COVID-19: Resources for the York Region Business Community

CHALLENGES FACING THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

York Region remains committed to providing residents and businesses with trusted, dependable, and timely updates about the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). For general government information related to COVID-19, please visit the Government of CanadaGovernment of Ontario, and/or The Regional Municipality of York official update websites.


The business community globally, in Canada, Ontario and York Region is being impacted by COVID-19.  In response, both the Canadian and the Ontario Governments have announced support for the business community during this pandemic. York Region Economic Strategy is committed to supporting the business community and should you need additional support beyond the resources available below, please email: edo@york.ca

If you’re unsure of what government program are available to assist you during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve organized some resources based on comments we’ve been hearing from the local business community. Alternatively, below the webinar event calendar you will find all of the programs known to us, organized by government-level or industry organizations.

COVID-19 BUSINESS SUPPORT WEBINARS AND EVENTS

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COVID-19 BUSINESS RESOURCE LINKS

  • In-person business advisory services are currently transitioning to phone consultations at this time. For information please email: edo@york.ca
  • York Small Business Enterprise Centre (YSBEC): Effective immediately, where possible, the YSBEC will be moving all in person consultations to phone consultations. Consultations that cannot be completed by phone will be postponed until further notice.  In addition, we will be evaluating all seminars and programs to see which ones can be delivered online. Please stay tuned for more information on our programs over the coming days and weeks including:

THE YORK REGION BUSINESS COMMUNITY MOBILIZES TO SUPPORT COVID-19 RESPONSE

The Government of Canada, the National Research Council of Canada, and the Government of Ontario are looking for businesses that can support the COVID-19 response. This can be a range of things including adapting your business to manufacture urgently needed ventilators and personal protective equipment (PPE), to providing innovative solutions and research to assist frontline responders and the government currently dealing directly with the COVID-19 crisis.

If you’re company is in York Region and is supporting these efforts and is not on the list, please send an email to edo@york.ca providing us with details of what your company is doing.

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