BBOT News

Take to National “Canadian Survey on Business Conditions” and Help Steer Government Action


Your voice helps shape government’s response to COVID-19.  That’s why the Burnaby Board of Trade is urging all in our business community to participate in the new “Canadian Survey on Business Conditions“.  This nation-wide survey will provide information to help us advocate on your behalf, and will directly help government devise strategies for the survival […]

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Supply and Support the Government’s COVID-19 Response


Since the COVID-19 crisis began, many businesses have been seeking ways to retooling to support government and public health efforts and to backstop our front line workers. BC now has a new tool, built by Burnaby-based software company Traction on Demand, to help businesses do just that. Supply the BC COVID-19 Response The B.C. Government […]

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Used Phones, Laptops and Tablets Needed to Help Our Community


Through the Burnaby Primary Care Networks’ COVID-19 Response Strategy, the Burnaby Board of Trade and partners across the community are coming together to find the computer hardware and other supports to ensure that families and children, seniors, people with disabilities and others in the community can connect and get the information and services they need to […]

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New Supports for Business and Individuals from BC Hydro


  BC Hydro will offer new, targeted bill relief to provide immediate help to those most in need, including individuals and businesses. Individuals Residential customers who have lost their jobs or are unable to work as a result of COVID-19 will receive a credit to help cover the cost of their electricity bills. The credit […]

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Supports for Families, Individuals and Workers for COVID-19


A series of new and enhanced benefits have been announced to support individuals impacted by COVID-19. For employment insurance and supports related to a layoff or termination, see our Employment Insurance page, or visit https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei.html  Federal Programs (for full information see Government of Canada site) Canada Emergency Response Benefit The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) is a […]

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BBOT Speaks with MP Terry Beech on Government’s COVID-19 Response


Burnaby Board of Trade President & CEO Paul Holden sat down with Burnaby North-Seymour MP Terry Beech on March 31 to discuss COVID-19 and the ongoing government response.  Terry shares what the government is working on to support businesses and individuals, and how his office can support those in North Burnaby.   Watch the video below […]

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10% Temporary Wage Subsidy for COVID-19


  To support small businesses facing challenges due to COVID-19 economic slowdown, small businesses and non-profits are immediately eligible for a 10% subsidy on the wages they pay their employees between March 18 and June 20 This program co-exists with the 75% Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy program.  For businesses not eligible for the 75% subsidy, […]

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Business Tools and Templates for Dealing with COVID-19


  The Burnaby Board of Trade has curated useful resources below including helpful tools and templates to prepare for and mitigate potential business challenges: Canadian Chamber of Commerce Pandemic Preparedness Site –  The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has a pandemic preparedness website which provides best practice guides on how to prepare your business for COVID-19, including […]

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Burnaby’s Primary Care Networks Unveils Dedicated Website and Treatment Centre for COVID-19


Burnaby’s Primary Care Networks unveiled its COVID-19 Response Strategy on Friday, with a dedicated website, a satellite testing and treatment centre, and other items to help local residents deal with the pandemic. “The strategy aims to address not only residents’ and patients’ direct medical issues surrounding COVID-19, but other serious issues the crisis also raises […]

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The Burnaby Board of Trade Strongly Applauds Federal Government’s Announcement on 75% Wage Subsidy, Interest-Free Loans


March 27, 2020 Burnaby, BC – The Burnaby Board of Trade strongly applauds this morning’s announcement by the Federal Government to increase wage subsidies to 75% and guarantee interest-free loans for the small business community to help with the ongoing economic crisis related to COVID-19. The Burnaby Board of Trade has been working tirelessly with […]

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