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Resources, Updates, Tools

The Chamber is your trusted resource for all things related to leading your business through the impacts of Covid-19. We are working to ensure that the information we have on our site and social media platforms is relevant, accurate and as timely as possible.

If you have any questions or concerns, or topics you would like to learn more about, please email webinar@barriechamber.com to let us know.

Visit innovation.ised-isde.canada.ca to get a list of COVID-19 support and other programs and services tailored to your business.

Local PPE & Safety Equipment Suppliers As all of our thoughts shift to recovery planning and how to reopen safely when our time comes, we have built a local PPE and Safety Equipment supplier list.

Click here for a list of local suppliers that you know and can trust to help you keep your employees and customers safe upon reopen.

REMINDER: Please contact your elected officials directly with any questions you may have; it’s very challenging to filter the info through social media, and you may not get your answer through those channels. Contact details for Barrie elected officials are below.

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UPDATE: Message from MPPs Downey and Khanjin
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
We know we speak for our entire communities when we say: we are all grateful for the efforts of those on the frontline in the battle against COVID-19. Our frontline health care workers are doing a ..
Detailed List of Stage 1 Openings
Thursday, May 14, 2020
This list is effective May 19, 2020, and may be updated when the corresponding emergency orders (https://www.ontario.ca/page/emergency-information) are amended. Construction All constructi ..
A Message from Barrie Police Service
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Hello Barrie Business Owners, As we all navigate through the challenges associated with COVID-19 and widespread closures, the last thing you want to worry about is a break in or theft at your  ..
Government of Canada launches Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Calculator for Employers
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
To help employers keep and re-hire workers amidst the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government is implementing the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS). This important economic me ..
Prime Minister announces additional support for small businesses
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, and are vital for our families and communities across the country. They are facing economic hardship and uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic. ..
Canadian Chamber and Government of Canada Team Up to Launch Canadian Business Resilience Network to Help Businesses Get Through COVID-19
Monday, April 06, 2020
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has established the Canadian Business Resilience Network (CBRN) in partnership with the Government of Canada to help the business community prepare, persevere ..
Updates to the List of Essential Services
Friday, April 03, 2020
Today Premier Ford announced further steps the province is taking to help stop the spread of #COVID19 (https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/covid19?__cft__[0]=AZU0H2FOKJAqXu_mUYMUE7tpNrv8aS2QBVIGT3WLC ..
What is the Canada Emergency Response Benefit and When Should I Apply?
Friday, April 03, 2020
If you stopped working because of COVID-19, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) may provide you with temporary income support. The CERB provides $500 a week for up to 16 weeks. How to ..
Ontario Joins Forces with the Private Sector to Fight COVID-19
Thursday, April 02, 2020
New $50 million Ontario Together Fund will support the development of essential equipment and supplies To stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep people safe, the Ontario government is launching a n ..
OCE - Collaboration Platform
Thursday, April 02, 2020
Ontario Innovators, Coming Together During this unprecedented and fast-changing global situation, one thing is clear: we are all in this together. Now is time for Ontario innovators to come toge ..
12 simple ways you can support Barrie businesses during this novel coronavirus outbreak (BarrieDirect.info)
Monday, March 30, 2020
Taking small actions can go a long way in keeping our community strong. These are trying times. They are hard on Barrie families. They are hard on Barrie businesses. They are especially hard on th ..
Government of Canada Update - March 27, 2020
Friday, March 27, 2020
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced additional new measures (https://pm.gc.ca/en/news/news-releases/2020/03/27/prime-minister-announces-support-small-businesses-facing-impacts) to  ..
Support for Ontario businesses, workers and families (Grant Thornton)
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Content sourced from Grant Thornton's Insights blog. The Province of Ontario has announced a series of tax changes and financial measures to build on the federal government’s COVID-19 Econom ..
Stop the Spread Business Information Line Now Open at 1-888-444-3659
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
The province has launched a toll-free line 1-888-444-3659 to provide support to Ontario businesses who have questions about the province's recent emergency order to close at-risk workplaces follow ..
Message from the President
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
I want to take this time to update everyone on what the Chamber knows and what we are doing in regards to Covid-19 The past week has seen many more cases in this province and across ..
Government of Canada Resources for Small Business (updated regularly)
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Small and medium-sized businesses are the backbone of the Canadian economy. During this extraordinary time, the Government of Canada is taking strong action to help Canadian businesses as COVID-19 ..
COVID-19 Ontario-Specific Updates (Government of Ontario - updated daily))
Monday, March 23, 2020
The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Learn how the Ministry of Health is helping to keep Ontarians safe during the 2019 Novel Coronavirus outbreak. Find out how to protect yourself and ho ..
List of Essential Workplaces (Government of Ontario)
Monday, March 23, 2020
March 23, 2020 8:00 P.M. (check official site for updates/revisions (https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/03/list-of-essential-workplaces-2.html)) Office of the Premier  ..
Tourism Industry Association of Ontario - COVID-19 Resources, Updates and News (updated regularly)
Thursday, March 19, 2020
As the voice of the Ontario tourism industry the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO) recognizes that in times of uncertainty there is a need for industry to have access to clear and rel ..
Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan (updated regularly)
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to help Canadians facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. On March 18, 2020, the Prime Minister anno ..
Message from the President
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
The organizations, employers and employees that the Barrie Chamber of Commerce represents are all going through some trying times that have never been seen before. Today we stand u ..
COVID-19 UPDATE RE: CHAMBER ACTIVITIES
Friday, March 13, 2020
Due to the evolving situation with the COVID-19 pandemic and our desire to keep our community safe, the Barrie Chamber of Commerce has made the decision to cancel all March 2020 events ( ..




UPDATE: Message from MPPs Downey and Khanjin
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
We know we speak for our entire communities when we say: we are all grateful for the efforts of those on the frontline in the battle against COVID-19. Our frontline health care workers are doing a ..
Local PPE and Safety Equipment Supplier List
Saturday, May 16, 2020
The Chamber is your trusted resource for all things related to leading your business through the impacts of Covid-19. As all of our thoughts shift to recovery planning and how to reopen safely wh ..
Detailed List of Stage 1 Openings
Thursday, May 14, 2020
This list is effective May 19, 2020, and may be updated when the corresponding emergency orders (https://www.ontario.ca/page/emergency-information) are amended. Construction All constructi ..
Support for your business - get a tailored list from Innovation Canada's new tool
Friday, May 01, 2020
Visit https://innovation.ised-isde.canada.ca/s/?language=en to find COVID-19 (http://innovation.canada.ca/covid-19support) support and other programs and services. ..
WSPS: Keeping safe during the pandemic - Health and Safety Guidance Sector-Specific Downloads
Thursday, April 23, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is creating unique challenges for businesses and individuals around the world. This page will be a source for information, resources and updates to equip employers to fac ..
COVID-19 Posters for Construction
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Greetings, In our efforts to keep you informed and updated on the many changes regarding COVID-19, we want to take this opportunity to ask that you circulate the physical distancing posters th ..
A Message from Barrie Police Service
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Hello Barrie Business Owners, As we all navigate through the challenges associated with COVID-19 and widespread closures, the last thing you want to worry about is a break in or theft at your  ..
Help employees maintain positive mental health during the COVID-10 outbreak
Friday, April 17, 2020
Many of your employees may experience a feeling of stress, anxiety and concern related to the coronavirus outbreak. As more and more people physically isolate or enter quarantine, supporting emplo ..
Tools for Remote Teams to Mitigate Disruption from Covid-19
Wednesday, April 08, 2020
Source: 44 North Digital Marketing (https://fortyfournorth.ca/technology/tools-for-remote-teams-to-mitigate-disruption-from-covid-1/) Remote work is the way of the future. Aside from the prov ..
Canadian Chamber and Government of Canada Team Up to Launch Canadian Business Resilience Network to Help Businesses Get Through COVID-19
Monday, April 06, 2020
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has established the Canadian Business Resilience Network (CBRN) in partnership with the Government of Canada to help the business community prepare, persevere ..
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Action Plan for the Workplace
Friday, April 03, 2020
Georgian College's online training partner, Shadowbox (located in Orillia, Ontario) is offering their online training module, COVID19 Action Plan for the Workplace, for FREE until April 30, 2020.  ..
7 steps to sustain your business through the disruption (BDC)
Thursday, April 02, 2020
You can follow these steps to rapidly forecast your cash flow The COVID-19 pandemic is having widespread effects on businesses across the country. By mid-March, 73% of companies were already feeli ..
12 simple ways you can support Barrie businesses during this novel coronavirus outbreak (BarrieDirect.info)
Monday, March 30, 2020
Taking small actions can go a long way in keeping our community strong. These are trying times. They are hard on Barrie families. They are hard on Barrie businesses. They are especially hard on th ..
Employer’s Guide to Covid-19 & the Workplace
Thursday, March 26, 2020
The novel coronavirus, Covid-19, was declared an international pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11, 2020, and both employers and employees are understandably worried about  ..
Working from home: Securing your new workplace (Grant Thornton)
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Content sourced from Grant Thornton's Insights blog Working from home is the “new normal” for many businesses and their employees. These arrangements may have been put together quickly a ..
Managing the impact of COVID-19 on your business: Focus on what you can control (Grant Thornton)
Friday, March 20, 2020
Content sourced from Grant Thornton's Insights blog It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the number of decisions you need to make to keep your organization running during the COVID-19 pandemic. H ..
Where do I start? What to consider when facing a temporary business closure (Grant Thornton)
Friday, March 20, 2020
Content sourced from Grant Thornton's Insights blog As COVID-19 continues to cause significant disruptions both economically and socially, many businesses are facing the tough decision&m ..
OCC: COVID-19 Pandemic Preparedness Toolkit for Ontario Businesses
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
The health, safety and well-being of our staff, members and community are of the utmost importance to us. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19), previously known as the 2019 novel coronavirus,  ..
WSPS Business pandemic preparedness checklist
Monday, March 16, 2020
Workplace Safety & Prevention Services has prepared a Pandemic Preparedness Checklist (https://bit.ly/3aiTEVs) for your business. ..
Canadian Chamber of Commerce Pandemic Preparedness Guide
Saturday, March 14, 2020
In addition to the work of the health care industry when a pandemic hits, businesses play a critical role in protecting the health and safety of employees, and limiting the negative impact on the  ..



Support for your business - get a tailored list from Innovation Canada's new tool
Friday, May 01, 2020
Visit https://innovation.ised-isde.canada.ca/s/?language=en to find COVID-19 (http://innovation.canada.ca/covid-19support) support and other programs and services. ..
A Message from Barrie Police Service
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Hello Barrie Business Owners, As we all navigate through the challenges associated with COVID-19 and widespread closures, the last thing you want to worry about is a break in or theft at your  ..
Government of Canada launches Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Calculator for Employers
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
To help employers keep and re-hire workers amidst the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government is implementing the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS). This important economic me ..
Prime Minister announces additional support for small businesses
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, and are vital for our families and communities across the country. They are facing economic hardship and uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic. ..
What is the Canada Emergency Response Benefit and When Should I Apply?
Friday, April 03, 2020
If you stopped working because of COVID-19, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) may provide you with temporary income support. The CERB provides $500 a week for up to 16 weeks. How to ..
Ontario Joins Forces with the Private Sector to Fight COVID-19
Thursday, April 02, 2020
New $50 million Ontario Together Fund will support the development of essential equipment and supplies To stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep people safe, the Ontario government is launching a n ..
MOL Newsletter - COVID-19 Edition
Thursday, April 02, 2020
Click here to read this is a special edition of What’s New, devoted to workplace issues related to COVID-19 to help keep you safe and informed.  ..
OCE - Collaboration Platform
Thursday, April 02, 2020
Ontario Innovators, Coming Together During this unprecedented and fast-changing global situation, one thing is clear: we are all in this together. Now is time for Ontario innovators to come toge ..
7 steps to sustain your business through the disruption (BDC)
Thursday, April 02, 2020
You can follow these steps to rapidly forecast your cash flow The COVID-19 pandemic is having widespread effects on businesses across the country. By mid-March, 73% of companies were already feeli ..
Government of Canada Update - March 27, 2020
Friday, March 27, 2020
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced additional new measures (https://pm.gc.ca/en/news/news-releases/2020/03/27/prime-minister-announces-support-small-businesses-facing-impacts) to  ..
Support for Ontario businesses, workers and families (Grant Thornton)
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Content sourced from Grant Thornton's Insights blog. The Province of Ontario has announced a series of tax changes and financial measures to build on the federal government’s COVID-19 Econom ..
VIDEO: Government Incentives (Your COVID-19 Business Questions Answered) (Grant Thornton)
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Content sourced from Grant Thornton's Insights blog Jim Copeland, Chief Operating Officer of Grant Thornton LLP, is joined by Martha Oner, National Research and Development & Government  ..
5 tips for extending cash flow amid times of uncertainty (Grant Thornton)
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Content sourced from Grant Thornton's Insights blog Business owners may be concerned about liquidity for any number of reasons as the country addresses the challenge of COVID-19. We understan ..
Government of Canada Resources for Small Business (updated regularly)
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Small and medium-sized businesses are the backbone of the Canadian economy. During this extraordinary time, the Government of Canada is taking strong action to help Canadian businesses as COVID-19 ..
INCOME SUPPORT FOR CANADIANS (Min. of Fin. response to COVID-19)
Sunday, March 22, 2020
Many thanks to Irmina M Koza, Chartered Professional Accountant for sharing this info: https://www.facebook.com/IrminaMKoza Temporary WAGE SUBSIDY For Canadians without paid sick leave (or s ..
SUPPORT FOR BUSINESSES (Min. of Fin. response to COVID-19)
Sunday, March 22, 2020
Temporary WAGE SUBSIDY To support businesses that are facing revenue losses and to help prevent lay-offs, the subsidy will be equal to 10% of remuneration paid during that period, up to a ma ..
Managing the impact of COVID-19 on your business: Focus on what you can control (Grant Thornton)
Friday, March 20, 2020
Content sourced from Grant Thornton's Insights blog It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the number of decisions you need to make to keep your organization running during the COVID-19 pandemic. H ..
FILING SEASON DEADLINE EXTENSIONS (Min. of Fin. response to COVID-19)
Thursday, March 19, 2020
The Canada Revenue Agency will EXTEND the filing due date for the 2019 tax returns of individuals, including certain trusts. For INDIVIDUALS, the return filing due date will be deferred until ..
RECORDING: Business Strategies to Endure COVID-19
Thursday, March 19, 2020
What you need to know to minimize the effects of the economic downturn on your business. A webinar to address steps that you can take right away with respect to cash flow, supply chain ma ..
How an estate freeze can help you maintain control of your investments (Grant Thornton)
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Content sourced from Grant Thornton's Insights blog In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many things are currently outside of your control. If you’re a business owner, or have substantial i ..
Fast Facts Bulletin 4 from HR Performance & Results
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
This morning, at 10:30 a.m./EST, Prime Minister Trudeau announced a $27-billion emergency aid package that offers immediate and direct help to Canadians and businesses, plus $55-billion in tax def ..
Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan (updated regularly)
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to help Canadians facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. On March 18, 2020, the Prime Minister anno ..
Canada’s Six Biggest Banks Take Decisive Action to Help Customers Impacted by COVID-19
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Canada’s six largest banks yesterday announced plans to provide financial relief to Canadians impacted by the economic consequences of COVID‑19. Effective immediately, Bank of Montreal, C ..
BDC: Support for entrepreneurs impacted by the coronavirus COVID-19
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
The health and well-being of entrepreneurs, clients and non-clients as well as of our partners is our top priority. BDC stands ready to support companies through to a more stable period.  ..
Responding to COVID-19: 7 Steps to manage cash flow and financial headwinds
Monday, March 16, 2020
Content sourced from Grant Thornton's Insights blog The economic consequences of the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on future trading assumptions, and the direct impact on many companies ..





Detailed List of Stage 1 Openings
Thursday, May 14, 2020
This list is effective May 19, 2020, and may be updated when the corresponding emergency orders (https://www.ontario.ca/page/emergency-information) are amended. Construction All constructi ..
Fast Facts Bulletin 12 from HR Performance & Results: Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Just Announced Today! Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) As a Canadian employer whose business has been affected by COVID-19, you may be eligible for a subsidy of 75% of employee wages for up to ..
Fast Facts Bulletin 11 from HR Performance & Results: FAQ
Friday, April 17, 2020
It has been over a month now since we’ve been bringing you our Fast Facts COVID-19 updates. Since then, we have seen many changes in response to COVID-19. So, we thought we’d take this opportunity ..
Help employees maintain positive mental health during the COVID-10 outbreak
Friday, April 17, 2020
Many of your employees may experience a feeling of stress, anxiety and concern related to the coronavirus outbreak. As more and more people physically isolate or enter quarantine, supporting emplo ..
Fast Facts Bulletin 10 from HR Performance & Results: A Message to Employers
Thursday, April 09, 2020
A Message to Employers, As we close out the 4th week of this unprecedented event, I would like to take this time to send a big SHOUT OUT to each and every one of you! I know that all of you ha ..
MOL Newsletter - COVID-19 Edition
Thursday, April 02, 2020
Click here to read this is a special edition of What’s New, devoted to workplace issues related to COVID-19 to help keep you safe and informed.  ..
Fast Facts Bulletin 9 from HR Performance & Results: Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)
Wednesday, April 01, 2020
The Federal Government announced wage subsidy of up to 75% for qualifying businesses, for up to 3 months, retroactive to March 15, 2020. This wage subsidy will be available to large and small busi ..
Accessing Benefits
Friday, March 27, 2020
Here is a document developed by a Carleton professor to help people and employers navigate the many supports available now. It has been written in simple language so to be accessible by everyone.  ..
RECORDING: Handling HR (Warren Coughlin)
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Many clients and other business owners I’m speaking to have questions about their people during these crazy times. If you’re like them, you want to keep people employed when you can, you want to t ..
Employer’s Guide to Covid-19 & the Workplace
Thursday, March 26, 2020
The novel coronavirus, Covid-19, was declared an international pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11, 2020, and both employers and employees are understandably worried about  ..
Work Sharing
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Work-Sharing (WS) is an adjustment program designed to help employers and employees avoid layoffs when there is a temporary reduction in the normal level of business activity that is beyond the co ..
Fast Facts Bulletin 8 from HR Performance & Results: The New Canada Emergency Response Benefit
Thursday, March 26, 2020
The Government of Canada has established a new Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). The CERB is a streamlined benefit and replaces the previously announced Emergency Care Benefit and the Emer ..
Stop the Spread Business Information Line Now Open at 1-888-444-3659
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
The province has launched a toll-free line 1-888-444-3659 to provide support to Ontario businesses who have questions about the province's recent emergency order to close at-risk workplaces follow ..
Supplemental Unemployment Benefit Program
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Employers can use a Supplemental Unemployment Benefit (SUB) plan to increase their employees’ weekly earnings when they are unemployed due to a temporary stoppage of work, training, illness, injur ..
Fast Facts Bulletin 7 from HR Performance & Results - Supplemental Unemployment Benefit Plan
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
We are continuing to receive a number of questions regarding the Supplemental Unemployment Benefit (SUB) Plan that was mentioned in our Bulletin No. 4. The following is some additional information ..
RECORDING: Webinar - Employment Law Considerations & COVID-19
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Thirsty for knowledge? The COVID-19 situation is changing rapidly, leaving so much unknown about how it will affect businesses and their continuity. In part one of the discussion, Barriston L ..
List of Essential Workplaces (Government of Ontario)
Monday, March 23, 2020
March 23, 2020 8:00 P.M. (check official site for updates/revisions (https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/03/list-of-essential-workplaces-2.html)) Office of the Premier  ..
Fast Facts Bulletin 6 from HR Performance & Results
Monday, March 23, 2020
Clarification Regarding Eligibility for Employment Insurance (EI) Sickness Benefits After repeated calls to Service Canada, and being on-hold for 4 hours yesterday and again since 8:30 a ..
Where do I start? What to consider when facing a temporary business closure (Grant Thornton)
Friday, March 20, 2020
Content sourced from Grant Thornton's Insights blog As COVID-19 continues to cause significant disruptions both economically and socially, many businesses are facing the tough decision&m ..
Fast Facts Bulletin 5 from HR Performance & Results
Thursday, March 19, 2020
The Ontario Legislature has passed the Employment Standards Amendment Act (Infectious Disease Emergencies), 2020 to provide job-protected leave to employees in isolation or quarantine due to COVID ..
Fast Facts Bulletin 4 from HR Performance & Results
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
This morning, at 10:30 a.m./EST, Prime Minister Trudeau announced a $27-billion emergency aid package that offers immediate and direct help to Canadians and businesses, plus $55-billion in tax def ..
Fast Facts Bulletin 3 from HR Performance & Results
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
This morning, at 8:30 a.m./EST, Ontario Premier Doug Ford declared a State of Emergency in Ontario to help fight the spread of COVID-19. The announcement included the following: Effective immed ..
WSPS Business pandemic preparedness checklist
Monday, March 16, 2020
Workplace Safety & Prevention Services has prepared a Pandemic Preparedness Checklist (https://bit.ly/3aiTEVs) for your business. ..
Fast Facts Bulletin 2 from HR Performance & Results
Monday, March 16, 2020
The COVID-19 situation is rapidly evolving, so it is important to stay connected. We will be sending regular bulletins during this period of time so that you can stay well informed on your legal o ..
Mitigating Workplace Concerns About COVID-19: Employee Questions, Employer Questions and Next Steps
Friday, March 13, 2020
COVID-19: What we know and what you, as an employer, can do Mitigating Workplace Concerns About COVID-19: Employee Questions, Employer Questions and Next Steps (http://www.hrpar.ca/Libraries/C ..



Tourism Barrie Update
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Dear Tourism Industry Partners & Stakeholders, In recent days you might have read or seen negative headlines about Tourism Barrie's financial situation and our request for top-up funding f ..
A Message from Barrie Police Service
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Hello Barrie Business Owners, As we all navigate through the challenges associated with COVID-19 and widespread closures, the last thing you want to worry about is a break in or theft at your  ..
Ontario Joins Forces with the Private Sector to Fight COVID-19
Thursday, April 02, 2020
New $50 million Ontario Together Fund will support the development of essential equipment and supplies To stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep people safe, the Ontario government is launching a n ..
Downtown Barrie Takeout / Pick Up Map
Thursday, April 02, 2020
Click here to view and order safely and responsibly from our Downtown Barrie restaurants and cafes with their awesome map! (https://downtownbarrie.ca/downtown-barrie-takeout-pick-up-map/) Downtown De ..
Downtown Barrie BIA Launches Lifeline E-Gift Card Program in Support of Downtown Businesses
Wednesday, April 01, 2020
Downtown Barrie BIA Launches Lifeline E-Gift Card Program in Support of Downtown Businesses Businesses big and small are facing uncertain times. Particularly hard hit are the smaller, loc ..
12 simple ways you can support Barrie businesses during this novel coronavirus outbreak (BarrieDirect.info)
Monday, March 30, 2020
Taking small actions can go a long way in keeping our community strong. These are trying times. They are hard on Barrie families. They are hard on Barrie businesses. They are especially hard on th ..
Tourism Industry Association of Ontario - COVID-19 Resources, Updates and News (updated regularly)
Thursday, March 19, 2020
As the voice of the Ontario tourism industry the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO) recognizes that in times of uncertainty there is a need for industry to have access to clear and rel ..


RECORDING: Resource Management: Navigating the Impact of Covid-19 on Canadian Businesses
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
* Disclaimer: this webinar resource will be removed May 5, 2020 as information will be irrelevant to due evolving changes to financial support in relation to COVID-19.* As the world continues ..
RECORDING: Wills & Powers of Attorney - if you don't have one, what now?
Thursday, April 23, 2020
As part of the discussion surrounding business implications resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, Sandbox Centre (https://sandboxcentre.com/) hosted platinum partner Barriston Law (https://www.bar ..
RECORDING: Virtual Town Hall
Friday, April 17, 2020
00:00 WELCOME, INTRODUCTIONS & UPDATES Moderator: Todd Tuckey Panel: Mayor Jeff Lehman, City of Barrie MPP Andrea Khanjin, Barrie - Innisfil MPP Doug Downey, Barrie - Spri ..
Virtual Learning Series
Friday, April 17, 2020
To support businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Small Business Centre and Barrie's Digital Main Street Digital Service Squad presented a three-part webinar learning series designed to empo ..
RECORDING: Keeping Your Transactions Moving – How to Get Deals Done During the Pandemic
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Some of the main points covered include: The shift to signing legal documents remotely Banking documents Real Estate transactions New construction builds & Tarion (https://www.tarion. ..
REORDING: Understanding and Accessing the BCAP and Capital Loans During COVID-19
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Watch Now:Understanding and Accessing the BCAP and Capital Loans During COVID-19 (https://bit.ly/2RH7qtH) The Ontario Chamber of Commerce hosted a webinar discussion on understanding and accessin ..
RECORDING: Immigration & Mobility Impacts to Business due to #COVID19
Thursday, April 09, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, straining Ontario businesses as they attempt to identify and cope with restricted movement, containment measures and regulatory restrictions affecting th ..
RECORDING: Pivoting to an Online World
Wednesday, April 08, 2020
00:00 - WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS Moderator: Todd Tuckey Panel: Jeremy Broughton - Owner of Red Fox-IT Computer Services Arif Khan - CEO of Siva Creative (tentati ..
RECORDING: Managing Budgets & Cash Flow During Covid-19
Wednesday, April 08, 2020
Day after day, update after update – we are all trying to keep up. From small business to large organizations, the impact of COVID-19 is starting to become very evident. Most businesses have  ..
RECORDING: #InThisTogether
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
Source: https://www.piggybankmarketing.com/survive/inthistogether/ (https://www.piggybankmarketing.com/survive/inthistogether/) There’s a lot of dire, soul-sucking Covid-19 news overwhelming  ..
RECORDING: Employment Law Update
Saturday, April 04, 2020
Sandbox invited you to BYOB and quench your thirst with the lawyers of Barriston Law (http://www.barristonlaw.com/) and special guest from Carroll Heyd Chown LLP (http://www.chcbarristers.com/abou ..
RECORDING: Federal Supports Q&A
Friday, April 03, 2020
00:00 Welcome, Introductions, & Updates MODERATOR: Todd Tuckey, Barrie Chamber President PANEL: John Brassard, MP Barrie – Innisfil (https://johnbrassard.com/) Doug Shipley,  ..
RECORDING: Revised Essential Businesses: OCC COVID-19 Update
Friday, April 03, 2020
The OCC and MNP LLP hosted a webinar Friday, April 3, 2020 covering everything you need to know regarding business supports announced by the federal and provincial governments to assist compa ..
RECORDING: The State of Real Estate
Thursday, April 02, 2020
Q&A with a group of industry experts on what's happening in today's real estate market! https://www.facebook.com/ThePeggyHillTeamBarrie/videos/235786410943221/ PANEL OF SPEAKERS Mortga ..
RECORDING: Employment Law Update
Thursday, April 02, 2020
Employment Law Update 00:00 Welcome & Introductions MODERATOR: Todd Tuckey, Barrie Chamber President PANEL: Janice Leroux, HR Performance & Results (http://www.hrpar.ca/) ..
RECORDING: Working from Home with Kids
Wednesday, April 01, 2020
00:00 Welcome & Introductions: MODERATOR: Sandy Tuckey, 2nd Vice President, Barrie Chamber of Commerce PANEL: -Arlinda Demiri – CEO of Scholarly Elite Tutoring (https://sc ..
RECORDING: COVID-19: Understanding Government Supports for Canadian Businesses
Friday, March 27, 2020
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a rapidly evolving global challenge. In addition to the health risks posed to Canadians by COVID-19, businesses operations and supply chains are particularly vulnerab ..
RECORDING: Handling HR (Warren Coughlin)
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Many clients and other business owners I’m speaking to have questions about their people during these crazy times. If you’re like them, you want to keep people employed when you can, you want to t ..
VIDEO: Government Incentives (Your COVID-19 Business Questions Answered) (Grant Thornton)
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Content sourced from Grant Thornton's Insights blog Jim Copeland, Chief Operating Officer of Grant Thornton LLP, is joined by Martha Oner, National Research and Development & Government  ..
RECORDING: Managing an Unexpected Remote Workforce
Thursday, March 26, 2020
In reponse to COVID-19, many organizations quickly transitioned to work-from-home. How do you manage a remote workforce that has been thrust upon your organization? Download presentation slide ..
RECORDING - Webinar: Minister of Finance - Economic Update
Thursday, March 26, 2020
00:00 Welcome & Introductions On March 25, 2020, the Minister of Finance released an economic and fiscal update based on the government's best understanding of the current situation. We a ..
RECORDING: Marketing your Business (Warren Coughlin)
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Warren Coughlin will be speaking with marketing expert, Lance Johnson, to discuss marketing strategies and tactics businesses can employ to best market their products and services throughout econo ..
RECORDING: Webinar - Employment Law Considerations & COVID-19
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Thirsty for knowledge? The COVID-19 situation is changing rapidly, leaving so much unknown about how it will affect businesses and their continuity. In part one of the discussion, Barriston L ..
RECORDING: Webinar - Navigating COVID-19, A Practical Q&A Session for Your Business
Friday, March 20, 2020
This interactive webinar took place on Thursday, March 19th, 2020 at 10AM and brought together many community and provincial leaders including: Michael Badham, Moderator Janice Leroux, HR Pe ..
RECORDING: Business Strategies to Endure COVID-19
Thursday, March 19, 2020
What you need to know to minimize the effects of the economic downturn on your business. A webinar to address steps that you can take right away with respect to cash flow, supply chain ma ..

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