COVID-19 Partner Resources
Please find below useful briefings and resources from outside organizations including the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario, Regional Tourism Organization 7, and Provincial and Federal government, Public Health Ontario, Chambers of Commerce and others.
Ontario Staycation Credit - your visitors may be eligible for a refund on 20% of their accommodation expenses for stays between Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2022.
FOR TOURISM OPERATORS AND/OR NOT-FOR-PROFIT SECTOR
NEW! Regional Tourism Organization 7 (RTO7) - offering partnership programs to assist tourism business owners, not-for-profit organizations and municipalities in Bruce, Grey and Simcoe Counties with collateral development, advertising, signage, translation services, experience development, and more! First come, first served until funding is all allocated.
Covid-19 Small Business Recovery Grant - $10,000 grants available to eligible small businesses that were subject to closure under the modified Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen, as announced on January 5, 2022.
Relief for amusement device and ski lift operators - Through the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA), the government is reducing permit and licence fees by 75 percent until the end of 2022.
Agricultural & Horticultural Support and Recovery Fund - support for agricultural and horticultural societies, to manage the impacts of COVID-19 restrictions and continue to encourage public engagement with the agricultural sector through the next phase of COVID-19 economic recovery.
Canada Community Revitalization Fund - a $500 million fund to help communities across Canada build and improve community infrastructure projects so they can rebound from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. First come, first served.
County of Simcoe Tourism, Culture and Sport Enhancement Fund - now closed to applications
Tourism Economic Development and Recovery Fund - now closed to applications
Reconnect Ontario - now closed to applications.
Community Building Fund - now closed to applications.
Ontario Tourism Recovery Fund - now closed to applications
Canada Tourism Recovery Fund - now closed to applications.
The Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) - now closed to applications.
Ontario's Main Street Relief Grant: PPE support - now closed to applications.
Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program (HASCAP) - now closed to applications.
Small Business Support Programs
The County of Simcoe Economic Development Office works with partners to continuously update COVID-19 business resources. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for individual support.
Ask an Expert Webinar Series - This ongoing series feature experts on a variety of topics, to help businesses and individuals navigate information and get answers during the COVID-19 pandemic. . Recordings of each session are available for viewing at the link.
Tourism Simcoe County Industry Newsletter
To get the latest updates on partnership and funding opportunities, sign up for our tourism industry e-newsletter HERE
If you know of any tourism business resources that are not listed, please email details to email@example.com