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Ontario invests $5.3M to help forestry companies offset COVID-19 safety costs


January 6, 2021
By P&PC Staff

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Forest sector companies in Ontario are getting some financial assistance from the province to offset the cost of COVID-19 safety measures.

The government is investing $5.3 million to help small and medium-sized forest sector businesses offset the cost of setting up sanitizing stations, providing enhanced cleaning, additional worker training, measures to increase physical distancing, and the purchase of personal protective equipment.

The funding will be provided through the federal Forest Sector Safety Measures Fund.

Both levels of government deemed the forestry industry an essential sector due to its role in supplying essential forest products for hygiene, medical supplies, food packaging and shipping materials.

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For information on program eligibility and timelines, visit ontario.ca/forestsafetyfund.