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 and Events:
Jul 27, Sept 7: Digital Main Street - Social Media for Your Business
Jul 28: Oshawa Chamber of Commerce - Free Co-working Wednesdays
Jul 28: Digital Main Street - Celebrating Small Businesses | Entrepreneurs Share Digital Success Stories
Jul 29, Aug 5, Aug 12, Aug 19, Aug 26: Digital Main Street - How An Online Store Can Boost Your Business: Free Ontario Program
Aug 4: Oshawa Chamber of Commerce - Free Co-working Wednesdays
Aug 4: BACD - Hacks To Grow Your Social Media Following
Aug 5: BACD - Digital Main Street Grant Information Session
Aug 10: BACD - My Wellness Matters
Aug 10, Sept 21, Oct 19, Nov 30: Digital Main Street - eCommerce 101: What, why, and how
Aug 11: Oshawa Chamber of Commerce - Free Co-working Wednesdays
Aug 17: BACD - Reputation Management Marketing Tactics
Aug 18: Oshawa Chamber of Commerce - Free Co-working Wednesdays
Aug 18: BACD - Digital Main Street Grant Information Session
Aug 24, Oct 5, Nov 16: Digital Main Street - Web Presence 101 – Ensuring Your Foundation Is Set
Aug 25: Oshawa Chamber of Commerce - Free Co-working Wednesdays
Aug 26: BACD - Introduction to Social Media Strategy
Sept 1: BACD - Digital Main Street Grant Information Session
See COVID-19 related updates from the Region of Durham newsroom
Durham Region Chambers and Boards of Trade Rapid Testing Program
June 8: Durham Region moves to Step One of Roadmap on June 11
Mar 25: Durham Region Health Class Order for Workplaces Fact Sheet
Jan 29: Shop Durham Region online marketplace now live
> See all Durham Region updates
July 19: Ontario Helping Small Businesses Establish Online Presence
July 15: Ontario Offers Free Health and Safety Training for Small Businesses as Province Reopens
July 12: Ontario Moving to step 3 of Roadmap to Reopen on July 16
May 20: Ontario Releases Three-Step Roadmap to Safely Reopen the Province
May 13: Ontario Launches New Ontario Tourism and Travel Small Business Support Grant
May 12: Ontario Continues to Expand Access to Rapid Testing for Workplaces
Mar 29: Ontario Supports the Tourism and Hospitality Sectors during COVID-19
Mar 25: Ontario's Action Plan Doubles Ontario Small Business Support Grant
Mar: 18: Ontario Expands Financial Assistance to Include Micro-credentials
Mar 5: Ontario Setting Up Apprentices and Employers for Success
Jan 4: Ontario Supporting Home-Based Food Businesses During COVID-19
Oct 13: Ontario Continues to Support Restaurants During COVID-19 Pandemic
> See all Provincial updates
July 12: Federal government launches Tourism Relief Fund to help tourism businesses and organizations recover and grow
March 23: Government announces extension of Canada Emergency Business Account to help small businesses
Nov 13: Prime Minister announces funding to help Canadians develop skills and find jobs
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
>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.