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On Friday, we celebrated the kick off to small business week with our annual business awards. The event, themed ‘Driving Business Forward’ signified that even through challenging times, we can continue to drive business forward. Seven months ago, we were uncertain as to how this event would come together. However, one thing was certain, we…

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Weekly Update: October 9 – 15, 2020 Supports for Business Government announces new, targeted support to help businesses through pandemic including Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy The federal government announced the government’s intention to introduce new, targeted supports to help hard-hit businesses and other organizations experiencing a drop in revenue including: The new Canada Emergency Rent…

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Weekly Update: September 18 – 24, 2020 Supports for Business Governor General Delivers Speech from the Throne On September 23, 2020, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, delivered the Speech from the Throne to open the second session of the 43rd Parliament and outline the government’s agenda. The Canadian Chamber…

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Many people see the Chamber as a purely business to business organization. However, they may not be aware of how we are creating connections within our community. The Chamber regularly receives inquiries from individuals, both in town and out of town, for referrals and recommendations to businesses. In addition, we get inquiries about different services,…

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Weekly Update: August 28-September 3, 2020 Supports for Business Applications now open – Canada United Small Business Relief Fund The Canada United Small Business Relief Fund is now accepting applications. SMEs across Canada* can apply to receive a relief grant of up to $5,000 to help with their COVID-19 recovery efforts. Businesses can learn more…

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We wanted to make sure that businesses are aware of all the supports and that you take another look at the options available and the changes made to the programs. As your local Chamber, we have assisted in navigating information related to the pandemic and have voiced your concerns to Government to ensure that businesses…

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Business Beat: Shaking the Money Trees COVID-19 has made accessing capital very difficult for businesses. In response, provincial and federal governments released different stimulus packages including grants. The last few months I have gone through countless programs and there definitely are many options out there. Grants can be a great resource in times of economic…

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Daily COVID-19 Update: June 19, 2020 Supports for Business Applications For Expanded Canada Emergency Business Accounts (CEBA) Are NOT Available Today Please note that the applications for the CEBA expansion, which the government had indicated would become available today, are in fact not available. The Finance Minister tweeted the news late Thursday, indicating the government…

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Daily COVID-19 Update: June 18, 2020 Supports for Business Helping Overnight Camps Prepare for 2021 These camps have been affected in a unique way due to the COVID-19 pandemic, losing revenue while incurring ongoing overhead costs such as insurance, security systems and utilities to maintain facilities and prevent damage. Under the Overnight Camps (for Children…

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Daily COVID-19 Update: June 17, 2020 Supports for Business Minister of Finance to present an Economic and Fiscal Snapshot Finance Minister Bill Morneau will present an Economic and Fiscal Snapshot on Wednesday, July 8, 2020. The snapshot will provide information on the current state of the economy and the Government of Canada’s response to support…

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