The SCC is continually advocating on behalf of Saskatchewan businesses to government officials on the important issues facing our business community. Here are a few of our most recent advocacy letters:

Grants of up to $5,000 are still available to small businesses to cover expenses related to personal protective equipment (PPE), renovations to accommodate re-opening guidelines and developing or improving website and e-commerce capabilities. Learn more.
Small and medium sized companies may access up to $75,000 in funding to assist with international market development activities. The Government of Canada's Trade Commissioner Service covers up to 75% of costs for export marketing of your products and services in international markets where you have little or no sales. Learn more.
The Pathway to Recovery Training Series is part of Tourism Saskatchewan's plan to support the tourism industry through the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. The training series offers employers programming designed to assist them through the recovery phase, with the aim of emerging from the crisis with a stronger and more resilient workforce. Learn more.
Following a recent province-wide Innovation Challenge, Innovation Saskatchewan, in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture, unveiled a new tool for agricultural producers to track their mental health. Learn more.
The Government of Canada is soliciting the views of the Canadian public and interested stakeholders to help define priorities in relation to a possible comprehensive economic partnership agreement (CEPA) between Canada and Indonesia.
These consultations will seek the views of Canadians to help define Canada’s interests in a possible agreement and identify opportunities for such an agreement to create economic growth and future jobs for Canadians. Learn more.
The annual convention and tradeshow draws roughly 2,000 delegates and guests from across the province and provides SARM members the opportunity to gather as a whole to vote on and debate resolutions, discuss current issues, and participate in dialogue sessions with provincial and federal government officials. Learn more.
Thursday, March 4 @ 12-1 PM
This lunch 'n' learn session will provide information on the impact of domestic violence in the workplace, support employees at risk of or currently experiencing domestic violence, and to improve workplace safety. Learn more.
In partnership with the Canadian Credit Counselling Society, this SaskMoney webinar is for parents in Saskatchewan who wish to learn some easy to implement techniques to teach kids about savings, giving, and spending. Learn more.
The Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission continues its Courageous Conversation speaker series with a panel discussion featuring Sandra Masters, Dr. Lillian Dyck, Diane Boyko, Sherin Benson, Nicole Sauer, Bev Dubois, and Erin Pillipow. Learn more.
Our Indigenous Awareness Training webinars, led by SCC Director of Indigenous Engagement Nick Crighton, are designed to inform members of the business community about the culture and history of Indigenous peoples in Saskatchewan. Current courses range from Level 1 to Level 3 with advanced courses offering an in-depth look at HR practices and cultural traditions. Register you and your team today for our March sessions:

Level 1:
Level 2 - March 23
Level 3 - March 25

Presented by our Exclusive Training Sponsor, Nutrien.
While unveiling a deal with a U.S. pharmaceutical firm to produce doses of its vaccine at a Montreal facility, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also highlighted how work underway at a Saskatoon research lab would increase Canada's domestic vaccine production capability. Learn more.
The Saskatchewan Hotel and Hospitality Association (SHHA) announced that it has rebranded to become Hospitality Saskatchewan and enhanced its mandate to now serve as the tourism industry association for the province. Learn more.
Regina-based Clifton Associates Ltd. has been selected to begin engineering work for the Westside Irrigation Project. 

Clifton’s work will encompass the first stage of the Lake Diefenbaker Irrigation Expansion - the largest infrastructure project in Saskatchewan’s history, which is being undertaken in order to double the amount of irrigable land in the province. Learn more.
"Despite the negative financial services trends in Canada, Saskatchewan-based Conexus Credit Union is the 2020 disrupter and winner of the 2020 Surviscor Service Level Assessment review with an exceptional 6-hour average response time..." Read more.
James Bogusz, President and CEO of the Regina Airport Authority announced that Flair Airlines has expanded their current route schedule to include service to Regina International Airport (YQR). Read more.
Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL), in consultation with Indigenous leaders and communities across Western Canada, has developed the new, exclusive Western Nations gas bar brand.

FCL aims to grow a network of independent, locally owned Indigenous gas bars using the modern Western Nations brand that is relevant to all customers and respects Indigenous culture. Learn more.
The City of Saskatoon, Gabriel Dumont Institute, Radius Community Centre, Saskatchewan Polytechnic and Saskatoon Tribal Council are coordinating the kanātan nipīy (the water is clean/clean water) program.

The training is an opportunity for Indigenous people to gain essential skills and access employment opportunities in water treatment and distribution facilities —such as with the City of Saskatoon’s Water and Waste Operations. Learn more.
The Government of Saskatchewan is delivering on its commitment to ensure that Indigenous communities and businesses in the province are provided meaningful opportunities to participate in the Accelerated Site Closure Program (ASCP). Learn more.
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