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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 ecdev@grey.ca any time with your questions.

Please note that this service will not provide legal advice.

Community and Business Resiliency Map

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 ecdev@grey.ca(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. 

Important Surveys

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?

Take Survey

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 ecdev@grey.ca. Thank you. 

Online Events

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.

CLICK TO VIEW SESSION 1

Thursday May 14: Ask a Professional webinar and Q&A with Andrew Patricio, Marketing Specialist with BizLaunch.

CLICK TO VIEW SESSION 2

Upcoming events:

Tuesday June 2, 2 p.m.: HR specialist Wendy Malkin, HR Annex Consulting.

GET TICKETS

Thursday June 4, 2 p.m.: Chartered Accountants Adam Vander Duim and Greg Blockand, BDO. 

GET TICKETS

 

From MentorWorks:

May 26 – Hiring & Training Grants for Workforce Development

 

 

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

Public Health Information for All Businesses, Employees and Organizations

Employment and Social Development Canada Workplace Benefits and Services

Business Development Bank of Canada Credit Program

BDO COVID-19 Adaptation Resources

MentorWorks COVID-19 Portal

Ontario Business Grants Portal

FOR SMALL BUSINESS

Business Development Corp Business Credit Availability Program

Saugeen Economic Development Corporation Business Improvement Loan Fund

Digital Main Street Small Business Starter Kit Guide for Digital Transformation

FOR EMPLOYERS

Employment and Social Development Canada Workplace Benefits and Services

Federal Work Sharing Program

KPMG Employers Managing Tax & Legal Issues During COVID-19

FOR EMPLOYEES

Canada Emergency Response Benefit CERB

Employment and Social Development Canada Workplace Benefits and Services

Grey County YMCA Employment Services

KPMG Employers Managing Tax & Legal Issues During COVID-19

FOR AGRI-FOOD SECTOR

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

Resources from Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC)

Resources from Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO)

Resources from RTO7 

Tourism HR Canada Free Emerit Online Training 

WORKPLACE SAFETY INFORMATION BY SECTOR

Ontario Resources for Preventing COVID 19 in the Workplace 

Grey Bruce Health Unit information for Businesses, Employess and Organizations

The Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety have created tip sheets for all sectors

If you know of a resource that could be added to our list, email ecdev@grey.ca. Thank you. 

Contact

Savanna Myers
Director of Economic Development, Tourism and Culture