COVID-19: Economic Relief Measures Announced to Date

  • The governments of Canada and Ontario unveiled a new $57 million program which will help 22,900 Ontario businesses create and enhance their online presence and generate jobs for more than 1,400 students.
  • For more information, see the Government of Ontario’s news release of June 11, 2020.[175]

Support for agri-food sector

  • The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $2.5 million through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. The program will:
    • connect workers with available jobs in the agri-food sector.
    • allow eligible organizations to apply for a grant of up to $5,000 to establish an online e-business and marking presence. Funding under this stream will be quick and responsive to those needing immediate solutions.
    • allow eligible organizations to apply for cost-share funding of up to $75,000 to implement high-impact projects.
  • On May 8, 2020, the Government of Canada announced $2.25 million to implement COVID-19 health and safety measures in meat processing plants to better protect employees. The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is now accepting applications.
  • On May 14, 2020, the Governments of Canada and Ontario announced an additional $2.25 million to help farmers better protect employees and ensure the continued supply of food products. Funding will be used to purchase personal protective equipment, enhance cleaning and disinfection, and redesign workstations. The OMAFRA is now accepting applications.
  • On June 12, 2020, the Government of Ontario announced it is taking additional steps to better protect workers in the agri-food sector during the COVID-19 outbreak. The province is significantly expanding the Agri-food Workplace Protection Program and committing up to $15 million to enhance health and safety measures on farms and in food processing facilities.
  • For more information, see the Government of Canada’s news releases of April 17, 2020, April 24, 2020, May 8, 2020, May 14, 2020, and June 12, 2020.[176][177][178][179][180]

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