Chambers of Commerce and businesses across Saskatchewan were encouraged by the announcement of a joint federal-provincial-territorial program to provide much-needed commercial rent relief. Since the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) announcement, Chambers have collectively heard from their members that the program will not provide the support needed without significant improvement. Read the letter here .
Saskatchewan Polytechnic has received funding for a Technology Access Centre (TAC)! The SCC has been a proud supporter for this centre and the innovative programming it will offer in our province! Read the article here , or read our letter of support here .
The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce provided SaskBuilds with a list of considerations and recommendations around crown and agency procurement based on feedback solicited from SCC members familiar with the government procurement process. Read more here .
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many real estate deals (sales and leases) to be terminated or postponed. However, the final impact will be difficult to measure until more deals occur. Read more about the market in Saskatchewan.
The Royal Bank of Canada has released its RBC Thought Leadership report. The  Small Business, Big Pivot: A devastating downturn, and how Canadian enterprises can transition  report sets out important considerations to enable Canada’s small business sector to pivot, navigate, and thrive. Read the repor t here .
The Caring Place received a grant from the South Saskatchewan Community Foundation which enables them to offer free counselling sessions for a limited time plus provide zoom or in person small group workshops. Watch this video to find out more about this support program here .
Events & More
In 2020, the ABEX Awards will be shifting from its traditional celebration of Saskatchewan business success to recognizing businesses and individuals who have become Saskatchewan’s everyday heroes. Nominate a business or individual for a 2020 ABEX Award here .
Conexus Credit Union launched the Kindness Capital Fund to support continued acts of kindness across Saskatchewan, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more about the fund here .
Join Shannon Lee Simmons as she shares her tips for pandemic-proofing finances on Thursday, June 18 from 7-8 pm. Registrants will also have the opportunity to ask questions and receive up-to-date information from a certified financial expert. Register here .
Sask Business in the News
M onica Kreuger as the 2020-2021 Chair of the SCC
Monica Kreuger was sworn in as the 2020-2021 Chair of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce on June 9, 2020. Welcoming comments were provided by Lieutenant Governor Russ Merasty and Canadian Chamber of Commerce CEO Perrin Beatty .
The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority is celebrating its 25th anniversary. SIGA creates employment for First Nation people and generates revenues for First Nations and is an active partner on various economic development projects . Read more about SIGAs history here .
The Saskatchewan Business Teachers' Association is highlighting the exciting stories of financial literacy and entrepreneurship from around Saskatchewan in its 2020 magazine "Let's Talk Business". Read the magazine here
Indigenous Engagement Charter
This webinar, presented by MLT Aikins, will discuss the opportunities that this current competitive advantage brings to help communities advance projects, transactions and businesses. Thursday June 18, 2:00pm - 3:00pm. Register here .

In February 2020, Praxis Consulting Ltd conducted an Indigenous Engagement Charter Culture and Attitudes survey. The survey was targeted at the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce membership along with the local and regional chambers of commerce across the province. The survey asked questions regarding Indigenous engagement, organizational culture, recruitment, procurement, and training. ISM Canada then provided a statistical analysis of the findings and created an Indigenous Engagement Map Book . This series of 5 maps will be used to help focus Indigenous engagement efforts and objectives. Read the survey results here .

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