Canadian Hospitality Worker Relief Fund

Applications Open on May 6th

Administered by Design Exchange

The Fund is now closed

The Hospitality Worker Relief Fund has been established and funded by industry organizations that want to get some help to you as soon as possible. This one time grant is to provide those in the restaurant and hospitality industry who have been adversely impacted by the pandemic financially through a decrease in wages or loss of employment.

Applications opened on May 6, 2020 to an overwhelming response, receiving over 17,000 applications in less than 24-hours.

Thanks to the generous contributions of the industry organizations supporting this Fund, over $1 million has been distributed through one time $500 grants to successful applicants.

The Design Exchange would like to thank the Founding, Community and Media partners that have supported this Fund.

Please continue to abide by the federal and provincial stipulations – Stay home, practise social distancing, wash your hands repeatedly and use hand sanitizer if hand washing is not available and do not touch your face. If we all follow these guidelines we will do our part to conquer this pandemic sooner than later.

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Community Partners

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