UPDATED 20-May-26

As part of the USC-STC response to the COVID-19 situation in Canada, we are collecting details to help members and stakeholders get access to reliable sources of information on COVID-19.

If you see something that you’d like added to the page, please send it to [email protected]


GOVERNMENT INFO/SUPPORTS:

Government of Ontario

STOP THE SPREAD:  Business Information Line 1-888-444-3659

List of Essential Workplaces

Ontario Together

Ontario Ministry of Health – COVID-19 stats & self assessment tool


Government of Canada

Emergency Response Benefit

Emergency Response Benefit Press Release

Work Sharing Program – Temporary Measures

Canada Revenue Agency – Helping Canadians with the economic impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Calling All Suppliers – Help Canada Combat COVID-19

Innovative Solutions Canada

ISC is launching many COVID-19 related Challenges (both in medical and non-medical categories) where SMEs can receive significant financial support. Innovative Solutions Canada helps Canadian innovators by funding R&D and testing prototypes in real-life settings.

Links to key pages:

New Funding Opportunities: Smart Digital Exchange

Innovative Solutions Canada Home Page

Call for prototypes to help combat COVID-19


BUSINESS SUPPORTS:

Business Development Bank of Canada

BDC Webinar:  How to cope with the impacts of COVID-19 on your business

BDC Webinar: Planning for recovery: How to restart your business in the wake of COVID‑19

Business continuity plan and templates for entrepreneurs 


Export Development Canada 

EDC Campaign for COVID-19

EDC Webinar : Impact on Global Supply Chain


COVID-19 Challenges and Response

Government programs to reach out to companies positioned to help with COVID-19 efforts:

 The Alberta Emergency Management Agency also has two programs that may be of interest:

  •  The Alberta Purchasing Connection (APC) – an online tool that lets public and private sector users manage, advertise, distribute, and download public purchasing opportunities for goods, services, and construction in Alberta.
  • The Emergency Response Database – you can add your company’s capabilities to the database, and if there is an emergency requirement for your product or service, you will be contacted by a representative of the Government of Alberta
  1. support Canada’s response to COVID-19 here in Canada: Calling all Suppliers BuyandSell.gc.ca

 The Alberta Emergency Management Agency also has two programs that may be of interest:

  •  The Alberta Purchasing Connection (APC) – an online tool that lets public and private sector users manage, advertise, distribute, and download public purchasing opportunities for goods, services, and construction in Alberta.
  • The Emergency Response Database – you can add your company’s capabilities to the database, and if there is an emergency requirement for your product or service, you will be contacted by a representative of the Government of Alberta

Other Information

Canadian Chamber of Commerce – Pandemic Preparedness for Business

World Health Organization COVID-19 –  Information for Business and Employees