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Back to Business: 3 Calls to Action for Ottawa Business Leaders

Back to Business: 3 Calls to Action for Ottawa Business Leaders Dear OBOT Members,Happy fall! I hope you, your family and your employees are very well and enjoyed your summer. This is my favourite time of year – crisp weather, cozy sweaters and an exciting sense of renewal. I guess the “back to school” spirit never…

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Upskilling and Reskilling Your Team to Combat the Worker Shortage

Upskilling and Reskilling Your Team to Combat the Worker Shortage By LRO Staffing   Even before the pandemic, companies in Canada were already having difficulty finding the right talent across numerous industries. While there is some debate as to what exactly has contributed to this shortage, there is no doubt that it continues to be…

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Available Workshops   Building a Resilient and Committed Workforce On April 21, 2022 a two part workshop focused on building a resilient and committed workforce was offerred.  Watch the recording and download the workshop resources to watch at your convenience! Hosted by Andrea Greenhous Part 1: 30 minutes ● Understand human motivation and what matters…

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

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

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Proof of Vaccination Guidance Newsletter

Proof of Vaccination Guidance Newsletter 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…

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Ontario Releasing Guidance to Support Proof of Vaccination Policy

Ontario Releasing Guidance to Support Proof of Vaccination Policy 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…

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Welcome 2021

Welcome 2021 Dear Members, Happy New Year. May we all enjoy a healthy and prosperous 2021, armed with many lessons learned and the knowledge that creativity, collaboration and communication are the foundation for our collective success. It has been my honour to serve our business community as the President & CEO of the Ottawa Board…

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That’s a Wrap

That’s a Wrap Thank you to Sam Laprade and City News for the opportunity to speak to our community about business, the year in review and the Board of Trade. We value your contributions to our community. Read story, ‘Communication and collaboration’: Ottawa’s Board of Trade’s plan for local business recovery in 2021 Listen to…

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A Message from the Chair of the Board

A Message from the Chair of the Board In the year of a pandemic, a tragic year for so many, I recently read that Collins Dictionary unveiled its word of the year: “LOCKDOWN” explaining that “it encapsulates the shared experience of billions of people who have had to restrict their daily lives in order to…

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