COVID-19 Community Recovery Resources

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We are in this together. The Municipality of South Huron is committed to ensuring all members within our community are connected to the resources they need during these challenging times. This page contains a list of community resources and personal support services and will be updated frequently as information becomes available. Be sure to check back often, or contact us directly if you have questions.

For the status of municipal services, please visit our COVID-19 Hub page. 

For information related to business supports, please visit our COVID-19 Business Recovery Resources page.


 South Huron Telecheck Program

The Municipality South Huron has launched the Telecheck Program, which is available for any community member who would like to receive a daily/weekly reassurance phone call to make sure they have everything they need. As physical distancing continues, we are here to help you - call us! 

How to sign up: You can sign up for the program by phoning the Municipality of South Huron at 519-235-0310 extension 247. Please leave a message with your name, address and phone number. Volunteers are standing by and ready to connect with those who need it. 


Community Resources and Personal Support Services: 

Ontario has created a COVID-19 Response Framework, which includes regional health measures and sector-specific public health and workplace safety measures, based on public health unit boundaries. The framework includes five levels of public health measures: prevent, protect, restrict, control and lockdown.

The Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) has issued instructions on use of face coverings indoor commercial and public spaces, effective Friday July 17. The HPPH has prepared a Masks of Face Coverings site for instructions on usage and frequently asked questions. 

Child Care
Huron County Children's Services provides information regarding licensed child care (home and centre care) and other community agencies and programs in Huron County. 
Employment Resources

The Centre for Employment and Learning works with employers and candidates to match talents and skills to meet recruitment needs and provides workshops and programs to help aid individuals in preparing for employment. 

The Government of Canada has launched Step up to the plate - Help feed Canadians which provides resources to individuals about employment opportunities available in the agriculture and agri-food sector. 

The Ontario Government has launched a Find a job during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic site to provide individuals with information on employment openings and training resources in various sectors in Ontario, including: 

Financial Support for Individuals and Families

Canada Recovery Benefit (CERB Alternative)

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will launch the new Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) on September 27, to extend financial support to non-EI claimants. 

County of Huron Support Programs
  • For a list of financial supports offered through Huron County Social Services, visit their Ontario Works page for more information. 
United Way Perth-Huron COVID-19 Urgent Needs Fund (individuals, families, non-profit community organizations serving vulnerable populations)
The United Way Perth-Huron has expanded the COVID-19 Urgent Needs Fund to provide financial support to individuals, families and non-profit organizations serving vulnerable populations in need. 

Visit their site for more information on eligibility requirements or to apply.

United Way Urgent Needs Fund poster

Energy Assistance Program

The Government of Ontario is making funding available to support residential, small business and charitable organization customers that are struggling to pay their energy bills as a result of the COVID-19 emergency.

Emergency Assistance Program
The Province of Ontario's Emergency Assistance program provides short term financial support if you are in a crisis or an emergency situation and require money for things like food and housing. 
Employment Insurance - Sickness Benefit
For information, visit the Employment Insurance (EI) - Sickness Benefit website for eligibility and how to apply. 
Ontario Disability Support Program - COVID Support

Ontario Disability Support Program clients who have additional expenses related to the COVID-19 outbreak and who don’t receive Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) income (with some exceptions) may be eligible. 

For more information visit the Ontario Disability Support Program COVID-19 Key Information page. 

Support for Families with Children
Ontario's Support for Families program provided funding to families who have children who are not in school or child care because of COVID-19. This program is now closed and not accepting new applications. 
Support for Students and Recent Graduates

The Government of Canada has created a number of programs to assist students and recent graduates during COVID-19

Trillium Drug Program
The Trillium Drug Program is intended for Ontario residents who have high prescription drug costs in relation to their net household. For information on how to apply, visit the Trillium Drug Program website. 

Unsure of the financial supports that apply to your situation? Prosper Canada has created an online tool to identify financial supports available to Canadians. 

Food Delivery Assistance
  • Check with your local grocery store or pharmacy - many have delivery programs in place. 
  • One Care continues to provide options for community members including Meals on Wheels and a Grocery Delivery Program (created in response to COVID-19). For more information about these programs, call One Care at 1-844-482-7800. 
  • Help Do Local Good provides resources to people in Perth and Huron who may need assistance for things such as grocery delivery assistance and other needs.
Food Supply Support
  • The Community Table is offering food hampers in the Exeter Pentecostal Tabernacle parking lot with pick up scheduled on Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Delivery is also available for those not able to attend. Please email Eptcan.noahsark@gmail.com or leave a message at 519-235-2991 ext. 4.
  • The Exeter Community Food Bank is open on Wednesday mornings from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. To book an appointment for pick up please send us a message by emailing exeterfoodbank1@gmail.com, call or text 519-860-4104 or visit the Exeter Community Food Bank Facebook group. There are a number of community volunteers to deliver hampers to those who are in self isolation and need assistance. 
  • The Huron County Food Bank Distribution Centre is offering a monthly Mobile Food Bank in Huron Park at the former school location (between Columbia and Empress Streets) on select Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Housing Support

The County of Huron has prepared a Housing and Property Services Guide to provide individuals with up to date information on housing in Huron County and available support. 

Regional Resources (Grey, Bruce, Huron Counties)
  • Huron County Biz Map provides up to date information on businesses within Huron County and information pertaining to disruption of services provided. 
  • Grey Bruce Huron Strong is an information hub developed by Bruce Power, the Nuclear Innovation Institute and NPX to help communities stay connected during physical isolation. The hub includes information about the latest health information, resources for people and businesses in need, a way for citizens to offer help to others and ideas for things to do at home. 
Supports for Adults
  • 211 Ontario continues to provide programs and services to help the community through their page dedicated to finding support during COVID-19. Some of the programs and supports you can access through 211 Ontario are: Abuse/Assault, Emergency/Crisis, Employment/Training, Health Care, Legal, Housing, Income Support, Mental Health/Addictions and Older Adults.
  • One Care continues to support the community during the pandemic with transportation services. For an up to date list of services, please visit their Covid-19 & One Care page. 
    • One Care has expanded their respite services to provide relief for caregivers who have become isolated and are experiencing an increase in caregiver burden. For more information on this service, please call One Care at 1-844-482-7800. 
    • One Care is now offering virtual services including seated exercises and cognitive exercises. For more information on this service, please call One Care at 1-844-482-7800.  
  • Huron-Perth Helpline and Crisis Response Team is a 24/7 crisis phone service (1-888-829-7484) with crisis assessments, brief crisis therapy and crisis education.
  • Wellness Together Canada provides mental health and substance use support during COVID-19.
  • Huron Domestic Assault Review Team has a list of services to support victims of violence that are open for business.
Supports for Children and Teens
Training Opportunities
  • The LearningHub (offered by the Centres for Employment & Learning of the Avon Maitland District School Board, the LearningHUB is funded by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development) offers online literacy, basic and essential skills upgrading through three flexible learning options. 
  • connect2skills is offering free training for individuals who want to work in Hospitality & Tourism in Bruce, Huron, Grey and Perth counties. 
  • The Ontario Government announced a virtual job training program for hospitality workers and helping apprentices back into the workforce. The announcement can be found hereDetails for these programs have not been released and will be updated once information is received.  

Help Do Local Good

The Municipality of South Huron has partnered with the United Way Perth-Huron on a “caremongering” initiative to connect those most affected by COVID-19 with those willing to lend a hand. 

A new website has been launched at helpdolocalgood.ca to join people together, providing information on how to help and how to receive help, including: 

Additional ways to get involved are to contact reception@perthhuron.unitedway.ca or call 519-271-7730 to leave a phone number and briefly describe how and where you can help.

Help Do Local Good poster

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