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Economic & Creative Development
If you are a business able to supply products and services in support of Canada's response to COVID-19, the Federal Government is asking companies
complete this form.
RVH is looking to businesses for the following items that they could pick up to use in their screening efforts:
N95 masks – the greatest need - for direct patient care
Disposable masks (with or without visor) – for assessment and screening processes and to provide care
Nitrile gloves – latex-free gloves
All supplies provided by each source will be tracked and sources will be reimbursed.
The RVH Foundation office is coordinating this collection effort so they would ask that you reach out if you are willing and able to help at this time:
705-728-9090 x41519 Cell: email@example.com
Impacted City Services due to COVID-19
The City of Barrie is working with our industry partners including with updating this page regularly to be able to identify actions to support businesses, workers and residents in responding to the economic impact of COVID-19.
The City is doing everything possible, in cooperation with the provincial and federal governments, to minimize impact and see economic recovery take place as soon as possible. This page helps enable the City to better respond to the evolving challenges with partners in government, business and non-profits.
Please also refer to
Support for Residents and Property Owners for helpful information.
The Invest Barrie
COVID-19 Business Response Action Plan includes Five Key Measures and supporting Action Items that will help protect the local economy and assist businesses with the supports needed to navigate these trying times. Invest Barrie will continue to monitor COVID-19 and will make changes when necessary, ensuring businesses are receiving the most current information and up-to-date programming.
The City is preparing a Business Recovery Action Plan to assist the local economy in coming back stronger and smarter after COVID-19. It will guide local investment in the economic recovery after COVID-19, and identify local initiatives that will help the recovery process. The Plan will be built through consultation with local businesses, stakeholders, and the general public. It will then be presented for Council review, debate, and approval later in June, 2020. Feedback survey closed on May 24. Thanks to all those that contributed.
The City of Barrie is working with our industry partners including
Barrie Chamber of Commerce,
Barrie Construction Association, the
Small Business Centre, the
BIA, and the
Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre, with updating this page regularly to be able to identify actions to support businesses in responding to the economic impact of COVID-19:
The Small Business Centre's Digital Service Squad present their new program
Going Digital. This program is for businesses with little to no web presence to help assist you in strengthening your business during COVID-19.
The City of Barrie is launching a manufacturing forum for businesses to engage with one another to ask questions and provide solutions for their businesses during the ever-evolving time of COVID-19. If interested, please contact Nora Gavarre at
Nora.Gavarre@barrie.ca or call at 705-739-4220 ext. 4431
As part of the City's response to COVID-19, the City has reduced reducing enforcement of
parking and the noise by-laws until further notice. The provisions in the noise by-law related to deliveries will not be enforced, which will allow grocery and other stores to receive deliveries of essential services and/or perishables at any time. Please visit
barrie.ca/bylaws for more information.
It is critical for people to have the ability to ride the bus to get basic things like groceries or to jobs that we rely on. Offering free transit creates the opportunity to have riders board from the rear door, which reduces risk to transit operators and further supports physical distancing. Please visit
barrie.ca/TransitNotices for full information.
In effect until further notice, all on-street parking on Dunlop St. (Poyntz St. - Toronto St.) will have a limit of standing for 10 minutes or less. This will help make it easier for businesses & customers to take advantage of
There will be no new late fees or City-imposed non-sufficient funds (NSF) charges for property tax and water wastewater bills, and no water shutoffs will be carried out, until June 30, 2020.
Residential water/wastewater account holders can apply to eliminate the fixed charge for water and wastewater on their next bimonthly bill if they are suffering from financial hardship as a result of COVID-19.
In addition, the payment due date grace periods have been extended for all residents and businesses for two billing periods.
Water Wastewater Billing for full information.
FederalAnnouncementsCanada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
Ontario’s Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19
A Framework for Reopening our Province.
provincial stage 1 openings effective May 19, 2020
Arts, Culture, Heritage & Sports Industry
Youth in Business
Guidance on Health and Safety for Curbside Pickup and Delivery Services
Sector-specific guidelines and posters to help protect workers, customers, and the general public from coronavirus
Restaurants Canada present
Restaurant Reopening Best Practices
PPE and Safety Equipment Supplier List
All available webinars and live streamed events to help you and your business cope with COVID-19.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) and museums: impact, innovations and planning for post-crisis, co-organised with the International Council of Museums (ICOM)
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Facebook present Build your Online Presence
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Facebook present Getting Creative with your Mobile Phone
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