*****Funding Opportunity*****

COVID Safety Protocol Project


  • The Covid Safety Protocol Project will support businesses that are impacted by the economic disruptions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic across Northern Ontario during their continuing/re-opening efforts.
  • Will provide businesses with access to capital of up to $5,000.00 in a non-repayable contribution to assist with the costs related to adapting to new or existing (As of March 15, 2020) operating protocols.


  • A SME (Small, Medium Enterprise) ie. retail shops, restaurants, corner stores, etc., and businesses of strategic importance to the community.
  • Small and medium-sized enterprises are defined as having less than 500 employees.
  • Applicant has confirmed and attested that no other funding has been accessed for the same purposes and utilization that the Covid Safety Protocol Project is set out to fund.
  • The SME must have been viable as of March 1, 2020.
  • SME was Established before March 1, 2020.

Examples of Eligible Costs Acquired Between March 15th, 2020 and March 31, 2021:

  • Customer and employee safety installations such as distancing signs for floors
  • COVID-19 posters and displays
  • Acquisition of barriers
  • Widening of aisles
  • Plexiglass and partitions, signage, and other business restructuring or equipment purchases required in support of adaptations that may be required

Examples of NON-Eligible Costs:

  • Disposable Personal Protective Equipment

Funding is available until March 31, 2021 - Up to $5,000.00 non-repayable contribution for the SME applicant if costs have already been incurred or to an independent provider for protocol modifications necessary to conduct business due to Covid-19.

** Please Note HST will NOT be reimbursed***

  To help keep COVID-19 out of our facility please wear a mask if you are planning a visit to our business.

If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms please reschedule your visit to another date.







Welcome to Patricia Area Community Endeavours


Patricia Area Community Endeavours Inc. (PACE) is committed to promoting economic growth within the Patricia Region of Northwestern Ontario. Our purpose is to encourage local community and economic development through provision of small business loans, non-profit funding, counselling and support to entrepreneurs and community groups.

We serve a broad range of communities, including Dryden, Eagle Lake First Nation, Ignace, Lac Seul First Nation, Machin, Pickle Lake, Sioux Lookout, Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation, and all areas located in between.

Please browse our Web site for information on our communities, and the business services we offer. By working together, we can ensure a strong economic future for the Patricia Region.

Funding Opportunity

COVID Safety Protocol Project Grant Link

Attestation Form


The PPE program has been re-opened, please click on this link to see the application..


PACE has Office Space to Rent!

Please get in touch with our office if you are looking for Office Space.

We offer temporary and lease agreements with Boardroom access and other conveniences.


PACE Will Be

Closed Weekends and Holidays



Board of Directors Recruitment

P.A.C.E. is looking to add to our Board of Directors!

Please get in touch with our office if you are interested and we can provide you with any details you might require and forward your interest to our Chair.
























Loans Program

PACE helps current and future entrepreneurs grow their ideas by offering financial assistance. Does your business (or idea) meet our eligibility?

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Community Development

PACE is committed to developing Patricia Region communities to grow and prosper, bringing more opportunity and services for area residents.

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