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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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Mandatory Mask Survey Results The results of our Mandatory Mask Survey have been collected. We received over 2700 responses from the community and we want to thank everyone who took the time out to give their opinion. Here are the results: Question 1: I am A business owner: 16.99% An employee: 57.17% Retired: 15.83% Unemployed:…

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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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Weekly Update: September 4 – 10, 2020 Supports for Business Government Announces Extension of Rent Relief for Small Businesses Today the Government of Canada announced the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) program will be extended for the month of September. The government also announced this will be the final extension for the CECRA program.…

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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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Daily Update: June 29, 2020 Supports for Business Alberta’s Recovery Plan The province revealed their plan for economic recovery today which includes corporate tax relief, infrastructure spending and investment into diversification of the economy. Here are some details: Strategic infrastructure projects The government will launch a series of large-scale infrastructure projects this summer at a…

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Daily Update: June 24, 2020 Supports for Business The Big Spend On July 25, make a purchase from a local small business, add your name to the big spend list, and share on social using #TheBigSpend. Find out more information about this initiative and promotional materials.  Investing in Net-Zero Energy Residential Buildings Canada’s Minister of…

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Daily Update: June 22, 2020 Supports for Business Travel Alberta announces $17 million investment to help restart Alberta’s tourism industry Three new federal and provincial funding programs for Alberta destination management organizations and tourism businesses are addressing key areas of need, as identified in a recent Travel Alberta industry COVID-19 impact survey: $4 million –…

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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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