators to develop plans A, B and C in order to best navigate and prepare for the possible outcomes of this season. Here are are number of resources that we hope you find helpful in your plan development. We are working on other supports and will share those in the coming days and weeks.
Canadian Chamber of Commerce: Pandemic Preparedness Guide For Businesses

  • To help businesses prepare for and manage through COVID-19 escalation in Canada, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce developed this pandemic preparedness guide. It is designed to assist business planning and continuity efforts. This tool includes links to the some of the most relevant and credible information, best practice tools and resources. 

The Canadian Business Resilience Network

  • The Government of Canada and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce established the Canadian Business Resilience Network to help Canadian businesses navigate the COVID-19 reality and prepare for recovery. They are also partnering with Stats Canada on a national survey – goal to measure the impact on business, from a national perspective.

Resources from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business

  • With the emergence of COVID-19, the primary concern at CFIB is keeping you, your employees and your business safe. This page will provide you with expert advice to guide you through this difficult time, as well as templates and policies that prevent viral transmission in the workplace. Topics such as business continuity, how to access financial support, EI and employee income, employee management, business security and health and safety information can be found on this page. CFIB will also continue putting pressure on governments to give your business greater relief—including direct income support.

Payroll & COVID-19 From The Canadian Payroll Association

  • This flyer will help employers complete record of employments (ROEs) for employees who are need to undergo quarantine, were sent home due to the company temporarily closing, layoffs, and other reasons surrounding COVID-19. It also covers various scenarios on how to handle payroll for employees who need to stay home to take care of a sick family member or children, special measures surrounding the work sharing program and other scenarios.

Federal Government COVID-19 Response and Supports

  • On this page, you will find all the information on the supports and programs announced by the Federal Government up-to-date for individuals, businesses, and industries.

Federal Support Initiatives Through Canada’s Regional Development Agencies

  • All tourism operators impacted by the sudden shifts in the economy who need pressing assistance could reach out to their local RDAs to receive assistance with accessing federal funding to help you stay in business and provide advice and pathfinding services to other federal programs and services applicable to you.

Ontario’s Action Plan

  • The government’s first steps will make available $10 billion in support for people and businesses through tax credits and deferrals to improve their cash flow, protecting jobs and household budgets, while providing the resources necessary to protect their health. The announcements and supports announced so far can be seen on the link above.

Other Resources:

  • The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has put together a FAQ sheet of their own featuring questions they’ve received from small businesses across the country.
  • The Insurance Bureau of Canada have also put together a FAQ sheet surrounding questions on business insurance. 

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