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COVID-19 Business Resources

Kawartha Lakes is supporting businesses and economic recovery

The City of Kawartha Lakes is committed to supporting businesses during and in recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stay informed

To stay informed and prepared, we encourage you to:

Call us if you need help

The City of Kawartha Lakes Economic Development, including the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Centre (KLSBEC), remains available to support our business community by phone and electronically.

Visit our How We Can Help page for the staff directory and contact information.

Team Kawartha Lakes

Kawartha Lakes Economic Development is part of Team Kawartha Lakes and are working collectively and collaboratively to ensure that local businesses receive the support they need.

Visit our Business Associations page to connect with the members of Team Kawartha Lakes.

Keep your workplace safe

Current Status of COVID-19

Stay up to date on Kawartha Lakes' current status COVID-19 on the HKPR Health Unit website.

Stop the Spread Business Information Line (for questions about what will be open or impacts to your business or employment) 1-888-444-3659

How to keep your workplace safe
Find local PPE suppliers

Are you a PPE supplier and interested in getting on these lists? Contact Economic Development, or ask someone from Team Kawartha Lakes for help.

Find funding and helpful resources

There are a number of funding programs and resources available to support businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. This information is changing often. Check back for updates regularly.

 Funding and resources
Government Funding Programs

Find all Federal programs and information about COVID-19 here.

Find all Provincial programs and information about COVID-19 here.

Business resources


Help for businesses and employers
Government of Canada Resources for businesses, their employees and self‑employed individuals including financial support, loans and access to credit
Province of Ontario

Learn about changes to government programs and available supports as your business recovers from COVID-19.

Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit

Up to date information for COVID + the Workplace from HKPR

Working from home
Digital media help and training and webinars

Grants and Programs

  • ShopHERE: free support to set up an online eCommerce site through Shopify (Digital Main Street)
  • Digital Transformation Grant: up to $2,500 in grants to support digital upgrades (Digital Main Street) (currently closed)


Crisis and recovery planning guides

Crisis and emergency planning

Ontario Chamber of Commerce Preparedness Toolkit
Workplace Safety and Prevention Services Business Pandemic Preparedness Checklist
Insurance Bureau of Canada

Business Insurance and Emergency Preparedness

Business continuity

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) Business Continuity Plan and Templates for Entrepreneurs
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Business Continuity Guide


Local Good News Stories

A number of new initiatives launched to support businesses and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 Local initiatives

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