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Latest COVID-19 Updates

March 27, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Natalie Carragher
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The PCMA is here to help you and your business! 



  1. Latest COVID-19 Updates
  2. Support for Small Businesses
  3. Upcoming PCMA Virtual Events 


Please contact PCMA Executive Director, Georgina Blanas for immediate assistance



Phone: 416-301-2677



Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy:

  • 75% wage subsidy available for businesses, big and small, that are not publicly funded and have seen a 30% or more decline in gross revenues. That includes everything from bars and restaurants, to charities and non-profits. Applications will soon open through CRA.

Canada Emergency Response Benefit:

Guaranteed loans available to support businesses of all sizes:

  • If your business is struggling with cash flow due to COVID-19, the Liberal government is working to help you access credit more easily.
    Find out how you can access these loans here.

$2 billion to support diagnostic testing, and purchase ventilators and personal protective equipment:

  • Personal protective equipment includes things like more masks and face shields, gowns, and hand sanitizer.

$275 million to quickly mobilize Canadian researchers and life sciences companies:

  • To support large-scale efforts towards medical countermeasures to combat COVID-19, including potential vaccines and treatments.

New funding and measures to support our most vulnerable people and communities:

  • Including crucial funding for Canadians experiencing homelessness, children and young people, and seniors impacted by COVID-19.

And much more. See more updates here.