Business Support

Explore current programs, funding and resources available to support business recovery. Information will be updated regularly as new details are released.

Province of Ontario

Government of Canada

For a complete list of Government of Canada incentives for business, visit Support for Business.

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)

Export Development Canada (EDC)

EDC Resources and Funding Programs

Mortgage Payment Deferral

Six-month payment deferrals for personal and small business mortgage payments, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

Shopify Capital

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.

Toronto Region Board of Trade

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.

Trade Commissioner Service

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.

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.

Ontario Supporting Small Businesses with Financial Advice and Training

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.  

Ontario Grants

Free Online Tools

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.

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DISTANTLY.CA: Support Small Business from a Distance

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's Small Business Relief Tool

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 Region Small Business Centre

Halton's Small Business Centre will deliver services remotely, providing access to resources, tools, templates, and seminar registration.

Information Resources

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