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Nov 17, 2020

COVID-19 Update - November 17, 2020

Canadian Chamber Appears Before Senate, Reiterates Gaps in Bill C-9

Last week, the Canadian Chamber's Director of Parliamentary Affairs and SME Policy, Alla Drigola, appeared at the Senate National Finance Committee which is studying Bill C-9. This bill includes new wage subsidy improvements and the new commercial rent program. The Chamber welcomes the changes introduced in C-9 on the whole, however, will continue to highlight specific gaps that need to be closed. 


BC Government Launches COVID-19 Local Business Posters

Re-engage customers, increase confidence, and encourage repeat business by displaying a COVID-19 Local Business Poster and promote your business's compliance with health and workplace guidelines. These posters serve as a uniform symbol for customers that a business has committed to creating and sharing their COVID-19 Safety Plan. The poster will highlight each business’ core commitments to ensuring the safety of their guests and employees and to following the Public Health Orders (PHO).


Invest in your Team and your Future with Online Training

The “Building Resilience to Thrive” online training program offers relief to businesses and will help mitigate the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic by teaching you how to adapt business models, re-engage your customers and adjust your workplace culture.
This is a special certificate based course developed in partnership with the University of Victoria, Gustavson School of Business. The program will have one hour seminars once per week for 6 weeks. Seminar topics include:
  • Power of Context – Unconscious Bias
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • The Power of Coaching in Business
  • Hire and manage a diverse team
  • Improve experiences for colleagues and customers
  • Adapt your service strategy for better outcomes
The program has two cohorts available now:
  • Tuesdays at 11am-12pm January 12 to February 16, 2021
  • Wednesdays at 11am-12pm February 24 to March 31, 2021
The program is open to anyone for just $70 though there is a 50% discount for those who are members of the Kelowna Chamber.