Daily COVID-19 Bulletin: June 29, 2020

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Recipients Revealed: Canadian Business Resilience Network Small Business Relief Fund

Today we announced the 62 recipients who were each awarded a $10,000 lifeline to help their small business recover and prosper beyond this pandemic through the Canadian Business Resilience Network Small Business Relief Fund. The fund was managed by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and made possible through the generosity of Salesforce.

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The Business Of Business: A New Normal For Canadians

How do we manage fully arriving at our new normal? Find out in this episode of The Business of Business with our President and CEO the Hon. Perrin Beatty and Chris Fowler, President and CEO of CWB. They also discuss the impact COVID-19 has had on our economy.

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Perrin Beatty Joins Arete’s Head Forward Podcast

Business as usual is impossible since COVID-19 emerged. Our President and CEO, the Hon. Perrin Beatty, explains how adapting to our COVID-19 reality can actually spur innovation in the workplace.

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Federal Government Looking To Extend Rent Assistance For Another Month

Today the Government of Canada indicated that it is looking to extend the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) for small businesses to provide relief for small businesses experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19. Currently the program covers April, May and June. The federal government is now working with the provinces and territories to continue the program into July.

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Does Your Business Use AI Systems? If So, The OECD Wants To Hear From You!

We are the lead organization for Canada at the Business at OECD. To support its work, the OECD has launched an AI survey intended to identify and share practical approaches and good practices that can be learned from to implement trustworthy AI systems. The deadline to complete the AI survey is July 10.

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Deadline Tomorrow: CBRN Communications Survey

For the past several months, we’ve implemented proactive measures to ensure you have access to the information, resources and insight you need to persevere and ultimately prosper through the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes the communications we distribute to you.

We are seeking your feedback on how we can improve our communications. This survey will take no more than five minutes and all information you provide will be kept in strict confidence

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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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COVID-19: Technology Trends And Business Continuity, Hosted By Cisco

As many organizations transition through the initial disruption of a global pandemic, they are now reevaluating their digital transformation strategies to be able to meet customer needs and thrive long-term. Join Wayne Cuervo and Lisa Richardson from Cisco Canada on July 8 at 2:30 p.m. ET for a discussion on technology trends and applicable business outcomes across various industries. This webinar will be moderated by Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia, Senior Director – Digital Economy, Technology & Innovation at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

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

We were joined by Zabeen Hirji, Executive Advisor, Future of Work and Karen Pastakia, Partner and Future of Work Leader, from Deloitte Canada for a webinar to discuss the big workforce issues affecting work, workers, workplace culture and leadership that organizations must consider to create a resilient workforce prepared to thrive in our next normal.

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