Information about COVID-19

We are here to help people and businesses prosper in good times and be resilient in bad times. With the recent escalation of the COVID-19 outbreak and the significant disruption to us all, we wanted to reassure you that the continuity of our services to clients and the safety of our staff have been and will remain our top priorities. Our remote working capability for our staff is an important part of our business continuity plan.

While this is a fast-moving situation, and no service provider can claim that it is ‘business as usual’, we take pride in being able to step up to serve and advise our clients through challenges. Every day, we learn more as new information becomes available about COVID-19 and its potential impact. There is so much information online and through social media, so we want to only offer advice that is relevant to you. In this environment of social distancing, we invite you to just call us to have a conversation about your questions and concerns.

In the meantime, we have consolidated some web links that may be useful to you or your business.

Leading Links for Latest Coronavirus Updates:
WHO – World Health Organization
Canada Health
Ontario Health
Toronto Health

Insurance related COVID-19 articles:
How carriers are covering travel insurance
Most businesses not covered for interruptions
COVID-19 and business interruption insurance: How coverage is triggered
How liability insurance responds (or not) to COVID-19
Insurance issues related to COVID-19
Why Canada’s P&C industry is ready to absorb hit of pandemic-induced recession

Resources for businesses:
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Resources for Canadian businesses
– This is broken into four key considerations:

  1. Supporting your employees
  2. Financial implications and business preparedness
  3. Business travel and events
  4. Exporting and doing business in international markets

Coronavirus and small business: keeping you and your employees safe (CFIB)
– Answers to frequently asked questions
What Canadian exporters need to know about the Coronavirus (EDC)
– Updated FAQ’s
Canada outlines measures to support the economy and the financial sector
– An outline of measures being taken by financial sector partners to support the functioning of markets and continued access to financing for Canadian businesses
Business continuity plan and templates for entrepreneurs (BDC)
– Templates to help plan your business continuity exercise and mitigate the potential effects of an emergency
Managing cash flow during a period of crisis (Deloitte)