Several local initiatives have been developed to support Oakville businesses. Explore the programs below to learn more about initiatives that may be relevant to your business.
The Digital Service Squad is a resource for small businesses to help build or enhance an online presence, promote products/services and sell online. Please note that this service is only available for businesses located in one of Oakville’s three BIAs. Book a virtual meeting with a squad member in the Downtown Oakville BIA, Kerr Village BIA or Bronte Village BIA.
Oakville has partnered with Digital Main Street and Ritual ONE to assist main street businesses in growing their operations through technology.Learn more
Halton Region Small Business Centre consultants are available to help you navigate business relief programs. Contact the Small Business Centre to set up a call or one-on-one virtual meeting to ensure you’re tapping into all available business supportsEmail the Small Business Centre
In response to COVID-19, a new patio program was launched under the Town’s Commercial Recovery Initiative. Patios are currently permitted until Dec 31, 2020.
To get started, review program details and requirements.
On May 25, 2020, Town Council unanimously passed a motion to implement the Commercial Recovery Initiative which permits commercial services outdoors, including patios and pop-up facilities associated with existing restaurants and retail businesses; along with other measures to help local businesses. In November 2020, Council extended the Initiative to the end of 2021.
Earlier this year, Oakville’s Economic Task Force launched a community-wide campaign to support the reopening of businesses in Oakville. Explore resources and information including downloadable marketing templates, safety decals and more.Learn more
Mayor Burton, along with the Economic Development department, Oakville Chamber of Commerce, Visit Oakville, Halton Region and Oakville Business Improvement Associations have formed an Economic Task Force. The Task Force is working in collaboration to provide immediate short-term relief measures to the business community, as well as explore options to support Oakville's long-term economic recovery. Initiatives have included the Commercial Recovery Initiative and Economic Action Plan.