Updates and Resources

The health and safety of staff, partners and the public are our top priority. Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and out of an abundance of caution, we are taking all necessary precautions to “flatten the curve” which has resulted in the following:

• All IION staff are working from home
• All IION programs remain active
• IION is still serving clients via virtual meetings, teleconference calls, emails, in-taking and reviewing applications and processing claims. Please continue to reach out during this time.

For the most up to date information please visit www.iion.ca/updates

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Rob Deline, Executive Director at [email protected] Alternatively, you can also reach Matthew Doherty, Director of Operations at [email protected]

Staff Contact Information
Robert Deline, Executive Director – 705-498-1226
Matthew Doherty, Director of Operations – 705-845-0616
Emily Ryan, Research, Metrics & Outreach Manager – 705-498-5584
Sydney Hoffman, Project and Marketing Coordinator – 705-492-3129


Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan 

Summary of Provincial Support:
COVID-19 Government Announced Support – March 23

Next Generation Manufacturing Canada (NGen) will invest $50 million in Supercluster funding to support companies as they rapidly respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by building a Canadian supply of essential equipment, products, and therapeutics.

The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to help Canadians facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

**BDC is hosting a Webinar on March 25th How to cope with the impacts of COVID-19 on your business. Be sure to register to gain access. 



Temporary Wage Subsidies for Employers: 


Information on Employment Insurance, including the Work-Sharing Program as it relates to the current pandemic.


The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and Export Development Canada (EDC) will be distributing the Canadian government’s $10 billion in credit support to businesses.


Trade Commissioner Service: COVID: Resources for Canadian businesses


Canadian Federation of Independent Business: Everything you need to know to keep your business safe


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