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SMDHU: Wearing a face covering in all indoor public spaces
Tuesday, July 07, 2020
Correspondence sent July 7, 2020- Instructions to Persons Responsible for a Business or Organization Permitted to Open under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, R.S.O. 1990 and related  ..
Call for Barrie Business Awards Nominations - Deadline: July 6, 2020
Tuesday, June 02, 2020
Initiated in 2003 by the Barrie Chamber, the Barrie Business Awards program recognizes and celebrates the contribution of local businesses to the continued growth and success of our community. We  ..
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 ( 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.  ..
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