The Lennox & Addington Economic Development Team is available to provide support to local businesses during this very challenging time. Business Coaches are here to help through phone, email, and video conferencing on any questions you may have with regards to financial support, staffing or diversifying.
We can assist you to navigate through the announcements made by government and provide more information as it comes up, even with it changing so rapidly. We are here to help you succeed, under any circumstance. You are not alone and we are available to help at any time.
As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is imposing a Provincewide shutdown. Additional restrictions will be put into place to minimize transmission of the virus and prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed. The Provincewide Shutdown will go into effect as of Saturday, December 26, 2020, at 12:01 a.m
For a summary of information about the measures and what this means for the operation of your business please visit: Provincewide Shutdown. This document provides an overview of what is allowed (or not allowed) for businesses in all sectors.
The province also announced a New Ontario Small Business Support Grant that will provide up to $20,000 for Eligible Businesses who are required to close or to significantly restrict their business operations. The application portal is expected to open in mid January. For more information please see: New Ontario Small Business Support Grant .
In addition, the province does have other programs available that can be of assistance. The Ontario's Main Street Relief Grant: PPE Support, The Property Tax Rebate Grant and the Energy Cost Rebate Grant are all available. For more information and to apply please visit this link: https://www.app.grants.gov.on.ca/msrf/#/
The Economic Development Office is available to assist you with these programs or any other help you need throughout the shutdown.
The grant provides a minimum of $10,000 to a maximum of $20,000 to eligible small businesses who have had to restrict their operations due to the Provincewide Shutdown.
Tourism-related businesses in Lennox & Addington are now eligible to receive funding from the FedDev's COVID 19 Tourism Adaptation Fund.
This document presents a summary of the zones in Ontario’s response framework.
As of June 27, all individuals must wear a face covering (e.g., homemade or purchased mask, scarf or bandana) when entering and accessing services at any commercial establishments in the KFL&A area.
Eligible small businesses can receive one-time grants of up to $1,000.
Guides to Safely Re-opening Your Business
Applications Are Now Being Accepted for the Canada Recovery Benefit
REVISED Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA)
The Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) expansion is now open for applications. Eligible businesses can increase their current loan from $40,000 to $60,000 – an additional $20,000. Any eligible business who has not applied previously may also now qualify for up to a $60,000 loan. All applicants have until March 31, 2021, to apply for $60,000 CEBA loan or the $20,000 expansion. New applications are accepted through your financial institution.
Community Futures Relief and Recovery Loan
Business loans of up to $15,000 starting at 0% interest with flexible terms. DELIA prioritizes investment in innovative Women-owned and Women-led enterprises in Southern Ontario as part of an inclusive and equity-based strategy for economic development and diversification.
To find a summary of the relief programs announced by the Government of Canada visit:
How to avoid layoffs:
Commercial rent assistance for Landlords & Small Business
Flexibility on taxes:
Agri-Food Program to Support Online Sales
Support for farmers:
Guide to Operating your Essential Farm Business during COVID-19
Support for Business - Province of Ontario
What other organizations can I receive information from?
How You Can Help
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