Bulletin board Covid-19

A supporting platform to bring us together

Do you urgently need a product or service for your business? Would you like to help find solutions to fight the pandemic? The bulletin board is there to allow you to communicate directly with the life sciences and health technology sector players.

Support for small businesses facing impacts of COVID‑19

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced last week additional new measures to support small businesses dealing with the economic impacts of the pandemic. Among other things, he announced a 75% wage subsidy for qualifying businesses, for up to 3 months, retroactive to March 15, 2020.

Today Canada’s Finance Minister Bill Morneau shared additional

  • 75% wage subsidy will be offered to companies that demonstrate that they lost at least 30% of their revenues compared to the same period last year;
  • Federal wage subsidy will cost $ 71 billion;
  • The money will be made available to companies in about 6 weeks;
  • Companies will have to submit a new request every month;
  • Businesses will be able to apply through a Canada Revenue Agency portal which should be available soon.

Call for projects to fight COVID-19

  • Roche Canada is launching an Innovation Challenge to develop solutions to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.