Canadian COVID-19 Update | Wednesday, May 6
May 6, 2020
TIAC’s Advocacy Update
- TIAC’s President and CEO spoke to Parks Canada President and CEO today to discuss COVID-19 measures and their impact on Park’s & sector businesses
- The TIAC-led industry policy committee met again today to discuss a proposed recovery plan to submit to the government in the coming days.
- This report and recommendations will be made available to the industry once work by the committee is completed
- TIAC would like to thank all industry participants for their feedback and hard work on this committee
- This morning, TIAC launched a survey for sector businesses on the effectiveness of the Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP) to gather more information on what aspects of the program are working and not working for those trying to access funds
- If you have applied for BCAP funding, successfully or not, please fill out the survey here.
- This information is vital to successfully assist industry businesses in efforts to access liquidity during these trying times.
- On May 12, Destination Canada will host another industry webinar featuring Minister Joly. TIAC’s President and CEO will also participate on this call to provide an update on advocacy efforts on behalf of the industry.
- Details can be found on the Destination Canada website https://www.destinationcanada.com/en/coronavirus-updates/covid-19-webinars
In case you missed it …
- TIAC launched a survey assessing the impacts of COVID-19 on Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs) and gauging how existing tools are being accessed and what more is needed to address the needs of Canada’s DMO operators.
- We invite all DMOs to fill out this survey to help inform our advocacy efforts as we represent you.
- The Institute of Hospitality and Tourism Research at Ryerson University has embarked on a research study to look at the policy actions of Federal and Provincial governments in response to the COVID-19
- In cooperation with TIAC and Provincial and Territorial Industry Associations, the research will analyse government policy initiatives, and how they impact tourism sector businesses
Resources for Businesses
- For operators looking for information on how to prepare to safely reopen their operations in the coming weeks, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety has a series of bilingual guidelines available to businesses regarding COVID-19
- Google for SMEs has also launched a page dedicated to supporting businesses during COVID-19 including practical steps and free digital skills training
- Our partners at Tourism HR Canada have opened their Emerit courses and created a resource hub for sector businesses