Ready to Re-Open inDufferin: Register Your Business

In an effort to help both businesses and the general public connect to the most current information and to encourage consumer confidence, Dufferin County has launched the Ready to Re-Open inDufferin recognition program available at no cost to all businesses within Dufferin County.

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Business owners can assign a representative to participate on behalf of the business. This could include supervisors, floor managers, HR, etc.

How does a business participate in Ready to Re-Open inDufferin?

  1. Register for and participate in one Ready to Re-Open inDufferin webinar (1-hour session).
  2. Read the Ready to Re-Open inDufferin Toolkit and the sector-specific guidance documents (see below).
  3. After completing steps 1 and 2, fill out a Ready to Re-Open inDufferin pledge form to self-commit to implementing the recommendations from the program, and any new updates provided, to the best of your ability in order to help make your business as safe as possible for your staff and clients/customers.
  4. Promote your business as a recognized Ready to Re-Open inDufferin.


How does the public know a business is recognized under Ready to Re-Open inDufferin?

After successfully completing the Ready to Re-Open inDufferin program, businesses will:

  • Display a Ready to Re-Open inDufferin window decal and pledge poster in their storefront windows;
  • Be featured in local marketing campaign;
  • Have access to the Ready to Re-Open inDufferin logo to use on their websites and other promotional materials.

Guest Speakers

Luis R. Chacin LL.B., M.B.A, LL.M. : Carters, Orangeville

Luis R ChacinLuis joined Carters in June 2018. He is a business lawyer and has interests in issues related to technology and charity and non-for-profit law, including hybrid corporate structures for social enterprise and social investments. Luis previously worked in the financial services industry in Toronto and Montreal for over 9 years. Luis also has a perspective of both the civil and common law tradition gained from working as a legal counsel at the Office of the President and Cabinet in Venezuela.


Lori Shepherd

Lori ShepherdLori Shepherd is a Regional Community Coordinator with Workplace Safety & Prevention Services. With more than twenty-five years in the field of occupational health and safety, Lori connects with small businesses and communities in southwestern Ontario, to share simple safety solutions. Her volunteer activities focus on Threads of Life.


Quinn Ross Managing Partner, The Ross Firm

Quinn RossQuinn is the President of the Board of Directors of the Ontario Bar Association. He is also a regular speaker at the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Ontario Bar Association. At a community level, Quinn has been the Past President of the Alzheimer Society for Huron County, and is counsel to many non-for-profit organizations. Quinn’s legal focus is business law including corporate commercial transactions, real estate and wills and estates. He has also assisted many Ontario clients with international transactions. Quinn has vast knowledge of secured transactions which helps to limit exposure for vendors during a sale, and restricts overreaching lenders during purchases, and also has extensive knowledge on real estate.

  • Ready to Re-Open inDufferin is not a certification or inspection program
  • Neither the County nor its program partners can guarantee any level of safety or adherence to guidelines at participating businesses
  • The aim of the program is to connect consumers to businesses that have self-committed to implementing best practices for their industry as the economy re-opens


These Businesses are Ready to Re-Open!