Daily COVID-19 Bulletin: June 15, 2020

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Applications For Expanded Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) Available Starting Friday

Beginning on Friday, businesses will be able to apply for the CEBA under the expanded criteria that had been previously announced to allow more businesses to qualify. The CEBA is available through your primary financial institution.

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Perrin Beatty, Stephen Poloz And Paul Wells Appointed To Advisory Council At The Ivey Business School’s Public Policy Centre

Today’s public policy debates must focus on ways to enhance national competitiveness to accelerate Canada’s path to economic recovery and achieve its long-term socio-economic development goals. Driven by their collective wealth of experience leading and analyzing productive and collaborative relationships between the public and private sectors, Beatty, Poloz and Wells will enhance the Ivey Lawrence Centre’s goal of advancing research designed to inform the policies that amplify Canada’s competitiveness.

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Canadian Chamber Welcomes WTO Ottawa Group Progress And Calls For Action On Distortive Industrial Subsidies

Canada’s economic recovery after COVID-19 relies on participation in global supply chains. This includes sourcing critical products for consumers and being able to export abroad. Core to achieving these objectives is the World Trade Organization. We welcome the federal government’s continued efforts to use the Ottawa Group as a platform for like-minded countries to make progress at the WTO. That said, as they set their priorities, tackling trade-distorting subsidies must be top of mind.

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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

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Webinar | Take Control Of Your Business, With Sysential

Join us on June 22 at 1:30 p.m. ET to learn about three simple and essential tools to help your business survive and thrive in a period of extreme uncertainty. Sysential works with entrepreneurial organizations, specifically their owners and leaders, to get more of what they want from their business by helping to implement proven tools and a complete business system called EOS – the Entrepreneurial Operating System®.

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How We’re Helping Canadian Business

An Entrepreneur’s Perspective With Susanna Cluff-Clyburne And John Lagimodiere

In our continuing conversations with small business owners to get their perspective on how businesses are managing through the pandemic, Susanna Cluff-Clyburne, our Senior Director of Parliamentary Affairs, talks with John Lagimodiere. John is based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and is the CEO of Aboriginal Consulting Services, the Publisher of Eagle Feather News and the Chair of our Indigenous Affairs Committee.

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TECHNATION’s SME Cybersecurity Best Practices Workshop | June 29, 1:00-3:00 p.m. ET

With the COVID-19 crisis, SMEs have been struggling to address their ongoing cyber concerns. The upcoming workshop with TECHNATION will support SME leaders in cybersecurity decision-making, both during and after the crisis.

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A #TeamCanada Approach

Riipen

With support from the Government of Canada, our member Riipen has partnered with the Business + Higher Education Roundtable (BHER) to deliver 12,000 new work-integrated learning experiences across Canada by March 2022. Young Canadians face many difficulties as they transition from school to work and these have only intensified during the COVID-19 pandemic. Riipen and BHER will help alleviate these difficulties by increasing access to work-integrated learning among students, regions and employers.

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Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA)

COVID-19 has caused an increase in cyber threats, which is why our EBS partner CIRA is now offering free enterprise-grade protection for all Canadians to protect themselves from malware and phishing attacks through its Canadian Shield program.

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