Effective April 8, 2021, the Provincial government has declared a state of emergency and issued a province-wide stay-at-home order.

Services and hours listed on this page may be impacted in response to increased restrictions. Please contact organizations and programs listed here prior to visiting in person in order to receive the most up to date information on services.

COVID-19 Financial Relief

Site: Halton

Memos and Bulletins
Public Comments If you have an Emergency, please call 9-1-1 (Police, Fire, Ambulance) 
 
Non-Emergency 
Halton Regional Police Service: 905-825-4777 (non-emergency) 
Halton Regional Police Service COVID-19 Hotline: 905-825-4722 
Halton Region Public Health, toll free 1-866-442-5866 or 905 825-6000 or 3-1-1 
Telehealth Ontario, toll free 1-866-797-0000 
Health Canada's Novel Coronavirus Information Line, toll-free 1-833-784-4397 
 
Other COVID-19 support for residents of Halton 
* COVID-19 Information Sources 
* COVID-19 Community Support 
* COVID-19 Emergency Food Programs 
* COVID-19 Where to Donate 
* COVID-19 Mental Health & Well-being Resources 
* COVID-19 Support for Front Line Workers 
 
The COVID-19 situation is evolving rapidly * information will be added to this listing as it becomes available
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) FEDERAL PROGRAMS 
 
Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan * see website for details 
 
Service Canada has begun the gradual and safe reopening of in-person locations across the country by appointment only * access programs and services online 
 
 
Support for Individuals 
 
Find financial help during COVID-19 here 
 
Individuals and families: 
Employment Insurance (EI): as of September 27, 2020, those eligible for EI benefits will receive a minimum taxable benefit at a rate of $500 per week (for more information on eligibility and how to apply see here
 
Those not eligible for EI benefits may be eligible for one of the following: 
* Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB): provides $500 per week ($450 after taxes withheld) for up to 38 weeks for workers who are not employed or self-employed for reasons related to COVID-19 or have had their income reduced by at least 50% due to COVID-19 and are not eligible for Employment Insurance (for more information on eligibility and how to apply see here
 
* Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB): provides $500 per week ($450 after taxes withheld) for up to a maximum of four weeks, for workers who are unable to work for at least 50% of the week because they contracted COVID-19; are self-isolated for reasons related to COVID-19; or have underlying conditions, are undergoing treatments or have contracted other sicknesses that would make them more susceptible to COVID-19 (for more information on eligibility and how to apply see here
 
* Canada Recovery Caregiver Benefit (CRCB): provides $500 per week ($450 after taxes withheld) for up to 38 weeks per household for workers who are unable to work for at least 50% of the week because they must care for a child under the age of 12 or family member because schools, day-cares or care facilities are closed due to COVID-19; or because the child or family member is sick and/or required to quarantine or is at high risk of serious health implications because of COVID-19 (for more information on eligibility and how to apply see here
 
Mortgage payment deferral (see here for more information) 
 
 
Support for Businesses 
 
Find financial help during COVID-19 here 
* see Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan for more details 
 
 
Support for Sectors 
 
See Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan for more details 
 
 
 
PROVINCIAL PROGRAMS 
 
To learn more about what financial, mental health and other supports are available during COVID-19, see here 
 
COVID-19 Emergency Assistance:  
* short-term financial support for those in a crisis or an emergency situation to assist with rent and food, for example 
* for eligibility and how to apply, see here 
* if you require assistance for a month or longer, apply for Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program 
 
Ontario COVID-19 Child Benefit: 
* provides financial support to families with young learners to help with additional costs during the COVID-19 pandemic  
* payments begin Apr 26 ($400 for each child or youth up to Grade 12 * $500 for each child or youth up to age 21 with special needs) 
* Support for Learners program applications will open from May 3-17, 2021 
* for eligibility and how to apply, see here 
 
 
Ontario Energy Board: 
* bill assistance programs for low-income consumers including the COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program (CEAP, a one time, on-bill credit to eligible residential electricity and natural gas customers), Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP - monthly on-bill credit for electricity), and Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP - one-time emergency grant for electricity or natural gas bill) 
 
Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP): 
* there is no longer a waiting period for OHIP coverage 
* most expired health cards remain valid until further notice 
* for more information see here 
 
 
 
OTHER ASSISTANCE 
 
Legal Information: 
Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO):  
* practical answers to questions about the law relating to the COVID-19 situation, including employment and work, family law, housing law, and income assistance 
* updates about changes to government programs and court services 
* for more, see the Steps to Justice website 
 
Halton Community Legal Services, 905-875-2069 
 
Legal Aid Ontario, 1-800-668-8258 
 
Utilities Relief: 
For more information on gas companies' responses to COVID-19, see Union/Enbridge Gas 
 
For more information on hydro companies' responses to COVID-19, see: Burlington Hydro * Halton Hills Hydro * Milton Hydro * Oakville Hydro * Hydro One 
 
For more information on telecommunication companies' responses to COVID-19, see: Bell * Cogeco * Rogers * Shaw * Telus
Areas Served Halton Region
Eligibility Varies by program, contact for details
Application Call for information
Languages English ; French
Site Information
Located In Community Halton Region
Address & Map
Halton Region, ON
 
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Physical Access Not Applicable
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading COVID-19 ; Employment / Training ; Income Programs
HCSD Sub Heading Assistance Programs ; Employer Staffing Assistance ; Information & Referral Resources ; Self Employment / Entrepreneurship ; Social Assistance ; Supports for Business ; Supports for Families ; Supports for Older Adults
Service Categories Business Financing ~ COVID-19 ; COVID Related Benefits ; Disaster Related Cash Grants ~ COVID-19 ; Undesignated Temporary Financial Assistance ~ COVID-19 ; Utility Assistance ~ COVID-19 ; Wage Subsidy Funds ~ COVID-19

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