COVID-19 Support for Business

The Town of Caledon is committed to supporting local business during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 On this page:


COVID-19 Response

Effective Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 12:01 a.m., the government is issuing a province-wide Stay-at-Home order requiring everyone to remain at home except for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services (including getting vaccinated), for outdoor exercise , or for work that cannot be done remotely.

Read the details 

Workers Getting the Vaccine

For people who work in Peel Region but do not live in Peel and are considered essential workers.

Provincial Booking System

For general inquiries, individuals can call the Provincial Vaccine Information Line number 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 1-888-999-6488.

Assistance Programs

Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS)

This subsidy provides a direct rent and mortgage subsidy of up to 65% of eligible expenses to qualifying businesses, charities and non-profits, and up to 90% with added lockdown support. This support is available directly to tenants. 

Learn more

Property Tax and Energy Cost Rebates Program

A program providing grants to eligible businesses that had to temporarily close or significantly restrict services due to modified Stage 2 health measures.

Learn more

Tourism and Travel Small Business Support Grant

The Ontario Tourism and Travel Small Business Support Grant provides one-time payments of $10,000 to $20,000 to eligible small businesses (less than 99 employees) in the tourism and travel sector. Deadline to apply: June 25, 2021.

Apply now

Government of Canada

A full list of the programs and subsidies available from the Government of Canada to support businesses affected by COVID-19.

COVID-19 Canada

Government of Ontario

The Government of Ontario launched a webpage providing information and advice to help business navigate the economy during COVID-19.

COVID-19 Ontario

Get your business online!

Take advantage of free support from the Digital Main Street program:

digitalmainstreet.ca/shophere

Digital Main Street Shop Here program


News and Information

Government of Canada

The latest information and updates from the Government of Canada.

canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Ontario

Get the latest case data and updates, learn how to protect yourself and others and get advice on what to do next if you think you might have COVID-19.

COVID-19 Ontario

Region of Peel

View the latest case numbers and public health guidelines. 

peelregion.ca/coronavirus

Town of Caledon

caledon.ca/coronavirus


Training and Events

Take advantage of our free online webinars and training.

caledon.ca/businessevents


Resources (General)

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Find a PPE supplier here:

ontario.ca/ppe

Peel Public Health

Guidance and resources:

  • Keeping employees safe
  • What to do if employees contract COVID-19
  • Sector-specific guidelines and posters 
  • Current measures and restrictions
  • Signage toolkit

Public Health: Business

Resources to prevent COVID-19 in the Workplace

Get information to help develop a plan to protect workers, customers and the public from COVID-19. Find posters, tools and guidance for Ontario workplaces.

Workplace prevention

Hotline

Call the Ontario Stop the Spread Business Information Line at 1-888-444-3659.

Safety plan

Learn how to develop a safety plan for your business.

Develop your safety plan


Resources (Sector-Specific)

Food / Restaurants

Retail

Tourism
Agriculture

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Ontario Federation of Agriculture

Agriculture Canada Supports

National Farmers Union Covid-19 Resources

Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario Covid-19 Supports

Mental Health Resources

Health and Safety

Temporary Foreign Workers

Farm Credit Canada “Rooted in Strength” Initiative

Agriculture and Food Jobs in Ontario

 

Masks

Masks are mandatory in Caledon as of July 10. As a business, here's what you need to do:

  1. By July 15, 2020, develop a policy (use our template).
  2. Post signage at all entrances (use our template).
  3. Train your employees. 
    • Customers or visitors must wear a face covering before they enter your business AND and while they’re inside.
    • Employees must wear a face covering EXCEPT in areas where the public does not have access or where the employees are behind a barrier.
    • Children under two, people who have trouble breathing, and people who are unable to remove a mask without assistance are exempt.
    • Anyone who claims that they are exempt is NOT required to provide a reason or any proof.
    • If in doubt, be sure to consult the by-law or contact us.
  4. Make sure no one enters your establishment without a face covering.
  5. Keep a copy of your policy handy in case one of our by-law officers asks for it.    

Please note: If a customer or visitor does not wear a face covering you can ask them to put one on or leave.

For more information, view the face covering by-law.


Links

Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)

Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)  

Export Development Canada (EDC)

Workplace Safety and Prevention Services

Canadian Mental Health Association


Contact us

Ben Roberts
Economic Development Officer
416-998-8289
ben.roberts@caledon.ca

Sandra Dolson
Economic Development Officer
416-460-4177
sandra.dolson@caledon.ca

Sharon Wilcox
Tourism and Culture Officer
416-518-8687
sharon.wilcox@caledon.ca