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Oakville’s businesses face COVID’S wrath

It's been a tough month for Oakville’s business community. They’re struggling to navigate the economic implications of COVID-19 and many are concerned about the future of their business. Consequently, the Oakville Chamber has been actively working with policy makers at all levels of government to provide economic relief measures for…

Member Profile: Halton Industry Education Council

This past November, Halton Industry Education Council (HIEC) turned 30 – and they have a lot to celebrate! Founded in 1989, HIEC is a not-for-profit social enterprise that focuses on partnership, mentorship and workforce development. HIEC was developed in partnership with the four Halton Region Chambers of Commerce, the Halton…

Work-Life Balance

By Melanie McGregor, Specialist, Communications and Advancement, Canadian Mental Health Association - Halton Region Branch “Work-life balance” – that elusive, idealized goal that is talked about like it’s the stuff that dreams are made of. But is it really possible? And if so, how?  “Work-life balance” can be defined in many ways,…

Listen to This: Top Podcasts 2020

Check out these podcasts recommended by the Oakville Chamber's Marketing Committee. (Click on the titles to listen)   The DailyThe Daily is a podcast that covers the biggest stories of our time covered by journalists from The New York Times. It has a conversational and intimate tone, which makes news…

Succeeding in Uncertainty 

By Michelle Pickett and Joe Rafuse, PwC Canada “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.” - Paul Romer, Stanford Economist We're experiencing an unprecedented period of uncertainty, change and disruption. While the longest-running bull market in history continues, many believe that the positive economic trajectory won’t continue indefinitely and that…

COVID-19 Update from The Chambers Plan

The Chambers Plan has developed a COVID-19 updates link to provide up-to-date information. Please check back to the link regularly as the document will be constantly updated.   Questions in relation to coverage by (insured) employers and employees should be directed to the plan at info@johnstongroup.ca or call the Customer Service line at 1-800-665-3365. Due to high call volumes,…

Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced a new set of economic measures to help stabilize the economy. These measures will provide up to $27 billion in direct support to Canadian workers and businesses, plus $55 billion to meet liquidity needs of Canadian businesses and households through tax deferrals to help…

COVID-19 Update from Oakville’s MP and MPP

Oakville MP Anita Anand and Oakville MPP Stephen Crawford have addressed letters to members of the Oakville Chamber of Commerce, regarding their government's response to COVID-19.   Read the letter from MP Anita Anand.   Read the letter from MPP Stephen Crawford.

COVID-19 Update from the Oakville Chamber

Further to the press conference held today by the Government of Canada and Public Health Officials, Canadians are being asked to practice social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and as a result recommend the cancellation or postponement of events. The Oakville Chamber of Commerce is taking action to…

COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS: Oakville Chamber Event Update

The Oakville Chamber of Commerce (OCC) continues to monitor and assess new developments pertaining to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). In terms of the OCC’s upcoming events, we are taking our lead from Public Health, who is currently not suggesting the postponement or cancellation of any scheduled events. As a result, we are…