Covid-19 Information - Government Response Plan

Government of Canada and Ontario


COVID-19 resources for businesses from the GOVERNMENT OF CANADA and health information from the PROVINCE OF ONTARIO

Updated April 2nd - Canada's Economic Response Plan

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is seeking suppliers to support our efforts to combat COVID 19.

Calling all suppliers – Help Canada combat Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Additional information from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

Minto Chamber of Commerce Government Response programs

Information from the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) for businesses and their employees

Small Business Newsletter: This document summarizes selected government comments up to March 18, 2020. 

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Hawks' Nest is back!!

Application deadline is March 27, 2020


Join us for the third annual Hawks' Nest Competition! Local entrepreneurs get to pitch their business ideas to investors to win financial support and /or mentoring for their business. If you know someone who would like to start their own business, share this information with them! A great chance for promotion throughout the region and for applicants to benefit from free business plan training sessions. Visit for all the details! 

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Saugeen Connects Group wins Award of Excellence!

2019 Community Futures Conference Awards


The Saugeen Connects group is pleased to announce they are the recipients of this year's Awards of Excellence for Community Economic Development. Partnerships work! 

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Free Access to Succession Matching Service

Ask for your FREE coupon code!


Saugeen Connects is pleased to announce the second intake of coupon code distribution to regional farm and businesses owners interested in developing a succession plan to protect their investment and their futures by having a plan in place. For more information, contact our Business Community Counsellor, Jamie Doherty, 519-799-5750 Ext. 5 or email

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New Loan available for Women Entrepreneurs!

Up to $20,000 available to qualifying applicants


Financing to assist women entrepreneurs with: a business startup, new equipment purchases or upgrades, leaseholds and facade improvements, IT needs - such as computer hardware and software, POS systems, etc. 

Click on the image below to download the flyer; for the full application, click on the link above.

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