Business Support Line
Do you have questions about business resources?
Our economic development and tourism departments have been temporarily restructured to assist the community with business recovery. Call our support line to speak with someone who can assess your situation and help connect you with the right services: 519-372-0219 ext. 1270. Calls will be answered during business hours. You can also email email@example.com any time with your questions.
Please note that this service will not provide legal advice.
Community and Business Resiliency Map
A map of businesses that remain open in Grey, including those that offer home delivery or pickup, and those that have moved to online platforms.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail) to create or edit your businesses or service listing.
Essential and non-essential businesses in Ontario
The list of essential and non-essential businesses continues to change. Find the latest information on business categories and guidelines for operations below.
The Path to Recovery - Stage 1 of Business Re-Opening
The latest provincial and federal news regarding COVID-19:
These links can help you find the information you need, quickly.
Grey County and our partners invite your participation in surveys so we can better respond to your needs and advocate on your behalf. Survey results will be added to the folders when we receive them from community partners.
WOWC COVID-19 Business Impact Surveys
The Western Ontario Warden's Caucus has coordinated 2 surveys of businesses across southwestern Ontario.
See results from Survey #2.
Tourism Industry of Ontario Assoc. Surveys
NOTE: Choose “Region 7: Bruce Peninsula, Southern Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe” in response to Question #2 – Which region of Ontario do you operate in?
Survey closes at 8am, May 19.
Grey County All-Sector Business Surveys
All-Sectors Business Survey
In an effort to gauge COVID-19 impacts on your business, Grey County is participating in a business survey being coordinated across south western Ontario. The information collected will be used by staff and shared in confidence with the Western Ontario Warden’s Caucus to gain a more fulsome regional perspective.
This second survey will add support to information we gathered in March and help us continue to create supports and advocate on your behalf.
Canadian Federation of Agriculture Surveys
The Canadian Federation of Agriculture is reaching out weekly to Canadian farmers as the COVID-19 crisis continues, to identify any issues being caused by the COVID-19 outbreak and to your respective businesses.
Responses to this survey will be integral as we work with the Federal Government to support Canadian Agriculture effectively throughout this difficult situation.
Survey will be conducted weekly every Tuesday with results submitted to your Provincial General Manager and CFA Executive every Friday morning as crisis continues. Deadline for completion every week will be end of day Thursday EST. Be sure to participate where possible to have your voices heard.
Industry Pulse Manufacturing Sector Survey
The Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium EMC is reaching out ask manufacturers the following short INDUSTRY PULSE questions about how the impacts are affecting their business and the next steps for recovery.
Take the survey.
If you know of a business or sector survey that could be added to our list, email email@example.com. Thank you.
Grey County Business Enterprise Centre - Ask a Professional Series
Watch archived events online:
Tuesday May 12: Ask a Professional webinar and Q&A with Ivanna Iwasykiw, Lawyer with KPA Lawyers.
Thursday May 14: Ask a Professional webinar and Q&A with Andrew Patricio, Marketing Specialist with BizLaunch.
CLICK TO VIEW SESSION 2
Tuesday June 2, 2 p.m.: HR specialist Wendy Malkin, HR Annex Consulting.
Thursday June 4, 2 p.m.: Chartered Accountants Adam Vander Duim and Greg Blockand, BDO.
RESOURCES BY TYPE
Find assorted resources for employers and employees, small business and specific sectors here. These are offered by the private sector, not-for profit organizations and industry associations.
FOR ALL BUSINESS
FOR SMALL BUSINESS
FOR AGRI-FOOD SECTOR
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Information for the agriculture and agri-food industry Agri-Food Open for E-Business initiative from Canadian Agricultural Partnership
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Information for the agriculture and agri-food industry
Agri-Food Open for E-Business initiative from Canadian Agricultural Partnership
Farm Credit Canada Loans and Resources
Ontario Federation of Agriculture guidelines for Direct-to-Consumer Sales
Resources from Federal Trade Commissioner
Health guidelines for social isolation and links to federal program info for Seasonal Agricultural Workers
Ontario's Agri-food Jobs Portal
Export Development Canada Webinar, Managing Impacts on Global Supply Chains
Further reduction in farm tax rate in Grey County
FOR TOURISM SECTOR
If you know of a resource that could be added to our list, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.