Today’s Top Story
OECD Employment Outlook 2020 Released
According to the OECD, there is a real danger that the COVID-19 jobs crisis will increase poverty and widen inequalities, with the impact felt for years to come. Countries now need to do everything they can to stop this jobs crisis from turning into a social crisis. Reconstructing a better and more resilient labour market is an essential investment in the future and in future generations.
For Your Attention
BlackoutDay2020 | July 7, 2020
Today, we are supporting our CBRN partner, the Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce, in its #BlackoutDay2020 efforts. We encourage you to consider supporting their member businesses as part of the CBCC campaign. All of our social media accounts are silent today for #BlackoutDay2020 as we take a moment to think about how we can all work together to build a society based on respect and equality for everyone.
Preparing For The Second Wave: An Invitation To A B20 Virtual Event, July 16, 9:00 a.m. ET
B20 Saudi Arabia, in its role as the private sector’s voice to the G20, will be organizing a virtual event called “Preparing for the Second Wave” of COVID-19. This virtual session will bring leaders from business, government, international organizations and civil society together in dialogue. There will be two fireside chats and two panel discussions including Q&A sessions, on the following topics:
- The B20 COVID-19 Report – A conversation with the B20 Chair
- The healthcare perspective – What steps should be taken to prepare for a second wave?
- The macroeconomic picture – What could be the global economic impact of a second wave and what must governments do to mitigate the risk?
- The business imperative – What practical steps should businesses take now to minimize the impact of a second wave?
B20 Special Report To The G20: Jump-Starting The Global Economy In A Post-COVID-19 Phase
The past few months have established sufficient clarity to ground specific proposals for the post-COVID-19 phase. The special report was developed through multiple efforts, including discussion with global business leaders, recommendations from the leadership of B20 Taskforces and Action Council, and alignment with other Engagement Groups such as S20, W20 and L20, as well as with multilateral organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO), World Trade Organization (WTO) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
Free Upcoming Webinars
July 8, 2:30 p.m. ET | 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, 1:00 p.m. ET | Welcome To The Get Ready Workplace IPAC Program, Hosted By Get Ready
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.
Join us and Get Ready for a webinar this Thursday, July 9 at 1:00 p.m. ET to discuss the Welcome to the Get Ready Workplace IPAC Program. This program equips your business with the tools and knowledge to appropriately respond to an infectious disease outbreak, ensuring employees are safe and customers feel confident in using your services.
July 14, 1:00 p.m. ET | Maintaining Business Continuity Through COVID-19 And Beyond, Hosted By Rogers
Join us for a webinar on July 14 at 1:00 p.m. ET to hear from Rogers Product Management executives on how to ensure that your business remains operational and your teams stay productive during these changing workplace environments.
The discussion will cover:
- How to equip employees to work safely and effectively from home
- How to continue providing the same level of service to your customers
- How to access and protect your business data from anywhere
PathToGrowth LIVE Featuring Arlene Dickinson
Join Salesforce on July 16 at 1:00 p.m. ET for a free virtual event, hosted by Amber Mac, featuring Canadian businesswoman Arlene Dickinson along with a panel of notable innovators and business leaders, to discuss how businesses have been able to pivot, adapt and rise to new challenges amid COVID-19.
How We’re Helping Canadian Business
CBRN Small Business Relief Fund Grant Spotlight: Lethbridge Alberta’s Honkers Pub And Eatery
Congratulations to Honkers Pub and Eatery, member of the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce, for being awarded a $10,000 CBRN Small Business Relief Fund grant. “We are so thrilled and honoured to be a recipient of the grant from the Canadian Business Resilience Network Small Business Relief Fund,” says Vicky Vanden Hoek, owner/operator, Honkers Pub and Eatery. “The $10,000 couldn’t have happened at a better time as we struggle to reopen from a four-day work week to now five and hopefully six as we once were. I wish all 1,100 applicants would have been able to receive the same as my heart goes out to all the businesses affected by COVID-19.” Read more in the Lethbridge Herald.
A #TeamCanada Approach
Baffinland Iron Mines
Baffinland Iron Mines, a member of The Mining Association of Canada, has donated more than $200,000 to assist five north Baffin communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The mining company and its employees put in excess of $115,000 toward food security, working closely with the hamlets in Pond Inlet, Arctic Bay, Clyde River, Iglulik and Sanirajak.