Announcement Regarding COVID-19
To do our part in minimizing the impact of the coronavirus, and keeping employees, residents and visitors safe, the Niagara Falls Small Business Enterprise Centre is temporarily putting all workshops, events and in-person consultations on hold.

We understand that these are challenging times, especially for small businesses. We our committed to helping the small business community navigate the road ahead and will continue to offer consultations via telephone or email. In addition, we are closely monitoring announcements from all levels of government as they relate to support for business owners and their employees.   

For reliable information on COVID-19, please visit Health Canada, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and Niagara Public Health


Michael Warchala
Small Business Consultant

Dean Spironello
Business Information Officer
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Today the Government of Canada announced number of financial aid measures, more to follow as detailed information becomes available

Resources for Small Business Impacted by COVID-19

FedDev Ontario: Important COVID-19 Notice
The Government of Canada is taking action to support tourism and other businesses and workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC): Support for Entrepreneurs Impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
As announced by the Finance Minister, BDC is increasing the amount of financing available to entrepreneurs during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Employment and Social Development Canada: COVID-19 and Employment Insurance (EI)
Changes to Employment Insurance, the Work-Sharing Program and a new dedicated toll-free phone number to support queries related to waiving the EI Sickness Benefits waiting period.

Export Development Canada (EDC): EDC stands ready to support Canadian exporters impacted by COVID-19
EDC is prepared to act swiftly to help Canadian exporters access capital if needed and we’re working in collaboration with our federal partners and Canadian financial institutions to help minimize the impacts on Canadian businesses.

Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB): Keeping you and your employees safe
Here we answer the questions we are hearing most frequently from our members about how to handle this situation.

Canadian Chamber of Commerce: Pandemic preparedness for business 
The Canadian Chamber has developed a brief guide source from a number of best practice documents and designed to assist business planning and continuity efforts. 

Public Works and Government Services Canada: Calling all suppliers – Help Canada combat Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
Are you a business that can supply products and services in support of Canada's response to COVID-19? Canada wants to hear from you.
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