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12 simple ways you can support Barrie businesses during this novel coronavirus outbreak (
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 ..
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 ..
Government of Canada Update - March 27, 2020
Friday, March 27, 2020
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced additional new measures ( to  ..
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 ..
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  ..
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