Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic on Businesses in Western Ontario 2.0

The Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic on Businesses 2.0 was launched on Tuesday, April 14th by the member Counties of Western Ontario. This second series of surveys determines the shift in the economy since the first series was completed and the impact on our rural economies from COVID-19.

A total of 2221 businesses completed these surveys in eleven (11) Counties in the Western Ontario region, an increase of 538 businesses.

Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic on Businesses in Western Ontario

The Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic on Businesses in Western Ontario series of surveys were completed between March 19th - April 10th.

A total of 1638 businesses completed these surveys in ten (10) Counties in the Western Ontario region.

45% of these businesses will have difficulty making ends meet in the next few months.

The most significant supports that businesses are looking for from the Provincial and Federal government are Financial Aid (not in the form of loans) and Employment Insurance supports for staff.

Bruce Power Donates 200, 000 Items of PPE to WOWC Region

The Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (WOWC) will be receiving 200,000 pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) from Bruce Power to be dispersed to front-line community workers in the fight against COVID-19. This is part of Bruce Power’s recent commitment of 600,000 pieces to be distributed across Ontario.

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