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National Reopening Government Regulation Tracker
In order to operate, businesses must abide by all national, provincial/territorial and local codes issued by our governments. This includes when and which businesses are allowed to open, an array of health and safety measures, social distancing standards, occupancy limits and more.
Refer to our national reopening government regulation tracker to access the rules and regulations that are in place according to federal and provincial/territorial jurisdictions.
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Reminder: Accessibility Standards Canada Seeking Volunteers To Help Create The First Accessibility Standards
Accessibility Standards Canada is recruiting volunteer experts for two technical committees. These committees will create Canada’s first accessibility standards in the areas of plain language and outdoor spaces. Each technical committee will consist of 12 to 18 members and represent the following categories:
- Persons with disabilities
- Industry and commerce
- Government authorities
- Consumer and public interest
- Labour and unions
- University and research groups
- Non-governmental organizations
CPA Canada’s Webinar Recording: Rebuilding The Canadian Economy
On July 20, CPA Canada hosted a webinar which discussed how to rebuild our country’s economy. The panel featured Trevin Stratton, chief economist and vice-president, Policy, Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Linda Nazareth, economist, host of the podcast “Work and the Future,” and a senior fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, and Francis Fong, CPA Canada’s chief economist, who also moderated the session
Free Upcoming Webinars
July 29, 2:00 p.m. ET | Navigating Your Business To Recovery, Hosted By Desjardins
Have questions about navigating through government support programs? Want to learn more about e-commerce and cybersecurity? Or maybe you have questions about labour laws during the pandemic? Join this packed webinar to hear from experts on:
- Navigating government support programs.
- Leveraging online in the ‘’new normal’’ for growth while understanding how to manage risk (cybersecurity/privacy).
- An employers’ guide to reopening the workplace from a legal standpoint.
August 10, 2:00 p.m. ET | The Key To Employee Well-Being During And After The Pandemic, Hosted By Desjardins
COVID-19 has seriously shaken things up for Canadians, both in their professional and personal lives. With our new normal, which—for many of us—means teleworking and homeschooling, we’re seeing an uptick in health problems that organizations and insurers need to address and adapt to. In this webinar, we’ll be looking at how overall health culture, which includes physical, mental and financial health, is especially important during a crisis. And how going forward, this culture will be an integral part of group plans.
How We’re Helping Canadian Business
Webinar Recording | From Far And Wide: Canada’s Accelerated Technology Landscape, With Global Public Affairs
Beyond just a surge of innovation, the tech sector in Canada is accelerating in growth and stature. Some of Canada’s fastest-growing and largest organizations are technology companies. Many of our legacy companies are adapting to digitization, and the need for this transition is even more urgent since the pandemic. We were joined by Global Public Affairs for a webinar, moderated by legendary Canadian journalist Tom Clark, to discuss Canada’s acceleration of tech and the role of government in this transformative time.
A #TeamCanada Approach
Helping The Most Vulnerable During The COVID-19 Pandemic
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, our member Herbalife has been using its Herbalife Nutrition Foundation to work with its partners and ensure children in vulnerable situations have access to nutritious food, education and care.
Weddingstar Makes An Offer Too Good To Refuse
Weddingstar, a member of the Medicine Hat & District Chamber (AB), is helping to protect Canadian communities by providing a line of premium designer face masks to wear when isolation is not an option. Weddingstar is also offering a chamber specific promotion: chambers and their members will receive a 40% discount by using promo code Chamber40 by August 31, 2020. In addition, for every 100 masks ordered within your region, Weddingstar will donate 10 masks back to your local region to be distributed by your chamber to organizations in need.