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The COVID-19 pandemic has affected us all in many different ways, including socially and financially. This page includes information and links to social, financial and community supports available to you and the community.

Financial assistance

Financial assistance programs are available from all levels of government to help individuals and families experiencing financial challenges due to the impacts of COVID-19.

Online tools are available to help you determine which financial benefits you might be eligible for:

Community supports

  • There are a number of food banks and neighborhood food programs to help you access food and essential goods if you are:
    • living on a reduced income
    • financially struggling due to COVID-19
    • in social isolation or supporting individuals in social isolation
    • an older adult
    • a person with disabilities
    • a single parent

Find a food bank

Find a neighborhood food program

  • Note: If you are in self-isolation, contact the organization to see if you can send someone on your behalf and inquire about the information required.
  • The Meals on Wheels program delivers affordable, home-style and healthy meals to older adults and adults with disabilities.

Find a service provider

  • Food for Life delivers packages of food and other essential goods (such as infant supplies and hygiene items as available) to residents who are self-isolating and low income.
  • This service is primarily for those who cannot access essential goods through other channels or would be in hardship without support.
  • For more information and to determine if you are eligible for this service:

Volunteer opportunities

  • Volunteer Halton (external link) is seeking volunteers to support the COVID-19 community response in Halton Region.
  • Workforce Matching Portal (external link) The Government of Ontario has developed an online workforce matching portal to connect interested health care professionals who are retired, non-active, or internationally educated, and students and volunteers with health care experience, to indicate their interest in contributing to the province’s response to COVID-19.
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