Beware of COVID-19 Related Scams

The Canadian Anti-fraud Agency is reporting hundreds of scams related to COVID-19 as fraudsters take advantage of fear, uncertainty and misinformation. In particular, be aware of spoofed government, health care or research information and unsolicited calls, emails or text requesting

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Curbside Pickup: Tips for Businesses

While curbside pick up accommodation is meant to help businesses get working again, a reminder it must be done in conjunction with ongoing health & safety guidelines. So, no sidewalk sales or promotions that attract large crowds, and customers cannot

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Phase One Recovery for Ontario Began May 19

The Province of Ontario announced Phase 1 of recovery begins Tuesday, May 19 for retailers, seasonal businesses and health and community service providers with outside entrances – only if businesses are ready and able to follow detailed health & safety guidelines. See the newly

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81% of Businesses See Decrease in Demand

Nearly 81% of Canadian businesses have experienced a medium to high drop in demand for services or products as a result of COVID-19, according to a survey released April 29 on business conditions from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Statistics Canada.

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Take the Oakville Economic Task Force COVID-19 Business Survey

Participate in a short online survey to share your feedback and help inform the Town of Oakville’s priorities and initiatives in support of Oakville’s long-term economic recovery.

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Ontario Reopening Framework Released

On April 30, the Ontario government released workplace safety guidelines to help businesses adapt to the new environment as part of its plans to re-open businesses. It is part of a three-phased A Framework for Reopening Our Province that outlines the criteria Ontario’s Chief

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Rent Relief for Small Businesses

On April 24, the Federal Government announced details of the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance program for small businesses in partnership with the provinces.  Who Qualifies:  Businesses paying less than $50,000 per month in rent and who have temporarily ceased operations.

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NEW DETAILS: Wage Subsidy Application & Calculator 

The Federal Government announced that the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy will open to applications on Monday, April 27 through the Canada Revenue Agency website. When you apply for the CEWA, you will be asked to enter amounts such as the number of eligible employees

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Distantly.ca Donation App Launches in Oakville April 27 – Registered?

Distantly.ca, an online donation platform for small business, is being launched on Monday, April 27 by the Town of Oakville’s Economic Task Force. You want to register your business before the launch date to make sure you’re set up and

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