Canada introducing new hospitality and restaurant subsidies

Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland announced on October 21 that the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) will expire on October 23, and will be replaced the next day by targeted benefits including restaurant subsidies and programs to help individuals whose work is impacted by COVID-19 lockdowns. The Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit will provide […]

Governments investing $3M to protect Ontario pork sector

The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing nearly $3 million in three new initiatives as part of a coordinated effort to enhance biosecurity and support the Ontario pork sector and its African swine fever (ASF) prevention and emergency preparedness efforts. With the foodservice supply chain already stretched thin, there are concerns that African swine […]

Know how each political party platform supports hospitality

With a federal election set for September 20, the Ontario Restaurant, Hotel, and Motel Association (ORHMA) is looking to inform the foodservice and hospitality industry on how the three largest political parties have pledged to support the sector through their party platform. Foodservice and hospitality still need significant governmental support to aid its recovery from […]

ORHMA lauds Liberal plan to support hospitality sector

The Ontario Restaurant, Hotel, and Motel Association (ORHMA) has described the Liberal government’s proposed supports for the hospitality and tourism sectors as “a big win” for the industry. OHRMA notes that over the past several months it has been actively involved in the Coalition of Hardest Hit Businesses, advocating for sector-specific support and an extension […]

Government offering $6M funding for Ontario food processors

The respective governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $6 million in projects to help Ontario food processors improve their operations, increase their competitive edge and adapt to challenges as we move beyond the pandemic. Applications for this program, available to Ontario food processors and Ontario beverage processors, will be accepted in two […]

Foodservice mental health crisis sparks major support program

As prolonged COVID-19 related lockdowns continue across Canada, the restaurant and foodservice sector has reached a critical point when it comes to mental health. Survival of the industry as a whole may not be an option if viable widespread relief doesn’t arrive soon. A major casualty of this crisis is a growing mental health epidemic […]