After the implementation of another shutdown last week, we have heard from many businesses about their frustration with the constantly changing operating rules for businesses and the fear of the long term effects that these devastating restrictions will have on their businesses. We know that the accelerated vaccine roll-out and prioritization of hot zones and essential workers is critical, we also know that this will take time.  We applaud the resilience of of our many businesses who have taken extraordinary measures to adjust and pivot for survival.  

Throughout the pandemic your Chamber has continued to advocate on your behalf and pressure the government to level the playing field as it applies to big box stores and we pledge to continue to advocate on your behalf, with an emphasis now on the provision of additional financial supports to see you through this third wave of the pandemic.

We plan to provide increased training & development resources over the next months and remind you that the Explore Aurora website is a resource you can use to support your promotional efforts.

If you have any questions or issues you wish to bring to our attention or if there is anything we can do to support you as we navigate the next few weeks, please reach out to us at any time at info@aurorachamber.on.ca or at 416-848-9105.

Regards,

Sandra Ferri
President & CEO
Aurora Chamber of Commerce
(416)848-9105

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EXTENDED TO JUNE 30, 2021
Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA)
The Government has announced an extension of CEBA to help small businesses from March 31st to June 30, 2021.
EXTENDED TO JUNE 5, 2021
Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)
The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy extension has also been approved and is now extended to June 2021.
EXTENDED TO JUNE 5, 2021
Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS)
The Rent Subsidy Program application is available today from the Canadian Government. The Rent Subsidy will run from September 2020 to June 2021.
Government Updates

Please click on the links below to read updates from the municipal, provincial and federal governments

Update from Mayor Mrakas, Town of Aurora, read here

Update from Christine Elliott, MPP Newmarket-Aurora, read here

Update from Michael Parsa, MPP Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill, read here

Update from Leona Alleslev, MP Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill, read here

Update from Tony Van Bynen, MP Newmarket-Aurora, read here