Daily COVID-19 Bulletin: June 2, 2020

Today’s Top Stories

Open Letter To The Prime Minister From The Six Largest Business Associations

As provinces and territories begin to reopen, Canada must prepare to transition to economic stimulus and getting Canadians back into the workforce while ensuring their health and safety. The goal should be to encourage investment and business activities that will generate federal and provincial/territorial revenue, thereby helping to offset the extraordinarily high levels of public spending required during the pandemic.

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Liquidity Challenges Facing The Cannabis Industry Due To COVID-19

Ryan Greer, our Senior Director and Cannabis Policy Lead, and Ivan Ross Vrana, Vice President, Government Relations and Business Development, Eve + Co, discuss the liquidity challenges facing the cannabis industry because of COVID-19.

For Your Attention

Watch Now! Webinar: Strategies For How Businesses Can Persevere And Recover From COVID-19

We were joined by CWB Financial Group’s Executive Vice President of Banking, Stephen Murphy, and Executive Vice President of HR, Kelly Blackett, along with Axiom Group’s Chief Executive Officer, Doug Engdahl, for a webinar moderated by Susanna Cluff-Clyburne, our Senior Director, Parliamentary Affairs. The panel discussed tips and tricks for how to take care of your employees and for how to navigate the crisis now and in the future.

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CBRN Small Business Relief Fund

The Canadian Business Resilience Network Small Business Relief Fund will provide 62 grants, each worth $10,000, to Canadian businesses to help their recovery efforts during these unprecedented times. Small business owners put everything they have into their businesses, and these grants will help give a little bit back to them. Hear business owners from across the country talk about how the grant would help them stay resilient.

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Connectivity Is Crucial To Canada’s Productivity And Economic Recovery

COVID-19 has changed the way we work and how businesses operate, making reliable internet access more critical than ever as the workplace and operations go virtual. Read more about how Canada’s telecommunications networks play a role in the country’s economic recovery in our latest blog from TELUS.

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Facebook Extends Small Business Grants Application Deadline

We know your business may be experiencing disruptions resulting from the global outbreak of COVID-19. We’ve heard that a little financial support can go a long way, so Facebook is offering cash grants and ad credits to help during this challenging time. The application deadline for the Facebook grants program has been extended to June 7 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Please note: The Facebook grants program is a separate initiative from the CBRN Small Business Relief Fund, which is accepting applications until Friday, June 12 at 8:00 p.m. ET. Businesses may apply for both programs; however, if your business receives in excess of $1,000 from the Facebook program, you will not be eligible to receive a CBRN grant.

Apply for a Facebook grant

Apply for a CBRN grant

How We’re Helping Canadian Business

Webinar | Build Your Online Presence, With Facebook

Join us on Wednesday, June 3 at 1:00 p.m. ET to learn how to build your business’s online presence with a Facebook Business Page and find out about the free Facebook tools to jumpstart your business online. We’ll cover everything from building your Facebook business page to communicating with your customers and managing and measuring your page.

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Webinar | Getting Creative With Your Mobile Phone, With Facebook

Join us on June 9 at 1:00 p.m. ET to learn how to plan and create content using your mobile phone. We’ll share tools, tips and creative apps that can help you create high quality content for your customers and followers.

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Webinar | Cybersecurity, With Field Effect

Join us and Field Effect on Thursday June 4 at 11:30 a.m. ET to learn what precautions you need to take to protect you and your organization from an increase in cyber threats during this unprecedented time.

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Welcome To The Indo-Canada Chamber Of Commerce!

Another member joins the Canadian Business Resilience Network in our collective fight against COVID-19. As our economy begins to reopen, it is imperative that we remain resilient and united. Thank you to the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce!

A #TeamCanada Approach

eBay Canada

Here to ensure today’s businesses remain up and running, eBay Canada has invested in an all-in-one online business solution to support and connect retailers to a global marketplace with millions of buyers. Now, more than ever, eBay remains committed to all businesses and is offering shoppers a way to show their support without leaving home.


If you know of a business that has taken steps to help Canadians through this pandemic, please contact us.

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