Small Business Resources - Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

News Updates 

  • ​City of Brampton (Emergency Management) - Updates (Click Here)
  • The City of Brampton Economic Development Office is pleased to bring you the latest stories and information about what is happening in the local business community. - Updates (Click Here)


  • Guides, Tools and Funding for businesses during COVID-19 - (Click Here)
  • To assist business planning and continuity efforts during this time, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce has developed a guide. This tool includes links to some of the most relevant and credible information, best practice tools and resources. The Pandemic Preparedness Guide can be found here.
  • To support businesses during this extraordinary time, the Government of Canada has established a Business Credit Availability Program to further support financing in the private sector through the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and Export Development Canada (EDC). This will allow BDC and EDC to provide more than $10 billion of additional support to businesses.
  • Businesses in need of financing can contact BDC for either a Small Business Loan (up to $100,000 can be obtained online), Working Capital Loan (extra funds to bridge cash flow gaps and support everyday operations), or Purchase Order Financing (increase cash flow to fulfill domestic or international orders with very flexible terms).
  • For details on Employment Insurance (EI) and Work-Sharing programs from Employment and Social Development Canada (including temporary special measures), please click here​.

  • Brampton's Economic Development team and Sector Managers are working closely with our business community to understand how they are being impacted and how we can support them. 


  • Managing the impact on global supply chains | Export Development Canada - This webinar will cover the following; how EDC is monitoring the impact of the virus and its effect on global supply chains, how the virus outbreak will impact the global economy and which countries will be most affected, how to protect your company against the risk of not getting paid if your suppliers or customers don’t pay, how to get more working capital from your bank.
  • Business Implications & Legal Triage | Pillsbury Law - This comprehensive program will address; crisis response and management, employment issues and risks, supply chain concerns, business interruption and insurance coverage, cybersecurity readiness and IT system impacts.
  • Coronavirus Impact on Global Supply Chains | Association for Supply Chain Management - Join us for this ASCM and Supply Chain Canada webinar as Elizabeth Rennie, Editor-in-Chief of SCM Now Magazine talks with Jim Kilpatrick, Deloitte Consulting and Greg Schlegel, founder of the Supply Chain Risk Consortium about how organizations are currently handling the repercussions of coronavirus on their global supply chains and what you can do to help mitigate risk for your organization.
  • Dealing with the Coronavirus: What to do immediately, to help save the tourism industry and our downtowns | Destination Development Association - In this workshop we are offering ideas that can still encourage travel while implementing “social distancing” and “self-quarantine” procedures, ways to shift your tourism marketing to help you weather the storm, what downtowns (and downtown businesses) can do to survive, and programs coming online to help small businesses that make up the bulk of our tourism-industry providers and downtown businesses.  

Business Support Contacts

  • CFIB Business Helpline: 1-888-234-2232
  • BDC Financing and Advice: 1-877-232-2269
  • Employment Insurance Benefits: 1-833-381-2725

  • Although City of Brampton facilities are closed, the Brampton Entrepreneur Centre’s business consultation services are still available virtually. To speak with a business advisor, businesses can email 

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