Today’s Top Story
New COVID-19 Pilot Planned For International Travellers In Alberta
Today, the Government of Alberta, in partnership with the Government of Canada, announced the launch of a pilot project to deploy an updated COVID-19 testing regimen to reduce the need for a 14-day quarantine period for arriving international travelers. The deployment of rapid testing and an ability to safely resume travel remains a key aspect in economic recovery. The pilot project will begin on November 2 at the Calgary International Airport and the Coutts land border crossing.
The Business of Business with Salseforce
In this edition of the Business of Business, our own Perrin Beatty talks with Margaret Stuart Country Manager, Salesforce, about the important role small business will play in our recovery, the work Salesforce has done to help out small business and much more.
For Your Attention
Three Themes Emerge From Latest KPMG Pulse Report
Our CBRN partner, KPMG recently shared that it had surveyed 1,300 CEOs globally in January/February (pre-COVID) and then in July/August (post-COVID) conducted a Pulse Survey to see if and how findings have changed. CEOs priorities have changed – there is no doubt about that.
There are three key themes that have come out of the Canadian findings: growth in a digitally accelerated economy, digital workforce enablement and leading with purpose.
Free Upcoming Events
November 2 | Financial Wellness And Resiliency In The Age Of COVID-19, With Canada Life
The times have changed, and so has Canada’s financial landscape. In this webinar, Hugh Moncrieff, Executive Vice-President, Advisory Network and Industry Affairs for Canada Life, will discuss how COVID-19 has changed financial services in Canada and how advisors have adapted to help ensure Canadians, like you, are financially prepared for the future.
November 3 & 24 | Executive Summit Series
Our Executive Summit Series brings together senior executives and thought leaders for a dialogue on top issues affecting Canadian business.
Our Eastern event, taking place online on November 3, features a discussion with former Prime Minister the Right Hon. Paul Martin and panels on the post-COVID-19 economy and the impact of the pandemic on the future of talent.
Our Western event, taking place on November 24 will feature the Hon. Jean-Yves Duclos, President of the Treasury Board, and panel discussions surrounding Canadian transportation and trade.
How We’re Helping Canadian Business
Celebrating The Small (But Mighty) Businesses Of Canada!
This #iheartsmallbiz week, we are taking a look back at some of our grant recipient winners and how they were able to shift, refocus and continue to move their businesses forward during this unpredictable time.
- After COVID-19 changed everything for Jo(e) Social, the social media firm had to find ways to survive and create new opportunities for its customers. Read more.
- Rogue Coffee Company is keeping the Saint John community caffeinated and comfortable no matter what the weather through its transition to an online business offering and the creation of the ingenious Rogue Nest. Read more.
- Although the adventure tourism sector is very much about social proximity, Esprit Rafting Adventures is striving to find ways to maintain community, protect one another and remain open during the pandemic. Read more.
- Using the $10,000 received from our Small Business Relief Fund Grant, Dan the Stickman shares an update on how he was able to keep his business running and get back on track amid the challenges of COVID-19 and high lumber prices. Read more.
A #TeamCanada Approach
#CanadaUnited Receives Federal Support
Earlier this week, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, announced an investment of $12 million to support the Canada United campaign. Created and launched by RBC, Canada United is a national movement to support local businesses in communities across the country.
Grants up to $5,000 are available to small businesses so they can cover the costs of physical modifications to their businesses to meet local health and safety requirements. The grant can also be used to help firms enhance their e-commerce capabilities so they can do more business online.
The new application window for the Canada United Small Business Relief Fund will open on Monday, October 26, 2020. Canadian small business can learn more and apply for the grant online through Go Canada United.