Covid-19 Resources Hub

novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and COVID-19








Government introduces Canada Emergency Response Benefit to help workers and businesses

PHAC –  Public Health Agency of Canada – Coronvirus Disease – Summary Page

Covid-19 Updates:

Prevention and Risks:

Symptoms and Prevention:

Being Prepared:

Travel Advice:

Canada’s Response:

Covid-19 Awareness Resources:

Employment and Social Services

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) – Employment and Social Development Canada:

Work-Share Program:

IPAC – Infection Prevention and Control Canada

Finance Canada

Economic Response Plan – Cost and Implementation




























Industry Canada – Economic Development

Canada’s Regional Development Agencies: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19):

Map of Agency Territories:$file/InfoSheet_March2020_FINAL_ENG.pdf

Canada’s Regional Development Agencies

Western Economic Diversification Canada  1-888-338-WEST (9378)

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency  1-800-561-7862

FedNor  1-877-333-6673

Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency  1-855-897-2667

FedDevOntario  1-866-593-5505

Canadian Economic Development for Quebec Regions  1-866-385-6412






Government of Ontario:

FedDev Ontario







Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions:

Temporary Aid for Workers Program:

Gouvernement du Québec:







Western Economic Diversification Canada:

COVID-19 and the western Canadian economy:


British Columbia









Nova Scotia

New Brunswick

Newfoundland and Labrador

Prince Edward Island

ACOA Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Infographic: COVID-19 – Helping the Atlantic economy







Health and Social Services

Nunavut – Department of Health








Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses


Business Development Bank of Canada

Small Business Loans:

Working Capital Loans:

Purchase Order Financing:

Indigenous Banking at BDC:

Business continuity plan and templates for entrepreneurs:




British Columbia:


New Brunswick:

Newfoundland and Labrador:

Nova Scotia:



Prince Edward Island:




Further Resources for Canadian Businesses

Work-Sharing Program – Temporary special measures for the forestry and steel and aluminum sector


Avoiding Layoffs:

http://Extending the Work-Sharing program

http://Providing small business with wage subsidies

Access to Credit:

http://Establishing a Business Credit Availability Program

http://Offering a guarantee on loans

The New Canada Emergency Business Account

http://A New Loan Guarantee for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

http://A New Co-Lending Program for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

Support for Farmers

http://Increasing credit available

Supporting Financial Stability

http://Launching an Insured Mortgage Purchase Program

http://Bank of Canada actions

http://Lowering the Domestic Stability Buffer


http://More time to pay income taxes

http://Deferral of Sales Tax Remittance and Customs Duty Payments






Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

Support for Individuals:

Increasing the Canada Child Benefit

Special Goods and Services Tax credit payment

Extra time to file income tax returns

Mortgage support

The new Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)

Apply for Employment Insurance

Support for people that are sick, quarantined or in directed self-isolation:

http://The new Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)

Improved access to Employment Insurance sickness benefits

Other Support Initiatives:

http://A new Indigenous Community Support Fund

http://Enhancing the Reaching Home initiative

http://Support for women’s shelters and sexual assault centres

Support for Seniors

http://Reduced minimum withdrawals for Registered Retirement Income Funds

Support for Students and Recent Graduates

http://A moratorium on the repayment of Canada Student Loans

Employment Insurance (EI)

Canada Council for the Arts






CMHC Updates

CMHC Mortgage Deferral

CMHC Dealing with Mortgage Payment Difficulties

Contact your local bank branch or mortgage broker as each case is being reviewed individually

CREA – Canada Real Estate Association

OREA – Ontario Real Estate Association

Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP) & Standing Term Liquidity Facility (STLF)







WHO World Health Organization

Centre for Disease Control

Johns Hopkins University of Medicine – Coronavirus Resource Centre



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