June 2020 Updates

Posted: June 29

Ontario Extends Declaration of Emergency to July 15. The province focuses on safe, gradual reopening of regions. Click here for the News Release.

Posted: June 15

The Emergency Processing Fund (EPF) is a one-time, federal investment of up to $77.5 million to help companies implement changes to safeguard the health and safety of workers and their families due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Emergency Processing Fund will offer:

  • Emergency COVID Response – Non-repayable funding to help companies implement changes to safeguard the health and safety of workers, their families, and communities.
  • Strategic Investments – Repayable funding to help companies improve, automate and modernize facilities to increase Canada’s food supply capacity.

Eligible costs related to a project will be shared between the Program and the successful applicant. Small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) can receive up to 50 per cent of total eligible costs. Larger companies can receive up to 25 per cent of total eligible costs.

More information here

Posted: June 12

The purpose of the attached guidance is to state the current intent of the Food and Drug Administration, in certain circumstances related to the impact of the coronavirus
outbreak (COVID-19), not to enforce requirements in three foods regulations to conduct onsite audits of food suppliers if other supplier verification methods are used instead. This document is the June 2020 update of the March 2020 document. 1-FSMA_COVID19_PC_FSVPAudit_GuidanceV2_June 2020

Posted: June 4

The Ontario government has created a new directory to help with sourcing personal protective equipment (PPE). Review sector-specific guidelines to identify PPE and supplies to keep your employees and customers safe. Supplies are in high demand and the needs of frontline health care workers and first responders will continue to be prioritized.
Access the list of companies that sell PPE and other supplies to keep your employees and customers safe from COVID-19 from the Workplace PPE Directory.

Hire a University of Guelph Co-op for the Summer or Fall – Interested in hiring a co-op student for the summer, fall or both? University of Guelph students can work remotely, and the Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) funding opportunities has temporarily become more flexible during the COVID-19 pandemic. Post your job today and our Employment Services team can arrange your virtual interviews. Learn more about University of Guelph’s Co-op Program, how to post jobs and the different funding opportunities offered