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.
https://www.ngen.ca/covid-19-response

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. 

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html#business

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/03/canadas-covid-19-economic-response-plan-support-for-canadians-and-businesses.html

Temporary Wage Subsidies for Employers: 

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/campaigns/covid-19-update/frequently-asked-questions-wage-subsidy-small-businesses.html

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

https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/corporate/notices/coronavirus.html

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.

https://www.bdc.ca/en/pages/special-support.aspx?special-initiative=covid19

Trade Commissioner Service: COVID: Resources for Canadian businesses

https://www.canada.ca/en/services/business/maintaingrowimprovebusiness/resources-for-canadian-businesses.html

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

https://www.cfib-fcei.ca/en/small-business-resources-dealing-covid-19

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