Haldimand County’s Economic Development and Tourism team is available to assist you in navigating the various resources and programs. Contact us at 905-318-5932 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit Inquiry Form for Businesses and Environmental Health Team Hotline
If you have questions about your business operations related to COVID-19 regulations, you can use the Haldimand Norfolk Health Unit’s Inquiry Form for Businesses.
For COVID-19 inquiries related to or regarding food premises, migrant farms, special events, personal service settings, child care centers or workplaces (non-healthcare setting), you may also call the HNHU’s Environmental Health Team Hotline at 519-426-6128 (Mon-Fri, 8:30am to 4:30pm)
Mental Health Resources
The COVID-19 pandemic has been overwhelming for many entrepreneurs, as so much is currently unpredictable and uncontrollable. Haldimand County recognizes this and we are here to help. Included below are a few free resources for businesses owners that advise on how to protect your mental health during these unprecedented times.
CAHM – Workplace Mental Health Resource Centre
How To Protect Your Mental Health in a Crisis
How To Support Your Employees Mental Health: An Employers Guide
Mental Health Commission of Canada: Resource Hub: Mental health and wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic
Mindfulness Quick Reference Sheet
Stronger Minds by BEACON: A Digital Therapy Resource
Farm Organizations’ COVID-19 Resources
There are many farm organizations that have information and resources available to help with the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the agriculture industry. Please follow the links below to learn more about these available resources:
Enhanced Agri-food Workplace Protection Program
Support to help agri-businesses guard against the spread of COVID-19 in agri-food workplaces so that worker/employee health and safety is protected, and the sector is supported. Learn more.
Ontario Federation of Agriculture provides Guide to Operating your Essential Farm Business during COVID-19
The Guide for farms and farm businesses is split into three parts: Facilitating Business Interactions on the Farm, Responding to Exposure to COVID-19, and Managing Risk during Business Operations. View the guide.
Portal Connects Agri-Food Employers with Workers
The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs’ web portal tool makes it easier to match people to essential jobs and training resources throughout the provincial food supply chain. Learn More at Ontario.ca/AgFoodJobs
Destination Ontario Research Study- Impact of COVID-19 on the Canadian Economy and Consumer Sentiment
To better understand the impact of COVID-19 on the economy, consumer mindset and to inform marketing recovery strategies, Destination Ontario has accessed various economic and public attitude and behavior studies.
View the Research Summary HERE
Safe Travels Stamp Administered by TIAO
TIAO has been chosen by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) to administer the Safe Travels Stamp in Canada. The Safe Travels Stamp is an international symbol designed to allow travellers to recognize governments and companies around the world, which have adopted health and hygiene, standardized protocols – so consumers can experience ‘Safe Travels’.
See list of applications here
FREE Tourism Workforce Recovery Toolkit
The COVID-19 Tourism Workforce Recovery Toolkit is a practical, no-cost web program designed to help tourism operators succeed during this unprecedented crisis – now and into the future. Drawing from a myriad of public-domain, academic and business resources, this Toolkit – which includes presentations, checklists and downloadable content – will be frequently updated to support tourism operators at every stage of their journey.
View the toolkit HERE
- Business Insurance Action Team (BIAT) Assistance for businesses who are struggling with insurance (finding it, high premiums etc.) BIAT Website or call 1-844- 2ASK-IBC
- Ontario Sources of PPE – Supplier Directory
- Peninsula HR – Work Refusal Guide and Back to Work Guide
- Haldimand County – COVID-19 Information
- Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit – COVID-19 Information
- Government of Canada – Resources for Businesses
- BDC – COVID-19 Business Planning Tools
- Export Development Canada (EDC) – What Canadian exporters need to know about COVID-19
- McKinsey & Company – COVID-19, implications for business
- Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO) – COVID-19 resources