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As of July 16, 2021 the Province of Ontario is in stage 3 of the Re-opening Framework.
Visit Ontario's COVID-19 website or Public Health Grey Bruce to learn more.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Economic Development Department is available by appointment only. 

To make an appointment please contact Heather Hyde, Economic Development Officer by email or by phone at 519-832-2008 x 106.

Shop Saugeen Shores

Saugeen Shores’ small and locally owned businesses are woven into the fabric of our Town. To help support businesses during these challenging times, we’ve assembled a Saugeen Shores Strong page with information on how the community can help.

COVID-19 links for businesses

We know these are challenging times that cause concern and anxiety for many people, especially small business owners whose livelihood is uncertain at this time. 

During a pandemic it is not uncommon to struggle with mental health. There is support available through Grey Bruce Public Health and The Canadian Mental Health Association.

We hope to continue to support you during this difficult time. Below is some information that can be accessed easily regarding business supports and information. 

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For businesses still exploring options for financial assistance, we encourage you to contact your financial institution to determine the opportunities that are the best fit for your business.

Local resources

Town of Saugeen Shores

Saugeen Shores Chamber of Commerce

Local PPE Suppliers

Bruce County

Regional Tourism Organization 7

Grey Bruce Health Unit

Provincial resources

Ontario/Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Province of Ontario

Ontario Ministry of Health

Federal resources

Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses

Government of Canada

Retail Council of Canada

Business Development Bank of Canada

Export Development Canada

World Health Organization on COVID-19

The Town of Saugeen Shores provides services and support to businesses looking to establish or grow in Saugeen Shores. Expand the categories below to find out more.

Starting a business

With a strong and vibrant economy, Saugeen Shores offers a prime location to start or expand your venture. If you are looking to start a small- or medium-sized business, you can access free business advice through the Business to Bruce program.

Business to Bruce offers:

  • Free and confidential one-on-one business advice
  • Educational seminars for business owners
  • Programs and training for young entrepreneurs
  • Education and networking events
  • Resource materials


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Chamber of Commerce

The Saugeen Shores Chamber of Commerce supports the business communities of Port Elgin, Southampton and Saugeen Township. It provides government representation for its members and promotes economic prosperity in Saugeen Shores and surrounding areas.

Business owners can join the Chamber of Commerce to access networking, business support, special events, promotions and member discount programs.

Grants and incentives

Bruce County offers grants and incentives to support business development in Saugeen Shores.

Spruce the Bruce community development grants provide financial support for the following: