COVID 19 Business Supports

During this difficult time, the Town of Halton Hills is committed to engaging with and supporting the business community. We are monitoring the situation and are continuously gathering information and supports to help navigate through the available resources being announced through all levels of government. We encourage businesses to visit the interactive business benefits finder for a tailored list of government supports that your business may be eligible for. 

Please do not hesitate to reach out to the Economic Development Team with any questions or concerns. We will also be updating the business community on Town initiatives through our Invest Halton Hills newsletter. To subscribe, visit the newsletter page at and find the Economic Development, Innovation and Culture newsletter registration box.

September 14, 2021 Update: Halton Region Public Health has prepared a business toolkit with links and resources for employers to help create and promote a safe work place. Click here for the business toolkit.

September 7, 2021 Update: Halton Region's Medical Officer of Health has issued an amended Letter of Instructions to businesses to support their efforts in preventing the spread of COVID-19. These instructions will make it easier for businesses to understand and implement requirements and current Provincial Rules for Step 3.

September 1, 2021 Update: The Province of Ontario will require people to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of their vaccination status to access certain businesses and settings, starting September 22, 2021. Click here for more information about this new requirement. 

August 26, 2021 Update: Halton Region's Medical Officer of Health is now recommending that businesses develop workplace vaccination policies. Click here to learn more about this recommendation. In addition, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce has just released "Vax-Pass-Tenets," a proof-of-vaccination framework to support re-opening plans for Ontario private sector businesses. Click here to learn more about this framework.

For current Provincial Government announcements, visit the Ontario COVID-19 webpage.

Revised updates from Halton Region Public Health:  Halton COVID-19 webpage.

Visit the Town of Halton Hills COVID-19 page for safety protocols and Town service updates.


Town Partners with Chamber to Distribute Workplace Rapid Screening Kits to Small Businesses

The Halton Hills Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Halton Hills have joined forces to provide free self-screening kits to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who employ up to 150 employees throughout the Town of Halton Hills. The goal of the program is to identify asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic individuals and prevent them from spreading COVID-19 in the workplace, at home and around the community.

The booking portal will be launched next week and kits can be picked up starting May 26 (supply and delivery dependent). SMEs are required to electronically submit screening metrics weekly. Accumulated data will be reported to the appropriate government officials. It is recommended that staff be screened twice weekly.

Expression interest in the Halton Hills Chamber's Rapid Screening program.

Call to Action

  • MICRO PPE PROCUREMENT PORTAL -Local Companies Helping Local Healthcare and Essential Services
    Currently, the Federal and Provincial governments are working toward procuring large quantities of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). In the short term, there are local companies across Halton Region which can help alleviate short-term critical supply of PPE for local hospitals and long-term care facilities, as well as, essential service businesses. No amount is too small. Learn more.

  • SUPPLIERS NEEDED - The Government of Canada is calling all businesses that can supply products and services in support of Canada's response to COVID-1. Learn more.
  • MANUFACTURERS NEEDED - If yo u are a manufacturer or business that can assist Canada in meeting the need for medical supplies, your help is needed. Learn more.
  • SUPPLIES, INNOVATION, IDEAS - Ontario is looking for help from businesses and organizations who can supply emergency products and innovative solutions to support the response to COVID-19. Learn more.

Response Funding

  • NGen's COVID-19 Response Program - $50 million to fund projects that involve the rapid production launch of products in short supply, including virus screening test kits, gloves, gowns, masks, and other personal protective equipment, hospital equipment such as ventilators and peripherals, as well as cleaning and sterilization chemicals and equipment.
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