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Resources and Support

Guidelines and FAQs

PDF fileGetting Your Workplace Ready, external link, opens in new window - World Health Organization

What Canadian exporters need to know about the coronavirus (COVID-19), external link, opens in new window - Export Development Canada

Pandemic Preparedness for Business, external link, opens in new window - Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Coronavirus and small business, external link, opens in new window - Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)

Navigating COVID-19, external link, opens in new window - ventureLAB

PDF fileCOVID-19 Pandemic Preparedness Toolkit for Ontario Businesses, external link, opens in new window - Ontario Chamber of Commerce

ISED Startup Portal for government resources, external link, opens in new window

Track and plan for COVID-19, external link, opens in new window - MaRS

google docStartup Guide: COVID-19, external link, opens in new window - DMZ

PDF filePreparing for COVID-19, external link, opens in new window - CPA Australia

How-to Guide for Government Support, external link, opens in new window - Dr. Jennifer Robson, Associate Professor of Political Management at Carleton University.

How To Keep Your Company Alive – Observe, Orient, Decide and Act, external link, opens in new window - Steve Blank

Ontario Together: help fight Coronavirus, external link, opens in new window - Government of Ontario

COVID19 – Resources for Women Entrepreneurs in Canada, external link, opens in new window - WEKH

COVID-19 business self-assessment, external link, opens in new window - rTraction

COVID-19 Information Hub for Canada’s Screen-Based Industries, external link, opens in new window - Canada Media Fund

Financial Support

Resources for Canadian businesses: COVID-19, external link, opens in new window - Government of Canada

Support for entrepreneurs impacted by the coronavirus COVID-19, external link, opens in new window - BDC

Support for Canadian exporters impacted by COVID-19, external link, opens in new window - Export Development Canada

Facebook Small Business Grants Program, external link, opens in new window

PDF fileFiscal Countermeasures for COVID-19, external link, opens in new window - Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Government programs available to support Canadian entrepreneurs through the coronavirus pandemic, external link, opens in new window - MaRS

Canadian government’s policy to help Canadians and Canadian businesses during Coronavirus Explained, external link, opens in new window - Froese Law

Active Funders in Canada, external link, opens in new window - Hockeystick

COVID-19 financial guide for Canadian freelancers, external link, opens in new window - Benji

NRC Response to COVID-19, external link, opens in new window - Government of Canada

PDF fileNGen announces funding program to scale COVID response, opens in new window - HubSpot

Facebook Journalism Project, external link, opens in new window

AFC Emergency Funding, external link, opens in new window

Behind the Scenes Grants, external link, opens in new window

Financial & Community Resources for Canadian Startups & Entrepreneurs during COVID-19, external link, opens in new window - Medium

COVID-19 Legal Relief Initiative, external link, opens in new window - Clio

NSERC Alliance COVID-19 Grants, external link, opens in new window - NSERC

The $100k Investment Prize, external link, opens in new window - Startupfest

Software Resources

Ultimate Guide to Free Video Conferencing & Collaboration, external link - UCToday

How to use Slack Video Tutorial (Slack), external link (<30 minutes)

Slack alternatives: Discord, external link, Ryver, external link

How to get free Creative Cloud Access for 2 months, external link

Fusion360, external link - 3D modelling software for design, simulation, rending and manufacturing. Free for startups with cloud based libraries to let you share and collaborate with team members anywhere in the world

Marvel, external link - A collaborative workspace for prototyping, user testing, design, and more

Sourceful, external link - publicly sourced Google Docs and Sheets

Skillshare, external link - lots of free classes on writing, acting, etc.

Toronto Public Library eLearning portal, external link - free for library card holders

LinkedIn Learning - free for zone members through Ryerson

Unitylearnpremium, external link - complimentary 3 months

Adobe Creative Cloud, external link, opens in new window - Adobe is offering Creative Cloud for free for educational institutions until May 31. Zone members can request access by emailing help@ryerson.ca using their Ryerson email addresses. 

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