With the recent framework for reopening our Province announcement by the Provincial Government, businesses will now need to shift focus to recovery readiness and determining strategies to return to work and reopen their businesses.
The Government has released general workplace guidance, sector specific guidance and planning for operations resources on the Ontario.ca COVID-19 Business Support webpage.
We also recommend that part of your plan includes consideration for what you will do if we have a second wave and are required to move back to increased restrictions or closures.
Go to Timmins Chamber Toolkit Page to view the steps for reopening of your business.
We all have a role to play in the fight against COVID-19. We continue to connect with members to share important updates from the government and listen to concerns and suggestions from Ontario's business community.
2. COVID-19 ADVOCACY
We are taking concerns from the business community and communicating them to all levels of government. We also continue to send letters to government in a coordinated effort to advocate for policy and regulatory changes that will help industry manage the disruption caused by COVID-19. Click here to see all of our latest advocacy.
3. FAQ FOR BUSINESS
We frequently update our FAQ in response to questions we receive from our members. We encourage you to bookmark this page.
As the indispensable partner of business, our member companies are stepping up, joining the fight, and diverting resources to support COVID-19 efforts. Join us in celebrating our #DifferenceMakers on our website, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
Some of this week's #DifferenceMakers:
If you know of a business stepping up to help out through this pandemic, please email us!
The OCC have UPDATED the Chamber Toolkit link as they have received feedback that some chambers were unable to access the previous link. This link gains assess to various documents, templates and information in regards to COVID-19 and the OCC organization.
FEATURING SMES IN UPCOMING OCC REPORT
The OCC is preparing a short report that examines the important role that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) play in Ontario's economy. Further, the report will include case studies of local businesses who have:
If a member of your chamber or board of trade meets the above criteria, please contact Catrina Kronfli, Senior Policy Analyst.
GOVERNMENT OF CANADA
GOVERNMENT OF ONTARIO
Click HERE to access the latest updates in our communications chamber toolkit.
On April 3,2020, the Government of Ontario in its effort to minimize expose rates has added stricter reductions of businesses to the non-essential list and has applied stricter rules of operation for businesses deemed essential. Click here to see all the new rules and essential businesses and how it applies to yours.
During these extreme tough times, the Government of Canada is offering businesses wage subsidies to assist them in their financial hard ships of late. Please click here to review the backgrounder for this assistance.