COVID-19 Resources

Need funding due to the impact of Covid-19 ?

Find available grants, funds and packages for individuals and businesses. We will update the page when there is new information.
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Ontario Small Business Support Grant

The Ontario Small Business Support Grant helps small businesses that were required to close or significantly restrict services under the Provincewide Shutdown effective December 26, 2020.
$10,000 to $20,000

Starting at $10,000 for all eligible businesses, the grant provides businesses with funding to a maximum of $20,000 to help cover decreased revenue expected as a result of the Provincewide Shutdown.

To receive the grant, a small business must:

  • be required to close or significantly restrict services due to the Provincewide Shutdown effective 12:01 a.m. on December 26, 2020
  • have fewer than 100 employees at the enterprise level
  • have experienced a minimum of 20 per cent revenue decline comparing April 2020 to April 2019 revenues. New businesses established since April 2019 are also eligible provided they meet the other eligibility criteria
Deadline is March 31, 2021

Ontario’s Main Street Relief Grant: PPE support

This fund provides eligible small businesses with a one-time grant of up to $1,000 to cover the unexpected costs of PPE needed due to COVID-19.
Up to $1,000 grant

To be eligible, your business must have 2 to 19 employees and be in one of the following sectors:

  • retail
  • accommodation and food services
  • repair and maintenance
  • personal and laundry services
  • gyms and yoga studios
  • arts, entertainment and recreation
Deadline to apply is March 31, 2021

Black Entrepreneurship Program

This is a partnership between the Government of Canada, Black-led business organizations, and financial institutions to help Black Canadian business owners and entrepreneurs grow their businesses and succeed now and into the future.
Loans up to $250,000

This program will provide loans up to $250,000 to Black business owners and entrepreneurs across the country. More details to come.

Opening May 2021

Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program (HASCAP)

Funding from the Government of Canada through financial institutions to support the tourism supply and service sector including restaurants, hotels, the arts / culture / sports and entertainment providers impacted by COVID-19.
Guaranteed loans from $25,000 – $1M

Guaranteed loans at an interest rate of 4% with repayment terms over 10 years. Up to 12-month postponement on principal repayments at start of the loan.

To qualify, Canadian businesses must:

  • Show a year-over-year revenue decline of at least 50% for three months, within the eight months prior to application for HASCAP. (Example: October–December 2019 compared to October–December 2020 revenues dropped by at least 50%.)
  • Have received payments* from Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) or the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) prior to applying for HASCAP.
  • Demonstrate pre-COVID financial stability

*If business does not qualify for either CEWS or CERS, must provide financial statements demonstrating the required revenue decline.

Apply directly through primary financial institutions as of February 1, 2021. Apply directly through other financial institutions, such as credit unions, as of February 15, 2021. Applications accepted until June 30, 2021.

COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program – Small Business (CEAP-SB)

Government of Ontario, through CEAP-SB provides a one time, on-bill credit to eligible small business and registered charity customers to help them catch up on their energy bills and resume regular payments
Credits of up to $850 toward electricity bill and up to $425 toward natural gas bill

Small business and registered charity customers may be eligible for up to $850 in support towards their electricity bill if they primarily use electricity for heating, or up to $425 otherwise. Small business and registered charity customers could also be eligible for up to $425 in support towards their natural gas bill.

You must apply for CEAP-SB through your utility or unit sub-meter provider.

Small business and registered charity electricity or natural gas customers are eligible for CEAP-SB if they meet these, and other, criteria:

  • The customer has an active account with an electricity distributor, a USMP or a natural gas distributor.
  • The customer’s account falls within the following class:
  • For customers of an electricity distributor, the General Service less than 50 kW rate class
  • For customers of a USMP, the relevant commercial class that uses less than 150,000 kWh of electricity annually
  • For customers of a natural gas distributor, is a non-residential customer that uses less than 50,000 cubic meters of gas annually

Customers may apply for CEAP-SB by email or by mail.  Some utilities and USMPs may also have the capability to allow their customers to apply online or by phone. Contact your utility or USMP to find out what options are available.

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