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COVID-19 Related Webinars

The #TeamPTBO business support team including Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development, Innovation Cluster – Peterborough & the Kawarthas, Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area and Community Futures Peterborough and have developed a virtual workshop series for businesses in the region.  This workshop series will ensure that businesses have the information they need to make educated decisions during these times. Many of the shifts will create long-term disruption that will shape our local businesses for years to come.

Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development, its local partners and Provincial and National agencies are offering webinars and online events to equip local businesses in this unprecedented time.

Take advantage of Free Digital Support for Your Small Business

The need for Digital has never been greater. Through the Digital Main Street program, Peterborough & the Kawarthas’ businesses have two options to connect with Digital Service Squads (DSS) who can provide them with free solutions & support. In this unprecedented time, don’t delay– take advantage of free digital marketing support for your small business. All meetings, training & support services can be done virtually or by phone.

Additional Resources for online events and webinars for business

Restaurants Canada

Webinars on managing stress and mental health during COVID-19, HR and employment information and resources for foodservice operators.

Business Development Canada (BDC)

The spread of COVID-19 poses important challenges to Canadian businesses. With the situation constantly evolving, you need to be prepared for any disruptions. Join BDC experts as they share short-term economic perspectives and advice on how to manage through the crisis.

Export Development Canada (EDC)

Learn how the coronavirus is affecting global trade and how your company can be protected.

View upcoming events and access our free library of value-packed webinars, filled with international insights provided by leading-edge panelists including subject-matter experts, industry- and market-specialists and business leaders.

Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)

CFIB is hosting a weekly COVID-19 webinar, which is aimed at helping your business cope with the ongoing pandemic. In each webinar, we will update you on the government supports and business closures before our experts field your questions. Join us to get answers and share your own experiences as we tackle this crisis together.

Conference Board of Canada

The Conference Board of Canada brings you webinars like effective crisis communication to creating a respectful virtual workplace and many more.


Webinars from Navigating the Impact on Canadian Businesses, Support for Canadian Businesses and On-Demand online learning.

Mercer Canada

The Coronavirus outbreak has reached a decisive point. According to the World Health Organization, it is now a pandemic. As global stock markets are falling, everyday business is being severely disrupted. Companies are justifiably concerned about the impact of Covid-19 on their employees.

Join Mercer on this webinar to hear their thoughts on how to assess the risks and the impacts of Coronavirus on your health, workforce, investment, and the economy

Destination Canada (DC)

Destination Canada will be hosting regular webinars to share their approach amid the COVID-19 situation and will continue to invite industry partners, representatives from government as well as applicable businesses to provide the most up-to-date information and resources.

Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO)

As the voice of the Ontario tourism industry we recognize that in times of uncertainty there is a need for industry to have access to clear and reliable information. We have created this dedicated section of the website of to link to rapid updates on COVID-19. Subscribe to TIAO’s newsletter to get updates on webinars and industry conference calls.

Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Reduce Customs Delays. Take advantage of FREE online webinars to better understand the rules to follow when importing goods under cover of ATA carnets


Join Tripadvisor on April 8 and April 15 for a compelling 2-part discussion for destinations, hoteliers, and others in the travel industry on the impact of COVID-19 and a recommended approach to recovery. You’ll hear perspectives from Tourism Economics (an Oxford Economics company), E-Tourism Frontiers, and Twenty31 along with insights from Tripadvisor’s own travelers.

KPMG Canada Podcast

The disruptive nature of the COVID-19 pandemic has already had an enormous impact on private businesses.

To help you understand and better position your business to be resilient in the face of this massive market disruption, we are pleased to offer a podcast series for business owners on what you can do today to help manage and minimize the negative impact to your business.


CFIB is hosting a weekly COVID-19 webinar, which is aimed at helping your business cope with the ongoing pandemic. In each webinar, we will update you on the government supports and business closures before our experts field your questions. Join us to get answers and share your own experiences as we tackle this crisis together.

Tourism HR Canada

Tourism HR Canada is offering a variety of frontline, supervisory and managerial online training modules free of charge. These modules can assist with ongoing training needs, as well as give those whose jobs have been adversely affected by COVID-19 the opportunity to up-skill or cross-train.

Ontario Federation of Agriculture

Access all the latest updates, information, announcements and resources on COVID-19 including webinars

Smart Serve Ontario

Smart Serve Ontario is offering FREE online training from April 1 – 30, 2020.

Legendary Coaching

Legendary Coaching is offering free webinars on the topics of bringing people together remotely, going from Goals to Wins and more.

Wednesday, June 17th – Change Management Mastery


In response to current realities, we have adjusted our programming to support remote learning for organizational and educational partners. In addition to OTEC’s online learning programs, we are now providing a variety of training opportunities through interactive, facilitated, webinar channels. During the month of April and May, OTEC will provide interactive zoom-based workshops for Service Excellence, Training and Facilitation Excellence and our Designated Trainer Program. Workshops will be taught by an OTEC Master Certified Facilitator and all participant materials will be sent to you electronically. View OTEC’s upcoming workshops

Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium


Retail Council of Canada

COVID-19 webinars for retailers

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety

Pandemic Awareness Course

Pandemic Planning Course

Mental Health: Signs, Symptoms and Solutions Course

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services

COVID-19 webinars from WSPS