Business Resources and Support

Ontario Energy Board
COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program - Small Business

Business Support Grants - Relief funding for your business

Town of Gananoque - Outdoor Patios
The Town has passed By-Law No. 2020-088 to establish a Class I Development Permit process specific to temporary outdoor patios on sidewalks and boulevards.

The application is available below.

Please contact Brenda Guy at or 613-382-2149 ext. 1126 for further information or to submit an application.
DP - Application for Development Permit Temporary Outdoor Patio

Town of Gananoque - COVID Recovery Grant
Gananoque Town Council recently passed a new schedule in the Community Improvement Plan to financially assist businesses that have had to retrofit their operations and implement new health and safety protocols due to COVID-19.

The Municipal Act restricts the bonusing of businesses. However, the Planning Act provides for the implementation of a Community Improvement Plan (CIP) which permits a combination of grants and loans. In collaboration with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, the Town adopted the program to assist businesses with making eligible improvements.

For more information and to apply for the program, please click here.

Leeds, Grenville, & Lanark District Health Unit
Food Safety during the Pandemic
Local Health Units Announce Regional Approach to Mandatory Masks
Face Coverings/Masks Information 
Mask Use

Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit Public Health Instructions under the Ontario Emergency Act: Stage 2

Video - Leeds, Grenville & Lanark Health Unit: Guidelines to the Safe Re-Opening of Business and Workplaces

Ontario Trillium Fund
Resilient Communities Fund

Digital Main St.
Programs for Ontario Businesses

Workplace Health, Safety, & Prevention Services
Personal Protective Equipment Supplier list
Checklist for Food Premises Operating Patios - June 18, 2020
Ontario Energy Board - Fixed Price for Time-of-Use Electricity Customers
2020 Re-opening Food Premises - Health Unit
Framework for Re-opening Our Province - Stage 2
COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for Businesses
Ontario Guidelines - Resources to prevent COVID-19 in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment Suppliers
Detailed List of Stage 1 Openings in Ontario
Workplace Safety & Prevention Services Guidance on Health and Safety for Curbside Pickup and Delivery Services during COVID-19
Safe Shopping - Poster
Protect Yourself and Those Around You - Poster
Cleaning and Disinfection for Public Settings

Government of Canada
The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy
Canada Emergency Response Benefit
Apply for Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) with CRA

Resources for Business
Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
Taking Care of your Mental Health
Helping Canadians With the Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Province of Ontario
COVID-19 Business Support Grants
Ontario Together: Help Fight Coronavirus
List of Essential Workplaces 
Extended Validation Periods
Electricity Relief
Stop The Spread Business Info Line
Ontario Orders the Mandatory Closure of All Non-Essential Workplaces
Frontline & Business Support

Canadian Chambers of Commerce
Pandemic Preparedness for Business

Business Development Bank of Canada
Business Continuity Plan & Templates
Support for Entrepreneurs

Canadian Federation of Independent Business
Ontario COVID-19 Relief Measures for your Business
COVID-19 Small Business Help Centre

Local Support
MPP Steve Clark - COVID Support
1000 Islands Gananoque Chamber of Commerce
KEYS Job Centre
Downtown Gananoque BIA

FedDev Ontario
The Government of Canada is taking action to support tourism and other businesses and workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. You can take advantage of new investments and initiatives.  Learn more about the support available.

RE3 Women-Led Business Funding
Regional Relief and Recovery Fund

1000 Islands CDC
Grenville CFDC
Valley Heartland CFDC - loans 

WSIB Financial Relief
WSIB Relief

Canada Emergency Rent Assistance (CECRA)
CECRA for Small Businesses

For more information or support please email, we are here to help.