Chambers of Commerce and Government Team Up to Launch Canadian Business Resilience Network amidst COVID-19
For Immediate Release
April 6, 2020
(Sault Ste. Marie) The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce network to launch the Canadian Business Resilience Network (CBRN) to help the business community prepare, persevere and, ultimately, prosper as we collectively face the COVID-19 pandemic.
“As we’ve all learned, keeping up with information during this crisis has been daunting. We are all trying to stay up-to-date on news surrounding COVID-19, but there is a whole library of additional news and resources that businesses have to wade through in order to ensure that they are complying with COVID-19 regulations, that they are aware of their obligations and rights as employers, and that they know what support mechanisms are being put into place to help ensure continuance while seeking to minimize disruption to their activities and employment levels, where possible, so that when this is over, they are able to rebound and bring their people back to work where staffing has been impacted ,” says Carlo Spadafora, President of the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce.
Led by the Canadian Chamber and supported by the Government of Canada, the CBRN is an inclusive campaign that focuses on mitigating the impact of the pandemic on our economy and our communities by helping the business community drive Canada’s economic recovery.
The CBRN aims to:
Provide tools and supports through a dedicated website, CBRN.ca, to businesses in their business continuity efforts – from development to implementation.
Provide a consistent and reliable flow of accurate, up-to-date, authoritative information.
Work closely with government to ensure the right supports are in place and to be a conduit for information from the government to the private sector.
Instill confidence in Canadian business and the economy.
“COVID 19 has provided us with an unprecedented challenge, but Canadians are resilient. The Canadian Business Resilience Network is about business and government stepping up together to make sure every Canadian business has the information it needs and a fighting chance to make it through,” said Jackie King, Chief Operating Officer, Canadian Chamber of Commerce.”
CBRN brings together over 450 chambers of commerce and boards of trade, along with over 100 of Canada’s leading business and industry associations, including the Business Council of Canada, the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business and Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, as well as the support of partners such as Canada Life.
We encourage you to visit CBRN.ca and share the credible information, latest news, tools and resources available for businesses.
About the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce
The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organization comprised of 700 plus businesses and agencies in Sault Ste. Marie and has been serving the needs of this community since 1889. The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce will lead the way as the voice of business, advancing economic prosperity for its membership and the business community. Learn more about the SSMCOC at www.ssmcoc.com
About the Canadian Chamber of Commerce – Because Business Matters
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce helps build the businesses that support our families, our communities and our country. It does this by influencing government policy, by providing essential business services and by connecting businesses to information they can use, to opportunities for growth and to a network of local chambers, businesses, decision-makers and peers from across the country, in every sector of the economy and at all levels of government, as well as internationally.
For more information:
Rory Ring, Chief Executive Officer
Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce