Ontario Providing Supports for Small Businesses, Workers & Families

The Ontario government is providing targeted relief for businesses and people impacted by the current public health measures aimed at blunting the spread of the Omicron variant. As part of a comprehensive plan to support workers and businesses, the government is announcing an Ontario COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant for small businesses that are subject to closure under the modified Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen. It will provide eligible small businesses with a grant payment of $10,000.

Eligible small businesses include:

  • Restaurants and bars;
  • Facilities for indoor sports and recreational fitness activities (including fitness centres and gyms);
  • Performing arts and cinemas;
  • Museums, galleries, aquariums, zoos, science centres, landmarks, historic sites, botanical gardens and similar attractions;
  • Meeting or event spaces;
  • Tour and guide services;
  • Conference centres and convention centres;
  • Driving instruction for individuals; and
  • Before- and after-school programs.

Businesses with questions should be directed to ServiceOntario, INFOline at 1-866-532-3161.

News Release:

ENG: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1001399/ontario-providing-supports-for-small-businesses-workers-and-families

FRE: https://news.ontario.ca/fr/release/1001399/lontario-fournit-des-soutiens-aux-petites-entreprises-aux-travailleurs-et-aux-familles