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COVID-19 – Tools, services and other resources

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You will find in our directory a host of tools, services and other resources offered to entrepreneurs by various levels of government, economic development organizations and certain private sector players to help you get through the pandemic.

  1. Management tools
  2. Remote services
  3. Collaboration | netwoking | recruitment platforms
  4. Online training
  5. Buying local directories

1. Management tools

2. Remote services

  • Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal – Expert squad  –Ask your questions

  • Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal – New range of psychological assistance services to support its members (in French only)

  • Montréal inc. and Bonjour Startup Montréal –Group of coaches offer moral support and remote crisis management support at no cost to Montreal startups at coach@montrealinc.ca

  • Novæ –"Comment vous aider?" initative in which you can write to cavabienaller@novae.ca to indicate what you need (expertise, advice, resources...), how a member of the innovation community could help you at the moment or, conversely, what kind of support you can offer to someone else.

  • Mentorat Shawinigan – Mentorat Éclair service free of charge, in French and in English at info@ceshawinigan.ca

  • La Piscine – Free appointment service with a coach, in an individual formula of 30 to 45 minute meetings

  • Edgenda et AFI – Restons Connectés: free daily virtual appointments (in French only)

  • Ton Équipier – 60-minute appointments free of charge with the members of Ton Equipier (product marketing)

  • RFAQ – Elles s'entraident : requests and offers of support services for women entrepreneurs (in French only)

  • Femmessor – Brigade Expertes Femmessor: free virtual or telephone meetings for women entrepreneurs in Québec's 17 regions (in French only)

  • Cabinet Conseil CX – Free 30-minute telephone meetings on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m./li>

  • McGill University – MMA Gives initiative: Master of Management in Analytics students, with the support of McGill University, offer their analytical expertise free of charge to help Montreal SMEs.

  • L'Esplanade – Reconnect, a set of free business coaching services: coaching, webinars, hotline and resource directory

  • Femmessor – Séances de verbalisation pour entrepreneures: virtual meetings in small groups of women entrepreneurs (maximum of 8 per discussion) to exchange about the current situation.(in French only)

  • Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton – Solutions for SMEs: business continuity & recovery planning

  • Québec government – Info-Social 811: psychosocial telephone consultation 24/7 free of charge

  • City of Montréal – Telephone line available for Montréal SMEs at 514 394-1793, Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., to obtain information on the support measures offered by the City

  • FCCQ – J'achète bleu campaign to support the Québec economy (in French only)

  • Tourisme Lanaudière – Boîte à outil humaine ; service-conseil de première ligne (in French only)

  • Inno-centre, Fonds locaux de solidarité FTQ et FQM – « PME-911 » aid cell for advising promising companies in the regions (in French only)

  • CRHA – SOUTIEN RH COVID-19 service: HR professionals available to provide you with insight during the pandemic (in French only)

  • monGPS.ca –The telephone line 819-921-1477 offers exclusive assistance to entrepreneurs by answering their questions and directing them to the various government support organizations and programs

  • Chambre de commerce de l'Est de Montréal –Mercredi export : Mercredi export: free virtual individual consultation via Teams (in French only)

  • Free cybersecurity assessments provided by RiskRecon "My Cyber Risk" until December 31, 2020

  • Granby Industriel and Chambre de Commerce Haute-Yamaska – Commercial delivery service in Granby. To participate, fill out the form (in French only) [PDF] and send it to info@cchy.ca

  • Infopresse – Capsules gratuites en direct Conseils d'experts

  • Canadian Business Resilience Network – Business Resilience Service (BRS): SMEs and NPOs, call 1-866-989-1080 to connect with a business advisor from the accounting profession. The free service is available 7 days/week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Le Collectif in support of creativity – Benefit from a bank of hours of personalized consultations with professionals in human resources, accounting, taxation and administrative services

  • IDE Trois-Rivières – Escouade économique: free express consulting services for Trois-Rivières entrepreneurs (in French only)

  • École des entrepreneurs du Québec – Un pas vers l’avenir: free virtual tour to accompany women entrepreneurs from all regions of Québec who are experiencing the repercussions of the current situation with COVID-19 (in French only)

  • Tourisme Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean – Oriance Express: free accompaniment service to support tourism entrepreneurs and managers in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region (in French only)

  • Dialog Insight – RSVP: free solution to manage social distancing and limit contact in physical locations and prevent your customers from wasting their time in line

  • Government of Québec – Jetravaille: simple and free job placement service that makes it easier to match the businesses in all regions of Québec with people who are looking for work

  • Wellness Together Canada – Wellness Together Canada portal: free online resources, tools, apps and connections to trained volunteers and qualified mental health professionals when needed.

  • Government of Canada – Jobs and career options during the coronavirus pandemic

  • City of Montréal – Urban delivery service provided to merchants

  • Government of Canada – Supply Hub: the purpose of the Hub is to assist organizations in the purchase and sale of personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic

  • CSMO-ÉSAC – LÉO (in French only): free and confidential support service for social economy and community action workers and volunteers. Call 1 855 768-7LEO (1 855 768-7536)

  • Government of Canada – Online tool to find financial help during COVID-19

  • Promotion Saguenay – Express one-hour mentoring service to help entrepreneurs get through the crisis in the Saguenay region. Write to mentorat@saguenay.ca or call (418) 698-3157, ext. 6153

  • Développement Économique D’Autray (DÉA) – Free diagnostic service for the resumption of activities for entrepreneurs in the Regional County Municipality (RCM) of D'Autray (in French only)

  • Génie centre-ville: personal assistance and ultra-fast delivery service in Montréal, from June 15 to September 30

  • Yes – Risk, Response & Recovery Program: 50-minute appointments conducted one-on-one with a business coach either via phone or video conferencing

  • Québécor – Guichet Q·ID: self-service advertising platform for the purchase of digital banners for very small businesses and SMEs to create their own digital banner campaigns with quality audiences on Québecor's platforms. (in French only)

  • Sherbrooke Innopole – New free services to optimize your SST plan offered to manufacturing businesses in the Eastern Townships (in French only)

  • Espace temps – Éclair: free support in the form of short counselling sessions for projects with a positive social impact in Montréal

  • Shopify and the Government of Canada – Go digital Canada: Self-paced program to get your business online, fast with a 90-day free trial

3. Collaboration | networking | recruitment platforms

  • Ministère du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale – Temporary platform for posting job offers. This tool is intended solely for businesses offering essential services or commercial activities.

  • Chamber of commerce of Metropolitan Montreal and PairConnex  – Clic B2B: innovative platform that uses smart matchmaking and videoconferencing to give you the opportunity to talk to other professionals like yourself who want to do business, help each other by sharing their challenges, and collaborate on their professional goals

  • MTL+Ecommerce – Campaign and platform #COVIDSUPPORT where business initiatives are grouped together to concretely help retailers, merchants and startups find solutions to the economic crisis linked to COVID-19

  • Bonjour Startup Montréal – Slack channel #covid-19 (in French only)

  • AQT – Techno du Québec directory where you can find techno solutions for all your business needs (in French only)

  • Développement PME – Free virtual exchange platform Ça va bien aller pour le manufacturier (in French only)

  • Retiredjob.ca – Posting platform to recruit experienced candidates 49 years old and over. Free posting offer during the crisis.

  • Open_solidarity – Open, collective and global initiative of digital support the aim of which is to provide technical solutions free of charge using OVHcloud infrastructures.

  • Québec government – The JeContribue –Covid-19 site allows anyone with experience or training in health or social services who wishes to help with the situation related to the spread of COVID-19 to submit an application. (in French only)

  • Escouade Numérique – A platform designed by a group of digital experts volunteering their time and advice to equip Quebec SMEs during this period of COVID-19 (in French only)

  • Google – Google for Small Business platform: financial support, free digital skills training, resources to adjust your advertising, run your business remotely and adapt to new customer behaviour.

  • Element AI – Free platform to assist COVID-19 response efforts

  • Honeystick – Active Funders in Canada directory

  • Valital –The Montréal-based company is offering its recruitment assistance platform free of charge until October 31

  • Canada Foundation for Innovation – Research Facilities Navigator: online tool to find a research partner in Canada

  • Regroupement des firmes de services professionnels indépendantes – firmesindependantes.com B2B services portal (in French only)

  • B2BQuotes.com – B2BQuotes.com: Québec platform where customers and suppliers meet

  • Bouclier collectif – Grouping of manufacturing companies bringing together a offer of various products in a single platform in order to simplify research and delivery by proceeding with a single order (in French only)

  • Elo – Zone de soutien aux entrepreneurs et gestionnaires  COVID-19: free and virtual mentoring space (in French only)

  • Québec collective – OurLocalmedia.org platform to encourage responsible media practice in Québec and promote local media buying

  • TrendWatching and Business of Purpose – Covid Innovations: rapidly growing database of over 250 significant innovations related to COVID-19, segmented by industry

  • Consortium Accélérer 2030 pour le Québec – Digital engagement platform created in order to centralize all projects initiated in Québec with the aim of accelerating the achievement of the United Nations' sustainable development objectives (SDOs) in Québec by 2030 (in French only)

  • Collective of Québec organizations – Platform to connect Québec suppliers and businesses/companies looking for personal protective equipment (PPE) (in French only)

  • MTL+Ecommerce – All-in-One virtual networking platform to connect the Ecommerce, Startup & Tech ecosystem

  • Collective of health experts – How I Treat COVID-19: independent platform to fight misinformation

  • Beemenaingful.com – Bee: free platform on which people can offer, request, search for and find volunteer opportunities, requests for help, jobs or support services

  • RJCCQ – Inter Entreprises Montréal: platform for sharing ideas, contacts and solutions among entrepreneurs created to address the procurement problems of Montreal businesses during the COVID-19 crisis (in French only)

  • 0rijin Village – Up (Unite & Prosper): Web app that aims to connect melanated businesses and consumers

  • Sideline – Sideline: platform to facilitate contacts between companies and people looking for work for a specific period of time

  • Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub – WEKH: Sharing Platform

  • Post Promise – POST Promise: a training and education platform that results in a voluntary declaration by companies to their customers and employees that they are working to help prevent the spread of COVID-19
  • Conseil québécois des commerces de détail – Répertoire de fournisseurs pour les commerces – COVID-19: offers a variety of products and services to help retailers in these difficult times (in French only)

  • Alliance de l'industrie touristique du Québec – Centrale d'achats en tourisme: marketplace where you can benefit from better prices on quality products, many of which are made in Quebec, to meet the needs of maintenance, protection and compliance with new health and safety standards (in French only)

  • AluQuébec, CQRDA, Réseau Trans-Al, SVA – Espace Aluminium: a space for exchanges, thoughts and information for aluminium processing companies, equipment manufacturers and specialised suppliers (in French only)

  • CPA Canada and CPA provincial bodies  Foresight: Reimagining the Profession digital platform to exchange with other members of the CPA community

  • Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal – Employee Commute Initiative to plan for the return of your employees to the workplace and collaborate with the transit agencies to help them adapt service offerings

  • Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal – Relaunch Montreal will offer a unique experience that will promote discovery, networking and collective learning

  • Canadian Federation of Independent Business – PPEs for SMEs, a place where we connect business owners looking to buy and sell PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)

4. Online training

5. Buying local directories

  • Québec-wide collective – Solution locale : directory of local resources in the context of social distancing (in French only)

  • BIO-K+ et Cognibox – Ma Zone Québec: transactional platform showcasing the products and services of Québec companies (in French only)

  • Prologue AI – Interactive map of businesses open during this containment period (in French only)

  • Québec governement – Le panier bleu : comprehensive directory of local merchants throughout the province (in French only)

  • RCM of Bécancour and Nicolet-Yamaska – Transactional online store PanierLocal.ca –promote the products of producers and processors of these regions(in French only)

  • Beauharnois-Salaberry RCM – Directory of local businesses open during COVID-19 in this region (in French only)

  • La Fondation de la relève entrepreneuriale du Québec – Je consomme québécois: free local shopping directory (in French only)

  • Signé local – Web directoryl of more than 450 Québec creators (in French only)

  • Brunette – Platform launched to support the food service industry

  • Economic development organizations in Rouyn-Noranda – MaZoneRN: complementary platform to the Panier Bleu for the Rouy-Noranda region (in French only)

  • Memphrémagog RCM  – Lachatlocal.com: transactional portal in support of merchants in the Memphrémagog RCM (in French only)

  • Collective of Québec brands  – #OnSeSerreLesCoudes initiative to promote local purchasing (in French only)

  • Ville de Longueuil – Interactive map of local essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic (in French only)

  • SDC de MTL – List of businesses that deliver to your home (in French only)

  • Ville de Victoriaville – Virtual marketplace for local products and services Acheter Victo (in French only)

  • Arrivage – Local purchasing platform Arrivage.club: the Arrivage team mobilizes its networks of farmers and food artisans to set up a purchasing solution in short circuits (in French only)

  • Chambre de commerce de Saint-Georges – Achetons Beauceronplatform (in French only)

  • Give-a-Seat – Sales platform for Québec products for a good cause during the COVID-19 crisis (in French only)

  • Webtotal inc. – TOPRABAIS.ca: platform gathering the best discounts and flyers from hundreds of merchants doing business in Québec

  • CCI d’Abitibi-Ouest and Ville de La Sarre – Platform for local purchasing EspaceAO for the Abitibi-Ouest community

  • FabriquéAuQuébec.com – FabriquéAuQuébec.com: e-commerce portal for Québec entrepreneurs (in French only)

  • Table agroalimentaire du Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean  – Zone boréale platform: agricultural producers, food processors, merchants, agri-tourism businesses, educational daycare services and restaurateurs in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region (in French only)

  • J'encourage l'achat local in Montréal's neighborhood stores on Facebook:

  • Entreprendre MRC Bécancour – Platform presenting businesses from all over the MRC of Bécancour (Fournisseurs locaux tab) companies offering services related to protective and display equipment. To register: i.rouette@cldbecancour.qc.ca (in French only)

  • Workbook Construction – Workbook Construction platform: free online tool allowing clients with a construction/renovation project to reach construction professionals in one click

  • SDC Côte-des-Neiges – Directory of local shops and businesses

  • Commerce Tourisme Granby et région – Interactive map listing the businesses in Haute-Yamaska (in French only)

  • Grouping of Brome-Missisquoi organizations – JacheteBromeMissisquoi.com: local purchasing platform listing more than 300 of the region's businesses

  • Kijiji Canada – Shop Local Businesses: sub-section of the Kijiji Village category
  • Triade and StartupX – Mon Shawi Local: plateforme des commerces et produits locaux de Shawinigan (in French only)

  • Ubisoft Montréal – (Re)united for the hood movement in support of Mile End merchants

  • Food Hub – Alocal.ca: showcase of healthy new foods (in French only)

  • CLD Beauharnois-Salaberry – Achat local BHS: directory of businesses in the Beauharnois-Salaberry RCM

  • Boule de neige – Boule de neige : A reference platform in Quebec for the purchase of local experiences, events and products at a discount and for a good cause. For each product or ticket purchased, $10 will be donated to a charitable organization (in French only)

  • Brigade web – Explore Trois-Rivières: transactional marketplace for local shops and restaurants with Zero Contact, Zero Carbon and Zero Waste deliveries.

  • CFIB – #SmallBusinessEveryDay: this site offers tools for small business owners, such as free downloadable posters to thank their clients for their support

  • UQTR – Le Panier UQTR - Le carnet des diplômés entrepreneurs: Web showcase to promote and encourage purchasing from its graduates' businesses (in French only)

  • Trium Médias, CIDAL, CLD Domaine-du-Roy and Maria-Chapdelaine RCM – J'achète au lac: virtual shopping centre listing businesses located on the Lac-Saint-Jean territory

  • CCAE Montmagny-L’Islet – Carrefour des jeunes leaders d’Affaire de la MRC de L’Islet (CJLA-L’Islet): Web application to quickly find contact information for entrepreneurs in the RCM of L'Islet by business name, by sector of activity or by municipality (in French only)

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