Arming Businesses with Information on Potential EI Reforms 

Sweeping changes that are being recommended to modernize the federal government’s employment insurance program will cost employers billions of dollars if they are realized, said the commissioner for employers at the Canada Employment Insurance Commission. Nancy Healey is responsible for representing the views and positions of organizations and individuals that are clients of, or affected…

Extend the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program

June 3, 2022 The Honourable Sean FraserMinister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship CanadaHouse of CommonsOttawa, ON K1A 0A6 Dear Minister Fraser: RE: Rural & Northern Immigration Pilot The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot, launched by your Government in 2019, has provided a much-needed path to permanent residence for skilled foreign workers who want to live…

Chamber’s Policy Resolutions Receive Overwhelming Support at OCC AGM

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s AGM & Convention represents one of the most significant opportunities for business leaders from across the province to come together to network with peers, debate policy issues important to the Ontario business community, and shape advocacy agenda for the year ahead. This year’s AGM took place in Brampton from April…

Open letter from Canadian businesses to our elected representatives

February 11, 2022 – Canadian businesses have suffered under the strain of constant disruptions over the last two years. The challenges they have had to overcome have included COVID-19, extreme weather events, increasing inflationary pressures, labour shortages and supply chain disruptions. Now achieving a successful recovery is threatened by the ongoing blockades of the critical infrastructure…

Letter to the Premier Re: Vaccine Passport Verification Costs

Today, the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce sent a letter to Premier Doug Ford sharing our membership’s concerns regarding the costs associated with vaccine passport verification. The chamber indicated that many businesses have operated under reduced capacity for a significant period of time and, with the introduction of the COVID-19 vaccine certificate requirements, have had to…

Letter to the Chief of Police re: Members’ Concerns Regarding Safety of Staff, Patrons, and Property

On September 29, the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce sent a letter to Chief Paul Pederson sharing our membership’s concerns regarding the safety of staff, patrons, and property. The chamber indicated that some member businesses in downtown and other areas of the community have faced instances of theft at their properties, loitering, indecent exposure, among other acts, that have…

COVID-19: Support for Francophone Communities

Today, the federal government announced an investment of more than $2.4 million through FedNor to support four strategic projects to maximize economic opportunities and create jobs in official-language minority communities (OLMCs). The investments announced today will support Place des Arts, the Conseil de la Coopération, Voilà Community Help, as well as the Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l’Ontario.…

Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce and its Partners Receive Letter of Recognition from PHSD for Project GoVax

May 31, 2021 DesjardinsLockerby TaxiChamber of Commerce Dear Community Partners: Please accept my thanks, as Chair of the Board of Health for Public Health Sudbury & Districts, for your contributions towards making free local transportation services available to community members during this pandemic. The free transportation provides equal opportunity for our marginalized population to access…

Letter to Mayor and City Council RE: Municipal Budget 2021

February 10, 2021 Mayor Brian Bigger and City CouncilCity of Greater SudburyTom Davies SquareP O Box 5000, Station ASudbury, ON P3A 5P3 RE: Greater Sudbury Municipal Budget 2021 Dear Mayor Bigger and City Council, On behalf of the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce I appreciate the opportunity to shareour comments regarding the City of Greater…