Update to the massive wage subsidy program

Update to the massive wage subsidy program

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.

Podcast – COVID-19 & Lean Manufacturing

Podcast – COVID-19 & Lean Manufacturing


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.

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Ask the Expert: Federal and Provincial Financial Relief Measures for the Fenestration Industry

Ask the Expert: Federal and Provincial Financial Relief Measures for the Fenestration Industry

April 8th from 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST

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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.

 

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Webinar: Ask the Expert: Getting Ahead of the Curve

Webinar: Ask the Expert: Getting Ahead of the Curve

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?

 

Click here for the full webinar

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Below are some valuable resources as provided by Suzanne:

Other valuable COVID-19 planning resources:

  1. For the latest updates and information on how to protect yourself and what to do if you think you are sick
  2. World Health Organization
  3. Centres for Disease Control