COVID-19 Resources for Business

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We understand that COVID-19 may be creating new challenges for you and your business. The Township continues to monitor the status of COVID-19 and will provide updates and business resources as they become available.

Business Resources

July 7, 2020 - Letter to Businesses from the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit - re: Face Coverings in Indoor Public Settings

Government of Canada

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan - Support for Businesses

  • Includes information about:
    • Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)
    • Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)
    • Temporary Wage Subsidy
    • Extending the Work-Sharing program
    • Temporary changes to Canada Summer Jobs program
    • Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA)
    • Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP)
    • Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA)
    • Deferred payments
    • Access to credit
    • And more
Find financial help during COVID-19

Canada’s Regional Development Agencies

National resources

Canadian Business Resilience Network

  • The Canadian Business Resilience Network provides the latest information, tools and resources businesses need to make it through the COVID-19 pandemic. A partnership between the Government of Canada and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.
  • Business Resilience Service Hotline

    • Canadian businesses seeking free advice from accounting professionals about navigating the COVID-19 pandemic can call 1-866-989-1080
    • Business advisors can answer questions about tax regulations and the implications of COVID-19, inform business owners about government support programs that best fit their unique circumstances, and provide strategic financial planning for their road to recovery
    • The service is free for four weeks (starting May 25, 2020) and is available 7 days a week from 8:00am to 8:00pm
  • Toolkit for Reopening Canada's Economy: A National Guide for Businesses

Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)

Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)

Export Development Canada

Province of Ontario
Muskoka

Muskoka Business Recovery Fund

  • Small businesses who have been unable to qualify for current COVID-19 support programs can apply for a loan of up to $40,000 (funded by FedNor though the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) and the District of Muskoka)
  • To apply or for more information, visit muskokafutures.ca or email rrrf@muskokafutures.ca

District of Muskoka

Township of Lake of Bays

Chamber of Commerce

Huntsville/Lake of Bays Chamber of Commerce

Ontario Chamber of Commerce

Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Tourism

Explorers' Edge (RTO 12)

Destination Canada

Tourism Industry Association of Canada

Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO)

Business Support Campaigns

Many local businesses in Lake of Bays have adapted their services to include online or telephone orders, takeout, curbside pickup, and/or delivery in a safe manner that respects health and safety guidelines and physical distancing. To support your business's marketing efforts during these unprecedented times, the Township of Lake of Bays has developed the following marketing tools to help the community shop local and discover the products and services currently available to them.

Open for Business Interactive Map

The Township has created an open for business interactive map to highlight the products and services currently available around Lake of Bays. The target audience is local residents; this campaign is not intended to promote tourism at this time.

You can also check out the Township's comprehensive online business directory and contact individual businesses to make an inquiry about their current offerings.

With health and safety at the forefront, many local businesses in Lake of Bays have adapted their services to include online or telephone orders, takeout, curbside pickup, and/or delivery to respect physical distancing. The Township has created an Open for Business interactive map to help you explore the products and services available around Lake of Bays at this time.

You can also check out our comprehensive Business Directory and contact individual businesses to make an inquiry about their current offerings.

With health and safety at the forefront, many local businesses in Lake of Bays have adapted their services to include online or telephone orders, takeout, curbside pickup, and/or delivery to respect physical distancing. The Township has created an Open for Business interactive map to help you explore the products and services available around Lake of Bays at this time.

You can also check out our comprehensive Business Directory and contact individual businesses to make an inquiry about their current offerings.

21 Ways to Support Local Businesses
The Township launched a digital marketing campaign on social media to encourage creative ways to safely support local businesses during this unprecedented time of challenge. 21 days and 21 ways to support local businesses in Lake of Bays!


Photo Gallery: COVID-19 Business Support Campaign will appear here on the public site.

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