Your business could be eligible for up to a $25,000 GRANT to help adjust to the impacts of Covid-19 and the Wawa EDC is here to help!

On Monday, September 28, 2020, Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines and Minister of Indigenous Affairs announced the creation of a new short-term Northern Ontario Recovery Program (NORP) to help businesses adapt to new COVID-19 public health guidelines and protect employees and customers.

Companies can apply to NORP for assistance with projects that help them adjust to the impacts of COVID-19, such as, but not limited to; building renovations and new constructions, customer and employee safety installations, equipment purchases, including personal protective equipment (PPE) marketing for new business initiatives, and restructuring of business operations.

Applications are open with the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) administering the new program from October 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020, and funds are given on a first come first serve basis.

To learn more or apply click the following link:

For more information about applying, please contact Linda Bouchard Berzel by calling 1-705-255-8316 or by sending an email to

If you need assistance in filling out an application, please call the EDC of Wawa at 705-856-4419, or email, we would be happy to help!

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