BWA – COVID-19 UPDATE – Government of Ontario asking non-essential workplaces to close

As you are well aware, yesterday, the Ontario Government took new steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by asking non-essential workplaces to close. They released a list of essential workplaces that can remain open. Click here for the complete list.

We just finished speaking with the MPP for Grey-Bruce, and he confirmed what appears in  #19, and #28 in the list allows us all to continue operations, but only if companies can maintain their social distancing and sanitizing practices to maintain a safe workplace for their employees. Companies are asked to use their best discretion for their situation.

#19 –  Businesses that extract, manufacture, process and distribute goods, products, equipment, and materials, including businesses that manufacture inputs to other manufacturers (e.g., primary metal/ steel, blow molding, component manufacturers, chemicals, etc. that feed the end-product manufacturer)

#28 – Construction work and services, including demolition services, in the industrial, commercial, institutional and residential sectors

We are committed to monitoring this situation to provide you with updates! Further to this update, below are additional resources.


Call to Action from Government of Canada: Canadian manufacturers needed to help combat COVID-19!

If you are a Canadian manufacturer or business that can assist Canada in meeting the need for medical supplies, your help is needed.The Plan to Mobilize Industry to fight COVID-19 directly supports businesses to rapidly scale up production or re-tool their manufacturing lines to develop products made in Canada that will help in the fight against COVID-19.

BWA Online Network – Join Now & Stay Connected!

In an effort to help our members connect with one another we have launched a centralized online network. Now we can all connect instantly to share ideas, challenges, contacts, solutions, and more. To learn more contact Ryan Tabone, Program Coordinator/Advisor e: [email protected]

The Government of Canada – Support for Businesses

To further support businesses and their employees, the Government has announced support for businesses. Click here to read more.

If you would like more information please contact us.

Mike Baker
Executive Director

Bluewater Wood Alliance
e: [email protected]
p: 226-668-5455

Ryan Tabone
Program Coordinator/Advisor

Bluewater Wood Alliance
e: [email protected]
p: 226-808-7585

Tara Davey
Program Administrator 

Bluewater Wood Alliance
e: [email protected] 
p: 519-270-7141