On Tuesday January 21, Charla made a deputation to the Standing Committee on Finance & Economic Affairs. Her presentation covered the issues most relevant to our regional economy, including mining, forestry, transportation, procurement, Bombardier, skilled trades and immigration.
TBay 100 People Who Care -December (4th Quarter) EventWednesday, December 18 | 3:00 - 5:00pm
Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce
New Office Space
34 Cumberland St. North Suite 702
Wed, Dec 18, 2019
Drop in for refreshments 3:00 – 5:00pm
Funding Announcement 5:00pm
Our fourth-quarter TBay 100 People Who Care event will wrap up on Wednesday December 18 during the Chamber’s holiday Open House in our new office space. Everyone is welcome to participate whether you’ve donated before or not. If you haven’t yet registered, please visit the form on the program page here to submit your contact information and make your first contribution.
- Nominations open Wednesday December 11. Our registered donors will receive an email notification to send in their quarterly donations and join us in the Facebook Group for the nomination discussion. You must have made your quarterly contribution to be eligible to nominate.
- Nominations close Monday December 16.
- Voting opens Tuesday December 17. You’ll receive a voting link by email to submit your vote. You must have made your quarterly contribution to be eligible to vote.
- Voting closes Wednesday, December 18. Join us on Facebook for Live coverage or at the Chamber office during our Open House as we wrap up our final funding round of 2019!
TBay 100 People Who Care is part of the Chamber’s Charity Connect program.
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At our final quarterly funding round-up of 2019, held during the Chamber’s Open House at our new office, we tallied the votes and awarded this quarter’s funds to the Precious Bundles Clothing Assistance program, nominated by Emily Shandruk. We recently had a chance to present them with the Big Cheque for $2,600 and hear how they’ll use the money!
The goal of Ontario’s proposed Ontario Forest Sector Strategy is to sustainably grow the forest sector, create opportunity for Ontario families, support industry and encourage innovation and new investment, while ensuring the sustainability of forests. In this letter to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, the Thunder Bay Chamber outlines its support for the Strategy.
Under ERO#019-1020, the MNRF is proposing a long-term approach that would no longer require duplicative authorizations or a regulatory exemption under the ESA for forest operations conducted in Crown forests in accordance with an approved forest management plan under the CFSA. In this letter to Troy Anthony, Crown Forests and Lands Policy Branch of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, the Thunder Bay Chamber outlines its support for the changes proposed in ERO#019-1020 and asks that it be approved and finalized as soon as possible.
On Thursday, January 9th Charla presented feedback on the proposed 2020 City budget. Video and full text of the deputation here.
In her latest Issues & Insights blog post, Charla discusses the 2020 Municipal Budget. (with video)