COVID-19 Business Information and Resources

Open for Business

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 opportunity@haldimandcounty.on.ca

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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:

OFA COVID-19 Resources

CFFO COVID-19 Resources

NFU COVID-19 Resources

Union Des Cultivateurs Franco-Ontariens COVID-19 Resources

Indian Agricultural Program of Ontario COVID-19 Programs

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.

Keeping Agricultural Businesses Staffed

Learn more about your options for staffing your agricultural operation.

Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program

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’.

Apply here

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 

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