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Canadian Pizza Podcast: What you need to know about COVID-19 government financial programs: 2021 update

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COVID-19 Updates Features Finance Podcast COVID-19 financial aid

One year after the COVID-19 pandemic changed the restaurant industry dramatically, pizzerias, restaurants, bakery/cafes and other hospitality businesses are still dealing with the challenge of restrictions and the financial fallout.

Today we look at the latest government programs and extensions of current programs with our guide, Bonny Koabel. In this podcast we learn about:

• Extension of Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy
• Canada United Small Business Relief Fund
• Information for those who opened a business in 2020
• New developments in the Canadian Emergency Rent Subsidy Program (CERS) program
• And other important insights from an expert who is up to date on financial funding.


*Note: Programs are constantly being updated. The Canada United Small Business Fund up to $5,000 for PPE closed the second round of funding $14 million on Friday, March 12. They should be opening a third round in the next two months.

Bonny Koabel is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a Certified General Accountant. She is president of AKR Consulting Canada – a Mississauga, Ontario, firm specializing in government grants, subsidies, tax credits, refunds and rebates since 2003. For more in-depth information, you can reach Bonny at AKR Consulting Canada at

For more information, check out Bonny’s list of programs across Canada.

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