York Region remains committed to providing businesses with trusted, dependable and timely updates about COVID-19.

We know the business community has been impacted, and in response, various government levels and industry organizations have announced support programs. There is no question – businesses are experiencing significant challenges including employee payroll, cash flow, closures and more.

We’ve organized federal, provincial, municipal and industry resources to help you navigate these uncertain times, in addition to webinars and other resources. More details about these programs can be found at yorklink.ca

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, York Region facilities are currently closed to the public. Our business services have been adjusted to support our clients:

  • One-on-one consultations through the York Small Business Enterprise Centre and other Business Advisory Services have been moved to telephone consultations. 
  • Seminars, group sessions and workshops are being delivered through webinars. 

York Region Economic Strategy is also working hard to bring together expert guidance to help the York Region business community combat and prepare for recovery during this time of global uncertainty. This will be in the form of an ongoing blog series, and the first one is available now and outlines immediate actions York Region businesses should take in response to COVID-19, including information on avoiding layoffs, automatic supports, recovery planning, and more. 

The full list of resources and information for businesses can be found at yorklink.ca/covid19