What's New This Week - April 21, 2022

Written by 

Robin Cooke


April 21, 2022

What's New This Week - April 21, 2022

Ontario Chamber of Commerce Perspective on Federal Budget

Today, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) released Vote Prosperity, outlining business priorities for the 2022 provincial election. Read the release.

The next four years will be critical to determining the future of Ontario’s business community and overall economic success. Short-term measures must be balanced with long-term investments to fuel predictability and economic growth.

Business competitiveness results in more prosperous communities, higher consumer confidence, high-quality jobs, and a more resilient economy. This requires:

  • Boosting confidence and predictability
  • Implementing pro-growth policies
  • Building resilient communities
  • Supporting entrepreneurship and innovation

The recommendations outlined in OCC’s Vote Prosperity were developed together with businesses, associations, post-secondary institutions, as well as chambers of commerce and boards of trade from across the province.

Read the OCC's Analysis Here

FISH TV Coming To Sarnia Lambton

Sarnia-Lambton, ON – April 19, 2022. Tourism Sarnia-Lambton is happy to welcome the Fish TV crew, including Ron James, Leo Stakos and Jeff Chisholm from May 2nd to the 6th, 2022. The Fish TV visit is part of a larger effort by Tourism Sarnia-Lambton to promote the area throughout North America as a must stop destination for anglers and their families. The hosts of Fish TV visit fishing hot spots across North America, providing viewers with tips and ideas for their next big angling adventure—whether they’re hard-core anglers with a passion for the outdoors, or simply looking for a great fishing getaway with the family

Read More Here

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All-Candidates Luncheon and Q&A
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

The Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce and the Seaway Kiwanis Club would like to extend an invitation to the All-Candidates Luncheon and Q & A Session Tuesday, May 10, 2022, between 12:00 – 2:00pm at the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club

The Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce is politically nonpartisan. We believe we must have an effective working relationship with any individual that holds elected office. The Chamber and our partners represent a broad range of opinions and attitudes, and we welcome that diversity. Our objective for this election is to enable our members and the business community to make an informed decision when they vote on election day.

We will solicit questions from members and non-members of the Chamber through surveys and provide the candidates with the questions prior to the event.  Below is a survey where you can ask your questions to the candidates.  Deadlines for registration and question submission is May 1, 2022.

The format of the event will be as follows: • Lunch• The speaking order will be determined randomly by draw.• Each candidate will be given 3 minutes to make opening remarks.• Questions and answers.• Each candidate will be given three minutes at the end to make concluding remarks.• Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with the candidates informally.

Registration for the event can be done on the Chamber of Commerce website: https://members.slchamber.ca/events. Chamber members $20.00 and non-chamber members $25.00.

For further information, please contact: Robin Cooke, Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce E-mail: info@slchamber.ca

Ask The Candidates Your Questions Here!

Join us for an important discussion about the importance of supporting mental health in the workplace

Wed, April 27, 2022

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT

While concerns around workplace mental health predate the pandemic, COVID-19 has, without question, exacerbated the problem. Mental health challenges can impact productivity and economic growth.

Half a million Canadians miss work each week due to mental health reasons, and absenteeism and presenteeism results in nearly $6 billion in lost productivity costs. Further, 1 in 10 Canadians have left or have considered leaving their job over a lack of mental health support. Building a healthier, more resilient, and inclusive workforce is a business imperative and a critical component of the province’s economic recovery.

Join the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and Sun Life for an engaging discussion with mental health experts and business leaders on their experience supporting employees’ mental health, particularly throughout the pandemic. In light of the provincial election in June, the session will also focus on the role of governments in working with employers to help workers access the mental health supports they need when and where they need it.

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Ontario Passes Legislation to Safeguard Movement of People and Goods at International Borders

Keeping Ontario Open for Business Act protecting workers, job creators and international trade relationships

The Ontario government passed the Keeping Ontario Open for Business Act, 2022, which will protect international border crossings from unlawful obstructions that disrupt the economy or interfere with public safety.

The legislation enables law enforcement to better protect international borders, international airports and other transportation infrastructure that is significant to international trade and shield the economy from future disruptions like the illegal blockade of Windsor’s Ambassador Bridge, which led to temporary factory closures, shift reductions and halted billions of dollars worth of trade.

April 14, 2022

Read More Here

Ontario Modernizing its Emergency Response System

Investment in 9-1-1 system will help emergency operators and dispatchers save more lives

NTO — The Ontario government is investing $208 million over three years to enhance the province’s 9-1-1 emergency response system.

The funding will enable significant technology and infrastructure upgrades to support the transition to a new 9-1-1 communications system know as Next Generation 9-1-1. Once fully implemented, the new system will make it easier to provide additional details about emergency situations such as video from the scene of an accident and to text 9-1-1 when requesting immediate help from police, fire or ambulance services. It will also give emergency operators and dispatchers the ability to identify the location of a call using GPS coordinates, resulting in a safer, faster and more informed emergency response.

April 14, 2022

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Virtual Event - Effective Job Posting

Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2022.

Time: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. ET

Job postings have remained mostly unchanged since they came online 25+ years ago. Unfortunately, everything else in the world of recruiting and talent acquisition has changed. In this entertaining and actionable session, CEO and Founder of Ruutly.com, Ryan Porter will introduce strategies and techniques to instantly improve how your job postings perform and who your job postings attract.

For the past 8 years, Ryan Porter has lived and breathed job postings. His company Ruutly was founded to address the glaring gaps in the way that employers communicate employment opportunities through job postings. Companies like Johnson & Johnson, Siemens, GlaxoSmithKline, Indigo, CoachHub, and more, have relied on Ruutly to tell their employer brand story where it matters most: directly in their job postings.

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Find out what has been happening at the Sarnia & District Humane Society and their new building development!

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This Week's Member Spotlight is on...Call The Chef!

Call the Chef is not only a wonderful local chef inspired Meal-Kit company based out of Sarnia, Ontario but they also provide monthly cooking classes to many local organizations for young people and adults, catering, and team building.   Chef Vanessa also provides interactive classes with ingredients, partners and instructional techniques on how to create your own culinary greatness!

Call the Chef prides itself on supporting our local economic community by sourcing our ingredients locally in Sarnia and Lambton County.  With Call the Chef you can order what you want when you want from their carefully crafted menus.  Check back on their site weekly for new recipes and offers.  Chef Vanessa says "Shop Local.  It Matters!" and we agree!  Call Chef Vanessa today at 519-918-2433.

Visit Their Website Here

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