Daily Bulletin: June 26, 2020

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Expanded CEBA Now Partially Available

After a week’s delay, the expanded Canada Emergency Business Account loan program is now available; however, only if you bank with one of Canada’s six largest banks. The CEBA expansion will be available from more lenders over the coming weeks. To apply for a CEBA contact your primary financial institution.

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For Your Attention

The Business Of Business: Canada’s Economic Recovery

How quickly will the Canadian economy be able to bounce back to its pre-COVID-19 numbers? Find out what CWB President and CEO, Chris Fowler, has to say in his discussion with our President and CEO Perrin Beatty in the latest edition of The Business of Business.

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Commentary: Senator Bellemare On Advancing Job Skills Development

This guest post on CBRN was contributed by Senator Diane Bellemare, an independent Senator who was appointed to the Senate in 2012. An economist by training with a distinguished career, her priorities include employment, economic policy and Senate reform. In this piece, she discusses her involvement in the Jobs and Skills Roundtable.

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New Funding Opportunity From CFIA

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is looking for a field-deployable or handheld device that detects food borne pathogens. Think you can solve this challenge? Compete for funding to prove your feasibility and develop a solution! This challenge is open until July 28, 2020.

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An Entrepreneur’s Perspective With Susanna Cluff-Clyburne And Lianne Ing

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 Lianne Ing, Vice President of Bubble Technology Industries Inc.; Lianne sits on our board of directors and is a member of our SME Committee. Bubble Technology is a 50-person business based in Chalk River, Ontario.

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Truth And Reconciliation Roadmap

We support our members in building relationships that will help their businesses thrive. Developing relationships with groups that are often under-represented in business is not only the right thing to do, it’s critical to our national competitiveness and well-being.

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Free Upcoming Webinars

Brave New World | Navigating The Crisis And Its Aftermath, With Desjardins

Join us and Jimmy Jean, a Macro Strategist with Desjardins Capital Markets, on July 7 at 1:00 p.m. ET to discuss: 

  • The COVID-19-induced economic crisis: where we stand and our view of the economic outlook 
  • Reopening our economy with a delicate new dual mandate: saving lives and livelihoods 
  • Until the vaccine: Adapting to a completely reconfigured economic landscape 
  • Policy solutions for the previous cycle will not work: the next expansion will require innovative thinking in Canada 
  • “Don’t let a good crisis go to waste”: the potential for a better society in the wake of COVID-19 

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How We’re Helping Canadian Business

Webinar Recording: Take Control Of Your Business

We were joined by Ted Bradshaw from Sysential, an Alberta-based firm that works with entrepreneurial organizations, for a webinar to discuss the tools that business owners and their leadership teams can use to help solve pressing issues more effectively, increase the effectiveness of team meetings and support making difficult decisions.

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The Business Resilience Service Is Available This Weekend

Questions about CEBA changes or one of the other government support programs? The Business Resilience Service (BRS) allows you to connect with experienced business advisors from across Canada for guidance on which government relief programs will be most appropriate to support your small- to medium-sized business, not-for-profit or charity on how to respond and reshape amid uncertainty. The service is available 7 days/week:

  • Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
  • Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
  • Sundays: 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

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Reminder: Government Partners With Private Sector And CBRN Members 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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A #TeamCanada Approach

CBRN Small Business Relief Fund

Monday, June 29 we will officially announce our CBRN Small Business Relief Fund Recipients. 62 businesses from across Canada will have access to the capital they need to rebuild, retool and adapt to our ‘new normal’. We are so proud to be part of this exciting opportunity, made possible by the generosity of Salesforce.

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