COVID – 19 Business Resources


City of Brantford Economic Development

County of Brant Economic Development

Enterprise Brant

Paris and District Chamber of Commerce


  • Pandemic Preparedness Toolkit: The Ontario Chamber of Commerce team, in collaboration with Hicks Morley, have put together a toolkit to help support businesses be prepared for any human resources or operational-related disruptions
  • Business & Employee Supports: The latest information on government programs being offered to support business during the coronavirus pandemic  
  • Advocacy: Stayed informed and up to date on OCC in the news and what business supports we are advocating for through the pandemic
  • Government News: A compilation of federal and provincial announcements
    Mental Health Resources: Guidance for both self care and care for others
  • Work from Home Resources: Best practices and shared resources
  • How to Protect Yourself: Find out how to protect yourself and how to recognize symptoms
  • FAQ: Frequently asked questions on the COVID-19 pandemic for business, employers, and employees
  • Business Spotlight: Coming soon!  So many of our members are stepping up to support COVID-19 relief efforts – join us in championing them


Stop the Spread Business Information Line Now Open at 1-888-444-3659


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Government of Canada Page

Canadian Exporters

Canada’s Response

CRA FAQ on Temp wage subsidy

Retail Council of Canada

Employee Links:

Chambers Benefit Plan:

COVID-19 resources from the Johnston Group and the Chambers Plan.  

Local Support and Questions, Advantage Insurance

Employment InsuranceHow To Apply For EI

Emergency support benefit: Have You Been Laid Off Or Your Hours Reduced? Click Here

Emergency insurance sickness benefit: No Paid Sick Leave, Are You Quarantined, Sick? Click Here

Emergency care benefit: If You’re Unable To Claim E-I But Are Sick Or Quarantined and/or Are Taking Care Of Family Members: Click Here

Need mortgage help? Mortgage Support For Canadians

CHILD CARE BENEFITS: Increased Child Care Benefit Information

TAX DEADLINE: Filing Deadline For Individuals Pushed Back Until June 1st

Dedicated EI Phone Line: 1-833-381-2725