Town Takes Action on Business Recovery

April 6, 2020
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The Town of Collingwood is developing an Economic Support and Recovery Task Force to advise Council on supporting and assisting local businesses on rebuilding the local economy and investments.

Discover COVID-19 Business Recovery Resources, including webinars, funding, and support initiatives.

Navigating & Applying for COVID-19 Business Support
A Live Webinar was held on Friday April, 3rd 2020. Watch it Now

This immersive webinar featured experts on recently announced provincial and federal business support programs launched in response to COVID-19 economic impact. Consultants from Strategy Corp reviewed key programs and who they are best suited for, as well overviewed the relative complexity and requirements to apply for these support programs. A virtual Q&A followed Business leaders came away with a prioritized list of support programs they can apply for and how to start the process. 

The program included Introductions, information on Federal & Ontario Supports (focus on where there is the highest likelihood of return), and a Q&A drawn from questions submitted in advance.

Essential Business Signs
In an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, the Province has restricted what businesses can remain open to a specific list of Essential Businesses. See if you qualify. You can also download a printable sign/image for your website/social media created by the Town of Collingwood to post at your place of business so that it is clear you are operating as an Essential Business.

What other resources are available?
Please email us at to let us know you are operating as an Essential Business. This will ensure that By-Law officers are aware and we can also add you to the regular business updates we are sending out weekly with news about resources, support and advice available to businesses through the Business Development Centre in Downtown Collingwood.

#CollingwoodStrong Company Spotlight
Heretic Spirits is one of the Collingwood companies leading the way in converting their facilities to help support the safety of the community. They have been producing Hand Sanitizer now for over a week and supplying it to those in need at the front lines of the fight against COVID-19. #CollingwoodStrong #HereticSpirits

How is COVID-19 Impacting Your Business?
The County of Simcoe has launched a Business Impact Survey with partners – they will use this information to put in place supports where possible and advocate various levels of government on your behalf. Complete the Survey