COVID-19: Business Resources and Updates

This is the Oakville Chamber of Commerce’s central hub for business resources and updates regarding COVID-19. Please visit this page often as we continue to provide the most up-to-date information. 

Order of Information Listed:
1. Chamber Updates
2. Recent Government Announcements for Businesses & Workers
3. Financial Support for Businesses
4. Resources for Business: Navigating Support Programs, Business Recovery & Continuity, Workplace Health & Safety, Public Health Guidelines by Sector, Targeted Support, Hospitality Sector, Human Resources, Mental Health, Marketing & Digitization,  Manufacturing,  PPE, Self-Employed Workers, and Working Remotely.

5. Monitoring COVID-19

 


Chamber Updates

 

Canada United Small Business Relief Fund

Grants of up to $5,000 available. Apply now.

Created by RBC, Canada United is a movement to support local businesses in communities across the country. The Canada United Small Business Relief Fund (CUSBRF) 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.

Over $14 Million has been contributed by the Federal Government, RBC, and Canada United partners to support recovery efforts due to COVID-19.  We have already provided relief to over 2,000 small businesses across the country.  We are now able to extend relief grants to more small businesses and restart accepting grant applications from small businesses across all provinces for expenses incurred no earlier than March 15, 2020.

Apply now.

Learn more.

 

Chamber Network calls for coordinated approach to reopening Ontario’s economy

On February 2nd, the Ontario Chamber Network addressed a letter to Premier Doug Ford, calling for a coordinated approach to reopening Ontario’s economy.

Learn more.

 

Welcome Back Oakville campaign

The #WelcomeBackOakville campaign encourages residents to safely explore Oakville and support local businesses. The campaign includes an interactive map to see what businesses are open or if they are offering modified services. The map also includes a list of local PPE Suppliers. Oakville businesses can use the easy to share graphics to join the campaign on social media, using the hashtag #WelcomeBackOakville.

Learn more.

 


Recent Government Announcements for Businesses & Workers 

 


Financial Support for Businesses

 


Business Resources

 

Navigating the Support Programs for Business

 

Business Continuity & Recovery

 

Workplace Health & Safety 

  • Free webinars on how to operate a business safely, and comply with health and safety requirements, during COVID-19 – Government of Ontario

 

Public Health Guidelines by Sector

 

Targeted Support 

 

Hospitality Industry Support

 

Human Resources

 

Mental Health

 

Marketing & Digitization

 

Manufacturing

 

PPE

 

Self-Employed Workers

 

Working Remotely

 

Workers Laid Off: COVID-19

 

 


Monitor COVID-19

Stay up-to-date on the rapidly evolving situation, and on the nature of the virus itself, by frequently checking municipal, provincial, and national websites.

 

 


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