BWA Online Roundtable COVID-19 Event Archive

The BWA Online Roundtable COVID-19 Event recordings
are available to watch. Scroll down to view.

BWA Online Roundtable Event Mental Health First Aid
Date/Time: July 15th, 2020 – 12:00PM – 1:30PM
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First responder and Mental Health professional Jake Mitchell joined us on July 15th. He shared up-to-date information on best practices to address Mental Health in the workplace.

Pandemic uncertainties, job security concerns, work stress, and home life stress – many of us are dealing with elevated stress levels. How is stress affecting your staff? Are there things we should be doing to help? Jake addressed these questions and more during his informative presentation.

BWA Online Roundtable COVID-19 Event – Health & Safety
and COVID-19 Best Practices
Wednesday, June 17th – 12 PM to 1:00 PM
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We welcomed back expert Randy Dignard, President of Industrial Safety Trainers Inc., to review guidelines for woodworking shops, address common concerns and answer your questions. The ongoing work he has been doing during this pandemic offers valuable insight for best practices.

BWA Online Roundtable COVID-19 Event: EDC Chief Economist Outlook & Workforce Leadership Recap
Date/Time: May 27th, 2020 – 12:00PM – 1:30PM
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Stephen Tapp, EDC’s Deputy Chief Economist provides economic insight into the days, weeks, and months ahead for the value-added wood industry. Barry Reid of Leadership Management International (LMI) recaps techniques to help cope during this pandemic.

BWA Online Roundtable COVID-19 Event: Retooling Sales in a Post-COVID World & Insurance Updates
Date/Time: May 14th, 2020 – 12:00PM – 1:30PM
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A look at how to prepare companies for Retooling Their Sales for COVID-19 and what lies ahead in the post-COVID World. Andrew Wall, President of Sandler Training Milton presented on Digital Sales Techniques followed by highlights from Alex Bilik of Cowan Insurance & Connie Rowley of Woodsure on ways companies can manage risk and reduce their insurance costs.

BWA Online Roundtable COVID-19 Event: Updates CERB, Wage Subsidy, Employment Law & Funding Programs
Date/Time: April 29th, 2020 – 12:00PM – 1:30PM
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Join us for a recap & review of the legislation and programs currently in place for businesses during the COVID-19 crisis, including Wage Subsidy and Canada Emergency Response Benefit. To help answer your questions, we welcome back lawyers Sundeep Gokhale and Ed Snetsinger of Sherrard Kuzz LLP. In the second half, Steve Smith, a business advisor from the Government of Ontario, will review non-COVID-19 related funding programs available. We will also recap COVID-19 funding for wood companies. Also, join us as we review the upcoming BWA Industry 4.0 Digital Adoption Project through NRCan IFIT and the BWA Buying Group.

BWA Online Roundtable COVID-19 Event: Leadership through Crisis and Legal Recap
Date/Time: April 22nd, 2020 – 12:00PM – 1:30PM
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Join us for a recap on Defining Essential Businesses with guest Lawyers Sundeep Gokhale and Ed Snetsinger of Sherrard Kuzz LLP specializing in Employment & Labour law and will include Q&A. Barry Reid of Leadership Management International (LMI) addresses the emotional stress and impact this health crisis may be having on staff and management and how to cope in the face of this pandemic.

BWA Online Roundtable COVID-19 Event: Legal Implications; Managing Your Workforce
Date/Time: April 15th, 2020 – 12:00PM – 1:30PM
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Building on our the last online roundtable events, BWA members have asked for more clarity on:

  • The scope of what constitutes an essential business.
  • How to prove you are an essential business
  • Documents that can support the definition of essential business
  • Employment law implications during the crisis
  • Time for Q&A with guest speaker: Sundeep Gokhale LLP, Sherrard Kuzz LLP Employment & Labour Lawyers
  • Lucian Mihet of BDC/EDC to provide any new updates on Financial Relief
  • Randy Dignard of Industrial Safety Trainers to be available to answer any health and safety questions.

BWA Online Roundtable COVID-19 Event: Financial Relief Programs, and H&S Solutions for the Wood Industry
Date/Time: April 6th, 2020 – 12:00PM – 1:30PM
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BDC programs and EDC updates, and the new Canada Business Emergency Account fund: Lucci Mihet of EDC will update members on the latest developments of these new programs; changes include EDC can now help anyone without export sales. BWA’s H&S program lead Randy Dignard of IST will present valuable information on Managing your environment with COVID-19.

BWA Online Roundtable Networking Event: COVID-19 – Reactions/Best Practices/ Future Directions for the Wood Industry
Date/Time: March 31st, 2020 – 12:00PM – 1:30PM
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Our first Online Roundtable Networking Event covers COVID-19: Reactions, Best Practices, and Future Directions for the Wood Industry. BWA addresses questions and concerns about how to cope with both the current crisis and how to prepare for when the crisis subsides and be ready to ramp our businesses back up.