BBOT News

Have Thoughts on the Wage Subsidy? Join the Consultation!


  The federal government has announced it is extending the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy program through the end of August, but details around this extension, including any changes to eligibility criteria are being developed in consultation with the business community. If you have ideas on how to improve the wage subsidy program, or how it […]

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Small Business Relief Fund Provides $10,000 Grants – Applications Open June 1-June 12


Small businesses are the heart of our communities and the backbone of Canada’s economy. As part of its Canadian Business Resilience Network campaign, of which the Burnaby Board of Trade is a founding member, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce will provide 62 small Canadian businesses from coast to coast to coast with $10,000 grants to help […]

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Facebook Canada Grant Program – Applications Open Until June 7


Applications are currently being accepted for the Facebook Canada Small Business Grant Program, until June 7.  Click here to apply! This program will provide grants of $5200 ($3200 cash, $2000 in optional Facebook ad credits) to small businesses selected from an application process. Eligibility for the grant includes: Have between 2 and 50 employees Have […]

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Burnaby Board of Trade Calls for Better Foreign Credential Recognition in Policy Adopted by BC Chamber of Commerce


The Pacific Gateway Committee, an initiative of the Burnaby Board of Trade, successfully lobbied for its policy position calling for better foreign credential recognition to be adopted and endorsed by the delegates of the 2020 BC Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting on May 22-23, making this policy now a formal BC Chamber position. Read […]

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Women’s Business Success Network Signature Policy Endorsed by BC Chamber of Commerce


  The Women’s Business Success Network’s signature public policy position, Encouraging and Supporting More Women on Corporate Boards, was adopted and endorsed by the delegates at the 2020 BC Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting on May 22-23.  This policy position makes the business case for having more women serve on corporate boards and in […]

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New Hotline for Business Support Launched by Canadian Business Resilience Network


The Burnaby Board of Trade, through our membership in the Canadian Business Resilience Network, is pleased to offer the new Business Resilience Service hotline. This hotline connects you with experienced business advisors from across Canada for guidance on which government relief programs will be most appropriate to support your small- to medium-sized business, not-for-profit or […]

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PPE Grants, Commercial Rent Supports, and Prioritizing Childcare Among “Quick Start” Priorities for Business Recovery Task Force


  May 25, 2020 — The Burnaby Business Recovery Task Force is releasing a number of “quick start” priorities for the business community as it begins its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, including the need for greater supports for commercial rent payments, a call for help to source and pay for PPE and safety equipment, […]

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More Patios and Other Business Uses on Burnaby Streets, Green Spaces Urges Business Recovery Task Force


May 22, 2020 — Today. the Burnaby Business Recovery Task Force is encouraging the City of Burnaby to continue its work on permitting and licensing changes to allow restaurants to quickly set up patios throughout the city, and to look to allow for more creative business uses of public areas such as laneways, sidewalks and […]

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Important Survey – Burnaby Business Recovery Taskforce Survey #2 To Guide Immediate Actions to Support Business


The Burnaby Business Recovery Task Force needs your input on a initial ideas to support the recovery of local businesses.  Give your feedback on a list of potential activities and share your ideas for what needs to happen to help Burnaby businesses bounce back from the COVID-19 crisis. Click here to complete the survey or […]

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Advocacy Win – BBOT Applauds Changes to Canada Emergency Business Account Loan Program


Following ongoing advocacy with the federal government, the Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) is pleased to see major changes announced for the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) to allow for businesses with little to no traditional T4 payroll to utilize the program.  The CEBA program  provides interest-free loans to businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic […]

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