BBOT News

Paid Sick Leave and Changes to BC Employment Standards Act for COVID-19 and Beyond


Updated May 11, 2021 The Government of BC has amended the Employment Standards Act to create a number of new leaves for employees during COVID-19, and will create new, permanent obligations: New – 3 Paid Sick Days for All Employees (Until December 31, 2021) The government is introducing a requirement that all employers provide employees […]

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Walk30 Challenge 2021


The Burnaby Board of Trade encourages its members to participate in the Walk30 challenge. Developed by the City of Burnaby and New Westminster, Walk 30 is an annual health promotion campaign, that supports 30 minutes of walking 5 days per week. After the 2020 season being cancelled due to the  the COVID-19 pandemic, the Walk30 Challenge […]

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Support the Mayor’s Food Bank Challenge until May 31


The Burnaby Board of Trade is encouraging our members to support the Mayors’ Food Bank Challenge in support of BBOT member the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. Throughout the month of May, the Mayors of the Cities of Burnaby, Vancouver, North Vancouver, New Westminster and North Vancouver have come together in friendly competition to help fundraise for the Greater […]

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May 10, 2021 – Day of Action Against Anti-Asian Racism


  May 10, 2021 has been proclaimed by the City of Burnaby as a Day of Action Against Anti-Asian Racism. The Burnaby Board of Trade believes in an inclusive and welcoming community for all, where everyone is free to live, work, play, learn and contribute.   Hate has no place in Burnaby, and we share the […]

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BC’s COVID-19 Immunization Plan


  BC’s 4-phase COVID-19 Immunization Plan is currently underway. Vaccination and immunization is critical to our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic — we need a robust vaccination roll-out by government and an eager uptake and participation by residents. For the latest on the COVID-19 Immunization Plan click here to visit the government’s site.  For comprehensive […]

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Researching Reboot Plus: Examining New Approaches to Training and Skills Development for Canadian Youth


  Carla Hotel, MA, MEd (Counselling Psychology), and Danielle Quigley, Ph.D. of Douglas College in New Westminster, B.C., are researchers of the Reboot Plus Program. Offered in partnership through the Douglas College Training Group and PEERs Employment & Education Resources with the Burnaby Board of Trade, this innovative program aims to re-engage at-risk youth in […]

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Accessing Student Talent for Your Business


  Businesses from Burnaby and the Lower Mainland have unrivalled access to skilled talent thanks to our world-class post-secondary institutions.  But how do you find and access that talent, and what are the various ways students can help and support your business? Through our partnership with the BC Chamber of Commerce, Burnaby Board of Trade […]

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Watch the Recording: The Launch Online Grant Explained


Did you miss our session explaining how to access the Launch Online Grant to get money to build an e-commerce site or online booking system for your business? Watch the recording of this presentation from the Ministry of Jobs, Economic Recovery, and Innovation to get the latest on this program and how you can access […]

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Watch the Recording: Sustainable Supply Chains


Did you miss our session on embedding sustainability into your supply chain? Watch the recording of this engaging discussion with three diverse businesses (grocery. construction, and printing) to hear thoughts and experiences on using procurement a tool for environmental and social good.  Our business presenters share first and next steps to implementing a sustainable supply […]

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Expanded “Circuit Breaker Business Relief Grant” for Restaurant, Fitness, Accommodation Businesses up to $20,000


A provincial grant is available to hospitality, accommodation and fitness businesses impacted by the “circuit breaker” restrictions announced on March 29, 2021 and the travel restrictions announced on April 23, 2021. The grant amounts have been doubled in response the increase in the duration of provincial closures.  Grants will now be available in $2,000, $4,000, $10,000 […]

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