Supports Announced for Small Businesses

January 14, 2022

Dear OE Members, We know that many riding facilities have been impacted once again by the current Provincial shut down. We want to share with you new targeted relief measures for businesses and people impacted by the public health measures aimed at reducing the spread of the Omicron variant. There are several new supports including the Ontario COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant which will provide eligible small businesses with a one-time grant payment of $10,000.  

Eligible small businesses include:

  • Facilities for indoor sports and recreational fitness activities (including fitness centres and gyms)

 Further supports include new electricity-rate relief to support small businesses, as well as workers and families spending more time at home while the province is in Modified Step Two. 

Additionally, online applications for the Ontario Business Costs Rebate Program will open on January 18. This program will provide eligible businesses that are required to close or reduce capacity with rebate payments for up to 100% of the property tax and energy costs they incur while subject to public health measures in response to the Omicron variant.  

The presentation slides below highlight all of the programs that are currently available. We encourage you to review it to determine what your business can apply for.   

New Supports for Small Businesses, Workers and Families – Presentation Slides:

News Release:

Please reach out to us if we can be of assistance. 

Stay safe.

The OE Team

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