Business Resources and Support

Ontario has moved into Step 3 of the Roadmap to Reopen

Roadmap to Reopen at a glance.

About Step 3
Ontario moved to Step Three of the Roadmap to Reopen on July 16, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. based on the provincewide vaccination rate and continuing improvements in key public health and health system indicators.

Public health and workplace safety measures in Step 3 are set out in a regulation under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19covid 19) Act, 2020 (ROA).

Step 3 of the Roadmap to Reopen includes but is not limited to:

  • Additional indoor services with larger numbers of people and restrictions in place
  • Outdoor social gatherings and organized public events for up to 100 people
  • Indoor social gatherings and organized public events for up to 25 people
  • Indoor dining with no limits to the number of patrons per table
  • Retail with capacity limited to ensure physical distancing
  • Indoor religious services, rites or ceremony gatherings with physical distancing
  • Indoor sports and recreational fitness facilities with capacity limits
  • Personal care services with capacity limited to ensure physical distancing
  • Museums, casinos and bingo halls with capacity limits
  • Cinemas, concert, theatres, and other performing arts venues with capacity limits

Please view the regulation for full details.

Retail Council of Canada
Ontario store capacity calculator. Please visit the link below to fill in your own store information below to calculate your reduced capacity.

Retail Council of Canada - Capacity calculator 

Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario
How the public health measures under Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen affect the AGCO-regulated sectors

Click here for more information.

Ontario
Business Support Grants - Relief funding for your business
Business Support

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

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

Government of Canada
Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS)
The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy
Canada Emergency Response Benefit
Transition from CERB to Employment Insurance (EI)

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

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
Pandemic-Recovery-Return-to-Business-Checklist
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

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.

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 businesscoordinator@gananoque.ca, we are here to help.