Economic Support Task Force


Are you a small business owner? Join our Tele Town Hall!

On Monday, March 30, 2020 at 11 a.m. EST, please join us for a Tele Town Hall hosted by the Economic Support Taskforce to discuss the issues that small businesses are facing across all sectors. This conference call is focused on engaging the small business community to better understand how we can assist you during this time.

Speakers will include Brampton business owners; Suzy Godefroy, Downtown Brampton BIA; Todd Letts, Brampton Board of Trade; Andria Barrett, Black Chamber of Commerce and Angella Kurczyk, Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation, and Trade.

Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions.

You must register to participate in the call - click here to sign up


The Economic Support Task Force, co-chaired by Regional Councillor Michael Palleschi (Wards 2 and 6) and Regional Councillor Paul Vicente (Wards 1 and 5), will coordinate recommendations and measures to support business relief efforts in Brampton.

This group will provide an assessment on support, stimulus and recovery measures needed to get local business, across all sectors, back to normal operations in consideration of the ongoing COVID-19 public health pandemic. This includes immediate and long-term actions to support local businesses, workers and residents.

The Task Force will consult, as needed, with the Brampton Board of Trade, Brampton Downtown Business Improvement Area, Black Chamber of Commerce, local employers and businesses, labour organizations, the public and others, to fulfil its mandate.

Where possible and available, the Task Force will leverage and advocate for regional, provincial and federal government economic assistance and funding to support Brampton-based businesses.


Click here to visit the Brampton Economic Development page to learn about supports and resources available to you.


Useful Links (please click below)

"Business Help Centre" - (via Canadian Federation of Independent Business)

"Pandemic Preparedness Guide" for Business - (via Canadian Chamber of Commerce)

"Crisis Communications Plan" (Word Template) - (via Canadian Chamber of Commerce)

"Business Continuity & Recovery Plan" (Word Template) - (via Canadian Chamber of Commerce)

"Business Continuity Plan" and Templates for Entrepreneurs - (via Business Development Bank of Canada)

"Coronavirus Resources for Canadian Businesses" - (via Trade Commissioner of Canada)

"Fiscal Countermeasures for COVID-19" (PDF) - (via Canadian Chamber of Commerce)

"Coronavirus and Small Business: Keeping You and Your Employees Safe" - (via Canadian Federation of Independent Business)

"Getting Your Business Ready for Coronavirus" - (via World Health Organization)

"Frequently Asked Questions for Canadian Exporters" - (via Export Development Canada)

"Managing the Impact on Global Supply Chains" - (via Export Development Canada)



Are you a small business owner? Join our Tele Town Hall!

On Monday, March 30, 2020 at 11 a.m. EST, please join us for a Tele Town Hall hosted by the Economic Support Taskforce to discuss the issues that small businesses are facing across all sectors. This conference call is focused on engaging the small business community to better understand how we can assist you during this time.

Speakers will include Brampton business owners; Suzy Godefroy, Downtown Brampton BIA; Todd Letts, Brampton Board of Trade; Andria Barrett, Black Chamber of Commerce and Angella Kurczyk, Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation, and Trade.

Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions.

You must register to participate in the call - click here to sign up


The Economic Support Task Force, co-chaired by Regional Councillor Michael Palleschi (Wards 2 and 6) and Regional Councillor Paul Vicente (Wards 1 and 5), will coordinate recommendations and measures to support business relief efforts in Brampton.

This group will provide an assessment on support, stimulus and recovery measures needed to get local business, across all sectors, back to normal operations in consideration of the ongoing COVID-19 public health pandemic. This includes immediate and long-term actions to support local businesses, workers and residents.

The Task Force will consult, as needed, with the Brampton Board of Trade, Brampton Downtown Business Improvement Area, Black Chamber of Commerce, local employers and businesses, labour organizations, the public and others, to fulfil its mandate.

Where possible and available, the Task Force will leverage and advocate for regional, provincial and federal government economic assistance and funding to support Brampton-based businesses.


Click here to visit the Brampton Economic Development page to learn about supports and resources available to you.


Useful Links (please click below)

"Business Help Centre" - (via Canadian Federation of Independent Business)

"Pandemic Preparedness Guide" for Business - (via Canadian Chamber of Commerce)

"Crisis Communications Plan" (Word Template) - (via Canadian Chamber of Commerce)

"Business Continuity & Recovery Plan" (Word Template) - (via Canadian Chamber of Commerce)

"Business Continuity Plan" and Templates for Entrepreneurs - (via Business Development Bank of Canada)

"Coronavirus Resources for Canadian Businesses" - (via Trade Commissioner of Canada)

"Fiscal Countermeasures for COVID-19" (PDF) - (via Canadian Chamber of Commerce)

"Coronavirus and Small Business: Keeping You and Your Employees Safe" - (via Canadian Federation of Independent Business)

"Getting Your Business Ready for Coronavirus" - (via World Health Organization)

"Frequently Asked Questions for Canadian Exporters" - (via Export Development Canada)

"Managing the Impact on Global Supply Chains" - (via Export Development Canada)


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