COVID-19

Guidance and Resources for Business

Here’s What Your Chamber is Doing

  • We’re assembling and streamlining business-related information and resources as they become available. Get the latest information on the resources, programs and relief strategies being put into place by the federal, provincial and municipal governments at www.tbchamber.ca/covid19.
  • We’re gathering information about the unique needs of our region’s businesses. On April 27 we launched the first of six monthly surveys which will collect essential data for ongoing advocacy efforts and the development of recovery programs tailored to Thunder Bay’s needs.
  • We’re in discussions with our Federal, Provincial and municipal governments to explore measures which will reduce business risk and stimulate business recovery.
  • We’re reaching out to our Members. Our team is contacting Members directly to hear how we can help you and share the latest information about our advocacy work and the government supports available.
  • We’re keeping you connected. Follow us on Facebook for updates on business resources and upbeat news about what Members are doing to help sustain our community during this difficult time.

Visit the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 pages for more information.

Latest Update from the Chamber:

Letter to Ontario: Rising Insurance Costs for Restaurants

Insurance premiums for licensed restaurants and bars are increasing significantly for many establishments in Thunder Bay.  Some of our Members have seen a jump of 30-40% in their annual premium costs this year, despite greatly reduced revenues as a result of being closed or reduced to take-out only for months due to Ontario’s COVID-19 restrictions for non-essential businesses.  In this letter, the Chamber proposes that this additional expense could be covered by existing business relief funding.

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Additional Resources

The Recovery Activation Program (RAP) is an immersive online workshop program that connects businesses with industry experts for guidance, mentorship and practical advice about process modernization and end-to-end digital transformation.

It is completely free for businesses and supports firms of any size across Ontario.

Learn more.


Local businesses are essential to our economy and communities. These businesses need our help, now more than ever. So, join and participate in the movement, buy local, and spread the word.  Learn more about Canada United.


Chamber Members receive preferential pricing with discounts ranging from 25%-45% on Purolator Express and Purolator Ground suite of courier services. Learn more/ sign up.