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
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.
Information on local municipal tax relief programs:
Learn more and apply to LEAP
Learn more about the one-time special payment
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.
Halton Region truly appreciates the work of community partners that are supporting residents during the COVID-19 situation. For information on funding opportunities for local organizations, please email email@example.com.