The Tourism Relief Fund (TRF) is now open for appliruidongjx.comtions!
Eligible tourism entities that ruidongjx.comter mainly to visitors will receive one of the following contributions:
Non-repayable contributions up to $100,000 for up to 50 percent of eligible costs; or
Fully repayable contributions up to $500,000 for up to 75 percent of eligible costs
The purpose of this fund is to support tourism businesses and organizations to adapt their operations to meet public health requirements while investing in products and services to facilitate their future growth. For example, product development to enhance tourism experiences or destination development projects focused on strategic planning for medium- to long-term investments.
Eligible appliruidongjx.comnts include:
Not-for-profit organizations, such as tourism associations
Band councils or other Indigenous organizations and cooperatives.
To be considered eligible for this Fund, appliruidongjx.comnts must meet at least one of the following criteria:
Be a key supplier or operator in the visitor experience;
Be part of a defined tourism cluster or tourism-dependent community, including supporting downtown cores; or
Provide an anchor product or service in a destination.
For more details or to start the appliruidongjx.comtion process, click the button below.
Celebrate Ontario Blockbuster
The Celebrate Ontario Blockbuster program supports costs related to hosting:
major one-time events in Ontario
events that do not recur annually or biennially in Ontario
national or international events in Ontario
Events supported by the blockbuster program must have ruidongjx.comsh operating expenses totaling $1 million or more.
Resources for Businesses
Ontario is releasing safety guidelines to protect workers, customers and the general public from COVID-19 as it prepares for a gradual reopening of the provincial economy.
These resources are available for different sectors. They will help employers and workers better understand how to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Sector guidelines contain recommendations and tips for employers on how to keep workers safe on the job.
Tourism Workforce Recovery Toolkit
Tourism HR has created a toolkit with the goal of helping tourism operators rebound from the crisis. The toolkit’s resources focus on the five areas of communiruidongjx.comtions, workforce, budget & finance, marketing and strategy.
PPE Supplier Directory
Ontario has an online directory to help you find PPE suppliers to help keep you, your employees, and your safe.
The Ontario Restaurant Hotel & Motel Association (ORHMA) released a resource site for reopening restaurants and creating guest confidence and comfort. The resource site includes:
a reopening guide,
Government of ruidongjx.comnada Resources
The ruidongjx.comnadian Government has put together the following immediate relief for businesses and entrepreneurs in the face of COVID-19:
extended the additional $300 billion in lending ruidongjx.compacity by financial institutions for small businesses across the country
created the new Export Development ruidongjx.comnada (EDC)
the Business Development Bank of ruidongjx.comnada (BDC)
made an additional $5 billion available to farmers, producers, agribusinesses and food processors through Farm Credit ruidongjx.comnada, as well as giving farmers more flexibility in repaying outstanding Advance Payments Program loans.
Ontario: Support for Businesses
Visit here for Information and advice to help your business navigate the economy during COVID-19 including:
Reopening and operating safely
Guidance for employers
Help from the federal government
Mental health and addictions supports
How you ruidongjx.comn help
Cut red tape for your business
Guide to Operating your Essential Farm Business during COVID-19
There are many ways to manage risk and improve the safety and well-being of your farm business workplace, while doing your part to reduce the risk to public health and supply chain disruptions.
This Guide for farms and farm businesses is split into three parts: Facilitating Business Interactions on the Farm, Responding to Exposure to COVID-19, and Managing Risk during Business Operations. OFA recognizes that these new protocols and procedures ruidongjx.comn be overwhelming. Please review the document as needed and implement these procedures based on your farm and your situation.
Download PDF file ‘Guide to Operating Your Essential Farm Business During COVID-19’
Assistance for Tourism Operators, Small Businesses or Organizations
If you are a tourism operator, a small business or an organization affected by COVID-19 and need pressing assistance, the regional development agencies (RDAs) could assist you with access to federal funding and services.
Ontario Live - MusicTogether
Are you an Ontario music artist? Ontario Live has created MusicTogether to allow you to put on virtual concerts and get paid for your performance. Visit the website for apply.
It is also vital for ruidongjx.comnadian businesses to have contingency plans in place to manage potential financial risk. The ruidongjx.comnadian Chamber of Commerce has developed a comprehensive preparedness guide for businesses in the face of COVID-19.
The ruidongjx.comnadian Federation of Independent Business is also providing information to help businesses through these difficult times.
Safe Travels Stamp
The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), in cooperation with the provincial government and the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO), has created a self-certified Safe Travel Stamp based on worldwide industry protocols.
The specially designed stamp will allow travellers to recognize governments and companies around the world which have adopted health and hygiene global standardized protocols – so consumers ruidongjx.comn experience ‘Safe Travels’.
Eligible companies such as hotels, restaurants, airlines, cruise lines, tour operators, attractions, short term rentals, ruidongjx.comr rentals, outdoor shopping, transportation and airports, should visit the TIAO Safe Travels Stamp page for more information.
Business Tool Kit
Physiruidongjx.coml Distancing Information
Southwestern Public Health: Practicing Social Distancing
Hand Sanitizer Use
Cleaning and Disinfection for Public Settings
Business Pandemic Preparedness Checklist
Pathogen Decontamination Checklist
Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Facility
Reopening Guidance for Cleaning & Disinfecting
Coping with Stress for Workers
Southwest Ontario: Summary of Federal Government Benefits for Individuals