COVID-19 Resources for Businesses

This page gathers resources and information for businesses in Pembroke regarding government programs, services and supports available during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We understand this is a difficult time for everyone in our community. Please know we are committed to continuing to support Pembroke businesses through it. If you have questions that are not addressed by the sources below, please reach out to us and we will do our best to source the information you are looking for.

We recognize there is a lot of information coming out, from many different sources, and it can be difficult to know where to go for up-to-date and reliable information. It is our hope the below list will make it easier and less overwhelming for businesses to get the information they need. It will be updated as more information and resources become available.

For municipal updates and general information for the public, please refer to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) section of website.

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Local Government Support

There are some local government support programs availible to local businesses. These programs are as follows:

1. Business Development FundA grant that is administered through Enterprise Renfrew County. Businesses can get a grant of up to $5,000 for costs related to e-business solutions, marketing, and creative solutions in the COVID-19 environment. Applications are now closed.

2. COVID-19 Regional Relief and Recovery Fund: An interest-free loan administered through the Renfrew County Community Futures Development Corporation. Businesses adversely affected by COVID-19 can get a 0% interest loan of up to $40,000. If you have questions about this fund visit their FAQs or call RCCFDC at 613-431-3951. A new intake opened in November 2020.

3. Community Improvement Plan - COVID-19 Business Support Grant: This is a new category under the City's Community Improvement Plan. Businesses are eligible for up to $2,500 for 50% of costs related to construction, renovation or signage costs due to COVID-19. The grant is currently open and accepting applications until May 20, 2021. 

Provincial and Federal Government Support and Funding

This section contains information for businesses on federal and provincial government supports. Links are provided for programs that are available. Use this helpful benefit finder tool from the Government of Canada to find COVID-19 benefits that are specific to you and your business. Use the small business recovery resources webpage from the Government of Ontario for provincial resources. Click on the header of this section for a full listing of supports. 

Note the new Ontario Small Business Support Grant is now accepting applications.

Business Support Information and Resources

This section contains information on business support programs and resources. 

Government Announcements and News

This section contains announcements and news from the federal and provincial levels of government as it relates to business and training. Click the header for all resources. 

Business Resources for Operating and Reopening

This section contains resources for businesses as they plan to re-open and resume operations. 

Health Resources

This section contains health resources for businesses. 

Other Financial Support

This section contains links to other financial supports availible to businesses.