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Government of Canada Resources for Small Business (updated regularly)
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Small and medium-sized businesses are the backbone of the Canadian economy. During this extraordinary time, the Government of Canada is taking strong action to help Canadian businesses as COVID-19 ..
COVID-19 Ontario-Specific Updates (Government of Ontario - updated daily))
Monday, March 23, 2020
The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Learn how the Ministry of Health is helping to keep Ontarians safe during the 2019 Novel Coronavirus outbreak. Find out how to protect yourself and ho ..
List of Essential Workplaces (Government of Ontario)
Monday, March 23, 2020
March 23, 2020 8:00 P.M. (check official site for updates/revisions (https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/03/list-of-essential-workplaces-2.html)) Office of the Premier  ..
Fast Facts Bulletin 6 from HR Performance & Results
Monday, March 23, 2020
Clarification Regarding Eligibility for Employment Insurance (EI) Sickness Benefits After repeated calls to Service Canada, and being on-hold for 4 hours yesterday and again since 8:30 a ..
INCOME SUPPORT FOR CANADIANS (Min. of Fin. response to COVID-19)
Sunday, March 22, 2020
Many thanks to Irmina M Koza, Chartered Professional Accountant for sharing this info: https://www.facebook.com/IrminaMKoza Temporary WAGE SUBSIDY For Canadians without paid sick leave (or s ..
SUPPORT FOR BUSINESSES (Min. of Fin. response to COVID-19)
Sunday, March 22, 2020
Temporary WAGE SUBSIDY To support businesses that are facing revenue losses and to help prevent lay-offs, the subsidy will be equal to 10% of remuneration paid during that period, up to a ma ..
Managing the impact of COVID-19 on your business: Focus on what you can control (Grant Thornton)
Friday, March 20, 2020
Content sourced from Grant Thornton's Insights blog It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the number of decisions you need to make to keep your organization running during the COVID-19 pandemic. H ..
Where do I start? What to consider when facing a temporary business closure (Grant Thornton)
Friday, March 20, 2020
Content sourced from Grant Thornton's Insights blog As COVID-19 continues to cause significant disruptions both economically and socially, many businesses are facing the tough decision&m ..
RECORDING: Webinar - Navigating COVID-19, A Practical Q&A Session for Your Business
Friday, March 20, 2020
This interactive webinar took place on Thursday, March 19th, 2020 at 10AM and brought together many community and provincial leaders including: Michael Badham, Moderator Janice Leroux, HR Pe ..
FILING SEASON DEADLINE EXTENSIONS (Min. of Fin. response to COVID-19)
Thursday, March 19, 2020
The Canada Revenue Agency will EXTEND the filing due date for the 2019 tax returns of individuals, including certain trusts. For INDIVIDUALS, the return filing due date will be deferred until ..
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