Advocacy / CADSI News
September 8, 2021

Top Requested COVID-19 Business Resources

***UPDATED September 8, 2021***

We've curated the top requested resources to help companies navigate the business implications of COVID-19. This page is updated as new resources become available. 

Canada's Vaccination Plan

Travel, mandatory quarantine and who qualifies for exemption

Workplace safety

  • Access free rapid COVID-19 antigen tests for your workplace here.
  • Watch a video about rapid workplace testing at a defence company (CAE Inc.) here.
  • Read more background on rapid COVID-19 antigen tests here (and in French here)
  • Canadian Centre for Cyber Security here and here. 
  • UK guide for small businesses here.
  • NIST guide to preventing eavesdropping and protecting privacy on virtual meetings here. (published 2020) 
  • U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Resources for Business here.

COVID-19 business support programs 

  • Global list of resources for managing your business during COVID-19 here
  • Federal Financial Supports - general Information here.
    • Business Benefits Finder tool here
    • Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program here.
    • Canada Recovery Hiring Program (CRHP) here.
    • Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) updates here (initial deadline has passed)
    • Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP) here.
    • FAQ about the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) here
    • Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility (LEEFF) information here
  • Provincial Supports
    • Ontario Support for Businesses page here.
    • B.C. Support for Businesses page here.
    • Quebec Support for Businesses page here.
    • N.S. Support for Businesses page here.
    • Newfoundland and Labrador Support for Businesses page here.
    • Alberta Support for Businesses page here
  • Trade Commissioner Service for information about COVID-19 and Canada’s international trade here.
  • Export Development Canada's COVID-19 Relief for Businesses here.
  • Business Development Canada's (BDC's) supports here
  • Canada Business App here
  • Chamber of Commerce's Canadian Business Resilience Network here and Recovery Toolkit here.
  • Learn about CRA's changes to taxes and benefits here
  • CFIB's COVID-19 Small Business Help Centre here.

Managing your business and workforce during COVID-19

  • Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) toolkit here
  • PHAC's risk-informed decision-making guidelines for workplaces and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic here
  • Ontario's guidance on Manufacturing Health and Safety during COVID-19 here.
  • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) guidance here.
  • Workplace Safety and Prevention Services (Ontario) resources here.
  • Wellness Together Canada for mental health resources here.   

Sell or buy PPE (personal protective equipment)

  • Government of Canada Essential Services Contingency Reserve here
  • Government of Canada's PPE Supply Hub here.
  • Government of Ontario PPE Sales here.

Be aware of fraud

  • COVID-19 frauds and scams list here.
  • Warning from 3M regarding PPE fraud here

DND-Specific Information 

  • Continuing/resuming work during the pandemic here.
  • Defence Team FAQs (includes information regarding DND contractors) here.

Defence and marine acquisition notices and changes

  • supplier news here
  • PSPC service continuity news here
  • U.S. Government COVID-19 Resource Centre here.
Ideas and innovations to help in the government's response to COVID-19 
  • ISED portal here.
  • IDEaS portal here
  • Innovation Solutions Canada opportunities here 

Promote your existing COVID-19 products or services 

  • CADSI website profiles here
  • GATEWAYCapabilities portal here. 
  • GC portals are listed above. 



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