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 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
The Town's Commercial Recovery Initiative has been extended into 2022, which includes a program for the temporary installation of patios, bistros, and merchandising spaces on public and private lands. This program continues to support the town-wide reopening of commercial businesses in a practical and safe manner.
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 July 2021, Council extended the Initiative to the end of 2022.