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 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:
Learn more and apply to the CERB or EI
Other Federal government supports
Learn more and apply to Ontario Works
Learn more and apply to the Support for Families Program
Information on local municipal tax relief programs:
Learn more and apply to LEAP
Learn more about the one-time special payment
If you're an older adult and a homeowner living in Halton Region on a fixed income, you may qualify for the Older Adults Property Tax Deferral Program.
Learn more and apply to the COVID-19 Emergency Loan Program
Learn more about and apply for the Canada Emergency Student Benefit
Learn more about the Canada Student Service Grant
Find a food bank
Find a neighborhood food program
Find a service provider
Learn more and apply for emergency licensed child care
Whether you reside with your aging parent, or live separately, caring for aging parents at home during COVID-19 is no easy task. Here are a few tips to help you, as a caregiver, through this difficult time:
What you can do to help the older adult:
*If you think you, or your aging parent, has COVID-19 symptoms, use the Ontario COVID-19 online self-assessment (external link) to help determine how to seek further care. If testing or self-isolation is recommended, follow Public Health Ontario’s guideline for caregivers (external PDF).
What you can do to help yourself as a care giver:
Reach out to fellow caregivers for support. No one understands the hardships of caregiving better than another caregiver.
Learn about community resources available in your municipality:
Halton Region is making investments in programs and services that are supporting vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding is being provided through the Halton Region Community Investment Fund (HRCIF) and through Provincial and Federal initiatives. For information on funding opportunities, please email email@example.com.
The following list provides an overview of Regional investments being made in local community programs and services. As more programs and services are approved for funding, they will be added to this page.
Note: The following community programs and initiatives are approved for HRCIF funding in addition to nearly $1.2 million that was granted to 18 programs and initiatives this year as part of commitments made in 2018 or 2019.