Dufferin Board of Trade

313 supporters

To build up our community by helping the businesses within it thrive.

Started 1 petition

Petitioning Premier Doug Ford, Kyle Seeback MP, Sylvia Jones MPP, Dr. Mercer (WDGPH), Dufferin County Mayors, Dufferin County Councillors

Support small business in Dufferin County

Small business owners’ (and their employees’) livelihoods come from operating their business successfully and safely within our community. Lockdowns have a far greater impact on small businesses than on larger businesses. Employee and customer safety is paramount always, and even more so during the pandemic. Many local businesses have pivoted and designed unique ways to continue to serve the public while keeping their employees and customers safe. We are calling on our Officials to make evidence-based decisions that thoroughly balance businesses’ need for survival with the need for public safety.  When large businesses can remain open, but small businesses are forced to close, their doors may never reopen.   We always remind consumers to Think Local, Think Dufferin.  Now more than ever, it’s critical to support local businesses, be patient, and find alternative ways to support those businesses that are operating with restricted capacities or those that are currently shut down. Sign our petition to tell the Premier and local officials that Dufferin supports its small businesses, and we need decisions that keep our community safe and allow businesses to succeed. ----- The Dufferin Board of Trade is a small grass-roots non-profit organization building up the Headwaters Region by helping the local businesses within it thrive. Small businesses are the backbone of Dufferin County. According to the 2016 Census, 78% of our businesses have nine employees or less, and 97% have 49 or fewer employees. We are reaching out to you to proactively seek support for all small businesses across our region ahead of any potential lockdowns or further restrictions in Dufferin County.

Dufferin Board of Trade
313 supporters