CENTRE WELLINGTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
PROVIDES COVID-19 GOVERNMENT UPDATES
Emergency wage subsidy changes positive, but timeliness of execution deciding factor
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, the Honourable Perrin Beatty, PC, OC, issued the following statement regarding the announced changes to the Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy program: “Today we learned of five important changes to the wage subsidy program that will help more businesses access the funding. The changes are positive and reflect feedback from the business community as a whole. Read more here
Ontario Takes Further Action to Stop the Spread of COVID-19
Province Extends Emergency Orders until April 23
To help stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of people across the province, the Ontario government has extended all emergency orders that have been put in place to-date under s.7.0.2 (4) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act until April 23, 2020, including the closure of outdoor amenities in parks and recreational areas, non-essential workplaces, public places and bars and restaurants, along with restrictions on social gatherings and the prohibition of price gouging. Read more here
Ontario Starts Planning for Economic Recovery
Premier Ford Appoints Team to Develop Plan for Post-Pandemic Growth and Prosperity
The Ontario government has launched a new Ontario Jobs and Recovery Committee which will focus on getting businesses up and running and people back to work after the COVID-19 pandemic is over. While the government's primary focus is on combatting the virus, supporting frontline health care workers and providing immediate relief to people and businesses, this new committee will be developing a plan to stimulate economic growth and job-creation in the weeks and months ahead. Read more here
Changes to Canada Summer Jobs program to help businesses and young Canadians affected by COVID-19
The Government of Canada is taking unprecedented action to support workers, businesses, and all Canadians impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Right now, young people are facing serious challenges finding work. To build the foundations of strong communities, we need a strong workforce that includes good job opportunities for youth. Read more here
Canadian Survey on Business Conditions
StatCan partnered with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce to develop this survey and the results will be extremely helpful to our advocacy and recovery efforts. The purpose of this survey is to measure the impact of COVID-19 on businesses in Canada. Your participation is important so that the information collected is as accurate and complete as possible.
The deadline is THIS Friday to complete the survey. Find it here.
UNDERSTANDING AND ACCESSING THE BCAP AND CAPITAL LOANS DURING COVID-19
Please see below for a list of our scheduled events through to the end of June, complete with the current status of each event.
Join the Ontario Chamber of Commerce tomorrow from 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm for a discussion on understanding and accessing the Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP) and capital loans during COVID-19.