As Ontario slowly looks to reopen it's economy there are a growing number of guidelines and protocol documents emerging on how to do so safely and adhering to physical distancing and health protocols. TIAO is collecting documents issued by other provincial governments, the federal government, international tourism agencies associations and others below to give you an insight on how to safely open and operate your businesses. Please note you will need to turn your pop-up blocker off to download PDF and word documents that these links link to.
Today we launched Roadmap to Recovery, which takes a comprehensive look at the challenges facing our economy and identifies 51 specific recommendations governments should adopt to overcome the challenges identified. Canada was prepared to do whatever it took to ensure we made it through this pandemic, and we need to apply the same mindset to repairing our economy.
Over the coming weeks, we will be delving into each of the nine key challenges specifically and examining how businesses are being affected.
We prepared a toolkit with key messaging, social media posts and images to help you amplify these recommendations through your own channels.
Facebook Canada Launches Grant Program And New Supports, Totalling Nearly $3.5 Million For Small Businesses
Small businesses are the pillars of our communities and, right now, they need everyone’s support. Today, Facebook Canada launched a program with nearly $3.5 million in support for small- and medium-sized businesses in the Ottawa-Gatineau, Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal regions. From grants and virtual training to enhanced resources and new product features, this is Facebook Canada's way of giving a hand to those who give our communities so much. The deadline to apply for the grants is, June 7th.
REENTERING AND REOPENING GUIDING PRINCIPLES AND BEST PRACTICES
As Ontario Recreation Facilities Association Inc (ORFA) members observe a graduated return to work and play, it is important that owners of recreation infrastructure carefully consider and plan for both reentry and reopening of these important assets.
The ORFA's Recreation Facility COVID-19 Reentering and Reopening Guiding Principles and Best Practices document is designed with both the interest of the worker and user in mind.
Both worker and user health and safety must be primary concerns when making reopening and reentry decisions. Without healthy employees, employers will be unable to meet reopening objectives and users will lack confidence in the ability of recreation infrastructure to provide a safe and healthy environment in which we all work and/or play.
Retail Council of Canada and Boston Consulting Group’s The Road to Retail Recovery Playbook - Helping Retailers in Canada Navigate the COVID-19 Crisis is filled with examples from around the world on how retailers large and small can plan their business strategies in a COVID-19 world.
The Playbook’s section on Merchandising & marketing reviews what leading global retailers are doing as consumer behaviour evolves during the pandemic. Examples of how different retailers are pivoting and adapting their offerings, how different categories are expected to behave as the crisis continues, new requirements in visual merchandising, pricing and promotion changes, and shifts in marketing spending are just some of the areas covered.
Other sections of the Playbook include: Customer Health & Safety, Employee Wellbeing, Retail Operations, Store Network and Channel, Finances.
The NOTL Museum is doing its best to collect information and ‘artefacts’ for the future study on COVID 19’s impact on our community but we need your help!
Please read the attached letter and consider doing your part to preserve our community’s history for the future. We’re not asking that you provide anything at this time but rather consciously saving items that could be donated at a later date.
Thank you for your consideration and please share this with your community groups as well.
The TD Niagara Jazz Festival Presents: LIVEstream.LOVE.JAZZ.Series #23 Live from New Orleans with Tom McDermott
Join us on Saturday evening, June 06, 2020 at 7:00 pm for another edition of our LIVEstream.LOVE.JAZZ.Series with our very special guest, live from New Orleans, Tom McDermott
More about Tom McDermott:
Tom McDermott is one of New Orleans’ premiere piano players and composers. He grew up in St. Louis, where he earned a Masters’ Degree in Music, wrote music journalism for the morning paper, and soaked up the sounds of ragtime and traditional jazz that flourished there in the 1960s and 70s. In 1984, spurred by his love of James Booker, Professor Longhair and Dr. John, he moved to New Orleans, a trip enabled by a gig at the World’s Fair.
Tom is known for his eclecticism, and is just about the only New Orleans pianist to stretch from the mid-19th-century music of Louis Moreau Gottschalk to the funky New Orleans piano today. He has a great love of Brazilian music (17 trips there so far), the Beatles, European classical music, early Duke Ellington, and much more.
In addition to music, Tom is a voracious traveller: he’s visited all 50 states and six continents, and writes about them whenever he can. He has twice had the opportunity to give performance/lectures at Harvard University about New Orleans music