Trenval and the Small Business Centre offices are currently closed

Trenval and Small Business Centre Clients

With concerns around COVID-19, Trenval and the Small Business Centre offices are currently closed.

The business community can reach staff by leaving a phone message or by connecting through email.  Please see our contact tab.

Workshops scheduled for March and April will be rescheduled or offered online.

Trenval has developed emergency loans for current investment clients to help with cashflow and to keep their business afloat.  Existing clients are encouraged to email Eileen Brown to discuss their repayment options of existing accounts that have be approved by Trenval’s Investment Committee.


Best Preparedness Tools

To plan your business continuity and mitigate the potential effects of an emergency use these templates provided by BDC

The Trade Commissioner’s website serves as a one-stop-shop for Canadian businesses – focusing on the following four considerations:

  • supporting your employees
  • financial implications and business preparedness
  • business travel and events
  • doing business in international markets.

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has put together a list of resources for businesses these can be accessed on their website at This includes a pandemic preparation guide for businesses as well as tools shared by Camber members.


Business Development Bank of Canada – financial support for entrepreneurs

Find COVID-related supports for businesses – get more information on specific programs and services being offered to businesses

Pandemic Preparedness for Business– learn more about preparedness from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce  – platform as new supports becomes available. – Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Resources for Canadian businesses / Maladie à coronavirus (COVID-19) : Ressources pour les entreprises canadiennes – Business Development Bank of Canada – Support for Entrepreneurs impacted by coronavirusEDC stands ready to support Canadian exporters impacted by COVID-19 – Export Development Canada

Updated FAQs: what Canadian exporters need to know about the coronavirus

The expanding coronavirus (COVID-19) threat

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Managing the impact on global supply chains – Employment and Social Development Canada – Work-Sharing Program pages – ESDC COVID-19 Employment and Social Development Canada – Support Measures page

For a thorough and up-to-date list please visit