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Service notice:

As part of our efforts to control the spread of COVID-19, we are focusing resources towards our most essential services at this time. Staff from our economic development and tourism departments are being temporarily redeployed to assist with essential services. We will attempt to answer all inqiries within one business day. 

Check this page often, we update information and links regularly.

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

A further reduction to the Essential Business list was announced on April 3 and this information is available through the essential business link below. 

HAPPENING THIS WEEK

Here are some upcoming online events you may want to attend: 

April 9 - National Angel Capital Organization 

Roundtable on Entrepreneurial Activity

April 9 - Shopify Information Session

Get Your Store Online in Changing Times

April 9 - Georgian College and Community Partners, Coping with Change

Conquering Stress During Uncertain Times

Keeping you informed of that latest provincial and federal news regarding COVID-19:

These links can help you find the information you need, quickly. 

Provincial COVID-19 Info 

Federal COVID-19 Info

Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan 

Ontario's Action Plan - COVID-19

Federal and Provincial Benefits Plain Language Spreadsheet

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. 

 

Grey County All-Sectors Business Survey

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. The survey is anticipated to take less than five minutes.

Grey County Business Survey

Ministry Survey for Tourism and Hospitality business (Open to April 6 at 8 am)

In cooperation with partners, members, stakeholders and the office of Minister Lisa MacLeod, TIAO has released an updated COVID-19 industry survey. This includes accommodation, food, retail, service, entertainment and more.

The survey asks about cancellations, lay-offs and temporary or permanent closures caused by COVID-19. Please take a moment to complete the survey, email it to your members and share it with your partners and stakeholders.

Take the Survey

Weekly Farm Survey from Canadian Federation of Agriculture

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.

Survey for the week of March 23

RESOURCES BY TYPE

Find assorted resources for employers and employees, small business and specific sectors here.   

FOR ALL BUSINESS

Employment and Social Development Canada Workplace Benefits and Services

Business Development Bank of Canada Credit Program

 

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

FOR EMPLOYEES

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

Resources from Federal Trade Commissioner

Health guidelines for social isolation and links to federal program info for Seasonal Agricultural Workers

Ontario Federation of Agriculture guidelines for Direct-to-Consumer Sales

Ontario's Agri-food Jobs Portal

Export Development Canada Webinar, Managing Impacts on Global Supply Chains 

FOR TOURISM SECTOR

Resources from the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC)

Contact

Savanna Myers
Director of Economic Development, Tourism and Culture