Daily COVID-19 Bulletin: June 19, 2020

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The Business Of Business: Demand Increase In Virtual Healthcare

Learn about how TELUS Health has managed the increase in demand of its digital healthcare services since the pandemic and how Canadians have benefited in this episode of The Business of Business with Juggy Sihota, Vice-President of Consumer Health at TELUS.

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Applications For Expanded Canada Emergency Business Accounts (CEBA) Are NOT Available Today

Please note that the applications for the CEBA expansion, which the government had indicated would become available today, are in fact not available. The Finance Minister tweeted the news late Thursday, indicating the government is working to launch as quickly as possible. At the time of this writing, a new launch date has not been provided.

Managing Financial Stress With The Mental Health Commission Of Canada

The last few months have been a challenging situation for all of us. If you’re feeling stressed or anxious about finances right now, you’re not alone. The MHCC has some practical advice for you in its tip sheet, “Managing COVID-19 financial stress.”

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Emergency Support Fund For Heritage Organizations: Museums Assistance Program

The Museums Assistance Program (MAP) – COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund for Heritage Organizations provides financial assistance to organizations. Not-for-profits, Indigenous and museums owned by municipalities or universities may be eligible.

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Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) Extended To Cover 24 Weeks

The government is extending the CERB from the current 16 weeks of eligibility to up to 24 weeks. The CERB provides financial support to employed and self-employed Canadians who are directly affected by COVID-19. Canadians may apply for the CERB through either Service Canada or the Canada Revenue Agency—but not both.

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CEOs Write To First Ministers Calling For Resumption Of Safe Air Travel

Business leaders from across Canada, representing hundreds of thousands of Canadians, have written an open letter to the Prime Minister and Premiers calling on them to reopen the country to air travel in a safe, smart and measured way. Air travel is not only important for tourism; it is a key economic driver for the entire economy.

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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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Building A Resilient Workforce That Can Thrive In The Next Normal, With Deloitte

An estimated 2.7 billion workers worldwide have been affected by full or partial lockdowns, according to the United Nations’ labour body, the International Labour Organization. Deloitte’s 2020 Global Human Capital Trends report, The social enterprise at work: Paradox as a path forward, comes at a time when the pandemic has forced a rethink of workforce strategies. This discussion will focus on the big workforce issues impacting work, workers, workplace, culture and leadership that organizations must consider to create a resilient workforce prepared to thrive in our next normal. This webinar will take place on June 23 at 1:00 p.m. ET.

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How to Build an Effective Advertising Strategy, With Facebook

You’re ready to advertise but need a strategy and a plan. We’ll walk through how to define your advertising goals and objectives, reach your target audience at the right time and place and learn to measure a successful advertising campaign. This webinar will take place on June 24 at 1:00 p.m. ET

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How We’re Helping Canadian Business

National Food Services Working Group To Bolster Economic Recovery

We have launched the National Food Services Working Group to address the economic challenges of the food services industry. With approximately 98,000 foodservice establishments in Canada, the industry is integral to the economic vibrancy of communities. Co-chaired by David Lefebvre of Restaurants Canada and Steve Zmudczynski of Molson Coors Beverage Company, the Working Group is comprised of the presidents and CEOs of many of Canada’s best-known food service and restaurant brands.

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Reminder: Government Partners With Private Sector And CBRN Member Organizations On POST Promise

The Government of Canada has partnered with the People Outside Safely Together (POST) Promise program, an initiative launched by Canadian private sector and CBRN member organizations to help businesses across the country reopen safely.

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