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Weekly Update: October 2 – 8, 2020 Supports for Business Start Alberta Tech Awards Applications – open until Oct 11, 2020 The Start Alberta Tech Awards Applications close Oct 11. The third annual Start Alberta Tech Awards, which take place Nov 16, 2020, will showcase our community’s grit and determination by recognizing individuals and organizations…

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Weekly Update: September 11 – 17, 2020 Supports for Business Alberta’s Investment and Growth Strategy (IGS)  A government-wide strategy will create jobs and drive investment and diversification in Alberta, while a new consultation will modernize intellectual property in the province. Alberta’s Investment and Growth Strategy (IGS) is a $75-million initiative led by the Ministry of…

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On February 21, 2020 we participated in a call with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and other provincial, territorial and local Chambers to address the mounting economic damage as a result of the ongoing rail blockades. The following response was issued by the Canadian Chamber: “We heard directly from local chambers about the economic impacts…

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About coronavirus Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some cause respiratory illness in people, ranging from mild common colds to severe illnesses. Others cause illness in animals. Novel coronaviruses are new strains of the virus that have not been previously identified in humans. However, this strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) does not appear to be…

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The Canadian Chamber has joined the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies (ARISE). Small and medium businesses (SMEs) are more vulnerable to natural and man-made hazards due to lack of resources, knowledge and planning. Small businesses are critical to communities as they are the drivers…

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“You have to have a diversity of viewpoints at the table to have an effective team.” President Barack Obama If you looked around the room at the Economic Club of Canada’s Future Skills: A Conversation with President Barack Obama event, you’d see a diverse crowd in age, race and gender. From students to young professionals…

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Our President and CEO, Perrin Beatty sent a letter to the Minister of Transport Marc Garneau, and to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry Navdeep Bains, regarding this important issue. The chamber network is calling on all levels of government and law enforcement to work together to bring an immediate end to the blockades…

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5 Minutes for Business: Economic Rewind – A Decade in Review Are you ready to rewind to the start of 2010? A time where your radio boasted the Black Eyed Peas and boot cut jeans were fashionable. While this may sound like a dystopian past, it really wasn’t. The start of this decade was actually…

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