What a week!
Reopening is on everyone’s mind, our AGM is quickly approaching, and we spent some time writing to government. Check out this week’s review to make sure you are up to date on what is happening.
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WorkSafeBC released industry-specific guidance & resources for employers resuming operations as part of phase 2 of the B.C. government’s restart plan. See them here.
Mark your calendars
Wage Subsidy Explained May 19th! BDO joins us for an extended network call to educate chambers on how to apply for the wage subsidy. Don’t miss out – the invite is in your calendar.
WorkSafeBC will be joining the B.C. Chamber on a province-wide webinar aimed to help businesses navigate reopening safely. May 28th at 2pm– promotional materials coming.
Policy Crunch! The Proposed Policy Resolutions Manual is done– check it out.
Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy to be extended to August 29, 2020. Announcement here.
We cowrote a letter to the PM on extending EI/CERB to cover sick pay as we try to limit the spread of COVID-19 – Premier Horgan used the letter in his proposal to the PM and the Vancouver Sun wrote about it. See it all here.
We helped draft a letter with the Coalition of B.C. Businesses asking Minister Bains to postpone the increase on minimum wage. View it here.
The provincial government announced reopening plans and we launched Pulse Check #3 to find out how business feels about it. Survey closes today at 5p.m – data to follow.
Over 300 members across B.C. joined us for a conversation about recovery with Minister Mungall of Jobs, Economic Development and Competitiveness. Watch it on YouTube.
Restaurants Canada’s Mark Von Schellwitz joined our network call to discuss best practices for restaurants looking to reopen. Resources for your members in the restaurant industry.
Hot off the press! B.C. Chamber was on the cover of the Vancouver Sun supporting the tourism industry as we ask residents to travel local in B.C. Read all about it.
In Case you Missed it
B.C. Chamber Virtual AGM coming May 22nd - register before May 19th at 5pm. We look forward to seeing you there!
From your COVID-19 Task Force, a video for you to leverage for membership renewals or to remind members of your value. Want to see?
For more information, contact:
Director of Member Relations
BC Chamber of Commerce