COVID-19 is significantly impacting your business.
The Durham Economic Task Force is here to help you navigate this crisis.
Business Recovery Webinars
Featured Upcoming Webinars:
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
Dec 14: Durham Region declares Dec 14-20 Shop in Durham Week
Nov 11: Durham Region announces Shop Durham Region Online Marketplace
Oct 1: Durham Region introduces free online ordering service
Aug 26: Free digital services are now available for Durham businesses through Digital Main Street
> See all Durham Region updates
Jan 15: Applications Now Open for Ontario's Small Business Support Grant
Jan 12: Ontario Declares Second Provincial Emergency to Address COVID-19 Crisis and Save Lives
Jan 4: Ontario Supporting Home-Based Food Businesses During COVID-19
Dec 21: Ontario Announces new Small Business Support Grant - to Provide up to $20,000 for Eligible Businesses
Dec 21: Ontario Announces Provincewide Shutdown to Stop Spread of COVID-19
Oct 13: Ontario Continues to Support Restaurants During COVID-19 Pandemic
> See all Provincial updates
Nov 5: Details on the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Extension
Nov 3: Minister Ng announces new measures to help Canadian small businesses access global markets amid COVID-19
Sept 9: Prime Minister announces support for Black entrepreneurs and business owners
May 25: Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance now open for applications
May 19: Prime Minister announces expansion of support for workers and small businesses
May 11: Prime Minister announces additional support for businesses to help save jobs
May 5: Prime Minister announces support for farmers, food businesses and food supply
>See all Federal updates
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.
The Durham Economic Task Force’s immediate priorities are to:
- Advocate for the urgent needs of our business community to the Provincial and Federal Governments.
- Provide resources and information about business supports available from various levels of government.
- 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.
- Provide direct support to help guide businesses through the process of accessing emergency financial assistance and programming from all levels of government.
- Promote Durham Region's small and local businesses.