Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy Now Open

The Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy (CERS) portal is now accepting applications. Canadian businesses, non-profit organizations or charities that have seen a drop in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for a subsidy to cover part of their commercial rent or property expenses retroactive to September 27, 2020 until June 2021. This subsidy […]

What Does a Business Walk do for Your Business?

You’ve heard that Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce is hosting an online Business Walk, but what does that mean? What does providing this information really do for your business? This year the Business Walk is in the form of a short online survey (find it here) rather than in-person interviews. The survey takes only about 2 […]

Celebrating Disability Employment Month

Submitted by: WorkBC This September marks the 6th annual Disability Employment Month in British Columbia. It is an opportunity to celebrate the diverse and unique abilities of many employees, as well as recognizing the inclusive employers and communities who support their success. Covid-19’s impact on the labor market has resulted in record-high unemployment rates in […]

Employee Well-Being During And After The Pandemic: Webinar Presented by Desjardins

Covid-19 has seriously shaken things up for Canadians, both in their professional and personal lives. With our new normal, which—for many of us—means teleworking and homeschooling, we’re seeing an uptick in health problems that organizations and insurers need to address and adapt to. In this webinar, we’ll be looking at how overall health culture, which […]

Operating In Accordance With Public Health Guidelines

The Canadian Business Resilience Network has created a thorough list of resources to assist employers and employees as they navigate business operation while staying within public health guidelines. These resources address various topics, including: Essential Workers Employment and Human Resources Strategies Travel and Events Communicating with Clients and Suppliers Provincial and Territorial Resources To access […]

Employees’ mental health and well-being | Webinar with Sunlife

In a recent survey by Sun Life, over half (56%) of Canadians surveyed said COVID-19 is negatively impacting their mental health. Join this discussion to learn how to develop and maintain a positive mental health environment in your organization.   To register for or learn more about this webinar, click here.

Crux Coaching and Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce Partner to Bring SDI to Cranbrook

On July 22nd Crux Coaching and Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce are pairing together to present Who you are is how you lead: The SDI for entrepreneurs and leaders. This full-day seminar will dive into Strength Deployment Inventory. This workshop will be led by Cecile Andreas of Crux Coaching. Do you want to better understand why […]

BC Chamber of Commerce Releases Latest “Pulse Check”

Many of you have reached out asking for help and guidance during these trying times. We’re listening! We have partnered with BC Chamber of Commerce to conduct ‘pulse check’ surveys on These short surveys aim to learn how businesses are faring in the age of COVID-19, and how your needs are evolving. This information […]

Government Introduces Draft Regulations Providing Relief for Registered Pension Plans

“The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action through Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan to support Canadians and protect jobs during the global COVID-19 outbreak. Finance Minister Bill Morneau recently announced the release of draft regulations that would help employers who sponsor a Registered Pension Plan (RPP) or salary deferral leave plan for […]

Navigating The Crisis And Its Aftermath (Free Webinar)

This webinar, will cover various topics, including: The COVID-19-induced economic crisis: where we stand and our view of the economic outlook Reopening our economy with a delicate new dual mandate: saving lives and livelihoods Until the vaccine: Adapting to a completely reconfigured economic landscape Policy solutions for the previous cycle will not work: the next […]

SME Cybersecurity Best Practices Workshop

On June 29th, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. MST, TECHNATION will be hosting a virtual cyber-security webinar.  This webinar will include breakout sessions, where there will be opportunities to work with leading experts.   For more information, or to register for this webinar, click here.

Reopening Canada’s Economy: A National Guide for Business

“As businesses prepare to reopen or revamp their operations amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there are numerous issues and challenges to consider. This toolkit prepared by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s Canadian Business Resilience Network is designed to provide guidance, or access to guidance, for business owners and senior managers responsible for re-establishing their operations […]