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COVID-19 Business Resources

Business Information Line

Ontario to close all non-essential businesses. Stop the Spread Business Information Line Now Open at 1-888-444-3659. Businesses who have questions about closures of at-risk workplaces or how emergency measures impact their business or employment can call the information line.

Note: teleworking and online commerce are permitted at all times for all businesses.

Chatham-Kent Covid-19 Tip Line: 519-360-1998

Chatham-Kent residents who have concerns about non-essential businesses, use of public playgrounds or social gatherings of more than five people can now report their concerns via phone or email.

To report a concern, individuals can call 519-360-1998, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or email

Canada Emergency Response Benefit with CRA

The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) supports Canadians by providing urgently needed financial support to employed and self-employed Canadians who have been directly affected by COVID-19. It provides a payment of $2,000 for a 4 week period (equivalent to $500 a week) for up to 16 weeks. You will be able to apply for the new CERB in My Account or using the automated phone line starting April 6, 2020. 

Access through your CRA My Account or by calling toll free 1-800-959-2019

Chatham-Kent Economic Development: Helping businesses invest and grow for generations

Whether you are a Fortune 500 or founded in a basement office, the team at Chatham-Kent Economic Development and the Small Business Centre are here to help you start, grow, support, and invest in your business.

Economic Development is a municipal department focused on assisting the business community throughout Chatham-Kent – big and small – to strengthen our local economy. Economic Development and the Small Business Centre helps new and growing businesses find solutions that create investments and quality local jobs so people can live, work, play, and grow in Chatham-Kent.

Be Your Own Boss this summer and get $3000

Be your own boss this summer and get $3000

Start your own business with training, mentorship, and $3000 from Chatham-Kent Economic Development and the Small Business Centre. Students between 15 and 29 years old can apply to the Summer Company program and take control of their summer. 

Space is limited, click here for more information and to apply today!