Economic Development and Tourism News
New Economic Recovery Team programs
The Town of Georgina’s Economic Recovery Team has implemented a series of COVID-19 grant programs to assist with recovery efforts that must be undertaken by business owners to address operations during this pandemic. Find out more and apply today by visiting georgina.ca/business or calling 905-476-4301 ext 2312.

New programs:


Business support questions?
Georgina's Economic Development team is working remotely and will continue to support businesses during this difficult time by email at  ed@georgina.ca . Contact us by calling Karyn Stone, Manager of Economic Development and Tourism at 905-476-4301, ext. 2312.
Join Georgina's Field to Table - virtual farm tour
Join the Town of Georgina on July 25 to celebrate over 200 years of agriculture by tuning in to Georgina's Field to Table: Virtual Farm Tour live on the Georgina Economic Development and Tourism’s Facebook page.

The Field to Table event will consist of behind-the-scenes access to more than eight farms where viewers can enjoy tours, educational experiences and live Q&A with our farmers.
Visit georgina.ca/field-to-table or follow the Facebook event page for updates and exclusive bonus content!
Ontario and the Town of Georgina supporting jobs and affordable housing
"The Ontario government is helping more people find a career in the trades and getting shovels in the ground faster on affordable housing projects by investing more than $4 million through SkillsAdvance Ontario to support a local construction training program.

The program will be run through SkillsOntario, which connects job seekers with sector-specific employment and training, and employers with the services they need to recruit the right workers.

Led by Georgina Trades Training Inc. (GTTI), the project will prepare up to 100 job seekers for construction-related professions and use the skills learned to help build new modular housing units. The training facility will be located in the Town of Georgina." - ontario.ca
Discover Georgina Community Scavenger Hunt
The event will require participants to get out and explore all parts of Georgina, from Pefferlaw to Keswick, by following a range of clues. This is the perfect opportunity to get out of the house while maintaining social distancing guidelines! Grab your friends, family, significant other, and/or kids, create your own team, and Discover Georgina together in a fun, interactive way.

Visit the Georgina Chamber of Commerce Facebook event page for more information.
News and Resources

The Economic Recovery Team is bringing  Digital Main Street 's ShopHERE powered by  Google  to Georgina!
Find out more about the Small Business Recovery Program through YSBEC and sign up today.
Ontario’s Declaration of Emergency is being extended until July 15.
This provides the government with additional time and the necessary tools to maintain the fight against  #COVID19  as more Ontario businesses, services and amenities reopen.
Free customer data collection tool for business owners
The York Small Business Enterprise Centre will provide small business owners (with 19 employees or less) access to ENVISION, as part of a broader consultation with a YSBEC Small Business Consultant.

To get started, contact YSBEC today at  yorksmallbusiness.ca/market-research , email ysbec@york.ca or call us at 1-877-464-9675 ext. 71572
Create a safety plan and stop the spread of COVID-19
New resources from the Ontario government will help you identify  #COVID19  risks and how to develop a safety plan to help control them at your workplace.
Webinars
Joining a webinar may help you get the specific info and advice you need as you navigate this challenging time.  York Link - York Region Economic Development  has created a   list of webinars   from reputable sources that relate to all sectors and business needs.




July 15 at 3 p.m.
Mind Your Business
Jennifer Anderson, Executive Director of the Georgina Chamber of Commerce, hosts local businesses on Rogers TV to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 and how they are coping.

Visit georgina.ca/business for up-to-date news and webinars on COVID-19.
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