MBOT Weekly
News & Updates
October 5th | 2020
Upcoming Event
Virtual Town Hall

Hon. Prabmeet Singh Sarkaria
Associate Minister of Small Business
and Red Tape Reduction

Thursday, October 22, 2020
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM EST
This Week's Poll Question
What will your Thanksgiving look like this year?
Please Select Your Answer
It will be a virtual Thanksgiving
Small with immediate family
We’re postponing
Same as always
The COVID-19 Response Measures Act
Legislation to support new recovery benefits and extend funding for COVID-19 measures receives Royal Assent
On October 2nd, the COVID-19 Response Measures Act (formerly Bill C-4) received Royal Assent. This legislation creates three new temporary recovery benefits to support Canadians who are unable to work for reasons related to COVID-19. 
Backgrounder: The COVID-19 Response Measures Act
The Act creates three new temporary Canada Recovery Benefits to provide income support to Canadian workers while promoting economic recovery with measures that encourage people to return to work.

These include the:

  • Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB)
  • Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB)
  • Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB)
Ontario Modernizes Social Assistance
Ontario Modernizes Social Assistance to Help More People Re-enter the Workforce
The Ontario Government is unveiling plans to build a more responsive, efficient and person-centred social assistance system that will get people back to work and help the economy recover from the COVID-19 crisis.
Ontario Delivers $2.8 Billion COVID-19 Fall Preparedness Plan
The Ontario government has developed a $2.8 billion COVID-19 fall preparedness plan to ensure the province’s health care, long-term care and education systems are prepared for the immediate challenges of the fall, including a second wave of COVID-19 and the upcoming flu season.
Ontario Releases Updated COVID-19 Modelling for Second Wave
Ontario has developed a comprehensive plan, Keeping Ontarians Safe: Preparing for Future Waves of COVID-19, to ensure the health care system is prepared for the immediate challenges of the fall including future surges and waves of COVID-19 and flu season. 
MBOT Radio Podcasts - Available on iTunes, Spotify and Google Play
Expert Guests Daily
Hosted by CEO David Wojcik
Podcast Guest:
Addie Greco-Sanchez
AGS Rehab Solutions Inc.

Are You Happy?
Podcast Guest:
Catherine Colasimone
the small social company

Tips For Online Marketing During COVID
Podcast Guest:
Meghan Nicholls
Mississauga Food Bank

Mayor Crombie’s
Annual Food Drive
MBOT Upcoming Events
Upcoming Event
Thursday, October 8, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST
MBOT Radio Podcast - Political and Economic Update
Podcast Guest:
Brad Butt

New Pandemic Rules Are Coming 
Podcast Guest:
Peter Hall

The Tale of Two Economic Recoveries
Mayor’s Crombie 2020 Thanksgiving Food Drive
For every dollar donated, The Mississauga Food Bank will be able to provide nutritious and culturally appropriate food for 2 meals for a hungry neighbour in need through our network of over 40 agencies.
MBOT Magazine
MBOT Quarterly Magazine
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What's Happening in Mississauga?
Mississauga Seeks Public Feedback on Climate Change Through Online Survey
The City of Mississauga is looking for public feedback through the Climate Change online survey to learn more about public perceptions on climate change based on those who live or work in Mississauga. The survey is available online until October 19.
Region of Peel is One of Eight Canadian Municipalities to Receive Triple A Credit Rating by S&P Global Ratings
 The Region of Peel’s Triple A credit rating, which is the highest rating a municipal or regional government can achieve, has been reaffirmed by S&P Global Ratings.
Hurontario Light Rail Update
For any procurement related inquiries, please see the following links:

Upcoming Event
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
Additional Resources
Canada Business App
  • Easy navigation to government programs and services
  • Recommendations tailored to your business
  • Personalized notifications straight to your phone
  • Easy access to COVID-19 support and other programs and services
  • Answers to help you start up, scale up and access new markets
Business Reopening Toolkits
Each toolkit will have everything you’ll need to reopen your business. Access more support for business reopening.
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