On Jan 12, 2021, the Ontario Government declared a State of Emergency and issued a stay-at-home order, which came into effect Jan 14, 2021 and will last until at least Feb 11, 2021

Services listed below may be impacted in response to increased restrictions. Please contact agencies or programs listed here prior to visiting in person in order to receive up to date information on services

Canadian Hospitality Workers Relief Fund

Memos and Bulletins
Public Comments COVID19 Application process opens Wednesday, May 6, 2020 -- visit CHWRF website for details
Contact Information
Agency Information
Description (Agency) Administered by Design Exchange, in partnership with various community and commercial organizations * registered charity
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Donations
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) COVID19 - Financial support for restaurant and hospitality workers adversely affected by pandemic through decrease in wages or loss of employment * one-time grant to assist with daily expenses such as groceries, utility bills, rent or mortgage, or medical assistance * program available until all funds distributed
Hours Visit website for details
Areas Served Ontario
Boundaries Ontario
Eligibility Adults 18 years and older, who are residents of Canada, and who have worked in the hospitality industry for at least 90 days in the past year, including food delivery workers * primary source of income must be in restaurant or lodging industry, have experienced a decrease in wages or loss of job on or after March 10, 2020, and are able to accept electronic transfer payments (such as Interac e-transfers)
Application Visit website for application form and procedures
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Site Information
Site Location Virtual site only
Located In Community Toronto Downtown Central
Address & Map
Toronto, ON
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Mailing Address c/o Design Exchange 
234 Bay St 
Toronto, ON M5K 1B2
Physical Access Not Applicable
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading COVID-19
HCSD Sub Heading Supports for Fronline Workers
Service Categories Disaster Related Cash Grants ~ COVID-19 ; Disaster Related Cash Grants ~ Food/Beverage Related Service Occupations ; Disaster Related Cash Grants ~ Hotel/Lodging Related Occupations

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