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 231. 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: 

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 Emergency Response Benefit
Canada Emergency Response Benefit provides temporary income support for eligible individuals who have lost income due to COVID-19. 
County of Huron Support Programs
  • The Social Services Relief Fund will be available in the coming weeks and months, to address gaps and needs that are identified in Huron County’s social framework. For information about the fund, visit the news release from the County of Huron. Details for this fund have not been released and will be updated once information is received. 
  • For a list of financial supports offered through Huron County Social Services, visit their Ontario Works page for more information. 
  • County of Huron Provides Financial Support Related to COVID-19 Response (April 29)
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

Electricity Bill Assistance
The Province of Ontario has created a site dedicated to assist individuals in finding programs to reduce your electricity bill (programs and credit). 
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) are eligible for monthly payments. If you received this benefit in March or April and meet the eligibility criteria, you will automatically receive the benefit in May, June and July. For new requests, please email ODSP.EmergencyBenefit@ontario.ca or call 1-888-444-2412 with your name, member ID and your additional expenses.

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 provides funding to families who have children who are not in school or child care because of COVID-19
Support for Students and Recent Graduates

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

  • Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) Application for this program will be accepted starting May 15. 
  • Canada Student Service Grant (CSSG) Details for this programs have not been released and will be updated once information is received.
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
Food Supply Support
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: 

An associated Facebook group called Huron-Perth Covid 19 Resource Group - Help is Close to Home has also been created to connect people close by. 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

 

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