WORKPLACE CONSIDERATIONS FOR EMPLOYERS

The COVID-19 outbreak and efforts to control the spread of the virus have raised numerous operational challenges for employers. On March 18, 2020 the Federal Government announced a plan to provide up to $27 Billion in direct support to Canadian workers and businesses, and a further $55 Billion to meet liquidity need through tax deferrals, As the situation and government responses continue to develop rapidly, we are available to help employers navigate the legal issues.  To read more …click here


Please see some federal and provincial government links currently available below that may be useful at this time with regard to COVID-19.  The situation is evolving rapidly so as new information becomes available we will continue to update this information.


Calling all suppliers – Help Canada combat Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is seeking suppliers to support our efforts to combat COVID 19.

Please share the following link with members/clients or business owners who may be interested in the opportunity:

https://buyandsell.gc.ca/calling-all-suppliers-help-canada-combat-covid-19


Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/03/canadas-covid-19-economic-response-plan-support-for-canadians-and-businesses.html March 18th

FedDev Ontario COVID-19 Page: https://www.feddevontario.gc.ca/eic/site/723.nsf/eng/h_02567.html?OpenDocument


The Province of Ontario declared a state of emergency March 17  https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/03/ontario-enacts-declaration-of-emergency-to-protect-the-public.html


Key Information Tools: (provided by Ministry of Economic Development

 Business Supports  

Government of Canada

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Resources for Canadian businesses

https://www.tradecommissioner.gc.ca/campaign-campagne/ressources-entreprises-COVID-19-business-resources.aspx?lang=eng  

 

Business Development Bank of Canada

Support for Entrepreneurs impacted by coronavirus :

https://www.bdc.ca/en/pages/special-support.aspx?special-initiative=covid19

 

Business continuity plan and templates for entrepreneurs

https://www.bdc.ca/en/articles-tools/entrepreneur-toolkit/templates-business-guides/pages/business-continuity-guide-templates-entrepreneurs.aspx

 

Export Development Canada

https://www.edc.ca/en/events/webinar/managing-impact-on-global-supply-chains.html

 

Employment Insurance and Labour and Occupational Health and Safety

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

https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/corporate/notices/coronavirus.html

 

Provincial Links (Ontario):

Ontario Ministry of Health – stats and self assessment tool

https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus

 External Links: 

Canadian Chamber of Commerce – Pandemic Preparedness for Business

http://www.chamber.ca/resources/pandemic-preparedness/ 

 

World Health Organization COVID-19 –  Business and Employees

https://www.epi-win.com/advice-and-information/business-and-employees