Proposed Policy Resolution 2021 Canadian Chamber of Commerce, September 22, 2021
Dear Assiniboia Chamber Member,

We are looking for caring, passionate and determined individuals like yourself to join ou team for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada's Light The Night event on Saturday, October 23, 2021.

Light The Night celebrates cancer survivors, honours those we’ve lost and gives hope to those facing a blood cancer. The money raised helps fund research and critical programs and services that help support Canadians at every step of their blood cancer experience.

What we will do together:
  • Set fundraising goals
  • Engage our friends, families, colleagues and peers
  • Make donation asks; emails, social media, phone calls
  • Create FUN and easy virtual events; bake sales, wine survivor etc.
  • Celebrate our successes!

Never has the blood cancer community needed us more. Please consider joining the Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce team! Together, we will make a difference for those affected by blood cancers. Can't join? Please consider making a donation.

Thank you,
~Kristi Meek
President | Executive Director
Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce
Introducing A New Innovation Fund
Efficiency Manitoba September 22, 2021

At Efficiency Manitoba, they are committed to supporting new and exciting approaches to saving energy and reducing greenhouse gases. That's why they are excited to announce their brand-new Innovation Fund!

The Innovation Fund provides financial assistance to qualifying applicants looking to advance emerging energy efficiency technologies and strategies in Manitoba. Eligible projects can receive funding of up to 75% of the project cost to a maximum of $250,000.
MBizThe Voice Of Business
Manitoba Chambers of Commerce, September 22, 2021

The Manitoba Chambers of Commerce is looking to feature cool local ventures in this upcoming issue of the glossy magazine. The Fall/Winter 2021 MBiz Magazine will be published on Dec. 8, and distributed to more than 55,000 Winnipeg Free Press subscribers. 

Send in your profile ideas by Friday, October 15, 2021.
In The News
Board of Directors Announces Retirement of President and CEO Barry Rempel
Winnipeg Airport Authority, September 21, 2021

The Board of Directors of Winnipeg Airports Authority announced on September 21, 2021 that President and CEO Barry Rempel will retire at the end of 2021. Mr. Rempel informed the Board of his decision early this summer, and a global executive search firm is already leading the recruitment process for the company's next President and CEO.

"Barry's contribution to Winnipeg is profound,” said Brita Chell, Chair of the WAA Board of Directors. “Since joining WAA in 2002, Barry has led the airport's transformation into the asset our community enjoys today. Throughout his career, Barry has focused on service to the community and that approach is now embedded in the culture of our company. It is no doubt the main reason WAA has been one of Manitoba's Top Employers for ten years in a row. Whether rolling up his sleeves at the airport garden to help grow vegetables for those in need or finding innovative ways to diversify the company's business model, Barry's impact will be lasting. On behalf of the entire Board, I want to thank him for his service to our airport and community.”
St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre Announcement is Pleased to Announce a New Executive Director
St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre, September 10, 2021

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Duncan M. Stokes, BA, CIM, has accepted the position of Executive Director effective Monday, September 13, 2021.
Duncan has extensive managerial experience in non-profit, membership-based organizations with a strong background in communications and fundraising.
COVID-19 Updates
 Current Public Health Orders Province of Manitoba, September, 2021
 Remarks from the Chief Public Health Officer Government of Canada, September 24, 2021
 Manitoba Sets Guidance for Additional Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine Government of Canada, September 15, 2021
Our COVID-rebound Honeymoon Continues, But We Can't Lose Sight of Ongoing Challenges: Canadian Chamber Of Commerce
Canadian Chamber of Commerce, September 10, 2021

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s Senior Director of Workforce Strategies and Inclusive Growth, Leah Nord, issued the following statement regarding today’s Labour Force Survey numbers:

“This month’s labour force survey continues the trend we saw in July of an economy enjoying the first rays of sunshine as businesses reopen after an incredibly dark number of months. However, tempting as it is to sit back and bask in what feels like an economic honeymoon, we cannot lose sight of the challenges that existed before reopening, and continue to persist.

It comes as no surprise that despite an upward trend in job numbers, we are also seeing continued labour shortages. This is being driven by the persistent mismatch between the skills employers need versus what the labour force can offer, and the decision of many Canadians to walk away from the hardest-hit sectors.