Vaughan ChamberSafe Free Rapid Antigen Distribution Program
Conclusion of Rapid Testing Partnership between the Province of Ontario, Vaughan Chamber of Commerce (VCC), and Harkel Office Furniture.
Notice: Appointments for businesses to pick up rapid antigen tests are no longer available through the Vaughan Chamber of Commerce and Harkel Office Furniture.
Vaughan Chamber of Commerce and Harkel Office Furniture are proud to have distributed almost 200,000 rapid antigen tests as part of the province-wide COVID-19 Rapid Screening Initiative for small and medium-sized businesses. Thank you to the 2500+ businesses that participated in this program since June 2021. For those businesses still interested in ordering rapid tests the Ontario government has two programs available:
- Businesses with 150 employees or fewer should email the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Trade at testingMEDJCT@ontario.ca to be included in updates over the coming weeks. Please mention that your business operates in the Vaughan area.
- Businesses with more than 150 employees should order directly from the Ontario government portal.
Support Vaughan Local: Live It, Love It
The COVID-19 pandemic had an astronomically detrimental effect on local Vaughan businesses. To assist in the maintenance and recovery of the local economy, the Vaughan Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Tourism Vaughan Corporation, executed a hyperlocal marketing campaign called Support Vaughan Local from September 2021 – March 2022 to:
- provide spotlight awareness to participating businesses who found the transition to online and the new COVID-19 environment extremely difficult; in the following categories: Eat & Drink, Shop, Fun & Entertainment, Event Hosting, Spa & Wellness, and Accommodations.
- drive effective, revenue-generating traffic to participating businesses; and increase pride-of-place and ‘support local’ call-outs within the Vaughan community.
Our city is filled with thousands of businesses and they’re ready to welcome you. We’re here to help showcase the businesses that make our city shine AND help you discover some new favourites along the way. Your support matters.