It’s no surprise lately when you receive notifications about cancellations and we’re no exception. This is the week that we were going to have our annual golf tournament. it has been postponed until September 9th, for now.
Our Business Excellence Awards is scheduled for September 30th…..we will be having a meeting to discuss how we are going to continue this special night so we can recognize and honour the many deserving businesses in our communities.  It may look different, but we will proceed!
Like many, the Leamington District Chamber of Commerce has had to cancel or postpone all scheduled events until a later day. Your chamber runs on 100% of dues, sponsorships, and events to help serve members and our communities.  By supporting and serving our members, we can be your voice locally, provincially and federally. We continue to advocate for you, and so we always want to hear about what’s affecting your business.
Chamber membership is one of the strongest investments you can make in your future and it is also one of the least expensive with the best reputation and return on investment.  The Chamber does many things that you may not have realized that could benefit your business.  These activities may not actually be secret, but they can be the secret behind your success.
Few businesses have enough of a budget to warrant a personal lobbyist to speak on their behalf at the provincial and federal level, but it’s your concerns that need the representation. We’ve been in communication with government, agencies and larger chamber agencies on a daily basis.
If you feel the province or the country is not hearing you or your concerns, please let us know. We’d love to discuss your issues and find ways to get the word out to our Federal and Provincial governments.
Please keep us in mind … join a Community Conversation, attend one of our zoom socials or send us your new business model so we can share it! We are here, working hard for you. Our events will return (even if they are a little different) and we want to maintain our connection with you!
Remember – Be Seen, Be Heard, Belong!

Wendy Parsons
LDCC General Manager

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CRA Frequently Asked Questions- Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)

Prime Minister announces expansion of support for workers and small businesses

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Ontario Chamber of Commerce – Covid-19 Information and Resources

Canadian Chamber of Commerce-Covid-19 Information and Resources

Canadian Survey on Business Conditions

Monitor COVID-19

Stay up-to-date on the rapidly evolving situation, and on the nature of the virus itself, by frequently checking municipal, provincial, and national websites.

COVID-19 Government Announced Support – May 11 2020
For all older updates, please click here.

  • Page 11 Bullet 2–Provincial Government Support for Businesses– NEW  May 9th – Ontario Government Supporting Parents as Economy Reopens – Protecting licensed child care
  • Page 12 Bullet 3–Provincial Government Support for Businesses– NEW  May 8th –Ontario and Canada Take Additional Steps to Protect Agri-Food Workers During COVID-19 – Provincially licensed meat processing plants – Application opens May 12th
  • Page 32 Bullet 30–Provincial Government Support for Individuals– NEW UPDATE (RESCHEDULING CEREMONIES)  May 11th (Update) – School Closures Extended to Keep Students, Staff and Families Safe – Currently Active
  • Page 33 Bullet 31–Provincial Government Support for Individuals– NEW UPDATE – May 9th – Ontario Opening Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves
  • Page 34 Bullet 32–Provincial Government Support for Individuals– NEW – May 9th – Ontario Enables School Board Employees to Be Voluntarily Redeployed to Congregate Care Settings
  • Page 69 Bullet 88–Federal Government Support for Businesses– NEW – May 11th – Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility (LEEFF) – More details to be released in near future
  • Page 70 Bullet 89–Federal Government Support for Businesses– NEW DETAILS (EXPANDED TO INCLUDE MID-MARKET BUSINESSES – Loans of up to $60 million per company)  – May 11th (Update) – Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP) Enterprise Loan – Currently Active – More details regarding mid-market businesses to be released in near future

For all older updates, please click here.

  • Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP)
    The BCAP will allow the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and Export Development Canada (EDC) to provide more than $10 billion of additional support, largest targeted to small- and medium-sized businesses (as defined by 499 employees or less).
  • Working capital loans of up to $2 million with flexible terms and payment postponements for up to 6 months for qualifying businesses
  • Postponement of payments for up to six months, free of charge, for existing BDC clients with total BDC loan commitment of $1 million or less
  • Reduced rates on new eligible loans.
    BDC Website
    EDC Website

  • Mortgage Payment Deferrals
    The six largest banking institutions in Canada have made a commitment to work with personal and business banking customers on a case-by-case basis to provide flexible solutions to help them manage through various challenges.
    This support will include up to a six-month payment deferral for mortgages, and the opportunity for relief on other credit products.
    This will be done on a first come, first serve basis and requires a direct call to your bank.
    Here are the helplines for each institution:
    BMO: 1- 877-788-1923
    CIBC: 1-877-454-9030
  • Libro Credit Union:1 (800) 361-8222
  • Kindred Credit Union: 1 (833) 909-0014
  • RBC: 1-800-769-2511
    Scotiabank: 1-833-315-4357
    TD: 1-888-730-0075
  • WFCU Credit Union: 1-866-500-9328
    National Bank of Canada: 1‑844‑394‑4494


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