Supports for Businesses

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COVID-19 has put a tremendous strain on our local businesses, not-for-profits and nonprofits. On this page, we have outlined supports available. 

Ontario Staycation Tax Credit

One way our government is putting money back into the pockets of families, boosting main streets in communities across our province, and supporting a strong economic recovery is through the Ontario Staycation Tax Credit.

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Ontario Jobs Training Tax Credit

The Ontario Jobs Training Tax Credit is a temporary, refundable personal income tax credit that helps workers get training that may be needed

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Employer Health Tax Relief

The Ontario government has increased the EHT exemption for 2020 from $490,000 to $1 million due to the special circumstances caused by the coronavirus (COVID‑19) in Ontario. In the 2020 Ontario Budget, the government announced it was making the EHT payroll exemption increase permanent.

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Digital Main Street

Digital Main Street is a digital “how to” guide and program to help you grow your business. The program is now supported as part of a partnership between the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario.

Find more information here.

The Ontario Trillium Foundation

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations. The OTF provides grants for the non-profit sector.

Find more information here.

The Ontario Arts Council

The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) provides grants to Ontario-based individual artists and arts professionals, ad hoc groups/collectives and organizations, supporting a range of arts activities and disciplines.

Find more information here.