COVID-19 Economic Support & Recovery

COVID-19 Economic Support and Recovery

The Economic Development Department created an Economic Recovery Plan as well as a list of resources that are exceptionally important to local businesses during these challenging times.

Buy Local

SHOP LOCAL CAMPAIGN FOR CHRISTMAS – More than 40 local businesses are offering you gift ideas for Christmas. Support them by browsing through our list and contacting them directly. Click anywhere in the coloured frames to be redirected to their website.

If you encounter any difficulties, the websites are also accessible by clicking below:

Académie du Gourmet
Aloma Home Staging & Design
Ananda Glo Yoga
Avon with Kim
Be Pure Skin Shop
Beyond the House
Boutique Joma Brainy Bird Creations
Brasserie Tuque de Broue Brewery
Brentwood Customs
Design NS Couture
Earthly Essentials
Embrun Total Fitness
Epicure - Jan's Spices
Hidden Daisy Fine Art Studio
Homestead Pub
Kim's Crafty Studio
Le Lunettier d'Embrun Eyewear
Les aliments M&M Food Market
Loiselle Sports
Magnolia Music Studio
Marché Bonichoix
Norwex with Krista
O'Grady's Rebel Designs
Olde Towne Esthetics
Passiflora Floral Boutique
Poppa Bean Coffee Roastery
Quilters Barn and Gifts
Rebecca Mack - Independent Sipologist
Replay Sports
Russell Foodland
Seven Sixty Design  
Strength Craze Gym
Studio Shanthaly
SweetLegs Embrun with Stefanie
Things Made
Usborne Books at Home

Local businesses are the backbone 
of our economy. As they begin to reopen, please remember to support them by shopping, eating and gifting local!

We have created a logo that you can use on all of your social media and website platforms. Click here to download it. 


  • The Township of Russell is proud to be partners in the E-Business Grant Program for local businesses. The Prescott and Russell E-Business Grants Program has been created to help business owners adapt and/or enhance their online sales process by incorporating a sustainable e-commerce solution into their business. You can apply now by clicking here
  • The Prescott-Russell Community Development Corporation (PRCDC) offers a Recovery Loan (from $5,000 up to $20,000), available on a limited basis.
  • The Prescott-Russell Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) program is financial support for SMEs (up to $40,000).
  • Find out if your business is eligible to recover costs for personal protective equipment (PPE) or for rebates to help with fixed costs, such as property tax and energy bills by clicking here.
  • Find COVID-19 support and other programs and services by clicking here.

Pop-Up Patio Program

The Economic Development Department is introducing the Pop-Up Patio Program. This program is intended to support local restaurants by providing flexibility to restaurant owners while at the same time ensuring safety standards and measures remain in place.

Click here to complete the application form and send all required documents by email. 

Prescott-Russell Chamber of Commerce

Prescott-Russell Entrepreneurship Centre

Updates from the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada

Virtual Farmers Market

The Eastern Ontario Agri-Food Network is spearheading a Virtual Farmers Market as a collaboration between the United Counties of Prescott Russell, SD&G and the City of Cornwall in order to serve producers in each of these regions. Click here for more details.

Shop Local Ontario - an e-commerce platform for small farms, businesses, producers in Ontario. Click here for more details

Resources to prevent COVID-19 in the workplace


In collaboration with WSIB Ontario, the Department of Economic Development is hosting two free information sessions in September for all local businesses. 

WSIB’s new Health and Safety Excellence Program offers 36 topics designed to assist employers in building a robust health and safety program. For every topic completed, a rebate is earned. For example, an employer paying $7,000 in WSIB premiums can receive up to $5,000 per year in rebates.

Register now to learn more about the financial relief package and resources available to assist with reopening during COVID-19.

Other webinars:

Window Signs & Posters

We have created four different signs that you can install in your commercial windows during the COVID-19 crisis. The purpose of these is to inform your customers of your current operations while spreading a positive message in the community. All you have to do is download the one you want, print it on 8.5 x 11 size paper and display it in your storefront. We invite you to participate in large numbers so that the message of local shopping is diffused to our entire community.

Click below to download the signs:

NEW: We have also created posters that you can print and display in your store, restaurant, office, etc. These will help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Click below to download the posters:

Workplace PPE Supplier Directory


  • If you have any questions or wish to receive our weekly emails on the new resources available, please do not hesitate to contact our Economic Development team at or 613-443-3066 x2346.