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Business Reopening Toolkit

Business Reopening Toolkit

May 21, 2020 5:28 pm

City releases toolkit to help businesses reopen safely Ottawa – The City of Ottawa has developed a business reopening toolkit, in consultation with Ottawa Public Health, to help businesses answer critical questions before they can reopen safely. The gradual easing of COVID-19 restrictions in the months to come will bring new challenges for local businesses to navigate, as well as opportunities to innovate. As Ontario begins to reopen the economy, we encourage all Ottawa businesses and organizations to ensure they are prepared to go back to work safely. Members of the Ottawa business community can access the toolkit online. It provides guidance on preparing your workplace, employees and operations

#MyOttawa Pass

May 21, 2020 5:23 pm

Ottawa Tourism is launching a savings passport for locals with the goal of promoting spending and patronage at Ottawa businesses in order to help the local economy and tourism sector restart after COVID-19. The #MyOttawa Pass / Passeport #MonOttawa will be available electronically for smartphone users and is tentatively scheduled for launch June 3rd to run for 3 months, reminding locals of all the great experiences Ottawa has to offer right here in their own backyard. This #MyOttawa Pass / Passeport #MonOttawa offer is available to all businesses who play a role in Ottawa’s visitor economy to encourage economic recovery more broadly within our city. If you are a retailer, restaurant, attraction,

Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB)

Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB)

May 14, 2020 1:42 pm

The Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) application process will begin tomorrow, May 15. We are providing $1,250 per month to eligible students, or $2,000 per month to students with disabilities, or those with children or other dependants. This is in continuation with our support to all Canadians. So far over 7.3 million Canadians have applied for $2,000 per month CERB. 96,000 employers have applied for the 75% wage subsidy to cover 1.7 million workers. 518,000 businesses have applied for interest free $40,000 federal government-backed loans.The CESB is for post-secondary students, new graduates as well as high school graduates who will be starting a post-secondary program in the coming

Holly Days Bazaar Helps to Sustain Vital Community Projects

Holly Days Bazaar Helps to Sustain Vital Community Projects

November 6, 2019 4:39 pm

On Saturday, November 16, Bells Corners will come alive with the Christmas spirit as Christ Church Bells Corners (CCBC) opens its doors once again for its popular Holly Days Bazaar. Located at 3861 Old Richmond Road, this annual, volunteer-driven fundraiser will take place from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm and promises a wide selection of treats and treasures at affordable prices for people of all ages. “Christ Church Bells Corners has, for generations, supported vulnerable populations who cannot achieve their full potential because of poverty, lack of housing, inadequate education, fear, and isolation,” explains The Venerable Kathryn Otley, rector of the parish. “But our work cannot be sustained

Provincial Dialogue Luncheon with Minister Lisa MacLeod

Provincial Dialogue Luncheon with Minister Lisa MacLeod

November 6, 2019 4:28 pm

The Ottawa Board of Trade presents Minister Lisa MacLeod at a Provincial Dialogue Luncheon on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at the Shaw Centre. Minister MacLeod will share the government’s plan to build for Ontario’s future with the hard-working people of this province by creating more jobs, putting more money in people’s pockets, making communities healthy, streets safe, commutes shorter and government smarter. In addition to providing an update on the government’s balanced and prudent plan to clean up the province’s inherited fiscal mess, Minister MacLeod will also discuss its plans to make life more affordable for families, create a competitive business environment,