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.
41% of businesses are looking for tax/payment deferral from their municipal government.
To read the full survey summary click here.