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COVID-19 UPDATES AND RESOURCES!

We are watching the COVID-19 situation closely and postponing events as needed.
This page offers updates and links to resources for your business to cope with COVID-19.
For a limited time, BWA Online Roundtable Event recordings are available to watch online.

UPDATES

AIME @ Home – English | Yves Landry Foundation – Now open for applications.

AIME @ Home – English | Yves Landry Foundation – Now open for applications.

The Yves Landry Foundation launches its newest AIME (Achieving Innovation and Manufacturing Excellence) program called [email protected] Click here to learn more. This new program has.. Read More →
BWA Newsletter – Health & Safety and COVID-19 Best Practices

BWA Newsletter – Health & Safety and COVID-19 Best Practices

MANY IN THE WOOD INDUSTRY HAVE PIVOTED QUICKLY AND ADOPTED A NEW “NORMAL” FOR DAILY OPERATIONS. What do COVID-19 best practices look like for the wood industry? As we continue our efforts.. Read More →
BWA Newsletter – Economist Forecast & Leadership Skills

BWA Newsletter – Economist Forecast & Leadership Skills

BWA takes a high-level look at economic activity and launches a 12-part Leadership Series and continues with Online Sales Training! Forecasting economic activity is part.. Read More →
ExportON!: Opportunities in Latin America

ExportON!: Opportunities in Latin America

The Ontario government remains committed to creating opportunities for the business community to help them remain strong and get back up and running during these.. Read More →
Digital Prospecting: An essential practice in an online world – but which method to employ?

Digital Prospecting: An essential practice in an online world – but which method to employ?

It is perhaps safe to say how we interact online in business is now the new normal for the foreseeable future. Online meetings, collaborations, planning, and.. Read More →
BRIEFING NOTE FROM SHERRARD KUZZ LLP – MAY 11TH, 2020

BRIEFING NOTE FROM SHERRARD KUZZ LLP – MAY 11TH, 2020

Briefing Note #6 (updated to May 8, 2020) – COVID-19 – Answers to Frequently Asked Questions for Employers.  If you would like to receive these.. Read More →
BWA Newsletter – Staying aligned with updates!

BWA Newsletter – Staying aligned with updates!

By popular demand, April 29th saw the Bluewater Wood Alliance bring back a recap and status update on the Emergency Response Act (ERA) as well a document to help companies assert that they.. Read More →
Briefing Note from Sherrard Kuzz LLP – May 6th, 2020

Briefing Note from Sherrard Kuzz LLP – May 6th, 2020

Dear Clients and Friends, On May 6, 2020, the Ontario government announced the emergency orders made under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, including.. Read More →
Health and Safety Association Guidance Documents for Workplaces During the Pandemic

Health and Safety Association Guidance Documents for Workplaces During the Pandemic

Health and Safety Association Guidance Documents for Workplaces During the COVID-19 Outbreak Published Online: April 30, 2020, 1:00 P.M.Office of the Premier The Ontario government.. Read More →
BWA Online Roundtable COVID-19 Events Recap!

BWA Online Roundtable COVID-19 Events Recap!

April 15th, wood manufacturing businesses, suppliers, community partners all came together for a large online roundtable discussion to talk about the C.E.R.B, wage subsidy, legislation, essential businesses, and what framework companies can operate in.  As a follow up.. Read More →
COVID-19: Feds announce 75 per cent rent reduction for small businesses impacted by virus

COVID-19: Feds announce 75 per cent rent reduction for small businesses impacted by virus

COVID-19: Feds announce a 75 percent rent reduction for small businesses impacted by the virus. Published April 24th, 2020 National Post Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.. Read More →
Emergency Wage Subsidy – Updates & Helpful Information

Emergency Wage Subsidy – Updates & Helpful Information

The government updated the CEWS website today, adding new information. To visit click here: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/subsidy/emergency-wage-subsidy.html... Read More →
#eTail Digital Summit – Online 2-Day Event

#eTail Digital Summit – Online 2-Day Event

Etail Canada is hosting a free online event – Digital Summit: Retail Disruption and the Future of eCommerce. The Summit runs on 4/22 &4/23 at 11:00 am.. Read More →
Fundica – Help navigate the COVID-19 Funding Options

Fundica – Help navigate the COVID-19 Funding Options

Fundica has released a report with useful infographics that can help navigate the COVID-19 funding options. Although the report was released in Quebec there is very.. Read More →
Article – Privacy Considerations When COVID-19 Identified In The Workplace

Article – Privacy Considerations When COVID-19 Identified In The Workplace

Privacy Considerations When COVID-19 Identified In The Workplace   originally published on 17 March 2020 by Stephen D. Burns and J. Sébastien Gittens – Bennett Jones LLP As organizations.. Read More →
Article – COVID-19 Insurance Considerations: Is My Business Covered?

Article – COVID-19 Insurance Considerations: Is My Business Covered?

COVID-19 Insurance Considerations: Is My Business Covered? Originally Published on by Justin M. Jakubiak – Fogler, Rubinoff LLP – 30 March 2020 On March 17, 2020.. Read More →
Article – COVID-19 insurance scams appearing, may spread

Article – COVID-19 insurance scams appearing, may spread

COVID-19 insurance scams appearing, may spread Originally Published on Sat, Mar 28th, 2020 08:15 am   New York insurers urge consumers to be alert for.. Read More →
Wage subsidy – Question & Answer

Wage subsidy – Question & Answer

** This is not legal advice. Please consult with counsel** Question from BWA Member: I can’t figure out if this subsidy allows employees to work.. Read More →
EDC’s Resource List

EDC’s Resource List

In March, the federal government announced a $65 billion program to support Canadian businesses facing economic challenges due to COVID-19. The program provides financial solutions.. Read More →
BWA – Challenging times met with new online connectivity

BWA – Challenging times met with new online connectivity

In recent weeks, we have all seen the rapid and devastating effects of the COVID-19 virus and its impact on the lives of everyone around.. Read More →
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Awareness resources

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Awareness resources

The government of Canada has developed downloadable resources for employers to print out and distribute in the workplace. Helpful resources for employers and employees. –.. Read More →
COVID-19 COLLABORATION PLATFORM – Ontario Government and Partners

COVID-19 COLLABORATION PLATFORM – Ontario Government and Partners

Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) has developed COVID-19 COLLABORATION PLATFORM Ontario Innovators, Coming Together Visit this site by following this link. During this unprecedented and fast-changing.. Read More →
Canada Emergency Response Benefit – Quick Link

Canada Emergency Response Benefit – Quick Link

Canada Emergency Response Benefit – Click here to learn more about If you or your employees have stopped working because of COVID-19, the Canada Emergency.. Read More →
Deferral of GST/HST Tax Remittances – Quick Link to Answers to FAQ’s

Deferral of GST/HST Tax Remittances – Quick Link to Answers to FAQ’s

Deferral of GST/HST Tax Remittances (COVID-19 Measures) A useful resource page for answers to frequently asked questions on the changes put in place to Canadian.. Read More →
BWA Update – Face Shield – Free CNC Files & Funding Programs

BWA Update – Face Shield – Free CNC Files & Funding Programs

We are navigating our way through the COVID-19 crisis and beginning to get a clearer picture of what the next few weeks and months will bring. We.. Read More →
Ontario’s Essential Business List – Hotline to call if you have questions

Ontario’s Essential Business List – Hotline to call if you have questions

The list of essential businesses has just been updated. In their press release, the Ontario Government noted a hotline to call if you have questions... Read More →
PETG Face Shield Production CNC Files Free to Other Manufacturers

PETG Face Shield Production CNC Files Free to Other Manufacturers

Thermwood machine owner, Bednark Studio (located in Brooklyn, New York), has engineered a disposable PETG Face Shield for health care professionals. They are sharing CNC.. Read More →
Government of Canada – Calling all suppliers

Government of Canada – Calling all suppliers

Calling all suppliers – Help Canada combat Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Attention! Are you a business that can supply products and services in support of Canada’s.. Read More →
What small businesses need to know about the government’s COVID-19 hardship measures – National Post

What small businesses need to know about the government’s COVID-19 hardship measures – National Post

An article on what small businesses need to know about the government’s COVID-19 hardship measures | Financial Post https://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/taxes/heres-what-small-businesses-need-to-know-about-the-covid-19-wage-subsidy-program.. Read More →
Covid-19 Information Sheet – Employers can keep on hand for employees

Covid-19 Information Sheet – Employers can keep on hand for employees

Ontario Ministry of Health has released a Covid-19 Information Sheet – Employers can keep on hand for employees. Click here to download the information sheet... Read More →
what small businesses need to know about the government’s COVID-19 hardship measures – Financial Post

what small businesses need to know about the government’s COVID-19 hardship measures – Financial Post

Here’s what small businesses need to know about the government’s COVID-19 hardship measures | Financial Post https://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/taxes/heres-what-small-businesses-need-to-know-about-the-covid-19-wage-subsidy-program.. Read More →
National Research Council Canada (NRC): Seeking solutions and candidates for funding

National Research Council Canada (NRC): Seeking solutions and candidates for funding

National Research Council Canada (NRC) is reaching out to its networks and Canada’s innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), seeking innovative solutions and candidates for funding through Innovative Solutions Canada... Read More →
Government introduces Canada Emergency Response Benefit to help workers and businesses

Government introduces Canada Emergency Response Benefit to help workers and businesses

Government introduces Canada Emergency Response Benefit to help workers and businesses From: Department of Finance Canada Originally Posted March 25th, 2020 To support workers and.. Read More →
NGEN – Investing $50 million in Supercluster Funding

NGEN – Investing $50 million in Supercluster Funding

Today, Next Generation Manufacturing Canada announced it would invest $50 million in Supercluster funding to support companies as they rapidly respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.. Read More →
Stop the Spread – Business Information Hotline

Stop the Spread – Business Information Hotline

The province has launched a toll-free line 1-888-444-3659 to provide support to Ontario businesses who have questions about the province’s recent emergency order to close.. Read More →
Deloitte article : The heart of resilient leadership: Responding to COVID-19 A guide for senior executives

Deloitte article : The heart of resilient leadership: Responding to COVID-19 A guide for senior executives

The heart of resilient leadership: Responding to COVID-19A guide for senior executives. written by Punit Renjen Deloitte article – posted 16 March 2020 Click here to read.. Read More →
BWA and COVID-19 Response

BWA and COVID-19 Response

As the COVID-19 situation evolves, the BWA has taken several steps to assist members.  We have posted links to government services and available resources on our.. Read More →
WHO – Getting your work place ready for COVID-19

WHO – Getting your work place ready for COVID-19

World Health Organization published Getting your workplace ready for COVID-19 report on March 3, 2020.  This document gives advice on:  1. Simple ways to prevent the.. Read More →
BDC offering free Webinar: How to cope with the impacts of COVID-19 on your business

BDC offering free Webinar: How to cope with the impacts of COVID-19 on your business

BDC will run a free online webinar – How to cope with the impacts of COVID-19 on your business on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 (EDT).. Read More →
EDC OFFERING FREE WEBINAR – CORONVIRUS (COVID-19): MANAGING THE IMPACT ON GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS

EDC OFFERING FREE WEBINAR – CORONVIRUS (COVID-19): MANAGING THE IMPACT ON GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS

EDC posted this webinar on Thursday, March 12, 2020, and it is available on-demand. Click here to navigate to the webinar. Who should watch If.. Read More →
National Post: Looking to temporarily lay off staff during the coronavirus? What that’s illegal.

National Post: Looking to temporarily lay off staff during the coronavirus? What that’s illegal.

Click to read the article posted on March 20, 2020. Looking to temporarily lay off staff during the coronavirus crisis? Wait, that’s illegal... Read More →
BWA Event Update: Toyota Plant Tour – with (TPS) Lecture – Postponed

BWA Event Update: Toyota Plant Tour – with (TPS) Lecture – Postponed

Announced today: Toyota postpones all tours including the scheduled BWA tour on June 8th, 2020. Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada cares about the health and safety.. Read More →
BWA to postpone upcoming Quarterly Networking Event at Humber College.

BWA to postpone upcoming Quarterly Networking Event at Humber College.

To help limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we are postponing our upcoming Quarterly Networking Event at Humber College on March 26th, 2020. We.. Read More →
Buying Group Committee Meeting – Postpond

Buying Group Committee Meeting – Postpond

Hello everyone, With the current Covid-19 situation, the inaugural Buying Group Committee meeting scheduled for March 26th has been postponed. We will reschedule it ASAP after.. Read More →

ONLINE BUSINESS RESOURCES

Government of Canada

Government of Canada

During this extraordinary time, the Government of Canada is taking strong action to help Canadian businesses as COVID-19 is affecting them, their employees, and their.. Read More →
Business Development Bank of Canada

Business Development Bank of Canada

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) is offering support for entrepreneurs impacted by the coronavirus COVID-19. They stand ready to support companies through to a more stable.. Read More →
Export Development Canada

Export Development Canada

Under the federal government’s new Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP), Export Development Canada(EDC) and the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) can now provide more.. Read More →
Ontario Government

Ontario Government

The Ontario Government offers up-to-date news on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ontario. Learn how the Ministry of Health is helping to keep Ontarians safe during.. Read More →