Explore current programs, funding and resources available to support business recovery. Information will be updated regularly as new details are released.
For a complete list of Government of Canada incentives for business, visit Support for Business.
Six-month payment deferrals for personal and small business mortgage payments, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
Shopify expands capital lending program to help Canadian merchants weather COVID-19. Merchants on the platform can qualify for funding from $200 to $500,000.
The Recovery Activation Program (RAP) is an immersive online workshop program that connects businesses with industry experts for guidance, mentorship and practical advice about modernization and transformation. It is completely free for businesses and supports firms of any size across Ontario. Businesses don’t have to be Oakville Chamber of Commerce members, but need to be sure to indicate the Oakville Chamber as the nominating Chamber to support the application.
Canada is committed to supporting Canadian exporters and the free flow of essential goods and services across international borders. Explore information related to COVID‑19 and Canada's international trade.
Explore tools available to help businesses better understand available programs and resources. Connect with business hotlines or reach out to the Halton Region Small Business Centre for one-on-one support.
The Ontario government is investing over $2.2 million through the Ontario Together Fund to provide small businesses with free, tailored financial advice and online training to help them make informed financial decisions and navigate the unprecedented economic circumstances brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The pandemic has highlighted the importance of having an online presence. The Town of Oakville has partnered with Digital Main Street and Ritual ONE to help main street businesses grow operations online.
Distantly.ca, an online donation platform for small business, is now available in Oakville. The application is easy to use and secure, and allows the community to make a direct donation to your business to help lessen the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. As main street businesses are faced with unprecedented financial challenges, Distantly provides a creative solution to help businesses survive the pandemic. Read the News Release.
Deloitte has developed a tool to help small business owners find the right support and funding to survive the COVID-19 pandemic. Explore the tool.
Halton's Small Business Centre will deliver services remotely, providing access to resources, tools, templates, and seminar registration.