MBOT Weekly
News & Updates
July 27 | 2020
Upcoming Event
Information Webinar:
Auto, Home & Business;
How COVID-19 is Affecting
Your Insurance

Thursday, August 20, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST
This Week's Poll Question
Were you disappointed Mississauga
did not move into phase 3?
Please Select Your Answer
Disappointed but not surprised
Government Introduces Legislation to Support Canadian Workers
Government introduces legislation to support Canadian workers, businesses and persons with disabilities
Finance Minister Bill Morneau introduced in Parliament Bill C-20, An Act respecting further COVID-19 measures. Upon receiving Royal Assent, this legislation would make the CEWS more targeted, expand eligibility, and help more workers get back to their jobs as the economy continues to reopen.
The Government of Canada is providing funding to support child care for returning workers
Today, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, announced $625 million in federal support for Canada’s child care sector to help ensure that safe and sufficient child care spaces are available to support parents’ gradual return to work.
MBOT Radio Podcasts - Available on iTunes, Spotify and Google Play
Expert Guests Daily
Hosted by CEO David Wojcik
Podcast Guest:
Dr Lawrence Loh
Medical Officer of Health - Peel Region

Mississauga Entering Phase 3
Podcast Guest:
Minister Victor Fedeli
Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade

Economic Recovery Plan
More Regions Move into Stage 3
Ontario Moving More Regions into Stage 3
The Ontario government is allowing seven more regions to enter Stage 3 on Friday, increasing the number of businesses and public spaces that will reopen across the province.
Province Takes Steps to Ensure All Ontarians Benefit from Local Research and Innovation
The Ontario government announced a made-in-Ontario Intellectual Property Action Plan to help ensure the tremendous social and economic benefits of taxpayer-funded research and innovation stays right here in the province.
Canada United Campaign Announced
Podcast Guest:
Rocco Rossi
Ontario Chamber of Commerce

Canada United: A Program for SMEs
The Mississauga Board of Trade Joins Canada United to Support Local Businesses and Accelerate Small Business Recovery
The Mississauga Board of Trade (MBOT) announced it is joining Canada United, a national movement to support local businesses in communities across the country. As part of the movement, RBC has brought together more than 50 of Canada’s leading brands, Business Associations and the national Chamber network to rally Canadians to “show local some love” by buying, dining and shopping local.
Canadians are encouraged to watch the Canada United videos online at  GoCanadaUnited.ca , like posts from  @GoCanadaUnited  on social media and use #CanadaUnited to demonstrate their support. For each of these actions until August 31, 2020, RBC will contribute 5 cents up to a maximum contribution amount of $2 million to the new Canada United Small Business Relief Fund.
MBOT Virtual Events
On July 23rd, 2020, MBOT hosted an information webinar:

Let’s Talk About Managing Mental Health

In Partnership with Bell Let's Talk

Upcoming Event
Membership Matters Virtual Orientation
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
7:45 AM - 8:45 AM EST
MBOT Radio Podcast - Political and Economic Update
Podcast Guest:
Brad Butt

Weekly Political Update
Podcast Guest:
Peter Hall

The Canadian Economic
Recovery Tracker
MBOT Magazine
MBOT Quarterly Magazine
Please Email  or Call 905-273-6151  ext. 430
What's Happening in Mississauga?
This program provides an opportunity for people 18 years and over to receive free training and mentorship from professionals on how to start, expand, or purchase a business. The program also offers an opportunity to apply for a program grant of up to $5,000. Please note: information sessions are mandatory to attend to qualify for this program. For Start-Ups and Main Street Businesses: August 4 and August 6, 2020, are available. For Music Industry Entrepreneurs: August 11 and August 13, 2020, are available.
Upcoming Event
Good Morning Mississauga
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM EST
MBOT Radio Podcasts - Available on iTunes, Spotify and Google Play
Podcast Guest:
Rebecca Sanguigni

A Great Place To Work
Additional Resources
Business Guidance & Resources from Peel Public Health
Major steps employers can take to help protect the health and safety of employees, customers and visitors.
COVID-19 & Getting Back to Work: Smart, Safe, and Supportive
Ontario is heading back to work, but to stop the spread of COVID-19 we need to do it in the right way. This video outlines some high level considerations for employers and employees.
Peel Public Health's Weekly
COVID-19 Epidemiological Update
For More Information or Answers to your Questions
Contact Kelsey Lusk
Digital Asset Manager