MBOT Weekly
News & Updates
September 14 | 2020
Upcoming Event
Virtual Fireside Chat

RBC Regional President,
Greater Toronto
Kris Depencier

Thursday, September 24, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST
This Week's Poll Question
Will your business recover if a second wave of
COVID-19 causes the Province to shutdown again?
Please Select Your Answer
Yes, we're prepared
No, it's not possible
I'm not sure
I don't want to think about it
Health Preparedness and Rebuilding the Economy Top Priorities
Health Preparedness and Rebuilding the Economy Top Priorities in Ontario’s Fall Legislative Agenda
The Ontario government is returning to the legislature today, ready to continue implementing its made-in-Ontario plan for growth, renewal and long-term recovery. The government’s fall legislative agenda will build on the work undertaken over the summer, focusing on job creation, skills training, attracting investment, strengthening communities, and fortifying the front lines of the province’s health care system.
Ontario-Québec Summit Strengthens Ties between the Two Provinces
Premier Doug Ford and Québec Premier François Legault concluded a successful Ontario-Québec Summit, where their governments agreed to collaborate on accelerating economic recovery and job creation, working towards increasing health care funding sustainability and preparedness, and advancing other areas of mutual benefit for the people of Ontario and Québec.
Local Restaurants Need Our Support
How Can You Help?
Our restaurants are cornerstones in communities across Canada. By taking the necessary actions to create the conditions for success, together we can create a win-win for more Canadians to get back to work and prevent the failure of a key industry.

Pre-pandemic, the restaurant industry created 1 out of every 15 jobs and contributed $31 billion to Canada’s GDP. That’s why it’s important now, more than ever, that we help the restaurant industry recover.
Support for Women Critical to Canada’s Economic Recovery
Support for Women Critical to Canada’s Economic Recovery
 The Mississauga Board of Trade and Ontario Chamber of Commerce released, The She-Covery Project: Confronting the Gendered Economic Impacts of COVID-19 in Ontario. This policy brief lays out a path to Ontario’s economic recovery offering practical recommendations to confront both immediate and longer-term challenges faced by women.
Canadian Chamber of Commerce launches Essential Business Services survey
These cost saving programs and services are designed to help organizations access the talent, infrastructure and capital they need to compete domestically and globally.

The survey is open now and will close on Wednesday, September 30. 
MBOT Radio Podcasts - Available on iTunes, Spotify and Google Play
Expert Guests Daily
Hosted by CEO David Wojcik
Podcast Guest:
Jonathan Borrelli

Employment Standards Rules Extended
Podcast Guest:
Geoff Wright
City of Mississauga

Where Will $4B in Transit Funding Go?
MBOT Upcoming Events
Upcoming Event
Virtual Professional Development Series - Make A Customer, Not A Sale
Thursday, September 17, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
MBOT Radio Podcast - Political and Economic Update
Podcast Guest:
Brad Butt

Weekly Political Update
Podcast Guest:
Peter Hall

The K Shaped Economic Recovery
Ontario Economic Report Fall 2020 Survey
This 3-minute survey on business confidence, pandemic recovery, government support programs, and other timely issues will help inform the upcoming Ontario Economic Report and the advocacy of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC). We greatly appreciate you sharing your views.
MBOT Magazine
MBOT Quarterly Magazine
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What's Happening in Mississauga?
City of Mississauga Named Among Top 20 Best Locations in Canada
The City of Mississauga’s Economic Development Office (EDO) has been ranked one of the top 20 local and regional groups representing Canada’s Best Locations by Site Selection magazine. This is the fourth year in a row that EDO has received this acknowledgment. The ranking is based on corporate end-user facility investment, job creation data and the magazine’s own research.
City of Mississauga Maintains Standard & Poor’s Strong ‘AAA’ Credit Rating Amid
COVID-19 Pandemic
The City of Mississauga has received an ‘AAA’ credit rating from Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services (S&P) for the 17th year in a row. The rating was based on the City’s extremely high liquidity levels and its dynamic and diversified economy. The City was able to maintain its score of “AAA” despite the challenges faced due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Upcoming Event
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Additional Resources
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
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