For the most up to date information on COVID-19 in our area check the Grey Bruce Public Health Unit webpage for more information.
Chamber member businesses and their employees are encouraged to connect with us, call 519-389-1881.
There is strength in numbers, and we are in this together.
The Town of Saugeen Shores encourages all residents to visit www.SaugeenShores.ca/COVID-19 for accurate information and resources from our community.
The Town of Saugeen Shores has also put together some helpful information for local businesses! Visit www.saugeenshores.ca/en/invest-and-plan/saugeen-shores-strong for details and use #SaugeenShoresStrong when you’re updating the public on availability, new practices, and any closures.
Businesses can also contact:
Economic Development Officer,
519-832-2008 Ext. 106
Town of Saugeen Shores Issues State of Emergency March 24
Watch the Mayor's announcement here.
Read more about what this declaration means for our municipality here.
Find Federal support for businesses here.
REGIONAL RELIEF AND RECOVERY FUND
Small businesses are at the heart of our economy and many are vital to this community. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in uncertainty and anxiety for businesses and their employees. This is where the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) comes in. On May 13, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, announced that southern Ontario businesses that can apply for RRRF. In southern Ontario, FedDev Ontario is working with key partners such as the Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs) across the region to help businesses during these difficult times.
Read about more details here.
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES PROVIDED BY TOWN OF SAUGEEN SHORES
GUIDELINES FOR PREVENTING COVID-19 IN THE WORKPLACE
The Ministry of Labour has released safety guidelines to protect workers, customers and the general public from COVID-19 as it prepares for a gradual reopening of the provincial economy. Find more information HERE.
Anyone in our area can call 211 Ontario for free anytime for information and referrals for community, government, social and health services, including mental health resources across Ontario, call 211 or 1-877-330-3213. Live web chat is also available.
In Crisis? Call the Mental Health Crisis Line of Grey Bruce at 1-877-470-5200. This line is staffed by trained volunteers, and is available to help serve people in distress or crisis. Staff are available to speak with you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year.