Peterborough & the Kawarthas Business Recovery Centre Portal
COVID-19’s impact has been significant and wide-spread. As the agency responsible for delivering Economic Development on behalf of The City of Peterborough, County of Peterborough and the 8 surrounding townships, Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development is stepping up to take a lead role in collaborating with municipalities and the business community to see this region through economic recovery. We all have an important role to play, and the health of the local economy relies on all of us coming together towards a meaningful and measured approach to recovery.We’re here to help! Contact us today
The Mayor and Warden are both political leaders as well as community leaders. In this crisis, their role is to help guide their community through the crisis and towards economic recovery. Although the Economic Recovery Plan was developed by PKED as the lead regional economic development agency for the City and County, the Task Force will be led by the Mayor and Warden as representatives of the City and County. PKED will be responsible for the implementation of the plan on behalf of the City and County, with support from and in partnership with leaders from various business support agencies and organizations who regularly work together to support business and industry in Peterborough & the Kawarthas.
Important COVID-19 Information & Updates
Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19
- Stay home when possible
- Practice physical distancing (6 feet or 2 metres away from anyone who is not in your household)
- Cover your coughs and sneezes
- Wash your hands with soap and water thoroughly and often. If soap is not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer
- Wear a mask or face covering properly when you go our (public spaces, workplaces, public transportation etc.)
- Create a social circle
- Understand COVID-19 symptoms
COVID-19 Related Resources for Business
Financial Support Resources
We continue to reach out to local businesses daily to understand their concerns and continue to share those concerns with all levels of government to help create meaningful recovery programming to assist our local business community during these challenging times. Many financial aid packages have been developed at the Federal and Provincial level.
Health & Safety Guidance
The Ontario government works closely with four provincial health and safety associations (HSAs) to help set, communicate and enforce the Occupational Health and Safety Act. In partnership with the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, the HSAs have released a series of more than 60 technical sector guidance documents to further support employers and employees in remaining safe in the workplace during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Local PPE Suppliers
As Ontario begins to slowly re-open, the need for access to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for businesses becomes greater. We have heard that this is vital to re-open businesses in this region and we have compiled a list of local businesses that can offer PPE supplies. If you are a business that can also supply these items, please click through to the page to find out how you can request to be added to the list.
Business Collaboration Portal
We are inviting local businesses to use this free online business collaboration tool to connect with each other – to offer support to other businesses if you have the means to do so, or to ask for support if you do not. This tool is meant to assist local businesses with new partnerships and for the creation of new products and services.
Peterborough & the Kawarthas Joins Digital Main Street’s ShopHERE Powered By Google To Support Local Businesses
Peterborough & the Kawarthas has joined the ShopHERE powered by Google program. As part of ongoing regional economic recovery efforts, Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development (PKED) spearheaded an effort to bring the program to the region to support small businesses and artists to help them sell online as quickly as possible.Learn More & Sign Up For A Free Online Store
Detailed Resources for Businesses, by sector
People Outside Safely Together (P.O.S.T.)
POST PROMISE: A training and education platform and voluntary declaration from a business to its customers and employees showing that a business is taking steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19
COVID-19 Business FAQ
These questions and answers were compiled in response to recent survey results and ongoing business inquiries. These responses and inquiries are informing our collective communications with all levels of government to help create meaningful recovery programming to assist our local business community.
Municipal services available to you
Services available through the City of Peterborough
Services available through Peterborough County
Peterborough Public Health is actively monitoring the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and collaborating with local hospitals, primary care, emergency services, the Ministry of Health, provincial and national colleagues.
If you think you have symptoms related to COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, use this self-assessment to help determine if you need to seek further care: Self Assessment Tool
Ontario Ministry of Health Sector-specific Guidance Documents
World Health Organization: COVID-19 Pandemic Information