The Canadian Chamber of Commerce established the Canadian Business Resilience Network to bring together its vast network of over 450 chambers of commerce and boards of trade, and over 100 of Canada’s leading business and industry associations, including the Business Council of Canada, the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters and the Retail Council of Canada, to help the business community prepare, persevere and ultimately, prosper as we collectively face the COVID-19 pandemic.
In partnership with the Government of Canada, we are executing a coordinated, business-led, inclusive campaign in both official languages, with the overarching goals of mitigating the impact of the pandemic on our economy, our communities and our citizens, and positioning business to help drive Canada’s economic recovery.
The overarching goal of the campaign is to mitigate impacts on business and the economy and build resilience against future shocks. To achieve this goal, we need to help businesses to:
- Prepare – By providing insights, best practices and tools to help businesses be ready to sustain operations through the crisis, and a potential second wave, and to plan for a strong and speedy recovery.
- Persevere – By advocating for timely and effective economic policy and stimulus, providing information and insights to inform decision-making and highlighting services to support operational health.
- Prosper – By introducing new policy recommendations, program ideas and recovery initiatives that can be implemented while remaining vigilant about COVID-19.
In doing so, we will:
- Provide tools and supports to businesses in their business continuity efforts – from development to implementation.
- Provide a consistent and reliable flow of accurate, up-to-date, authoritative information.
- Work closely with government to ensure the right supports are in place, and to be a conduit for information from the government to the private sector.
- Instill confidence in Canadian business and the economy.
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