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COVID-19 Tools & Resources

This page is intended to provide information and links for individuals and employees.

NEW Manitoba Business Matters  – COVID-19 Business Recovery Resource Hub


Funding Supports:

Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program (HASCAP) Guarantee

Through HASCAP, the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) has been mandated to work with participating Canadian financial institutions to offer government-guaranteed, low-interest loans from $25K up to $1 million. Hard-hit businesses, like a chain of hotels or restaurants with multiple locations under one related entity, could be eligible for up to $6.25 million.

Dine-in Restaurant Relief Program Application

The program is designed to provide a rebate to dine-in restaurants across Manitoba that have had to significantly shift operations to a delivery model as a result of moving to Critical (red) and subsequent public health orders. The rebate will help offset additional costs of this operations shift related to food delivery services, whether a restaurant provides its own delivery service or uses a third-party delivery company.

Manitoba Bridge Grant (Third Wave Starting March 5, 2021)

The Manitoba Bridge Grant will provide an immediate non-repayable one-time grant of $5,000 to small and medium-sized businesses, not-for-profit and charitable organizations that were forced to temporarily cease operations or close their publicly-accessible physical locations by Manitoba COVID-19 public-health orders in effect on Nov. 12.

Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF)

The Government of Canada and Community Futures organizations have made funds available to the CFs to provide support and assistance to SMEs through the rural stream of the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF). Small business owners impacted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for loans up to $40,000 through the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF).

Innovation Canada

Innovation Canada provides an easy-to-navigate and fully customizable directory which businesses can search through to find all the grants and supports in place for their business. This is a great and easy-to-use resource for all businesses!

Canada Emergency Business Account

The CEBA provides interest-free loans up to $60,000 to small businesses and not-for-profits. CEBA is intended to support businesses by providing financing for their expenses that cannot be avoided or deferred as they take steps to safely close their doors during the shutdown period.

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy is available for employers who have seen a drop in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a business owner you may be eligible for a subsidy to cover 75% of your employee wages, retroactive to March 15. This program allows you to re-hire your workers, help prevent future layoffs and ease you back into your operations.

Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy

The new Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy will provide direct relief to businesses, non-profits, and charities that continue to be economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The new rent subsidy would be available retroactive to September 27, 2020, until June 2021.

Back to Business – Access to PPEs:

The province had officially launched their new app/website to connect businesses to suppliers of PPE & other COVID related supplies.

Canada United Small Business Relief Fund (CLOSED)

Created by RBC, Canada United is a movement to support local businesses in communities across the country. The Canada United Small Business Relief Fund (CUSBRF) was established to help small businesses offset the cost of expenses to open safely or adopt digital technologies to move more of their business online.

Back to Business – Printouts for your Business

How your business can help combat COVID-19

Is your business able to supply products and services in support of Manitoba’s response to Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)?

Click here to complete a submission form





Resources, Tools & Information

The Brandon Chamber of Commerce is closely monitoring the COVID-19 escalation. In partnership with the Chamber network, we have collected and are sharing information from only credible and reliable sources such as World Health Organization, Manitoba Health, Public Health Agency of Canada, Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Manitoba Chambers of Commerce.

We understand how difficult it is right now for businesses and their employees during this time. Our goal and hope is to support you through this difficult time and connect you with valuable tools and resources to help you make decisions for your business based on accurate information and expert recommendations.

Determining The Occupant Load of Your Business – INFORMATION BULLETIN – From the Office of the Fire Commissioner 

COVID-19 Tools & Resources