Bridge the gap

BDC financing support available for entrepreneurs impacted by the coronavirus COVID-19

  • Small Business Loan: Get up to $100,000
    Quickly access the funds you need, at an interest rate you can afford. Best of all, you can postpone your capital payment for the first 6 months and repay your loan at your pace over 5 years:
  • COVID-19 Relief Program - Working Capital (BDC program)
    The working capital program is a 36-month, backend-loaded loan with principal deferment for the first 12 months. The amount of financing provided is based on a detailed projection or forecast identifying the ‘carrying cost’ or ‘burn rate’ of the operation for the upcoming 12-24 months.
BDC local contact: Randy Myers
Directeur principal | Senior Account Manager
T  519-419-0170     C 519-350-4209     

Community Futures Chatham-Kent 

  • Immediate Lending Option
    Community Futures Chatham-Kent is able to provide your local small business with a loan of $5,000. This option is available for new and existing clients. Some limitations do apply.
  • Long-Term Lending Option
    Community Futures Chatham-Kent is able to provide your local small business financial assistance ranging between $5,000 and $250,000 based on your need.

Visit their website to contact them for details:

Community Futures Chatham-Kent is offering to its clients:

A three (3) month deferral of payments based on the client’s payment cycle ~ such payments will be added to the end of their current amortization schedule. This deferral will require written confirmation from the client along with confirmation in writing from all guarantors where required. 

For more information please them directly:, or or during regular business hours 226-996-1234.

Farm Credit Canada

The Government of Canada has made available $5 billion through Farm Credit Canada for the agriculture sector to help bridge business needs. The near term credit available to farmers and the agri-food sector has been increased through Farm Credit Canada.

Location: 405 Riverview Dr, Chatham-Kent, ON N7M 0N3
Phone: 519-380-8810

Contact your bank

Canada’s banks have made a commitment to support businesses and individuals through these difficult times in a responsible, fair, and compassionate way. To help provide some stability for businesses through this time of uncertainty, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) is lowering the Domestic Stability Buffer requirement, releasing more than $300 billion of additional lending capacity for Canadian financial institutions.

Additional support

Ministry of Finance - Canada

Ministry of Finance - Ontario