Programs for Business

  • MERRICKVILLE-WOLFORD COUNCIL APPROVES RELIEF MEASURES TO HELP EASE FINANCIAL PRESSURES DUE TO CHALLENGES FROM COVID-19:
    • Waived late payment fees and penalties for residents and businesses connected to the water/wastewater system until the end of July 2020.
    • Revisited the 2020 budget and reduced the previously approved tax increase of 3.13% down to 0.44% for all ratepayers – residential and commercial.
    • Changed water and wastewater billing classes, reducing utility rates for businesses by applying residential rates to all commercial users in response to the pandemic.
  • IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON LOCAL BUSINESSES - SURVEY RESULTS IN:
    • Council received the results of a recent Business Survey completed by Merrickville-Wolford businesses. The survey was conducted in partnership with the United Counties of Leeds Grenville Economic Development Department and regional business support organizations. Village staff have reviewed all responses and assisted local businesses regarding government relief programs and resources. Thanks to all businesses that completed the survey!  The results are available here: http://www.merrickville-wolford.ca/business-help.
  • FEDERAL AND PROVINCIAL COVID-19 RELIEF PROGRAMS:
    • Federal and Provincial COVID-19 relief programs are available to help businesses with income support, rent assistance, online presence, income tax filing dates, wage subsidies, low interest rate business loans and many other issues. For more information, please contact our Economic Development Officer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • PROVINCIAL SURVEY ON ECONOMIC IMPACT OF COVID-19:
    • The Ontario government has put out a survey to gather information on the economic impact that the COVID-19 outbreak is having on your business and on the community.  Feedback from the survey will be used to develop a plan for economic recovery at the provincial level.  The survey is open until June 12, 2020:  https://www.ontario.ca/form/survey-economic-impacts-covid-19