Explore current programs, funding and resources available to support business recovery. Information is updated regularly as new details are released.
The Canada United Small Business Relief Fund (CUSBRF) will be accepting applications again starting February 16, 2021 at 1pm EST. The fund was established to help small businesses offset the cost of expenses to open safely or adopt digital technologies to move more of their business online. Eligible businesses can receive a relief grant of up to $5000.
For a complete list of Government of Canada incentives for business, visit Support for Business.
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.
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.
Canadian Technology Accelerators: initiative to help Canadian companies with an existing technology, product or service explore opportunities in foreign markets.
Halton Region Small Business Centre provides COVID-19 resources for businesses. Consultants are available to help you navigate relief programs through one-on-one virtual meetings.
Contact the Small Business Centre to ensure you’re tapping into all available business supports.
The COVID-19: Help for businesses in Ontario page highlights changes to government programs and available supports as your business recovers from COVID-19.
To speak with the province directly, please call the business information hotline, 1-888-444-3659.