Government funding available to help business owners with COVID-19 safety costs

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Ontario businesses eligible for workplace safety grants

COVID-19-workplace-safety-infographicGovernment funding is available for businesses with regards to costs related to keeping workers safe during the pandemic.

Health and safety funding available to Ontario business owners

Forestry sector: Government funding is available for small and medium sized forest sector businesses to help offset the cost of COVID-19 safety measures and safety training. Applications for funding (up to $75,000) are due by Feb. 12, 2021. For information on program eligibility and timelines, please visit ontario.ca/forestsafetyfund

Small business: Government funding is available for small businesses required to close or significantly restrict services under the province-wide shutdown, and for unexpected costs related to COVID-19. To find out if your small business is eligible for grants, and apply for funding, visit Businesses: Get help with COVID-19 costs | Ontario.ca

Small, medium and large size business can also earn rebates for addressing COVID-19 through the Health and Safety Excellence program from Workplace Safety and Insurance Board 

Related

COVID-19 Workplace safety resources includes news, links, infographics, forms, sector-specific guidance

Ontario government: COVID-19 Help for Businesses in Ontario 

Government of Canada: Managing your business during COVID-19: Financial support, loans and access to credit

Government of Canada: Indigenous businesses

Business Development Bank: COVID-19: Supports for Canadian Business

Ontario Chamber of Commerce: COVID-19 Support for Business

Contact your local WSN Health and Safety Specialist for workplace safety guidance

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