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COVID-19 - MEDIA RELEASE – APRIL 3, 2020
Posted: Apr 03, 2020

The Corporation of the Township of Dubreuilville

COVID-19 - MEDIA RELEASE – APRIL 3, 2020

-For Immediate Release-

The Corporation of the Township of Dubreuilville recognizes the economic difficulties causes by the economic difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic for all residents and small businesses in our community.

In order to provide support, the provincial and federal governments have published several resources and funding programs. A complete list has been established by the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. Please find attached.

Residents or businesses requesting assistance to apply can contact Melanie Pilon, Economic Development Officer directly at 705 255 7747 (cell) or via email at mpilon@dubreuilville.ca between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Additional funding programs that residents may find useful include:

Algoma Power - Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP)

Electricity Bill Support

How to Apply: https://www.ontarioelectricitysupport.ca or by calling 705 256 3850 

Algoma Power - Low Income Assistance Support (LEAP)

Electricity Bill Support

How to Apply: https://www.oeb.ca/rates-and-your-bill/help-low-income-consumers/low-income-energy-assistance-program  or by calling 705 256 3850.

Superior East Community Futures Development Corporation

Superior East CFDC offers financial assistance to area businesses who contribute to the creation and/or maintenance of long-term employment. The CFDC is able to provide Flex Loans up to $50,000 for the purposes of equipment, renovations, general working capital and can provide the applicant will receive an answer within 72 hours (Some conditions may apply).

How to Apply: Email – amos@superioreastcfdc.ca

Helpful Links

  1. Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response - https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html
  2. Government of Canada – My Account for Individuals – https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/e-services/e-services-individuals/account-individuals.html
  3. Canadian Chamber of Commerce – COVID-19: Business Resilience - http://www.chamber.ca/resources/pandemic-preparedness/

Toolkits and Guides

  1. Canadian Chamber of Commerce – Pandemic Preparedness Resources - http://www.chamber.ca/resources/pandemic-preparedness/
  2. Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre Guidebook for Remote Working - https://ssmic.com/documents/assets/uploads/files/en/guideforremoteworkers_(1).pdf
  3. BDC – 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
  4. Canadian Payroll Association – Payroll and COVID-19 - http://www.cfa-fca.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/PAYROLL-AND-COVID-19-PAYROLL-INFOLINE-QA-FINAL.pdf

 

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