Ontario Announces Plan to Safely Reopen the Province

ONTARIO ANNOUNCES PLAN TO SAFELY REOPEN ONTARIO On Friday, October 22, the Ontario Government unveiled A Plan to Reopen Ontario: Managing COVID-19 for the Long Term. Once again CAEM attended a technical briefing prior to the announcement and the presentation with pertinent info is included here.  You can find the… Read More

CAEM Update – October 22

  ADVOCACY UPDATE Federal  On Thursday, October 21st, the Liberal Government announced the launch of targeted support measures for businesses continuing to face significant pandemic-related challenges, including a new Tourism and Hospitality Recovery Program and a new Hardest Hit Business Recovery Program, which will be in place from October 24,… Read More

Ontario Rolls Out Enhanced Vaccine Certificate and Verify Ontario App

  ONTARIO ROLLS OUT ENHANCED COVID-19 VACCINE CERTIFICATE WITH QR CODE AND VERIFY ONTARIO APP FOR BUSINESS Today the Ontario government rolled out the promised QR code system for proving and verifying vaccination status in the settings where proof of vaccination is required such as meeting and event spaces, including… Read More

CAEM Update-October 12 – Ontario Lifts Capacity Limits

ADVOCACY UPDATE Federal  On October 7 we asked you to take less than 2 minutes to send a letter to your MP to ensure the Liberal campaign promise of a fixed cost relief program for hardest hit businesses comes to fruition.  If you have not done so already, please support CAEM and the… Read More

We Need Your Help to Keep the Momentum Strong

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO KEEP THE MOMENTUM STRONG In our last several updates we have been keeping you completely up to date on our work as members of the Steering Committee of the Coalition of Hardest Hit Businesses.  In a  meeting with this group earlier this week we were… Read More

CAEM Update – September 30

  ADVOCACY UPDATE Federal  Now that the Federal Election is behind us and we know the Liberals are forming a minority government under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau we will now turn our attention to ensuring our sector is included in the promised fixed cost relief program for hardest hit businesses.  To… Read More

Ontario Government Announces Increased Capacity Limits

  ONTARIO GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES INCREASED CAPACITY LIMITS With public health and health care indicators stable and proof of vaccination now in effect, the government, based on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is cautiously easing capacity limits for select indoor and outdoor settings where proof of vaccination is… Read More

CAEM Update – September 16

ADVOCACY UPDATE Federal  Federal Election Campaign Advocacy In our last update on September 2, we detailed the action you could take to amplify CAEM’s advocacy work during the Federal Election Campaign.  Thank you so much to those of you who took action and phoned or met with your local candidates. … Read More

CAEM Update – September 2

ADVOCACY UPDATE Federal  One of the first Liberal campaign announcements in August was a promise to introduce a temporary wage subsidy and rent subsidy stream for sectors like hotels, tour operators, convention centres and festivals experiencing a minimum of 40% revenue loss. Qualifying businesses in these sectors would be able… Read More

CAEM Update- Tourism Relief Fund

  TOURISM RELIEF FUND In Budget 2021, the Federal Government announced a number of support programs for the tourism sector.  Of particular interest to CAEM was the Tourism Relief Fund because it appeared to have the most potential for our members.  Following the budget presentation in April, CAEM focused much… Read More