Minister Ng announces a call for applications for stream 1 of the Canada Digital Adoption Program

Minister Ng announces a call for applications for stream 1 of the Canada Digital Adoption Program July 8, 2021 — Ottawa, Ontario Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, announced the launch of a call for applications for the Canada Digital Adoption Program’s (CDAP) first stream, Grow Your Business Online.…

COVID-19: Rapid Testing Kits

The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that, in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada, the chamber will be providing free COVID-19 rapid self-screening kits to small- and medium-sized businesses with 150 or fewer employees, throughout the Greater Sudbury region.  These rapid self-screening tests…

COVID-19: Provincial Paid Sick Leave

Today, the Government of Ontario announced that it will introduce the COVID-19 Putting Workers First Act. The legislation, if passed, would provide up to three paid sick days per employee. This program will be retroactive to April 19, 2021 and effective until September 25, 2021, the date the federal Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) will expire. Employers will…

COVID-19: Province Announces New Restrictions

Today, the Government of Ontario announced additional restrictions aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19, including an extension of the provincewide stay-at-home order first issued on April 7, enhanced enforcement measures, and inter-provincial travel restrictions.  The stay-at-home order currently in effect requires everyone to remain at home except for specified purposes, such as going to…

COVID-19: Provincewide Emergency Brake

Today, the Government of Ontario announced that it would be imposing a provincewide “emergency brake“, effective 12:01 am on Saturday, April 3, 2021. The “emergency brake” will be in effect for at least four weeks (May 1, 2021), during which time the province’s COVID-19 Response Framework will be paused. The measures under the provincewide emergency…

Letter to Premier Doug Ford re Responsible Business Protocol

March 19, 2021 The Honourable Doug FordPremier of Ontario Queen’s Park,Toronto, Ontario,M7A 1A2 Dear Premier Ford, Re: Reform of COVID-19 Operating Restrictions Framework: A Responsible Business Protocol We appreciate the responsiveness of your government in combatting this pandemic and your understanding of the damaging toll it is taking on Ontario’s business community. Forecasts of rising…

COVID-19: Province Moves Sudbury To “Grey-Lockdown”

Today, the Government of Ontario announced that it is activating an “emergency brake” and is transitioning Public Health Sudbury & Districts from its current “Red-Control” level to the “Grey-Lockdown” level in its COVID-19 Response Framework: Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework. The new regional classification comes into effect on Friday, March 12, 2021 at 12:01 am.  Public health measures under…

COVID-19: PHSD Introduces Additional Measures

In addition to the existing measures under the Red-Control level of the COVID-19 response framework, Public Health Sudbury and Districts is introducing new measures to curb the rise in COVID-19 cases. PHSD has issued two formal Letters of Instruction under the Reopening of Ontario Act to all food premises and sports and recreation facilities. The new…