Today’s Top Story
Bill C-17 To Allow Deadline Extensions For Federal Corporations
On June 10, 2020, a new bill was tabled in the House of Commons that will allow the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry to issue orders to extend various deadlines for federal businesses, not-for-profits, cooperatives, and boards of trade.
Bill C-17 affects the following acts administered by Corporations Canada:
- Canada Business Corporations Act
- Canada Not‑for‑profit Corporations Act
- Canada Cooperatives Act
- Boards of Trade Act
The bill grants authority to extend the period for holding annual meetings and, for boards of trade, the deadline for filing annual summaries. We will provide more information as soon as it is available.
For Your Attention
LAST CALL: CBRN Small Business Relief Fund
The CBRN Small Business Relief Fund will help 62 small Canadian businesses recover and support their resilience, for a total of $620,000 in funds. Businesses can use the $10,000 grants to support their recovery efforts, including paying salaries, acquiring safety and personal protective equipment for staff, replenishing materials or paying for the measures required to adapt business models to the economic impacts of COVID-19. Applications close today (Friday) at 8:00 p.m. ET.
Government Of Canada Announces Additional Support For Indigenous Businesses And The Indigenous Tourism Industry
On June 11, the government announced new funding totaling $133 million to support Indigenous business through the pandemic and into recovery. Of these additional funds, $117 million will reach more community-owned First Nation, Inuit and Métis businesses, including microbusinesses, that are not eligible for existing business support measures.
Gas Tax Fund Allocation Details Announced
On June 11, the federal government announced the details of how the $2.2-billion Gas Tax Fund would be distributed across communities. This year, the government is distributing the money as a single payment in June to help communities address immediate pandemic costs.
To see how the money was distributed to communities, click on the relevant province or territory:
- British Columbia
- New Brunswick
- Newfoundland and Labrador
- Nova Scotia
- Northwest Territories
- Prince Edward Island
How We’re Helping Canadian Business
Webinar | Physical Return To Work: Practical Realities And Transformative Opportunities, With EY
Organizations are faced with a new duality of safely transitioning people back to physical locations while reimagining the future of work and business. Join us on June 17 at 3:00 p.m. ET to learn about:
- Operational resilience
- Health and safety considerations for a physical return to work
- Technology and cybersecurity concerns
- The workforce of the future
Webinar | Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program, With Alberta Chambers Of Commerce
Alberta Chambers of Commerce has arranged a webinar with Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) on the CECRA program on Monday, June 15 at 11:00 a.m. MT. It will be facilitated through the Alberta Chambers of Commerce. Please note that virtual seating is limited; you can register online.
Autistic-Inclusive Work Environment Survey
The Sinneave Family Foundation, a member of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce, is conducting an autistic-inclusive work environment survey to better understand how to support the needs and preferences of all employees including the unique physical, sensory, social-emotional and communication needs of autistic workers. Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey and share within your networks. The deadline to apply is today, Friday June 12.
A #TeamCanada Approach
Pierre Marleau Tells Us How A $10,000 CBRN Grant Would Help His Business
Orange Frog Productions, a Calgary, Alberta-based event and production company, has been closed since March 12, as the entertainment industry was among those first affected by COVID-19. Learn how owner Pierre Marleau would use $10,000 to keep his business resilient during the pandemic.