BBOT News

The BBOT Applauds Government of Canada Easing of Border Measures for Fully Vaccinated Travellers


  Thanks to the hard work of Canadians, rising vaccination rates and declining COVID-19 cases, the Government of Canada, announced today that it is able to move forward with adjusted border measures. On September 7, 2021, provided that the domestic epidemiologic situation remains favourable, the Government intends to open Canada’s borders to any fully vaccinated […]

Read more...

Social Purpose Summit 2021 – The Road to the Purpose Economy – November 17th to 18th


The Burnaby Board of Trade has partnered with the Social Purpose Institute and the City of Burnaby to grow the purpose economy in Burnaby and beyond. Social Purpose for business, is quickly moving from “Nice-to-have” status to table stakes. Businesses around the world are redefining their role in society to foster business and societal success. They are adopting […]

Read more...

Call for Volunteers – Help Provide Feedback on the Province’s Climate Preparedness and Adaption Strategy


  The Burnaby Board of Trade is looking for volunteers to participate in a task force to provide feedback on the  Province of British Columbia’s draft proposal for Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Strategy. This task force will convene once or twice online in the following weeks and focus on advancing a “climate ready economy and infrastructure”. […]

Read more...

BBOT Holds Hybrid State of the City Event with Mayor Hurley; Recording Now Available


The Burnaby Board of Trade again led the region in returning to safe, in-person business events by holding a hybrid State of the City Address event with Mayor Mike Hurley on July 8. With restrictions lessened by the province, a limited in-person element of the event was held to watch live the Mayor’s annual update on City […]

Read more...

Read our Latest Column – Have Patience as Businesses Transition to New COVID Rules


Read the latest business column from Burnaby Board of Trade President & CEO Paul Holden in the Burnaby NOW, this time asking for patience as businesses navigate the transition to new, relaxed COVID rules. The new rules leave much up to the discretion of individual businesses. So yes, you may find stores which still ask […]

Read more...

Communicable Disease Plans – Guidance for Employers


  Starting July 1, 2021, BC will enter Step 3 of the Restart plan and businesses and employers should begin transitioning from their existing COVID-19 Safety Plans to new Communicable Disease Plans which will replace the more stringent measures required during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information about developing a Communicable Disease […]

Read more...

BC Moves to Step 3 of the Restart Plan on July 1


Starting July 1, the province will enter step 3 of the BC Restart Plan and a host of restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic will be loosened or repealed impacting business operations and social interactions.   The final step, Step 4, is expected on September 7. To read the full Restart Plan, click here. For the […]

Read more...

Call for Nominations – Burnaby Business Excellence Awards


The Call for Nominations is now open for the 22nd annual Burnaby Business Excellence Awards! Click here to submit a nomination! The Burnaby Business Excellence Awards is a joint initiative of the Burnaby Board of Trade and the City of Burnaby and is an opportunity to recognize and honour Burnaby businesses, organizations and entrepreneurs for their […]

Read more...

Small and Medium-Sized Business Recovery Grant – Applications Closing


Applications close July 2! Apply now! 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% decline in revenue for one month between March […]

Read more...

Watch the Recording: Indigenous Engagement & Business Event


Did you miss out on our recent  indigenous reconciliation event? You can now view the recording online! Hosted by the Burnaby Board of Trade, the event featured a discussion with individuals and organizations, both indigenous and non-indigenous, who have worked to build relationships, engagement and participation with our indigenous communities. Hear stories, case studies, and […]

Read more...