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PenFinancial donates $20,000 to help address food insecurity during COVID-19 crisis

PenFinancial donates $20,000 to help address food insecurity during COVID-19 crisis

PenFinancial Credit Union press release – PenFinancial Credit Union will be donating $20,000 in emergency funds, which will be distributed to local organizations to support critical food shortages across Niagara in the wake of COVID-19. As businesses temporarily shutter due to COVID-19, and more still lay off staff both temporarily and permanently, many families are […]

Ontario extends business closures to stop the spread of COVID-19

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Ontario extends business closures to stop the spread of COVID-19

Government of Ontario press release – Following the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Ontario government is reducing the list of businesses classified as essential and ordering more workplaces to close. This measure is necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of the people of Ontario while ensuring […]

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Digital vigilance critical as more employees work from home

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Digital vigilance critical as more employees work from home

Brock University press release – With work routines changing and far more people working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, computer users need to be vigilant to protect our digital infrastructure, advises a Brock University professor. “We will be increasingly subject to a range of cybersecurity threats as our attention is placed on fighting COVID-19,” […]

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Ontario enabling financial relief for businesses

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Ontario enabling financial relief for businesses

Government of Ontario press release – The Ontario Government is enabling $1.9 billion in relief for employers to reduce the financial strain on business brought on by COVID-19. The measure, which will run through the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), will see premium payments deferred for six months for all businesses in the province. […]

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Stop the spread business information line now open

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Stop the spread business information line now open

Government of Ontario press release – The province has launched a toll-free line 1-888-444-3659 to provide support to Ontario businesses who have questions about the province’s recent emergency order to close at-risk workplaces following recommendations by Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health. On Monday, Mar. 23/2020, the province issued an emergency order to close at-risk workplaces […]

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Ontario urges business to join the fight against COVID-19

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Ontario urges business to join the fight against COVID-19

Government of Ontario press release – The Ontario Government is launching Ontario Together, a new website that will help businesses and their employees work with the province to meet the challenges of COVID-19. This initiative will remove barriers allowing Ontario’s manufacturing sector to redeploy capacity towards the production of essential equipment like ventilators, masks and […]

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