Shop Local

Published on June 25, 2020

Across the northwest we know the importance of small businesses to our economy and to our day to day lifestyle.

Ontario's small businesses are the backbone of our economy and their recovery is critical to the province's recovery.

As communities across the province re-open through stage 2, we are encouraging everyone in Ontario and across the northwest to Shop Local and Shop Safe! Let's help these small businesses open successfully as we continue to battle the challenges faced through COVID-19.

The "People Outside Safely Together" or (POST) initiative is helping to rebuild consumer confidence by encouraging businesses to make the POST Promise, and abide by 5 key principles that include:

    • Wash and sanitize hands
    • Maintain physical distance
    • Stay home if unwell
    • Practise respiratory etiquette
    • Clean and disinfect regularly

The POST Promise is a commitment that businesses can make to their customers and employees that they are doing their part to safely and gradually reopen the province.

Together, we can all do our part to support small businesses and Shop Local and Shop Safe!

Thanks for joining with me and my family as we Shop Local.