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Feb 16, 2021

COVID-19 Update - February 16, 2021

Canada United Reopens February 16th with Grants of Up To $5,000 Available

Over $14 million has been contributed to the Canada United Small Business Relief Fund by the federal government, RBC and Canada United partners to support COVID-19 recovery efforts. We have provided relief to over 2,000 small businesses across the country. Applications will be accepted again starting today, February 16, 2021 at 10:00am.
 
Grants of up to $5,000 are still available for small businesses to cover expenses related to personal protective equipment (PPE), renovations to accommodate re-opening guidelines and developing or improving website and e-commerce capabilities. READ MORE
 

Updated PHO Public Order: Gatherings and Events

An updated version of the public order for Gatherings and Events was released on February 10, 2021 by the Public Health Officer.
 
Key changes in the order include acknowledging concerns of virus variants now present in Canada and the province and potential effects as a result of gathering, and new language around constitutionally-protected interests such as freedoms guaranteed by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and more.