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Hi there,

Restaurants Canada continues to be at the table, working with all levels of government to ensure the concerns of the foodservice community are being addressed, while working with our partners to provide you with resources relevant to your operations, as the response to COVID-19 continues to evolve.

Federal Update: Rent Assistance Extension

Finance Minister Bill Morneau has announced that the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) program will be extended by one month to help eligible small businesses pay rent for August. All provinces and territories continue to participate in this initiative, in collaboration with the federal government.

Restaurants Canada continues to be at the table, encouraging the federal government to reform the program so that it better serves our industry.

Updated Resource: Modified Wage Subsidy Rules

This week the federal government passed legislation to expand and extend the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) program.

Please note: We have updated our issue note about the new rules to include the correct date range for Period 7 (Aug. 30 – Sept. 26).

Federal and Provincial Response Plans Handbook

For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 prevention and relief measures across Canada, download our "Navigating COVID-19: Federal and Provincial Response Plans" handbook. This handbook includes all government announcements and relief measures announced to date, both at the federal and provincial level, including an overview of each measure, how it works and any outstanding details still to be determined.

Last update: July 29, 2020 at 5:00 pm ET.


(Information also available at

Reopening Tracker

Stay updated on how and when each province is planning to permit restaurants to reopen: This tracker provides real-time updates on government announcements and activities across the country related to lifting restrictions and reopening the economy. 
View Tracker

Further Resources and Information

We encourage you to continue visiting our dedicated COVID-19 web page where we will continue to share information and resources relevant to our industry, and don't forget to connect with us through our social channels:

Facebook | Instagram | Linkedin | Twitter 

Regionally on Twitter

If you have any questions or would like more information, please do not hesitate to get in touch.


Restaurants Canada
416-923-8416 | 1-800-387-5649