Assistance for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19
Canada’s Regional Development Agencies (RDAs) are closely monitoring the COVID-19 global challenge and the potential impact it could have on your business and your workers, as well as the broader economy. RDAs are the front line for economic development in Canada and help to address key economic challenges by providing regionally tailored programs, services, knowledge and expertise
Q1. My organization received funding from ACOA to organize/participate in a trade mission that has since been canceled. What should I do if I have incurred costs related to my participation?
A1. The Government of Canada understands that the impacts and restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 global challenge are affecting all Canadians in different ways. Your ACOA account manager is ready to help. Contact them directly and they will assess your situation, provide advice on potential funding options, and help you resolve the situation.
Q2. My business has been negatively impacted by the economic shift caused by COVID-19, and I am concerned about meeting my obligations under my contribution agreement. What should I do?
A2. ACOA officials are closely monitoring the COVID-19 global challenge and the potential impact it could have on Atlantic Canadian businesses and the region's economy. Contact your ACOA account manager directly and they will assess your situation, provide advice on potential funding options, and work with you to find solutions.
Q3. My organization received funding from ACOA to host an event that we have been forced to postpone because of COVID-19 prevention measures. What should I do?
A3. ACOA is here to help. Contact your ACOA account manager, who is ready to work with you to assess your situation, provide advice on potential funding options, and help you find solutions.
Q4. I recently submitted a project application and would like to know how long the process should take. In light of the recent COVID-19 challenge, will ACOA continue to process applications?
A4. The Government of Canada continues to serve Canadians. ACOA will continue to process all applications and keep our clients up to date on information related to their project applications. You are encouraged to reach out to your nearest ACOA office, and visit our website for more information on programs offered.
Q5. My business is suffering due to the economic shift in our economy. Can ACOA help?
A5. Businesses that are impacted by sudden shifts in the economy are strongly encouraged to get in touch with ACOA officials. Business officials should speak with their account manager or call one of the following ACOA offices:
New Brunswick: 1-800-561-4030
Nova Scotia: 1-800-565-1228
Prince Edward Island: 1-800-871-2596
Newfoundland and Labrador: 1-800-668-1010
Head Office: 1-800-561-7862
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