Canadian Federal Budget 2021 and the Importance of Business-Led Recovery

As “Canadians and the businesses employing them are increasingly looking forward to a return to more normal lives and economic recovery”, Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce says Canadian Chamber members want one thing: “a clear plan to help them lead Canada’s economic recovery”. According to Trevin Stratton, Chief Economist […]

Canada Revenue Agency launches the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Registry

Canada Revenue Agency launches the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Registry From: Canada Revenue Agency News release December 21, 2020                         Ottawa, Ontario                       Canada Revenue Agency To protect Canadians’ jobs and support businesses throughout the pandemic, the […]

Universal Broadband Fund: Bringing High-Speed Internet to Rural and Remote Communities

“Today, high-speed Internet access is essential for all Canadians, no matter where they live. But there is a connectivity gap — Canadians living in rural and remote areas have less access to high-speed Internet than those living in urban areas. That is why the Government of Canada has launched the Universal Broadband Fund, which is designed […]

Government Announces New, Targeted Support to Help Businesses Through Pandemic

News release October 9, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Finance Canada “The Government of Canada took immediate action to help Canadian businesses affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic, from helping keep employees on the job to increasing cash flow and providing support to help pay rent. While some parts of our economy are […]

Increased Access to EI and Recovery Benefits

“The Government of Canada is continuing to take significant and decisive action to support Canadians and protect jobs during the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic. The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) was an important and necessary temporary response to support Canadians who had to stop working due to the pandemic. As we safely restart Canada’s economy, […]

Government of Canada announces funding for Indigenous communities and organizations to support community-based responses to COVID-19

News release August 12, 2020 — Ottawa, Traditional Algonquin Territory, Ontario — Indigenous Services Canada The Government of Canada recognizes that First Nation, Inuit and Métis are among the most at risk and face unique challenges in addressing COVID-19. It also recognizes that Indigenous leadership, governments and organizations are best placed to determine the needs […]

OUT For Business: Providing Mentorship for Canada’s LGBT+ Business Community

CGLCC’s OUT For Business Initiative is a mentorship program created to empower LGBT+ youth by providing them the support and guidance to establish or grow their own business. Young LGBT+ business owners tap into the experience and expertise of mentors and other leaders in the LGBT+ business community. Through one-on-one and team mentoring, youth entrepreneurs sharpen […]

Western Economic Diversification Canada supports women-owned businesses in Western Canada

Canadian women entrepreneurs are contributing to the economic success of our communities. At the same time, they have unique and systemic hurdles to overcome when starting and growing a business, and have been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, many of the sectors where women entrepreneurs tend to operate like retail, accommodation and […]

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 […]