Today’s Top Story
USMCA Is Here, But The Work Is Just Beginning: North American Business Associations
Hon. Perrin Beatty, our President and CEO, Thomas J. Donohue, CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Carlos Salazar Lomelín, Chairman of Mexico’s Consejo Coordinador Empresarial (Business Coordinating Council), issued a joint statement upon the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement’s (USMCA) entry into force.
The Business Of Business: How Small Businesses Can Navigate Through COVID-19
In the latest edition of The Business of Business, Perrin Beatty discusses with John Stackhouse, Senior Vice President, Office of the CEO at RBC, how best to help Canadian small businesses navigate the pandemic.
For Your Attention
Canadian Government Extends Mandatory Quarantine Requirement For Anyone Entering Canada Until August 31
The Government of Canada extended the Emergency Order requirements related to mandatory isolation and quarantine until August 31, 2020, for travellers entering Canada. Anyone entering Canada—whether by air, land or sea—will continue to be required to isolate for 14 days if they have COVID-19, or have reasonable grounds to suspect that they have signs and symptoms of COVID-19, or quarantine for 14 days if they do not have signs and symptoms of COVID-19. The order also clarifies when travellers are required to wear a non-medical mask or face covering. This includes a new requirement for individuals who are otherwise exempt from quarantine to wear a non-medical mask or face covering when in public settings if physical distancing cannot be maintained.
Join The International Chamber Of Commerce At An Interactive Global Event
ICC’s SDG Action Lab on Enabling an Inclusive Digital Transition will explore how senior executives from global business are navigating workforce transition in an increasingly digital world. The event, taking place on Wednesday, July 15 at 9:00 a.m. ET, will explore:
- What constitutes an effective digital workplace strategy?
- Which government actions and industry needs have necessitated the rapid adoption of digitization and automation?
- How are businesses navigating the digitization process while addressing growing skills gaps within their employment pools?
- How can businesses work with one another and other stakeholder groups to secure a smooth transition of the workforce, enhance employee retention and build the future employment pipeline?
- How is the private sector supporting efforts to establish a baseline of digital connectivity that individuals need to seize new opportunities online?
- How can the private sector further enhance the effectiveness of ICTs and connectivity as a part of emergency preparedness and crisis mitigation?
This is an interactive, confidential peer-to-peer discussion with limited capacity. Register your interest in attending as soon as possible to secure your space. Any questions can be directed to Sabrina Klayman, External Affairs Advisor at the International Chamber of Commerce’s Permanent Observer Mission to the United Nations.
Free Upcoming Webinars
July 7 | 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
July 8 | 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.
July 9 | Welcome to the Get Ready Workplace IPAC Program
Every Hospital has an infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Program to protect their staff, patients and visitors from communicable diseases – now due to the COVID-19 pandemic every workplace needs an IPAC program. Get Ready has been developing Pandemic Programs for hospitals for over ten years. They provide a complete certified Workplace IPAC Program to ensure employers are compliant, employees are safe and customers feel confident to use your business services.
July 9 | Get Digital: Upping Your E-Commerce Game, With EDC
As COVID-19 continues to change the way consumers and businesses shop, adopting a strong online presence, early and fast, is critical to your company’s success. But the best practices and tools you need to establish your e-commerce presence have also changed. That’s why you won’t want to miss Export Development Canada’s (EDC’s) free webinar on Thursday, July 9, Get Digital: Upping your e-commerce game. You’ll learn how to develop your e-commerce strategy and boost your digital brand to acquire new customers.
How We’re Helping Canadian Business
CBRN Small Business Relief Fund Grant Spotlight: Timmins Ontario’s Timmins Chiropractic Clinic
Congratulations to the Timmins Chiropractic Clinic, member of the Timmins Chamber of Commerce, for being awarded a $10,000 CBRN Small Business Relief Fund grant. “We are extremely proud to have our member Timmins Chiropractic Clinic be chosen as a recipient of this wonderful initiative,” said Val Venneri, President of the Timmins Chamber. “A member since opening their clinic in 2010, we have witnessed Dr. Michael Popovic, Dr. Kate Fraser, and their team grow and thrive to become valued business leaders and health practitioners in our community. It is only fitting that they receive this support, and we are grateful to the Canadian Chamber and Salesforce for this opportunity to highlight one of our own.”
A #TeamCanada Approach
The Valley Strong Project
Our member, the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce, recently organized The Valley Strong Project to show support and enthusiasm for their local business community. Complete with an original song by a collection of local musicians, this music video represents cooperation, resilience and a new day for their local community and tourists.
Showing Appreciation And Gratitude
Carleton University is thanking their staff and faculty and celebrating their hard work during the COVID-19 pandemic by having two “Appreciation Day Holidays” on July 2 and 3.