Daily COVID-19 Bulletin April 21, 2020

Today’s Top Story

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Calculator Now Available

Ahead of the Wage Subsidy application process, which will be available in the coming days, additional details and a calculator are now available for businesses.

Calculate your subsidy

For Your Attention

New Resource Web Page From Finance Canada

Finance Canada has produced a refined search tool to help businesses find the financial supports they may be eligible for, including direct financial support programs, access to credit and more.

More information.

Tips For Business Leaders

Jeff Macoun, President and COO of Canada Life, shared his insights on COVID-19 in order to help Canadian businesses persevere and remain resilient throughout the crisis.

Read Jeff’s Tips

Colleges And Institutes Canada Webinars For SMEs

Colleges and Institutes Canada will be offering a free webinar – one in English (April 29) and one in French (May 1) – for SMEs interested in knowing more about the innovation and research supports available through local colleges.

More information.

How We’re Helping Canadian Business

Participate In The Canadian Survey On Business Conditions

The final deadline for participation is Friday, April 24. Just a few minutes of your time will help shape the policies of Canada’s COVID-19 recovery efforts. It is critical for businesses of all shapes and sizes in all regions of the country to participate. Please set aside a few minutes for this very important task.

Take the survey.


With small and medium-sized businesses representing nearly 90% of all private sector employment in Canada, we know they are being hit the hardest by COVID-19. Join Susanna Cluff-Clyburne, our Senior Director of Parliamentary Affairs, to learn what support measures are available and what we are doing to advocate on behalf of SMEs.

A #TeamCanada Approach

Goodlife Fitness

Goodlife Fitness, a member of the London Chamber of Commerce, is offering free video workouts through its website and Instagram. #GoodLifeAtHome

More information.


On a global scale, 3M has ramped up to maximum production levels of the N95 respirators to help address the worldwide need and is increasing its investment to expand that capacity by more than 30% over the next 12 months. 3M has doubled the amount of N95 respirators brought into the country during the first three months of 2020. Ninety per cent of those N95 respirators coming into Canada are now designated for healthcare workers and first responders, with the remaining deployed to other industries critical in this pandemic, including energy, food and pharmaceutical companies.

Milton Chamber Of Commerce

The Milton Chamber of Commerce launched the Micro PPE Procurement Portal to help supply local hospitals and long-term care facilities, as well as essential service businesses, with much needed PPE.

The chambers of commerce of the Halton Region, in partnership with municipal, provincial and federal governments, are working hard to ensure local businesses connect to fulfill urgent supply.

More information.

Winnipeg Airports Authority

Early on, as travelers were just starting to understand the seriousness of this pandemic, WAA made the decision to pull its paid advertising and donate the space to the province to help promote key COVID-19 messaging (i.e. social distancing).

If you know of a business that has taken steps to help Canadians through this pandemic, please contact us.