Assistance for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Canada’s Regional Development Agencies (RDAs) are closely monitoring the COVID-19 global challenge and the potential impact it could have on your business and your workers, as well as the broader economy.

Q1.   My organization received funding from FedNor to organize/participate in a trade mission that has since been canceled. What should I do if I have incurred costs related to my participation?

A1.    The Government of Canada understands that the impacts and restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 global challenge are affecting all Canadians in different ways. A FedNor officer is ready to help. Contact them directly and they will assess your situation, provide advice on potential funding options, and help you resolve the situation.

Q2.   My business has been negatively impacted by the economic shift caused by COVID-19, and I am concerned about meeting my obligations under my contribution agreement. What should I do?

A2.    FedNor officials are closely monitoring the COVID-19 global challenge and the potential impact it could have on Northern Ontario businesses and the region's economy. Contact a FedNor officer directly to assess your situation, provide advice on potential funding options, and work with you to find solutions.

Q3.   My organization received funding from FedNor to host an event that we have been forced to postpone because of COVID-19 prevention measures. What should I do?

A3.    FedNor is here to help. Contact a FedNor officer, who is ready to work with you to assess your situation, provide advice on potential funding options, and help you find solutions.

Q4.    I recently submitted a project application and would like to know how long the process should take. In light of the recent COVID-19 challenge, FedNor will continue to process applications?

A4.    The Government of Canada continues to serve Canadians. FedNor will continue to process all applications and keep our clients up to date on information related to their project applications. You are encouraged to reach out to your nearest FedNor office, and visit our website for more information on programs offered.

Q5.  My business is suffering due to the economic shift in our economy. Can FedNor help?

A5.   Businesses that are impacted by sudden shifts in the economy are strongly encouraged to get in touch with FedNor officials. Business officials should speak with a FedNor officer or call one of the following FedNor offices:

Sudbury Françoise Nadon705-562-6581
Sault Ste. Marie Pam McRae705-941-2065
Thunder Bay Greg Desimone844-805-8732
705-255-7609
Timmins Kim Lefebvre705-267-4934
North Bay Ron Bégin705-499-5314
Kenora Brent Lundy844-805-8728
705-255-3286
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