Today, the Prime Minister announced that further details will be released for the previously announced Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) of nearly $1 billion. $675 million of this fund will be administered by the six regional development agencies, and will provide support to businesses in rural communities and those that may not qualify for other announced programs.
Through the RRRF, support for tourism operators with needs like covering operational costs, access to liquidity, or to pay employees is available. Tourism operators that do not qualify for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) or the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) are encouraged to apply. Members must contact their RDA to apply for funding.
Students and recent grads will be able to apply for the Canada Emergency Student Benefit starting Friday, via the CRA website.
Health Canada has announced that a new serological COVID-19 test is approved and available in Canada. This new test can detect antibodies for COVID-19 in an individual’s blood, and is an important step in understanding immunity against the virus and how it spreads.
Looking Ahead – COVID-19 Recovery
Federal and provincial counterparts are working together in an effort to create an orderly recovery strategy that will address health concerns and support tourism businesses.
TIAC is pleased to share information concerning a new funding program that will be delivered through Canada’s six Canada’s Regional Development Agencies (RDAs) who are now accepting applications under the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF). TIAC has long been advocating for financial support for those small, seasonal, rural and other SMEs who have not been able to access existing government support measures.
All retail professionals have been impacted by COVID-19. To ensure RCC continues to provide exceptional educational content during this pandemic so that retailers emerge from this crisis with new insights for a stronger tomorrow, RCC is launching a new series of webinars that will interest those with more specialized areas of focus.
APPLY TO THE WIN COUNCIL & EFFECT CHANGE IN NIAGARA
Are you looking to help shape the future of women's advocacy in Niagara? Are you available to volunteer approximately 5 to 10 hours a month? The Women in Niagara Council is currently accepting applications to join for a two-year term. Applicants are sought from a diverse range of backgrounds and skills throughout Niagara. The WIN council also has several volunteer opportunities and sub-committees that support the delivery of the WIN strategic plan.
Each week, Leger publishes a survey conducted in partnership with the Association for Canadian Studies (ACS), helping us better understand the attitudes and behaviours of Canadians in the face of the current health and economic crisis. This series of surveys is available on Leger’s website.