As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves in the province of Ontario, SustainMobility has put together resources for businesses to stay informed and continue to monitor developments.
Ontario Small Business Support Grant
Online applications are being accepted for the new Ontario Small Business Support Grant. This provincial grant will help small businesses that were required to close or significantly restrict services under the new Provincewide Shutdown effective December 26, 2020.
Starting at $10,000 for all eligible businesses, the grant will provide businesses with dollar-for-dollar funding to a maximum of $20,000 to help cover the decreased revenue expected as a result of the Provincewide Shutdown.
To receive the grant, a small business must:
Resources to Prevent COVID-19 in the Workplace
Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development
COVID-19 Tip Sheets
Canadian Centre of Occupational Health & Safety
City of Toronto’s COVID-19 Guidance: Employers, Workplaces & Businesses
SUPPORTING COMMUTERS RETURNING TO WORKSITES DURING COVID-19 GUIDE
The Municipal Knowledge Portal
A new Pandemic Response Document Collection, devoted to sharing vital information for Canadian municipalities.
The Employer’s COVID-19 Return to the Workplace Playbook.
Author(s): Brian Thiessen, QC, Kelly O’Ferrall, Catherine Hamill, Lindsay Hofer
This guide provides a comprehensive breakdown of return to work resources for employers which includes links to the World Health Organization, Center for Disease Control, the Canadian Federal Government, provincial governments and provincial health authorities.
The Safe Work Playbook lays out processes to raise awareness of new health and well-being protocols and potentially helpful practices for cross-functional teamwork, operating discipline and training for employees. The Playbook includes practical recommendations, based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization, that could be tailored by businesses to address various scenarios they may face when returning to work and includes the following topics:
Government of Ontario – COVID-19: Support for Businesses
Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) COVID-19 Tools & Resources for Businesses
The OCC undertakes important research on Ontario’s most pressing policy issues, advocating for solutions that will foster the growth of Ontario businesses and lead to the creation of jobs in the province.
Public Health Agency of Canada Updates
Click here to visit the Public Health Agency of Canada website for important and up-to-date information about COVID-19.
Ceridian Webinar: What the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy means for Employers
Watch Stuart Ducoffe, HR and Employment Lawyer and Founder of e2r® as he discusses what the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy means to Canadian employers affected by COVID-19.
COVID-19 Transport Brief: Re-spacing Our Cities for Resilience.
Click here to download.