Well, here it is, the last Pulse of 2020, and what a year it has been. Thank you for your ongoing loyalty and support. We certainly look forward to continuing to serve the local business community, and can't wait to share what we are planning for 2021.
As always, we continue to monitor the COVID19 legislation, requirements, and restrictions as they relate to the local business community. You can find details on what this week's move to Red means here. I did want to highlight that in order for organizations to be open, an Infectious Disease Program and Safety Plan with protocols must be in place, as well as workplace screening. If you need assistance with these or any other items, we are here and able to direct you to resources and information. There are also some updates from CRA on year-end reporting, with new fields added to T4s and a simplified process for claiming home office expenses. More below in the Government Updates section.
The Engagement Committee Elves have been out and about spreading some festive cheer through our #CWCCCandyCaneChain! If you find yourself on the receiving end of one of our bags of candy canes, take one and pass it on... but not before snapping a quick selfie of course!
We hosted our Virtual Holiday Cheer event, sponsored by The GrandWay, on December 8. It was great to see all that were able to join us, and we loved the creative gingerbread houses and cookies! Thanks to Katie & Garth from the Grand River Agricultural Society for the sneak peek of the new GrandWay Events Centre! We are so excited to host events there in the future!
We will hit the ground running in 2021 with the #CWCCTwentySixCoffees meetings starting right away (schedule coming this week to participants), an exciting new Support Local initiative, and please save the date for January 27 when we will host our annual Mayor's Breakfast (exact format to be determined and announced in early January).
Please note, our office does remain closed at this time and our team has transitioned back to working from home. We continue to be available at firstname.lastname@example.org or (519) 843-5140. We will be taking our holiday break starting on December 24 and returning on January 4. If you require assistance during that time, please email email@example.com and note 'urgent' in the subject line.
I hope you all have safe and happy holidays, and I look forward to connecting in 2021.