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:

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


Near North Mitigation Alliance (NNMA)

The purpose of the Near North Mitigation Alliance is to collectively reduce the impact of COVID-19 through a broad range of mitigation efforts, to share and communicate local companies and organizations efforts, products and services offered, evolving issues and success stories in dealing with COVID 19, including best practices and new knowledge, and share and find solutions to barriers and problems, all with the goal of gradually reopening and expanding businesses safely.



Support for Businesses

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) : Employers who have seen drop in revenue may be eligible for a subsidy to cover part of your employee wages, retroactive to March 15, 2020.

Muskoka Business Recovery Fund 
Financing of up to $40,000

NECO: Emergency Loan Program
Financing of up to $25,000

NECO: Post COVID-19 Professional Services Relief
Up to $5,000 to assist in receiving services for business development/planning, consultations, financial processing, and training.

Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) Repayable & conditionally repayable contributions, up to a maximum of $250,000 for a six month period.

CanExport Funding During COVID-19 Up to 75% of costs associated with export marketing projects to a maximum $75,000


Canada’s Economic Response Plan 

Ontario Provincial Support

Ontario-Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program

Canada Emergency Business Account

OCE Collaboration Platform

The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) 

Export Development Canada (EDC)

Trade Commissioner Service & International Trade

Road Map for Reopening

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