COVID-19 Business Recovery Resources
The Business Development Centre in Downtown Collingwood is here to support and advise business during COVID-19. We are here to answer questions, help make sense of new information coming from different levels of government and provide advice on how to manage through these challenging times. It's part of the Town of Collingwood's commitment to help, guided by the recommendations of the 14-person Economic Support & Recovery Task Force developed along with a recovery dashboard.
Tim Newton, Manager, Small Busines Enterprise Centre
|Gillian Fairley, General Manager, Centre For Business and Economic Development|
Business Loans Up To $300,000, Advice & Mentorship Programs
Free targeted coaching and advice by telephone or video conferencing as well as information for companies seeking financing. Helping businesses to start and grow by providing business loans up to $300,000.
Website Email Phone: 705-445-8410
Susan Nicholson, General Manager, Collingwood Downtown BIA
Martin Rydlo, Director, Marketing and Economic Development
Information and ideas on economic recovery assistance.
- Framework for re-opening the province
- Collingwood Patios and other Stage 2 Business Re-openings
- Canadian Business Resilience Network Re-opening Toolkit
- Resources and support from South Georgian Bay Tourism Association
- Collingwood LiveMoreNow.ca Finance, Marketing & HR Webinar Library
- Resources for Colingwood Artists and the Arts Community
- Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit recommendations
- Local to Provincial Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Providers
- Cleaning and Disinfecting the workplace
- Best practices business kit for getting back to work (CFIB, courtesy Mike McCarthy)
- Sector specific resources to prevent COVID-19 in the workplace
- HR Best Practices To Help Bring Back Your Staff
- Food & Beverage Operators
- General Retail Operations
- Easy to read slide presentation about protecting workers in the Service Sector (Workplace Safety & Prevention Services)
- DineSafe resources for re-opening and creating guest confidence & comfort
- Opening & Operating a Patio in Collingwood
- Curbside Pick-up 10-Point Checklist
- Follow Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit Recommendations
- Improve and Expand Your Digital Presence with the Digital Service Squad
- Get your store promoted in Collingwood
- Commercial Business Integrated Health and Safety Practices to Protect Against COVID-19 Transmission (Coming soon).
- Quick & Useful Guide to Service Canada Programs (PDF)