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A resource guide for programs and initiatives launched by all levels of government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our team will continue to update this page as new announcements are made and more information about initiatives becomes available.

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Latest COVID-19 updates from Sussex
Ontario Launches Online Workplace Safety Training
July 3, 2020
Today, the Ontario government announced it is launching online training to promote safe workplaces.
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Federal Government working with Provinces to Extend Commercial Rent Assistance Program by a Month
June 29, 2020
Prime Minister Trudeau announced that he intends to extend the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) program by one month.
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Time Marches On: The Pandemic and the 2022 Ontario Provincial Election
June 29, 2020
We are essentially at the mid-point of the Ford government’s mandate. And pandemic or not, the prospects of re-election remain (at least near) top of mind for the government and the Opposition parties.
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Ontario Announces Immediate Changes to Industrial Conservation Initiative in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
June 26, 2020
The Government of Ontario approved an amendment to O.Reg 429/04 respecting the Industrial Conservative Initiative (ICI).
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Applications are Now Open for the Canada Student Service Grants
June 25, 2020
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that applications are now open for the Canada Student Service Grant (CSSG).
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Final Week for Toronto’s Reopening Strategy Survey Feedback
June 23, 2020
Seven days are left for businesses, individuals and community groups to complete the Toronto Office of Recovery and Rebuild’s survey on the City’s recovery strategy.
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Federal Government working with Provinces to Extend Commercial Rent Assistance Program by a Month
June 29, 2020
Prime Minister Trudeau announced that he intends to extend the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) program by one month.
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Applications are Now Open for the Canada Student Service Grants
June 25, 2020
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that applications are now open for the Canada Student Service Grant (CSSG).
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Federal Government to Provide Economic “Snapshot” Update July 8
June 17, 2020
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Finance Minister Bill Morneau will provide a fiscal update to Parliament on July 8.
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Government Announces Extension to Canada Emergency Response Benefit and an Extension to US/Canada Border Closure
June 16, 2020
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced an extension to the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and an extension of the US/Canada border closure.
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Federal Government Announces Additional Investment in Indigenous Businesses and Releases List of Gas Tax Allocations
June 11, 2020
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced $133 million in new funding for Indigenous businesses and the Indigenous tourism industry.
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Federal Government Launches PPE Hub & Calls for Food Infrastructure Proposals
June 10, 2020
The federal government announced the launch of Supply Hub, a portal for buying and selling personal protective equipment (PPE).
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Ontario Launches Online Workplace Safety Training
July 3, 2020
Today, the Ontario government announced it is launching online training to promote safe workplaces.
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Time Marches On: The Pandemic and the 2022 Ontario Provincial Election
June 29, 2020
We are essentially at the mid-point of the Ford government’s mandate. And pandemic or not, the prospects of re-election remain (at least near) top of mind for the government and the Opposition parties.
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Toronto and Peel Region to Join Stage 2 on Wednesday
June 22, 2020
The Ontario government announced that Toronto and Peel Region will move to Stage 2 on Wednesday, June 24 at 12:01 am.
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Ontario’s Plan for Schools in September
June 19, 2020
The Ontario government announced the plan for the resumption of classes in September for the 2020-21 school year.
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Ontario Marks Three Months Since Declaration of Emergency by Extending Emergency Orders
June 17, 2020
Today marks three months since the Ontario government enacted a provincial Declaration of Emergency in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
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More Ontario Regions to Enter Stage 2 and Reopen This Week
June 15, 2020
The Ontario government announced that seven more regions will enter Stage 2 of the government’s reopening framework on Friday June 19, 2020 at 12:01 a.m.
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Final Week for Toronto’s Reopening Strategy Survey Feedback
June 23, 2020
Seven days are left for businesses, individuals and community groups to complete the Toronto Office of Recovery and Rebuild’s survey on the City’s recovery strategy.
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Toronto Provides Businesses with Expanded Guidance for Reopening
June 17, 2020
Mayor John Tory announced that the City has expanded its guidance resources for local businesses and organizations preparing for re-opening when Toronto enters into Stage 2.
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Federal Government Announces $2.2 Billion in Municipal Gas Tax Funding
June 1, 2020
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced an early transfer of $2.2 billion in federal Gas Tax funding for Canadian municipal infrastructure projects.
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How to Reopen Downtown Toronto – The City Wants to Hear From You
May 29, 2020
Mayor John Tory announced that the City is partnering with 24 major employers, including universities, major banks and insurance institutions to support a gradual reopening of offices and employment centres.
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Business Property Tax Payment Deferral Program Approved – City of Toronto
May 28, 2020
Toronto City Council approved the implementation of a Property Tax Payment Deferral Program due to COVID-19.
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Toronto to Resume Regular Council and Committee Meetings Online
May 15, 2020
The City Clerks Office today announced the resumption of Toronto’s regular committee meetings in June with a revised schedule and digital submissions from deputants.
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Ontario Announces Immediate Changes to Industrial Conservation Initiative in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
June 26, 2020
The Government of Ontario approved an amendment to O.Reg 429/04 respecting the Industrial Conservative Initiative (ICI).
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What We’re Reading This Week - Sussex Environment Team
June 19, 2020
June 12 – June 19: A reading list from our Sussex Environment Team for the weekend!
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What We’re Reading This Week - Sussex Environment Team
June 12, 2020
June 5 – June 12: A reading list from our Sussex Environment Team for the weekend!
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What We’re Reading This Week - Sussex Environment Team
June 5, 2020
May 29 – June 5: A reading list from our Sussex Environment Team for the weekend!
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Ontario Government Announces Additional COVID-19 Relief for Electricity Customers
June 1, 2020
The Ontario government announced new measures to support Regulated Price Plan (RPP) customers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Ontario Changing Electricity Rates for Residential, Farm and Small Business Consumers
May 30, 2020
The Government of Ontario announced changes to electricity rates paid by approximately five million Regulated Price Plan (RPP) customers.
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