May 2020 Updates

Posted: May 26

The Government of Canada answers some questions to find financial help. Find support for your business here.

A compilation of various funding programs available from the Government of Canada –COVID-19 Government Support Watch – May 20

Posted: May 20

The most current information available from the integrated Public Health Information System (iPHIS) as of 4 p.m. May 18, 2020, from the Toronto Public Health Coronavirus Rapid Entry System (CORES) and the Ottawa Public Health COVID-19 Ottawa Database (The COD), and Middlesex-London COVID-19 Case and Contact Management tool (CCMtool) as of 2 p.m. May 18, 2020. moh-covid-19-report-en-2020-05-19

Government of Canada information regarding “Non-medical masks and face coverings

Posted: May 15

The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) would be pushed back from June 6 to August 29 and the eligibility criteria would be loosened to allow  new categories of employers. Read more here.

Posted: May 12

On May 11, 2020, the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced new measures to support businesses, including establishing a Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility (LEEFF) to provide bridge financing to Canada’s largest employers and expanding the Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP) to mid-sized companies with larger financing needs. Support for mid-market businesses will include loans of up to $60 million per company, and guarantees of up to $80 million.

Posted: May 8

AAFC has worked with federal partners to develop public health guidance and provide links to key resources for the agriculture and agri-food sector, based on questions received over the last few weeks. The information is now available on-line at “Workplace guidance for sector employers and employees”. AAFC will continually update this webpage as new guidance is available or as the need for more information is noted by industry, so please check back regularly.

Opening the Doors: Making Plans to Return to the Workplace. Please find below Covington resources to assist with the return to the workplace:

Return to Workplace Planning Template
Issues for Return to the Workplace
Opening the Doors Return to Workplace Considerations During COVID 19 Part Two Potential Screening Measures for Employees Returning to the Work
Opening the Doors Return to Workplace Considerations During COVID 19 Part Three General Workplace Safety Precautions
Opening the Doors Return to Workplace Considerations During COVID 19 Part Four Accommodating Special Circumstances

Posted: May 4

Between March 29 and April 3, Statistics Canada collected timely information via a new web panel online survey, the Canadians Perspectives Survey Series. This infographic presents the first findings of the survey. How Canadians are coping with the COVID 19 situation

Posted: May 1

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has published interim guidance on sending scans of export certificates to foreign competent authorities.  Please refer to “Sending food export certificates to foreign countries during COVID-19