The City has prepared a support resource page on Ottawa.ca to provide information to businesses and workers on all supports, from various levels of government available to them. For a full list of government-offered relief options, please visit COVID-19 Support for Businesses and Workers.
Our office has set up a Buy Local resource page, directing residents to websites and information that can help them to continue supporting our local small businesses. Our office is also highlighting individual local businesses in the Ward in all of our e-mail bulletins moving forward, to bolster support for them during this difficult time.
The city is encouraging all Ottawa businesses and organizations to ensure they are prepared to go back to work safely. Members of the Ottawa business community can access the Business Reopening Toolkit online. It provides guidance on preparing your workplace, employees and operations to resume while ensuring physical distancing, and also provides links to official resources such as public health signage, sector-specific guidelines and government financial assistance programs.