Business Supports for SME's Impacted by COVID-19

Resources pages outlining supports available for small and medium sized businesses (SME's) during the COVID-19 global pandemic.

During these difficult times, as a business owner, if you have concerns please free to reach out to let us know what your needs are so we can communicate those with our industry partners and government officials. 

To discuss property taxes please contact the municipal office at 613-687-5536 and ask to be directed to the Treasurer in the Finance Department.  

Information and resources are also available on the municipal website, the business page and the business Facebook page.

Stay strong.  #PetawawaBusiness, #shoplocal, #shoponline


In order to better understand the circumstances of the impacts to the businesses and people within the County of Renfrew during the COVID-19 pandemic, please assist us by completing a short survey (less than 10 min). The results will help in our efforts to secure economic relief from the provincial and federal governments as well as enable us to better direct the best available information and resources to you. To complete the survey click here.


Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Statistics Canada have created a new weapon: time-sensitive data about what businesses are going through and how they are planning for the eventual recovery. To complete the survey click here.

FAQ's on Programs

Employment Insurance (EI) vs. Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)
Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy 



Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan  -   Additional Supports for Business (March 27- March 30)
Office of the Prime Minister Website
Government of Canada Newsroom

Ontario's Action Plan 2020  pdf version provided in files
Ontario 2019 Novel Coronavirus Website (NEW site March 30)
Government of Ontario Newsroom
Ontario Business Information Toll Free Number 1-888-444-3659

Business Support Information and Resources

Canadian Business Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Business Resilience Website
Ontario Chamber of Commerce Website
Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) Website
Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters COVID-19 Resources Website
Retail Council of Canada COVID-19 Website