COVID-19 Supports

Reopening Ontario

The Roadmap to Reopen is a three-step plan to safely and cautiously reopen the province and gradually lift public health measures.

The plan is based on:

  • the provincewide vaccination rate
  • improvements in key public health and health care indicators

Until we move to Step 1 of the roadmap, we must all continue to follow the rules and public health measures under the provincewide emergency brake

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Ontario's Vaccine Distribution Plan

Over 50% of Adults in Waterloo Region Have Been Vaccinated.

Adults 18 or older are eligible today. Pre-register today by visiting Waterloo Region Public Health and Emergency Services or by calling 519-575-4400.

Youth 12 - 17 can also pre-register for their shot.

For questions concerning wait times or appointment confirmation, please contact Public Health.


Support for Businesses

Apply Now: Ontario Tourism and Hospitality Small Business Support Grant for small businesses in the hospitality and tourism sector.

Find out if your business is eligible for grants to help with the cost of your property taxes and energy bills.


Support for Students and Parents

The Childcare Access and Relief from Expenses (CARE) Tax Credit is being topped by 20% for 2021, which on average will provide families with $1,500. This credit can be claimed on your personal income tax return for 2021.


Support for People

Learn what financial, mental health and other supports are available during COVID-19.


Support for Workers

Need paid sick leave? Find out about the Ontario Worker Protection Benefit and apply for the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB).

Guidance for health care workers and others who are on the job.


Help Stop the Spread