Previously the government said that businesses would have to show a 30 per cent drop in revenues compared to this time last year, which some start-ups and new businesses would not be able to do, so companies can now compare their lost revenue to what they made in January and February of 2020, and will only need to show a 15 per cent decline in March. Read the article here.
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 and, ultimately, prosper in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Access the resource here.
Larry Rosborough, discusses with Pat and Stéphane about how lean manufacturing can help in these challenging times.
Larry has 30 years of management experience in the industrial
manufacturing sector, a deep understanding of industrial manufacturing practices and a strong ability to develop and implement solutions to solve difficult management challenges.
Larry has worked in three of the largest industrial sites in the Maritimes, including two Michelin plants and has developed strong skills in Leadership, Coaching, Problem Solving and Root Cause Analysis. He is a Systems Specialist, with significant experience in ISO Certification, Continuous Process Improvement, Environmental Strategy, and Occupational Health and Safety Leadership.
The list of all non-essential businesses in Ontario being forced to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic has been shortened by the provincial government. This includes the construction industry. Read more here.
April 8th from 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST
Come and ask your questions to our expert!
Presented by Bonny Koabel of AKR Consulting, we will discuss current Federal and Provincial Government economic relief measures since there have been many announcements and updates over the past few weeks companies are unclear of what current funding is available.
This webinar will present a clear picture of the measures that are currently available and how they can be strategically used to reduce the economic impact brought on by COVID-19.
Bonny Koabel CPA, CGA is the President of AKR Consulting. In 2003 AKR Consulting Canada was founded to assist companies with obtaining difficult to access Government funds including grants, subsidies, tax credits, refunds and rebates. Ms. Koabel comes from the print industry where she learned firsthand how to obtain Government funding. Ms. Koabel began her career at a Flexographic narrow web label printer in Mississauga where she assisted her company in obtaining funding for many initiatives including ISO training and certification, R&D grants, travel grants, hiring grants and property tax rebates. Ms. Koabel having learned how lucrative Government funding was and how it could increase a company’s bottom line shared this knowledge with other business colleagues, but soon learned that while her business colleagues qualified for these Government funding programs they needed assistance through the whole
Government funding process.
AKR Consulting Canada was born out of this need for assistance by businesses to facilitate the entire Government funding process from beginning to end. Ms. Koabel and AKR Consulting Canada have years of experience in Government funding and have developed strong relationships with the Government. They have also seen firsthand that Government funding is encouraged by all political parties – Conservative, Liberals and NDP. While the names of programs may change Government funding programs remain intact.
This webinar is free and open to members and non-members.
On April 1st, we had our first ‘Ask the Expert’ webinar with international crisis management consultant and pandemic planning expert, Suzanne Bernier. We discussed what businesses and communities can expect and should be planning for over the coming weeks and months.
Why are we not testing everyone for the virus?
What about the longer term devastation this will cause to the economy?
Below are some valuable resources as provided by Suzanne:
- On psychological first aid: From a friend and colleague from the UK, Dr. Liz Royle, who was the Manchester Police Department’s trauma psychotherapist for ten years
- From the National Child Traumatic Stress Network
- From the Conference Board of Canada
Other valuable COVID-19 planning resources: