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COVID-19 Business Resources


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

COVID-19 Business Survey

Thank you to the almost 500 businesses that shared their experience with us in the COVID-19 Business Survey. The survey has now closed and we are following up with businesses that requested help. The survey data is being analyzed and aggregated results will be shared shortly.

If you need assistance, please contact us at

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

Kawartha Lakes Economic Development is part of Team Kawartha Lakes which includes Kawartha Lakes Economic Development, Kawartha Lakes SBEC, Lindsay and District Chamber of Commerce, Lindsay Downtown BIA, Coboconk, Norland & Area Chamber of Commerce, Fenelon Falls & District Chamber of Commerce, Bobcaygeon and Area Chamber of Commerce, Impact 32, the Innovation Cluster, Kawartha Lakes CFDC, VCCS Employment Services, Workforce Development Board and OMAFRA Regional Staff.

The Team is working collectively and collaboratively to ensure that local businesses receive up to date and accurate information. To stay informed and prepared, we encourage you to:

Team Kawartha Lakes Contact Information

City of Kawartha Lakes Economic Development

705-324-9411 extension 1232

Kawartha Lakes Small Business and Entrepreneurship Centre (KLSBEC)

705-324-9411 extension 1283

Bobcaygeon Chamber of Commerce


Coboconk/Norland Chamber of Commerce

Fenelon Falls Chamber of Commerce


Lindsay Chamber of Commerce


Lindsay BIA


Innovation Cluster

705-536-1101 extension 500





Workforce Development Board




Government Support and Financial Assistance

 New! Government of Canada
New! Province of Ontario

Ontario Declaration of Emergency extended to June 2

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

 Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
National Research Council (IRAP)
 Hydro One

Business Continuity Planning and Pandemic Preparedness

 The Canadian Chamber of Commerce
 The Ontario Chamber of Commerce
 Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
 New! Workplace Safety and Prevention Services
 Insurance Bureau of Canada
 Working for Home

Useful Business Templates and Webinars

New! Re-Opening

Canadian Business Resilience Network

Guide for Businesses Re-Opening
Province of Ontario

Re-opening Ontario in Stages

Guidelines and posters to help protect against COVID-19

 Continuity Planning
 Crisis Communication Planning
 Crisis Communications Planning Guide (Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
Webinar Recordings

Visit the Business Events and Workshops calendar to see a full list of upcoming webinars.

Employee Support Information

 Legal Information

COVID-19 Checklist for Canadian Employers (Canadian Labour and Employment Law)

Frequently Asked Questions (Global HR Lawyers)

 Employee Safety
 Keeping You and Your Employees Safe (CFIB)
 Human Rights
 Ontario Human Rights policy statement on COVID – 19 (Ontario Human Rights Commission)

New!Sector-Based Resources

New! Agriculture
Organization  Resources
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

New! COVID-19 - Information for the agriculture and agri-food industry

Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council

AgriHR Toolkit

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

CFIA Information for Industry

Canadian Federation of Agriculture

COVID-19 Information

Ontario Federation of Agriculture

COVID-19 Information

Government Financial Assistance for Ontario Farm Businesses

New! Guide for Direct Sales to Consumers

New! Guide to operating your Essential Farm Business

Farm Credit Canada

Response to COVID-19

Update your HR plan for COVID-19

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA)

Agricultural and Food Jobs in Ontario

Grow Agri-Food e-Business during COVID-19

New! Agri-Food Open for E-Business Targeted Intake

New! Agri-Food Workplace Protection

New! Agri-Food Workplace Protection Program for Provincially Licensed Meat Processors

New! Agriculture Health and Safety during COVID-19

World Organization for Animal Health

Questions and Answers on COVID-19

Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association

Grower Communication for COVID-19




Tourism Industry Association of Ontario

COVID-19 Updates

Weekly Industry Calls - Subscribe for details

Tourism Industry Association of Canada

Current Situation Review

Destination Canada

COVID-19 Updates

 New! Culture


Canada Council for the Arts

COVID-19 Information

Ontario Arts Council

COVID-19 Information

I Lost My Gig

I Lost My Gig COVID-19

National Trust for Canada

New! COVID-19 Updates, Information and Advocacy



Government of Canada

Call to Action: Canadian Manufacturers needed to help combat COVID-19

Province of Ontario

Manufacturing Health and Safety During COVID-19

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

Export Development Canada (EDC)

Support for Canadian Exporters impacted by COVID-19

Next Generation Manufacturing Canada (NGen)

$50 million in Supercluster Funding

 Construction and Real Estate
Organization Resources
Province of Ontario

Construction Site Health and Safety during COVID-19

Canadian Construction Association

COVID-19 Resources

Ontario General Contractors Association

COVID-19 Updates

Real Estate Council of Ontario

COVID-19 Notices

Ontario Homebuilders' Association

Health and Safety Resources

Colliers International (Commercial Real Estate)

COVID-19 Insights and Recommendations

 New! Other



Lindsay & District Chamber of Commerce

City of Kawartha Lakes Take Out/Delivery/Services Facebook Page

The Retail Council of Canada

Resources for Retailers

Restaurants Canada

Updates & Resources for Foodservice Operators

New! Restaurants Canada COVID-19 Reopening Best Practices

 I want to help

 New! Resources to help the fight against COVID-19
Organization Resources
Ontario Centre of Excellence (OCE)

Ontario Centre of Excellence

COVID-19 Collaboration Platform

Province of Ontario

How organizations can help fight cornavirus

Government of Canada

Call to action: Canadian manufacturers needed to help combat COVID-19

Team Kawartha Lakes

New! Local PPE Suppliers

New! PPE Exchange for Customers and Suppliers

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