Navigating COVID-19: Business Resources

Published September 29, 2020

Business resources and information including financing, rent, preparedness checklists, mental health and more

Crisis Preparedness and Business Continuity Guide

Our “Crisis Preparedness and Business Continuity Guide” is designed to help foodservice operators mitigate the business impacts of crises. Download the guide and customize to your unique business needs.

COVID-19 Temporary Restaurant Closure Checklist

A checklist covering what you may want to do and consider if you decide to close your doors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Communicating Expectations in the Workplace

Foodservice operators can ensure their staff stay informed and aware of expectations related to COVID-19 by having a dedicated physical and/or digital space for communicating regular updates.

COVID-19 Permanent Restaurant Closure Checklist

A checklist covering what you may want to do and consider if you must or choose to permanently close your doors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Financing & Operations


BDO provides resources to support you in economic impact strategies, regulatory impairments and deadlines, tax implications, and financial recovery.

The Canadian Payroll Association

The Canadian Payroll Association has developed a comprehensive Q&A document related to the impacts of COVID-19 on payroll compliance. Topics include completing the ROE, Layoffs and EI Benefit. (English / French)

Mental Health

The restaurant industry and all the people who depend on it for their livelihood are facing unprecedented change as a result of this crisis. People are faced with financial stress, isolation, and uncertainty that can quickly take a toll on their physical and mental health. These tools are available to help you manage through change, control stress and preserve your mental health in this new reality.

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