COVID-19: Economic Relief Measures Announced to Date

  • The government of Ontario is providing up to $10 million to Indigenous-owned small and medium-sized businesses through the Support for People and Jobs Fund. Loans of up to $50,000 will be available to businesses that are either ineligible for, or unable to access, existing federal and provincial COVID-19 response initiatives for small businesses.
  • For more information, see the Government of Ontario’s news release of June 19, 2020[170]
  • The Ontario government is providing $71,780 to Almaguin Community Economic Development (ACED) and the Association for the Promotion of Arts, Recreation and Culture (PARC) to help boost local tourism and economic growth in the Almaguin Highlands region. The funding will be delivered through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC).

  • For more information, see the Government of Ontario’s news release of August 13, 2020[171]

Support for tourism industry in Niagara Region

  • The Ontario government is supporting the Niagara Region’s vital tourism sector by providing a $25-million loan to the Niagara Parks Commission to redevelop the historic Canadian Niagara Power Generating Station into a one-of-a-kind, made-in-Ontario attraction.
  • For more information, see the Government of Ontario’s news release of June 19, 2020.[172]

Support for tourism industry

  • The Ontario government is investing $1.5 million through the new Tourism Recovery and Economic Development Fund and providing promotional incentives for provincial attractions to help the province’s tourism industry and welcome visitors back in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • For more information, see the Government of Ontario’s news release of August 6, 2020.[173]

Support for beef and hog farmers

  • The governments of Canada and Ontario announced on June 17, 2020, that they are investing up to $10 million in emergency assistance for beef and hog farmers. The funding will help cover the increased costs of feeding market ready cattle and hogs due to COVID-19 related processing delays, while redirecting surplus pork products to help those in need.
  • For more information, see the Government of Ontario’s news release of June 17, 2020.[174]

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