Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) Program

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The Government of Canada is now accepting applications for the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) Program. I would also like to share that through the Ontario Together Fund, the Ontario Government is now offering Free Financial Advice and Online Training for small businesses:

· Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) Program

o        As of Monday November 23, 2020, the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) Program is now open for application. Canadian businesses, non-profit organizations, or charities who have seen a drop in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for a subsidy to cover part of their commercial rent or property expenses, starting on September 27, 2020 until June 2021. The subsidy will provide payments directly to qualifying renters and property owners, without requiring the participation of landlords. To learn more about the program to or apply, please click here.

For any program related questions, please call: 1-800-959-5525

· Free Financial Advice and Online Training For Small Businesses

o        The Ontario Government is investing $2.2 million through the Ontario Together Fund in order to provide free financial advice and online training for small businesses. Part of the funding will contribute to the creation of a four-part COVID-19 specific financial literacy tool kit, created and implemented by Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, along with pro-bono professional advice from the Financial Advisors Association of Canada through its online platform, Advocis Connect. To learn more about the programs, please click here.

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