Economic Development

Stategic Plan - The Corporation of the Township of White River 2017 - 2021

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Housing Needs and Demand Study - February 2017

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How to Apply for a Mortgage in White River

Read this helpful article to take your first steps into home ownership!

How to Open an Registered Retirement Savings Plan

It's never too early to start saving for retirement, learn how you can get retirement-ready with our RRSP article!

COVID-19 Business Relief Funding Assistance


Have you accessed any COVID-19 relief programs?

If you would like help finding programs your business is eligible for, or would like assistance with the applications, please email or call 807-822-1257

If you have yet to take advantage of the programs, click this link to learn about the many different ways you can help your business through these difficult times:…/covid-19-economic-relief-measures…

Both the federal and provincial governments have released programs along with other financial measures to alleviate the economic strain COVID-19 has had on small and medium sized enterprises, non-profit organizations, and charities.

Additionally, you can use this search tool to input your information and be matched with a variety of COVID-19 relief programs:

In the future, we will be releasing a survey to learn more about the impact that the COVID-19 outbreak has had on our local businesses and community.

Thank you.


We have also published an article describing the variety of programs that are out there, along with the requirements of eligibility, and links to the original postings.

COVID-19 Relief Programs

Updated List of COVID-19 Government Support - June 16th, 2020

The Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation, and Trade has released an updated article containing all governmental measures related to COVID-19 Business Relief efforts. Click here.

The PDF contains clickable links that will take you directly to the portions of the document detailing information about that specific program. From there, you can use the provided links to visit government websites to view applications and additional information.


Barrick Micro-Loan Program for COVID-19 Relief

Barrick Gold Corporation is in the beginning stages of implementing a micro-loan program to reduce the financial strain COVID-19 has had on local businesses. Barrick is offering loans between $5,000-$10,000 to help local entrepreneurs with cash-flow problems and other COVID-19 related issues.

Below you will find four files that cover the parameters of the program, the loan agreement, and the policy agreement, and the application for the micro-loan program. Please read the description to learn what information you will need to apply and where you will send your application once it is completed.

If you require assistance, please email


Description of Micro-Loan Program

Micro-Loan Agreement

Barrick Micro-Loan Policy

Barrick Micro-Loan Application

Barrick/MNP FREE Business Relief Program Consultation

Barrick, in partnership with MNP, is offering businesses across the north shore FREE relief program consultations to help business owners learn which relief programs they are eligible for.

Click this link in order to learn how you can book your FREE consultation: /upload/documents/mnp-and-barrick-partnership-communicatio.pdf