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Rent Subsidy Program is Coming

We are very glad to share that after the months of criticism, the Federal government announced a new Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy program to help businesses through pandemic. The program is still in the works and will start accepting applications in the very near future.

However, we would like to share some of its highlights to make sure you will be ready to apply for it when the intake opens.

Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy will be available to both tenants and property owners until June 2021. The new rent subsidy would support businesses, charities, and non-profits that have suffered a revenue drop, by subsidizing up to 65% of their rent and other eligible expenses until December 19, 2020. The applicants would be able to make claims retroactively for the period that began September 27 and ends October 24, 2020.

Don’t know where to start and how to prepare an application or have questions about other government funding programs?

Fill out Eligibility Check form at http://www.fgwinc.ca/eligibility to find out.


Is your CEWS application right?

As you may have heard, the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) was extended through the summer of 2021.

We understand that you may have applied for the subsidy yourself or had a third party to do so. Was the calculation completed accurately? Have you maximized your benefits? Have you applied for all eligible periods?

To get you a piece of mind, we are introducing a new service – CEWS Audit. We will:

  1. Validate your eligibility for CEWS.
  2. Check the accuracy of calculations and claims.
  3. Ensure the paperwork is in order in case of a future audit.
  4. Adjust applications if we can maximize the subsidy for you.

Are you ready to get a piece of mind and a qualified second opinion?
If so, reply to this email and we will discuss the next steps with you.


Webinar: Advancing Food Safety Systems through Canadian Government Funding Opportunities

Fair Grant Writing and SFPM Consulting are pleased to invite you to join us at the upcoming webinar: “Advancing Food Safety Systems through Canadian Government Funding Opportunities”.

At the webinar you will learn:

  • How food safety systems can help your food business
  • Investment and process improvements
  • Transitioning from HACCP to GFSI
  • Grants for food safety planning and investment

Date and Time:

November 3, 2020, starting at 2:00pm EST (11:00 am PST)

Seminar Speakers:

  • Felicia Loo CFS – Food Consultant
  • Igor Chigrin- Business Funding Expert


Northern Ontario Funding Updates

We have some funding updates regarding the government grants available in Northern Ontario.

At this time, Northern Ontario Heritage Fund’s program is Temporarily Unavailable.

However, there is also great news for Northern Ontario businesses. The newly launched Northern Ontario Recovery Program, will support the adaptation of business operations and practices to meet public health guidelines for operations under re-opening stages, and support employee and consumer safety.

The program offers funding in the form of a conditional contribution and will not exceed $25,000.

Eligible companies will be considered Northern Ontario businesses, with at least one year of operations as of March 17, 2020 and impacted by the Province of Ontario Emergency Order that closed all non-essential businesses on March 24, 2020.

The intake will run from October 1 to December 31, 2020, so don’t wait until the end of the year. Start working on the Northern Ontario Recovery Program now.

Does your business qualify for the above and other government funding programs? Fill out Eligibility Check form at http://www.fgwinc.ca/eligibility to find out.

Northern Ontario Recovery Program

Amount: $25,000

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Energy Management Information Systems (EMIS) projects

Amount: Up to 50% of eligible costs, to a maximum of $40,000.

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What’s in a Throne Speech for You?

Yesterday in his Throne Speech the Prime Minister announced the extension of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) through the summer of 2021. The program reimburses up to 75% of the salaries if your sales are down due to pandemic. This extension is important because it provides the funding option to those businesses that are not impacted by the pandemic yet, but may be impacted in months to come.

However, before the extension becomes a law it has to be passed by the Parliament. And last night the opposition leaders clearly demonstrated that it won’t be an easy vote. So be patient and stay tuned to our updates.

If you missed the speech and curious what else is there, check out this link.

Does your business qualify for the above and other government funding programs? Fill out Eligibility Check form at http://www.fgwinc.ca/eligibility to find out.