Peggy Sattler MPP, London West

Government of Ontario

Business Resources

Business Resilience Service (BRS) - allows small- to medium-sized businesses, not-for-profits and charities to connect free-of-charge with experienced business advisors from across Canada for guidance on COVID-19 financial support program options, and how to plan for recovery in a time of uncertainty. To access the BRS call 1-866-989-1080 to connect with a business advisor from the accounting profession. The service is available 7 days/week from 8am – 8pm.

The following local organizations have created resource pages to help businesses, non-profits, and charities navigate this situation:

  • London Business COVID-19 Portal - The London Economic Development Corporation (LEDC), London Chamber of Commerce, and London Small Business Centre have partnered to create this resource hub for London businesses, providing a one-stop shop for reliable and up-to-date resources and information about local, provincial, and federal government COVID-19 measures.   

  • The Elgin Middlesex Oxford Workforce Planning and Development Board has launched a message in response to COVID-19, which includes resources for job seekers, businesses, employees, and service providers.
     
  • The London Economic Development Corporation has posted a resource page and is asking for your innovative ideas to support local businesses during COVID-19.
     
  • The London Small Business Centre has compiled a list of essential resources for you and your business, from pandemic preparedness to financial supports
     
  • Pillar Nonprofit Network offers a resource page tailored to the needs of local non-profits, including important industry news.
     
  • TechAlliance has compiled resources that will help tech companies get support, make a plan for remote work, become part of the COVID-19 solution, and more. 

  • The Hyde Park BIA has developed a COVID-19 Action Plan to support local businesses survive the pandemic and prepare for post-COVID recovery. Many Hyde Park businesses have adjusted services and remain open, and are listed on the BIA website.  


Ontario Made - Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters has launched an Ontario Made program that will will promote and help consumers identify, access and purchase goods that are made across the province. The program includes a new Ontario Made logo that manufacturers can use to identify made-in-Ontario products, and a new website and digital newsletter to help consumers find products made in the province. Manufacturers can register their products now at SupportOntarioMade.ca to be included in the program. Consumers and retailers can sign up to receive updates at the program unfolds.