BBOT News

Launch Online Grant – BC Grant Program to Help Pay for Setting Up E-Commerce Sites or Online Booking Platforms


Launch Online Grant The Launch Online Grant program provides funding to BC business to create an online shop or online booking platform to attract new local customers and expand to new markets. The grant will pay for up to 75% of eligible expenses, up to a maximum of $7,500 per business. This new grant is […]

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Regional Relief and Recovery Fund – Deadline March 31, 2021


The Regional Relief and Recover Fund (RRRF) is designed to support local businesses facing financial hardship because of COVID-19, but who are ineligible for the Canadian Emergency Business Account (CEBA) program, the “RRRF – Community Futures Stream,” (for rural businesses) or the “RRRF – Women’s Enterprise Initiative Stream” (click here for more info on this […]

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How Reboot Plus Can Help Youth Discover Their Career Path


It can be difficult to understand why one should be concerned with finishing high school when there is no clear vision of what lies beyond. With funding from the Future Skills Centre, Douglas College Training Group, the Burnaby Board of Trade, and PEERS Employment & Education Resources are researching whether “hope-centred” career development can nudge […]

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Food and Beverage Processors — Buy BC funding application intake now open


Local food and beverage processors can now apply for the latest round of Buy BC funding to help promote their products and increase sales within B.C. The Buy BC Partnership Program is providing $2 million this year to help eligible applicants with their marketing efforts with funding to help them undertake sector and/or product specific […]

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BBOT Hosts Government Purchasing and Procurement Session


  On March 4, the Burnaby Board of Trade held a special session with representatives from the federal government to explore government buying and procurement. Missed the event?  Watch the recording to catch up on how government purchasing works, and how your business can explore how to sell and supply the various departments of the […]

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Exclusive TELUS Discounts for Burnaby Board of Trade Members


  Burnaby Board of Trade members have access to exclusive discounts on various TELUS telecommunication services, including mobility, internet, office security and more! These discounts are exclusive to BBOT members only — contact benefits@bbot.ca to request access to your special member savings!

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Small and Medium-Sized Business Recovery Grant – Eligibility Expanded


Applications open now! Eligibility has been expanded — read below for the new requirements. This program administered by the provincial government provides grants and recovery training and consulting to small and medium businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  This program is available to BC businesses impacted by COVID-19 and who experienced at least a 30% […]

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NEW Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy


The Canada Emergency Rent Support (CERS) is now open for applications to help businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to pay rent and mortgage interest.  Read below for info and then click here to apply.  This is a new program, unrelated to the Canada Emergency Commercial Rental Assistance Program from earlier in the year. This […]

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New Details – Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (July 5, 2020 through June 5, 2021)


  To support businesses facing challenges due to COVID-19 economic slowdown, businesses, non-profits and charities are eligible for subsidy to help cover the costs of the wages paid to their employees. The deadline to apply for this subsidy is 180 days after the end of a claim period. The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy provides a […]

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B.C. moves to Phase 2 of COVID-19 immunization plan, protects seniors


 More than 400,000 people in British Columbia will be immunized from March to early April as the Province moves into Phase 2 of the largest immunization rollout in B.C.’s history. “At every step of the way, we are putting the health and safety of British Columbians first,” said Premier John Horgan. B.C. was one of the […]

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