Letter to Government Regarding Temporary Layoff Provisions
The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce recently gathered input from four large convention hotels in the province on the effects that layoffs have had on their operations.

The SCC summarized the data and sent a letter to the Minister of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety, the Honourable Don Morgan, Q.C., containing recommendations around the current temporary layoff provisions.

Click here to read the letter.

Click here to review the Summary of Input on Laid Off Staff Status in Convention and Corporate Hotels.
Thank you to everyone who completed our annual membership survey. The survey is an important tool that guides the focus of the Chamber as a membership-based advocacy organization. Your feedback is appreciated!

Click here to read the survey results analysis.
"The Johnson Shoyama School of Public Policy produces many thoughtful and important reports each year and this one is no different. The author Dale Eisler, outlines both the challenges in the post COVID-19 recovery and also provides some clear options we need to fully consider. Carbon is something we have in abundance and for too long we have seen it as a waste issue, maybe it’s time to turn that thinking on its head."

-Steve McLellan, CEO

Apply now for the Canada United Relief Fund Grant.

If you have or will incur unexpected costs for your business related to COVID-19, you could be eligible for a Canada United Small Business Relief Fund grant of up to $5,000.

All Saskatchewan businesses will soon experience the benefits of a smart meter free of charge. With more than 21,500 smart meters installed since 2017, SaskPower is ready to begin installing smart meters for remaining commercial and industrial customers. Read more.

Click here to view the list of this year's ABEX Awards recipients!

The ABEX Awards are Saskatchewan's largest and longest-running business awards program, celebrating business excellence since 1984. 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. Learn more.
Register today for Indigenous Awareness Training webinars led by SCC Director of Indigenous Engagement, Nick Crighton. These sessions are the perfect opportunity for you and your colleagues to get informed about the culture and history of Indigenous peoples in Saskatchewan.

Get registered for our September sessions:

Register for Level 1:
Register for Level 2 on September 28 here.
Register for Level 3 on September 30 here.

Presented by our Exclusive Training Sponsor, Nutrien.
Beyond Entrepreneurship: Building an Agri-Value Business is a new business training program developed and managed by Ag-West Bio through the ABIC Foundation. Learn more.
The Saskatchewan Trucking Association, in partnership with the YWCA of Saskatoon are pleased to announce the first-of-its-kind Women Shifting Gears 12-week intensive training program, designed to empower women and develop their skills to enter the Transportation Industry as a Class 1A Professional Truck Transport Driver.
Cameco and Bruce Power announced a series of initiatives – highlighted by the creation of a centre for next generation nuclear technologies – to leverage their existing partnership to help restart the Canadian economy, protect the environment and fight diseases like COVID-19 around the world. Read more.
SaskTel today announced that it has partnered with the City of Melfort to launch a “Smart City” initiative focused on bringing practical and innovative solutions to the city to improve current operations and optimize future community development. Read more.
After calling on people to nominate individuals and businesses across Saskatchewan who were responding to COVID-19 with kindness in ordinary and extraordinary ways, Conexus Credit Union (Conexus) has re-invested $210,000 into the province. Read more.
DEEP Earth Energy Production Corp. is pleased to announce that the spring/summer flow testing program indicates the temperature and flow rates from the geothermal reservoir in the Deadwood Formation are sufficient to support multiple geothermal power facilities.

“DEEP’s vision to build 100 MW of geothermal power and greenhouse development could be a new $1 Billion industry for Southeast Saskatchewan,” said Kirsten Marcia, DEEP President & CEO. Read more.
The SCC has officially launched the Indigenous Business Directory - an important element of the SCC's Indigenous Engagement Charter.

The Indigenous Business Directory will ensure that more Indigenous businesses can participate in the Saskatchewan supply chain and will allow for increased engagement between members of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce and Indigenous-owned businesses in the province. Learn more.
FCC is a proud signatory to the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce’s Indigenous Engagement Charter and they support the Charter’s assertion that to succeed, businesses must commit to an inclusive and diverse workforce that is representative of Saskatchewan’s population.

With this in mind, FCC chose to explore pathways into their company and agriculture generally by engaging youth. They did this by piloting a program that focused on engaging high school students to provide positive and engaging experiences with the hope that more students entering post-secondary studies will explore careers in agriculture.  Read more.
Pro Metal Industries Ltd. in Regina is fast-tracking the production of Plexiglas desk shields and sanitation stations to meet the demand from schools that want to find creative ways to keep students and staff safe at schools this fall. Read more.

Click here for a full list of PPE products from Pro Metal Industries Ltd.
Wear your orange shirt on September 30. Orange Shirt Day was designed to commemorate the residential school experience, to witness and honour the healing journey of the survivors and their families, and to commit to the ongoing process of reconciliation. Learn more.
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