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.
Tuesday, February 4
12pm – 1pm
This is a Free Event for Members Only.
Synergy North Board Room
34 Cumberland St. North
Meet other Members and learn about your Chamber Membership benefits at this FREE one-hour lunch meeting for Members only. We’ll cover:
- Chamber Affinity and M2M (Member to Member) discounts
- training for the online Member Information Centre
- making the most of networking events
- Scotiabank’s Crowd Investment program for Members
- connecting to the community through our Charity Connect program
- getting involved in Chamber governance through committee participation
- the Chamber’s City of Opportunity platform and other advocacy work
Space is limited for these free events, and they fill up fast. Registration is required – please register early to avoid disappointment.
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Latest News at the Chamber
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)