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Insurance premiums for licensed restaurants and bars are increasing significantly for many establishments in Thunder Bay. Some of our Members have seen a jump of 30-40% in their annual premium costs this year, despite greatly reduced revenues as a result of being closed or reduced to take-out only for months due to Ontario’s COVID-19 restrictions for non-essential businesses. In this letter, the Chamber proposes that this additional expense could be covered by existing business relief funding.
Recovery Activation Program (RAP): operate better, create new opportunities, and plan for future growth
The Recovery Activation Program (RAP) is an immersive online workshop program that connects businesses with industry experts for guidance, mentorship and practical advice about process modernization and end-to-end digital transformation.
It is completely free for businesses and supports firms of any size across Ontario.
The Government of Canada has announced their intention to introduce new, targeted supports to help hard-hit businesses and other organizations experiencing a drop in revenue. New Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy - direct to tenants, up to 65% The new Canada Emergency...
The Government of Ontario announced Ontario's Main Street Recovery Plan and intends to introduce the Main Street Recovery Act, 2020, proposed legislation that would support small businesses and modernize rules to allow them to innovate and meet the challenges of...
Applications Now Available For The Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit And The Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit
The Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit and The Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit, both part of the package replacing the CERB, may now be applied for. Applications for both programs are available through the Canada Revenue Agency. Applications for the Canada Recovery...
The Thunder Bay Chamber and our Chamber colleagues in Sudbury, Timmins, North Bay and Sault Ste Marie, are raising concerns around the Provincial Government’s recent announcement of a major initiative to consolidate and centralize procurement spending within the Ontario Public Service.