MBOT Weekly
News & Updates
September 8 | 2020
Upcoming Event
Information Webinar:

Health and Safety Excellence Program

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST
This Week's Poll Question
When will you require your staff to return to the workplace?
Please Select Your Answer
Everyone has already returned
Before the end of the year
Sometime in 2021
The work remote model is working perfectly
Still undecided
MBOT would like to graciously thank Lynn Wilson, the raffle winner of our 2020 Golf Classic grand prize, a 55" Sony Smart TV, for donating the prize back to MBOT for next year's Annual Golf Classic.

Thank you!
Ontario Extends Support for Employers and Employees
Ontario Extends Support for Employers and Employees Impacted by COVID-19
The Ontario government is helping protect jobs and businesses by extending protection to prevent temporary layoffs from automatically becoming permanent job losses. Although Ontario is now in Phase 3 of reopening, this extension will give businesses more time to reopen and return to full operations. This extension will last until January 2, 2021. 
Ontario Providing In-Demand Skills Training to Over 15,000 People
The Ontario government is providing $37 million to help more than 15,000 people train for new jobs and upgrade their skills to enable them to contribute to the province’s economic recovery. The funding will support 86 projects and provide training in high-demand skills like information technology, advanced manufacturing, truck driving, construction, and horticulture.
Ontario-Québec Summit to Convene on Economic Recovery
Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Québec Premier François Legault will convene their first-ever Ontario-Québec Summit to advance shared priorities on economic recovery and health preparedness, issues important to the people of the two provinces. The summit will take place on September 8 and September 9, 2020 in Mississauga.
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.
Canada United Small Business Relief Fund

Applications for the Canada United Small Business Relief Fund have begun.
MBOT Radio Podcasts - Available on iTunes, Spotify and Google Play
Expert Guests Daily
Hosted by CEO David Wojcik
Podcast Guest:
Jonathan Borrelli

Employment Standards ACT Changes
Podcast Guest:
Catherine Colasimone
the small social company

Why Your Online Presence Matters
Podcast Guest:
David Barnsdale
RBC Wealth Management

Buy Gold –
Get A Tax Deduction
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

Different Stokes For Different Economic Downturns
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
Please Email or Call 905-273-6151 ext. 430
What's Happening in Mississauga?
COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program - Small Business
The Province has announced $8 million in funding through this program to provide support to small businesses and registered charities struggling with energy bill payments as a result of the COVD-19 outbreak. The CEAP-SB provides a one time, on-bill credit to eligible small business and registered charity customers to help them catch up on their energy bills and resume regular payments.
Mississauga Business
Enterprise Centre
The Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre (MBEC) is your central source for small business information, resources, and guidance.

See below for a list of programs and resources offered:

Upcoming Event
Good Morning Mississauga
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM EST
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
For More Information or Answers to your Questions
Contact Kelsey Lusk
Digital Asset Manager