The SCC recommended immediate action by government in the various areas that could help offset business challenges. See the recommendations and what actions federal and provincial governments have take to date here.
To help businesses manage through the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada, we have developed a brief guide designed to assist business planning and continuity efforts. The webpage includes links to the some of the most relevant and credible information, best practice tools and resources - read more here.
This free online service will match Canadian small businesses with financial advisors who can provide advice on the state of their small business, and answer questions on navigating government relief programs. Read more.
WCB has put together in-depth COVID-19 webinars, online courses, mental health resources, employer guidelines, guidelines for health care workers and other resources for business and individuals. Read more.
Join John Lagimodiere, ACS Aboriginal Consulting Services, for live webinar sessions of Indigenous Awareness Training. Broken down into 4 modules, each session includes a 1-hour presentation followed by 30 minutes of Q&A with participants.
The Being the Changemaker conference will take place at the Saskatoon Inn on November 30 – December 2, 2020. This event will connect Saskatchewan business and economic developers in November. Read more.
The South Saskatchewan Community Foundation will match all donations up to $500,000 for COVID-19 relief. This is a focus on charities requiring additional resources as they work to help with food security, providing enough shelter (while trying to offer isolation), for children and the most vulnerable. Apply for the relief fund here or donate to the cause here.
CONNECT with LOCAL BUSINESS
The Regina Leader-Post and Saskatoon StarPhoenix have launched a free online business directory to connect consumers with local businesses in Saskatchewan & provides vital information about local services, hours, pickup and delivery. CONNECT with LOCAL BUSINESSES focuses on businesses essential to our community and is a platform to promote online shopping at local retailers in Regina and Saskatoon. Think local, shop local!
Greenwave Innovations energy data management technology has saved the City of Melfort thousands of dollars while their large recreation centre is closed to the public. The City of Melfort now has the capacity to see what equipment is using power and shut down redundant equipment. This saves wear on the machinery, saves energy and also reduces emissions. Energy conservation continues to be the first step to lowering costs and emissions. Read more.
BHP has implemented an accelerated payment program to support First Nations, Métis and businesses and communities in Saskatchewan during the pandemic. The measures are expected to deliver $3 million more quickly into the hands of our small business partners through a reduction in payment terms to seven days for six months and an immediate payment of outstanding invoices for Indigenous and Community Business partners. Read more.
Nick Crighton, Director of Indigenous Engagement at the chamber, has taken this time of self-isolation to virtually get together with thought leaders who continue to make positive advancements to Indigenous engagement in our province. Watch the interviews here.