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Ottawa Economic Partners Launch #BuyLocalOttawa Campaign in Critical Shopping and Social Season so More Businesses Simply Survive

By apaige_andree | November 8, 2021

Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is   For Immediate Release: November 8th, 2021. The Ottawa Board of Trade (OBoT)-together with key local partners including the City of Ottawa, Ottawa Tourism, Invest Ottawa, the Ottawa Coalition of BIAs and RGA (Regroupement des gen d’affaires de la Capitale)-is reminding shoppers that their dollars can save their…

Ontario Government Launches Enhanced COVID-19 Vaccine Certificate and Verify Ontario App

By mhowell_melissa.howell@ottawabot.ca | October 15, 2021

The Ontario Government announced that the enhanced vaccine certificate with QR code and verification app, Verify Ontario, are available to download starting October 15, 2021. The enhanced certificates and app will help make it easier, more secure, and convenient for individuals and businesses to provide and verify vaccine certificates.  

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Ottawa Board of Trade Releases Mental Health Playbook for Employers

By lladd_lynn.ladd@ottawabot.ca | October 8, 2021

NEW MENTAL HEALTH PLAYBOOK IMPORTANT HOLIDAY WEEKEND READING FOR EMPLOYERS NEEDING REAL HELP WITH MENTAL WELLNESS TOOLS IN THE WORKPLACE   PLAYBOOK TACKLES ACTION GAP ON MENTAL HEALTH (Ottawa, October 8, 2021) – With many gathering in small and safe groups this holiday weekend and giving thanks, it is a good time to discuss the…

Proof of Vaccination Guidance Newsletter

By apaige_andree | September 15, 2021

Business Update: Ontario Releases Guidance to Support Proof of Vaccination Policy The Ontario government released the regulations and guidance for businesses and organizations to support them in implementing proof of vaccination requirements, which take effect on September 22, 2021. Requiring proof of vaccination will help increase vaccination rates, protect individuals in higher-risk indoor settings, and…

Ontario Releasing Guidance to Support Proof of Vaccination Policy

By apaige_andree | September 14, 2021

September 14th, 2021   Today, the Ontario government released guidance for businesses and organizations to support proof of vaccination requirements in certain settings, which takes effect on September 22, 2021. Requiring proof of vaccination will help increase vaccination rates, protect individuals in higher-risk indoor settings, and keep businesses open.   To further increase vaccine uptake,…

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Ottawa Board of Trade Expanding Strategy to Help Protect Businesses from COVID-19 Fourth Wave

By apaige_andree | September 14, 2021

Ottawa Board of Trade Expanding Strategy to Help Protect Businesses from COVID-19 Fourth Wave New Antigen Rapid Testing Kit Distribution Sites Added For Immediate Release: September 14th, 2021: In its on-going battle against a fourth COVID-19 assault on business, the Ottawa Board of Trade (OBoT) is expanding its antigen rapid testing kit distribution program until…

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Ottawa Board of Trade Survey Reveals Local Priorities for the Federal Election 2021

By apaige_andree | September 13, 2021

Ottawa Board of Trade Survey Reveals Local Priorities for the Federal Election 2021 For Immediate Release: September 13th, 2021: In collaboration with Leger and the Canadian Global Cities Council (CGCC), a coalition of CEOs from nine of Canada’s largest urban Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade, the Ottawa Board of Trade conducted a federal election…

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2021 Federal Election Survey Report

By apaige_andree | September 13, 2021

2021 Federal Election Survey Report In collaboration with Leger and the Canadian Global Cities Council (CGCC), a coalition of CEOs from nine of Canada’s largest urban Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade, the Ottawa Board of Trade conducted a federal election survey of its members to create a clear picture of what its members…

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Ottawa Board of Trade and Mayor Jim Watson, Together with Business Leaders, Announce New Program for Businesses to Show Commitment to Employees and Customers in Fight Against COVID-19

By mhowell_melissa.howell@ottawabot.ca | August 11, 2021

 “I Promise!” August 11, 2021: Ottawa – As a direct result of member feedback, together with the City of Ottawa, the Ottawa Board of Trade (OBoT) is launching a new program that business owners can use to visibly demonstrate their support for the safety of employees and customers. The POST Promise encourages businesses to post…

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Summary of Measures: Step 3 of the Roadmap to Reopen

By mhowell_melissa.howell@ottawabot.ca | July 15, 2021

Ontario enters Step 3 of the Roadmap to Reopen on July 16, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. The three-step plan to safely reopen the province and lift public health measures is based on vaccination rates and key public health and health care indicators across Ontario. Step 3 of the Roadmap to Reopen focuses on the resumption of indoor…

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