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Regional Relief and Recovery Fund

Businesses in the County of Simcoe can now apply for funding under new initiative called the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF). The RRRF will support small and medium sized businesses that do not qualify for or have not been able to receive funding from current Government of Canada COVID-19 relief measures.  

In order to provide targeted assistance to the small towns and communities in the County of Simcoe, local CFDCs will administer the funding and focus on assisting “main street” businesses, such as retail shops, restaurants, corner stores, and businesses of strategic importance to our communities, with interest-free loans up to $40,000. Support is available to businesses operated by sole-proprietors, corporations and partnerships.  

Staff at the local Community Futures offices are here to walk you through the application process. Please visit your local CFDC’s website for more information on eligibility and the application process. 

Centre for Business and Economic Development - Servicing Collingwood, Wasaga Beach and Clearview   

Nottawasaga Community Futures Development Corporation - Servicing Innisfil, New Tecumseh, Bradford West-Gwillimbury, Adjala-Tosorontio and Essa  

North Simcoe Community Futures - Servicing Midland, Penetanguishene, Tiny, Tay and Springwater  

Community Development Corp. (CDC) - Servicing Orillia, Oro-Medonte, Ramara and Severn 

​Should you be interested in a loan of $40,000 or more and meet the eligibility criteria outlined on FedDev Ontario’s website, you may wish to apply to FedDev Ontario. 

​​Pos​t Pandemic Business Resumption Checklists

Self-assessment tools designed to help businesses identify gaps and risks, as well as potential approaches so they can safely resume operations.
Businesses Operating Through the Pandemic checklist here 
Businesses Returning to the Workplace after Working remotely checklist here 
Businesses Returning after Shutdown of Operations checklist here ​

Pathogen Decontamination checklist​ - provides guidance to businesses as they prepare their facilities for a return to regular business operations

Federal Resources  ​

Our team has put together a reference document of Government Supports for your Business​​

Provincial Resources  

​ Toll-free line1-888-444-3659 for Ontario businesses with​​ questions​ about ​the order to close at risk workplaces.  


RTO7 ​Partnership Program​ ​​- funding to support​​ tourism businesses and organizations in Bruce, Grey and Simcoe County. 

Questions about navigating funding? Contact us at edo@simcoe.ca 




Visit Experience Simcoe​ for a directory of local producers, restaurants, retailers and more that have pivoted their businesses to offer products and services during this challenging time. 

Industry Discussion Forums 

  • The Simcoe Entrepreneur Network is a network of community partners within the Simcoe County Entrepreneurship Ecosystem that works together towards improving the communication, collaboration, and consolidation of resources available to better serve entrepreneurs. Join the Simcoe Entrepreneur Network groups on LinkedIn and Facebook​ to connect with local entrepreneurs, ask questions and share resources and advice to help support each other through the COVID crisis.
  • Barrie Manufacturing Portal - a private forum open to Simcoe County manufacturers to share best practices and ideas. Contact edo@simcoe.ca to register. 
  • The Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC)​ has a "Member Needs Help" service to ask questions and share information. This is now open to members and non-members through the pandemic.