Today’s Top Stories
Launching Tomorrow: Roadmap To Recovery
On Thursday, we will be launching Roadmap to Recovery, a comprehensive look at the challenges facing our economy that identifies 51 specific recommendations governments should adopt to overcome them. Canada was prepared to do whatever it took to ensure we made it through this pandemic, and we need to apply the same mindset to repairing our economy.
We have prepared a toolkit with key messaging, social media posts and images to help you amplify these recommendations through your own channels.
Benefits Of Immigration And Inclusive Growth For Post-Pandemic Recovery
In this episode, our President and CEO the Hon. Perrin Beatty and the Hon. Marco Mendicino, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, discuss the need for inclusive growth while recovering from the pandemic, as well as the economic benefits of immigration, international students and the Temporary Foreign Worker Program in Canada.
For Your Attention
Paul Bowman Tells Us How A $10,000 CBRN Grant Would Help His Business
Thank you to Paul Bowman, owner of Bowman’s Pharmasave in Fredericton, New Brunswick, and member of the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce, for taking the time to share how $10,000 would help his business remain resilient throughout the pandemic.
Survey Deadline Tomorrow: Deferral Of Payments Of Duties And Taxes
On March 27, the federal government announced the deferral of payments of duties and taxes on imports through to the end of June. The government is seeking information from members of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and IE Canada to understand how the deferral has worked in practice in the context of the relationship importers have with their customs brokers. All responses are being collected anonymously.
Reminder: Contribute To The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) Consultation
The Government of Canada is reviewing the CEWS program, and input from businesses is required to inform potential changes to the program to best meet the needs of businesses and their staff. You can participate via a short online survey or by email. The deadline to participate is June 5, 2020.
How We’re Helping Canadian Business
ICC Shapes The Business Response To COVID-19
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) provides a voice for businesses at the UN. As Canada’s national committee to the ICC, we have the opportunity to connect our members with the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Action Labs, which enable participants to place their views on the radars of key decision-makers. This year, the virtual Action Labs will focus on supply chain resilience, business and human rights, digital transition and sustainability. Please let Mark Agnew know if you are interested in learning more.
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.
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.
Webinar | Travel Insurance In The World Of COVID-19, With Johnson Insurance
The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected our ability to travel. Yet as restrictions are slowly lifted and lockdown measures decrease, travel constraints will ease up. Once travel is allowed, people will have questions about travel insurance. What am I covered for? Is my current travel insurance policy sufficient? Where can I go if I have further travel insurance questions? Join us on June 10 at 1:00 p.m. ET to find out!
CBRN Weekly Update Call
Please note: our weekly CBRN update calls will be held on a bi-weekly basis going forward. We want to be respectful that some regions of the country are getting back to work and do not necessarily have the time or capacity available for these calls.
Our next call will be held on Thursday, June 11 at 2:00 p.m. ET. Please put a hold on that date/time; details will follow early in the week.
A #TeamCanada Approach
Stingray, a member of multiple chambers of commerce across Canada, has announced the establishment of an economic stimulus plan via its 104 radio stations in markets across the country to help local businesses obtain grants in the form of radio advertising during this unprecedented crisis.
Stingray is providing a minimum of $15 million in radio advertising grants to local businesses in markets across Canada where Stingray operates local radio stations. Stimulus grants will range from a minimum of $1,000 to a maximum of $100,000 in radio advertising per business.
If you know of a business that has taken steps to help Canadians through this pandemic, please contact us.