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As your local advocate, my office is here to help. This website allows Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte businesses to easily access all the current, provincial financial supports available. These funds will help our local small businesses weather the storm, and support them on the road to economic recovery.

Doug Downey, MPP Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte

Review what you’ll need to apply

Ontario Small Business Support Grant

Eligibility

To receive the grant, a small business must:

  • Be required to close or restrict services subject to the new Province wide Shutdown
  • Have fewer than 100 employees at an enterprise level
  • Have experienced a minimum of 20% revenue decline comparing April 2020 to April 2019 revenues
  • New businesses established since April 2020 are also eligible

Property Tax & Energy Bill Rebates

Eligibility

To receive the grant, a small business must:

  • Businesses that are, or were, required to close or significantly restrict services as a result of being under control or lockdown restrictions in the COVID-19 response framework.
  • Were required to close or significantly restrict services as a result of being under “modified Stage 2” restrictions in the previous framework
  • Businesses will not be eligible if they are:
    • within the areas subject to public health restrictions, but were not required to close or significantly restrict services or if they are owned by the federal, provincial, or a municipal government, or by a person holding federal or provincial office.

Funding For PPE Costs Rebates

Helping small businesses with unexpected costs of PPE

Eligibility

To be eligible, your business must have 2-9 employees and be in one of the following sectors:

  • Retail
  • Accommodation and food services
  • Repair and maintenance
  • Personal and laundry services
  • Gyms and yoga studios

Digital Main Street

Programs for e-commerce

Canada Emergency Business Account

CEBA

Eligibility

To receive the grant, a small business must:

  • Business is registered with the CRA with an effective date of registration on or prior to March 1, 2020.
  • Has an active business chequing/operating account.
  • If borrower currently does not have a business chequing/operating account, they must create one at their primary financial institution before applying for CEBA.
  • Intends to continue to operate its business or to resume operations.
  • To apply for CEBA, businesses should contact their financial institution.

Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy

CERS

Eligibility

To be eligible to receive the rent subsidy, you must meet all four of the following criteria:

    • You had a CRA business number on September 27, 2020 OR;
    • You had a payroll account on March 15, 2020, or another person or partnership made payroll remittances on your behalf OR;
    • You purchased the business assets of another person or partnership who meets condition b above, and have made an election under the special asset acquisition rules OR;
    • You meet other prescribed conditions that might be introduced
  • Are an eligible business, charity, or non-profit (eligible entity)
  • Experienced a drop in revenue
  • Have eligible expenses

Regional Relief and Recovery Fund

RRRF

Eligibility

    • A Canadian or provincially-incorporated business, co-operative, partnership or an Indigenous-owned business with 1 to 499 full-time equivalent employees; OR
    • Organizations, including social enterprises, that are engaged in commercial activities as a significant portion of operations; OR
    • Chambers of commerce, business or sector associations and other economic development organizations that provide support to businesses.

That meet the following:

  • Facing funding pressures with fixed operating costs, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • Have applied to other Government of Canada COVID-19 relief measures for which they are eligible
  • Were operational prior to March 15, 2020;
  • Are financially viable;
  • Plan to continue to operate or resume operations; and
  • Have an active business chequing/operating account.

Mental Health & Wellness Support

Services available online or by phone

Mental health, wellness and additions support is available.

Click here for resources

What You’ll Need To Apply

Have any questions?

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If you’re still unsure of what help is available to you, fill out our form and a member of MPP Doug Downey’s office will be in touch with you.