ACC COVID-19 weekly update
November 19, 2020
What's new
Recording: ACC townhall with Advanced Education Minister Nicolaides

Yesterday, the ACC hosted a successful town hall for chambers and their members with Alberta's Advanced Education Minister Demetrios Nicolaides. The recording is now available (password: dWE2rh8S).

IBC presentation materials

We were joined on this week's chamber call by Rob De Pruis and Celyeste Power from the Insurance Bureau of Canada.

Rob and Celyeste have kindly shared their slide deck for the presentation.
ACC webinar: Business Apprenticeship Program 2021 roll out – How to get your members and your chamber connected to work integrated learning (Nov 27)

When: November 27, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Meeting ID: 896 2290 4988
Passcode: 932418

What we’ll cover:
  • How upcoming changes to Alberta’s post-secondary system will impact the future of learning and work
  • Overview and update of the ACC Business Apprenticeship Program and Work Integrated Learning (WIL)
  • How the program and WIL can benefit your chamber and members, today and in the long term
  • How to get involved with the hands-on workshop (1 workshop with two dates):
  • December 7, 1 – 2 p.m.
  • December 11, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

  • Jason Leslie, ACC communications manager
  • Jenkens Leung, Mitacs Business Strategy Intern

CCC letter re: Workforce Supply and Demand Matchup

This week, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce sent a letter to Minister Navdeep Bains regarding the chamber's updated proposal to help Canadians successfully return to productive employment and to support a resilient and inclusive economic recovery.

Budget 2021 consultation

Provide your input by December 4 to help plan Alberta's upcoming provincial budget.

Bill 48: Red Tape Reduction Implementation Act, 2020 (No. 2)

Bill 48, the Red Tape Reduction Implementation Act, 2020 (No. 2) proposes 12 changes across eight ministries that will speed up approvals and reduce wait times.

$476 million saved by cutting red tape

Alberta’s government tabled the first annual red tape reduction report which highlights progress made towards the goal of cutting red tape by one-third. Between May 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020, Alberta’s government cut more than six per cent of red tape.

Government of Canada introduces bill to legislate net-zero emissions by 2050

Today, the Government of Canada tabled the Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act in the House of Commons.
The Act will do the following:
  • Legally bind the government to a process to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.
  • Set rolling five-year emissions-reduction targets and require plans to reach each one and report on progress.
  • Establish the Net-Zero Advisory Body to provide independent advice to the Government on the best pathway to reach its targets.

Government of Canada Extends Funding to Increase Indigenous Participation  in Oil and Gas Infrastructure Development

The Government of Canada today announced up to $12 million in funding over two years for the Indigenous Natural Resource Partnerships (INRP) program for Indigenous communities and organizations in British Columbia and Alberta to further increase their participation in economic opportunities related to oil and gas infrastructure development.
To keep these bulletins focused on new developments, we have moved key COVID-19 resources to our website. This list is updated as new information becomes available.

On behalf of all of the ACC executive and staff, thank you for all that you do. We wish you and yours good health.
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