The Lennox & Addington Economic Development Team is available to provide support to local businesses during this very challenging time. Business Coaches are here to help through phone, email, and video conferencing on any questions you may have with regards to financial support, staffing or diversifying.

We can assist you to navigate through the announcements made by government and provide more information as it comes up, even with it changing so rapidly. We are here to help you succeed, under any circumstance. You are not alone and we are available to help at any time.  

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Economic Development staff hosted a webinar about the Community Futures Regional Relief & Recovery Fund on Friday, May 15th.  Dominique Jones from Community Futures provided more details on the loan program.  Additional information on the re-opening of the economy and some of the available tools to support your business was also provided. Watch the recording.

Updated on May 21

Applications Are Now Being Accepted for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit


Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) now accepting applications for a maximum $40,000 loan for immediate financial support

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Community Futures Relief and Recovery Loan - available to businesses not eligible for CEBA

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Guides to Safely Re-opening Your Business

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The Province of Ontario Essential Business List

Essential Business List Update


To find a summary of the relief programs announced by the Government of Canada visit:

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

How to avoid layoffs:

Learn about the Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy (75%) 

Commercial rent assistance for Landlords & Small Business

Applications Open on May 25

Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA)

Note:  the mortgage requirement has been removed, all landlords are eligible for the subsidy.

Flexibility on taxes:

More time to pay Income Taxes

Deferral of Sales Tax Remittance and Duty Payments

Agri-Food Program to Support Online Sales

Bring Your Business Online


Support for farmers:

Increasing Credit Available


Guide to Operating your Essential Farm Business during COVID-19

Operating Your Essential Farm Business

Support for Business - Province of Ontario

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What other organizations can I receive information from?

Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Canadian Federation of Independent Business

Export Development Canada

KFL&A Public Health

Ontario Federation of Agriculture

How You Can Help

Ontario Together calls for suppliers and solutions – Ontario is welcoming help help from businesses and organizations who can:

Supply emergency products like ventilators, swabs and masks

Submit innovative solutions for specific scenarios

Submit a proposal for ideas, other products or services to help Ontarians

Promoting your Business Online

Helpful guides about social media advertising, online sales functions, etc.