Government of Canada Program - Essential Services Contingency Reserve - Retail Council of Canada
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Government of Canada Program – Essential Services Contingency Reserve

July 23, 2020

Through the Essential Services Contingency Reserve (ESCR), organizations that provide essential services may apply to receive personal protective equipment, non-medical masks and disinfection products to address urgent, short-term (45 days) needs. Supplies are provided on a cost-recovery basis to businesses or organizations that cannot access supplies through other means and when significant service disruptions are imminent. Support provided to provincial or territorial governments will not be cost recovered. Learn about the contingency reserve, find eligibility requirements and access the application form here. The ESCR will begin operations on August 3, 2020, when you may register your organization.

Before requesting support from the ESCR, your business or organization should visit the PPE supply hub for information on buying personal protective equipment, including guidance on types of PPE you may require.

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