Request for Funding from Federal Allocation – A message from the President

Dear CAEM Members,

The Canadian Government has pledged a comprehensive emergency response package to combat and mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak in Canada. Yesterday, CAEM sent a letter urging the government to include companies involved in the production and execution of trade and consumer shows, in their funding support. Click here to see a copy of this letter.

At the same time, we want to take this opportunity to encourage you, our members, to advocate individually as well, on behalf of your own company. A letter template is available here. Once you have updated this template to reflect your company’s position, you can send it to the following:

Hon. Bill Morneau
Minister of Finance

Hon. Chrystia Freeland
Deputy Prime Minister and Chair of Cabinet Committee on COVID-19 Response

Hon. Melanie Joly
Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages

Hon. Mary Ng
Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade

Jeremy Broadhurst
Chief of Staff to the Deputy Prime Minister

Elder Marques
Chief of Staff to the Minister of Finance

Rick Theis
Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister


The exposition industry plays a critical and vital role in the Canadian economy. Please feel free to share this message and template with your business partners, in order to amplify the voice of our industry.

Please know that CAEM members are top of mind at this unprecedented time and we are committed to working on your behalf to help the industry navigate these challenging times. We continue to monitor the quickly-evolving situation and will keep you informed with regular and ongoing communications.


Catherine MacNutt, CAEM President