• COVID-19 & the Effects on Business Series


    In this series, our policy directors share their insights on how COVID-19 is affecting businesses and on the measures needed for businesses to persevere and, ultimately, prosper.


    Our current economic downturn is unprecedented compared to financial crises of the past. So, how is it different? What’s expected? And how do we overcome it? Find out in this video with our Chief Economist and VP of Policy, Dr. Trevin Stratton.

    The cannabis sector is facing unique challenges due to COVID-19. That said, if the barriers they’re facing are addressed, the sector can provide many economic opportunities. Learn more in this video with our very own Ryan Greer, Sr. Director & Cannabis Policy Lead.

    The agriculture and agri-food industry is a key partner in national and global supply chains. Learn how the sector being affected by COVID-19 and what the government has done and can do to help in this video with our policy advisor, Jarred Cohen.

    With small and medium businesses providing nearly 90% of all private sector employment in Canada, we know they are being hit the hardest by COVID-19. In this video, one of our senior policy directors, Susanna Cluff-Clyburne, on what support measures are available to them and what the Canadian Chamber is doing to advocate on their behalf.

    In this video, our Senior Director of Natural Resources and Sustainable Growth, Dr. Aaron Henry, examines the critical infrastructure that is needed for our resource sector to get through this crisis.

    Are you a non-essential business and wondering what you should be doing during this crisis to get your finances in order? If so, Patrick Gill, our Director of Tax and Financial Policy, has some advice for you.

    Leah Nord, our Director of Workforce Strategies and Inclusive Growth, takes a few minutes to share the government programs that will help our workforce during COVID-19 and how we can get to a period of recovery.

    Mark Agnew, our Senior Director of International Policy, talks to you about the international work we’re currently doing in response to COVID-19. The Canadian economy can’t be isolated from global markets despite this pandemic given that trade is 60% of our GDP.

  • The Business of Business Series


    In this series, our President and CEO, the Hon. Perrin Beatty, PC, OC, engages with various business, government and thought leaders to get their insights on how COVID-19 is affecting businesses and how they can preparing for the future.


    In this episode of The Business of Business, our very own Perrin Beatty discusses with Garrick Tiplady, Managing Director of Facebook Canada, resources that are available for small businesses during COVID-19, as well as how Facebook has shifted through this pandemic.
    Learn more about Facebook’s small business grants at and stay tuned for our upcoming training series beginning June 3 with Facebook that will be on CBRN.

    In this episode of The Business of Business, we discuss with Guy Cormier, President & CEO of Desjardins, how their organization has evolved during the pandemic, financial support they’re offering, as well as he provides an outlook on what shape our economy will be in after COVID-19.

    Hon. Perrin Beatty, our President and CEO, is joined by Lou Smyrlis, Managing Director of Newcom Trucking and Supply Chain Group, to discuss the importance of our supply chains, how they’ve been affected by COVID-19 and what businesses can do to strengthen them.

    Hon. Perrin Beatty, our President and CEO, is joined by Carolyn Fairbairn, Director General of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), to discuss the COVID-19 challenges facing business and government from a global perspective. CBI is the leading British business association, representing over 190,000 businesses.

    Perrin Beatty discusses with Mairead Lavery from EDC how COVID-19 is reshaping Canada’s global role and the programs that are available for businesses during this time.

    Perrin Beatty discusses with James Scongack from Bruce Power the importance of physical and mental health during COVID-19, Bruce Power’s contributions to the community as well as its COVID-19 Retooling and Economic Recovery Council.

    Perrin Beatty discusses with Tara Benham from Grant Thornton the financing available to businesses and employees due to COVID-19, as well as impacts that this pandemic will have on our economy.

    Perrin Beatty discusses with Jeff Macoun from Canada Life, the mental health resources available during COVID-19, the impact the pandemic has had on investments, as well as they provide advice for Canadians during this time.

    Perrin Beatty and Rick Hansen discuss the challenges COVID-19 poses for persons with disabilities, what employers can do to help and how we can all deal with adversity.

    Perrin Beatty and Min. Mary Ng discuss the impact of COVID-19 on SMEs and what supports are available to help them get through this pandemic.

  • The Road to a Vaccine Series


    Johnson & Johnson has launched an educational series called The Road to a Vaccine hosted by journalist Lisa Ling. The series uncovers the scientific efforts underway around the world to develop a vaccine for COVID-19.


    Lisa Ling interviews National Academies Member and University of Connecticut professor Cato Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D., to learn what his new coronavirus study reveals. Plus, what’s needed to mass-produce a vaccine.

    Lisa Ling interviews three leading scientists who have been on the frontlines of Zika, malaria and HIV who give us the inside scoop on vaccine development and the process of going from the lab to the clinic

    Lisa Ling interviews scientists and healthcare workers about how vaccines work, the impact of the novel coronavirus and what’s being done globally to create a COVID-19 vaccine.


  • Ensuring the Recovery and Resilience of Canada’s Food Service Sector with Molson Coors

    May 12

    This webinar is a discussion on charting a pathway for ensuring the recovery and resilience of Canada’s food service sector.

    Frederic Landtmeters, President, Molson Coors Canada
    Jim Treliving, President and CEO, Boston Pizza
    Larry Issacs, President, Firkin Group of Pubs


  • The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Explained with Grant Thornton LLP

    May 7

    The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) was created to help businesses retain their workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic. The application for this subsidy opened on April 27 and managing through the requirements of the application can be complicated. Eligibility requirements, meeting the specific revenue tests, and ensuring your documentation is correct can be complex and cumbersome. Please listen to this webinar as we tackle common questions that have surfaced and discuss CEWS with tax partner John Di Liso at Grant Thornton LLP.


  • M&A Strategies, Succession & Planning for Recovery with KPMG

    May 6


  • What to Feel When Stressors Collide with Canada Life

    April 29


  • How to Navigate Government Programs with KPMG

    April 28

    There is an impressive array of federal, provincial and territorial government programs that offer subsidies, loans and other measures to meet the urgent needs of businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Professionals from KPMG joined us for a live interactive discussion to help you better understand these programs and how they can help your operations.

  • Online Shipping and eCommerce Solutions for Businesses with Freightcom

    April 24

  • Using eCommerce to Keep your Business Running with Shopify

    April 15


    The COVID-19 crisis has caused many businesses to re-think how they operate. Some that may not have considered e-commerce may be looking at it more seriously now, particularly if they’ve been ordered shut down to reduce the spread of COVID-19. This webinar discusses options for navigating your business through this new environment. Kray Mitchell and Nikki Thibodeau, Local Community Managers for Shopify, take participants through resources and e-commerce tools available from Shopify. They also answer questions about adopting or enhancing your e-commerce capacity.

  • COVID-19 Technical Briefings

    COVID-19: Canada-U.S.: Border and International Trade

    COVID-19: SME Technical Briefing: Federal Employment and Wage Support Programs


  • COVIDcast



    COVID-19 has changed all of our lives. Listen to the University of Calgary’s COVIDcast podcast series for up-to-the-minute information from leading experts on the medicine, science and community considerations that surround the coronavirus pandemic. Click here to listen to the latest episodes.

  • Speaking of Business



    Goldy Hyder from the Business Council of Canada hosts a series of conversations with Canadian innovators, entrepreneurs and business leaders. Click here to listen to the latest episodes.

  • #SmallBusinessMatters: Keeping the Heart of the Economy Beating

    With support from RBC, this 10-part series, available on the Chatter That Matters podcast, brings together business owners and experts to share insights, advice and tips for surviving COVID-19. Click here to listen to the latest episodes.