COVID-19 is significantly impacting your business.

The Durham Economic Task Force is here to help you navigate this crisis.

Digital Services

There are numerous free programs and services that can assist your business with digital transformation, including websites, e-commerce, social media, and process improvements.

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The Durham Economic Task Force is here to support your business. If you have questions about programs, need assistance navigating the COVID-19 crisis, or require support, please contact us for help. 

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Local PPE

As Durham Region businesses work to maintain safety protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be a need for personal protective equipment as required by Provincial guidelines for various sectors.

Local PPE Directory 

Local E-Commerce

As Durham Region businesses work to expand business access, there is a growing need for e-commerce and marketing services. Explore our directory of businesses in Durham Region that offer these services.

Local e-commerce directory

Local Food

An information resource to residents of Durham Region about where local food can be accessed, and to support our local agri-business community through promotion of their goods.

Local food directory

Downtowns of Durham

Support main street businesses now to help preserve our vibrant communities. Explore the fourteen downtown areas of Durham Region.

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Business Recovery Webinars

Featured Upcoming Webinars:

Jan 21: Town of Ajax: Ontario Small Business Support Grant Webinar: Hassle-free but maybe not Question-free (Morning Session)

Jan 21: Town of Ajax: Ontario Small Business Support Grant Webinar: Hassle-free but maybe not Question-free (Afternoon Session)

Jan 21: Digital Main Street - How to Raise Money to Grow Your Business

Jan 21, Jan 28, Feb 4, Feb 11, Feb 18: Digital Main Street - How An Online Store Can Boost Your Business: Free Ontario Program

Jan 26: Oshawa Chamber - Let's Talk: Mental Health in the Workplace

Jan 27: Clarington Board of Trade and Office of Economic Development - Employment Law – Return to Work Considerations

Jan 27: Digital Main Street - Business Operations

Jan 28: Ontario Digital Main Street Initiative - SEO Fundamentals: Online Webinar

Jan 28: Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade - Learn How to be More Productive

Jan 28: Oshawa Chamber - In dialogue with Dan

Feb 2: Whitby Chamber - Growth, Promise & Beyond

Feb 2: Digital Main Street - 10 Ways to Successfully Market Your Business on a Shoestring Budget

Feb 3: Ontario Digital Main Street Initiative - Facebook and Instagram Advertising on a Small Budget: Online Webinar

Feb 9: Ontario Digital Main Street Initiative - Social Media for Small Business: Online Webinar

Feb 18: Ontario Digital Main Street Initiative - Small Business Data Privacy and the Law: Online Webinar

For all scheduled webinars, visit the Invest Durham Calendar

For a list of webinars on-demand, visit Business Support

The Durham Region Economic Task Force

Durham Region economic organizations are working together to help businesses.

The Durham Economic Task Force (DETF) is made up of Durham Region’s Economic Development and Tourism team; all 8 Durham Region-area municipal economic development teams, Business Advisory Centre of Durham (BACD); and all of Durham’s Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade.

The members have also been engaging with other key stakeholders, such as local Business Improvement Associations.

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The Durham Economic Task Force’s immediate priorities are to:

  1. Advocate for the urgent needs of our business community to the Provincial and Federal Governments.
  2. Provide resources and information about business supports available from various levels of government.
  3. Work with other levels of government and stakeholders to develop and implement support programming for business owners, affected employees, and their families, who are experiencing financial impacts as a result of COVID-19.
  4. Provide direct support to help guide businesses through the process of accessing emergency financial assistance and programming from all levels of government.
  5. Promote Durham Region's small and local businesses.