#Here4YYC Business resource webinar


Business resources webinar series  

We know you are worried, not sleeping and concerned about your business and the community. We are here for you, we are here for Calgary.  

As we continue to navigate these uncertain times we will be hosting a daily webinar providing resources, information, and support to help you and your business through the uncertainty.  

The webinar will take place from 11:00 am – 11:30 am Monday-Friday.  

Upcoming webinars include

  • Thinking and Building Resilience 
    Monday, April 6, 2020, 11:00 am MST 
    Kristi Stuart, Barre Belle  and Lourdes Juan, Urban Planner will share ways to critically think, pivot operations, and build resilience in a company.

  • Legal best practices during COVID-19
    Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 11:00 am MST 
    Join lawyers, Julia Loney (Business Law) and Gordana Ivanovic (Employment & Labour) from McMillan LLP’s Calgary office as they help navigate Alberta business challenges and provide practical solutions for mitigating risk.

  • Human Resource Planning 
    Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 11:00 am MST 
    Shifting your business operations and setting up for new market opportunities with Debby Carreau, Founder and CEO, Inspired HR and PJ L’Heureux, CEO, Founder CRAFT. 

  • A conversation with the Honourable Melanie Joly
    Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 4:45 pm MST 
    The Honourable Melanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, joins Sandip Lalli, President and CEO of the Calgary Chamber, and Janet Riopel, President and CEO of the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, for a discussion about the latest support available from the federal government for Canadian businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • Restructuring and turning around 
    Thursday, April 9, 2020, 11:00 am MST 
    Neil Honess, Partner, KPMG, will discuss how to pivot your business to capture new markets during times of uncertainty. 

*Please note there will be no webinars on Friday, April 10, 2020 or Monday, April 13, 2020. 

Previous recording  

  • Business Continuity in Manufacturing and Operations
    Cheryl Hacking, Standens and Brad Field, BRC Group will speak to business continuity in the manufacturing sector and discuss how these industries can support the COVID efforts.
  • Alberta’s economic outlook
    ATB’s Chief Economist, Todd Hirsch, will provide commentary on the state of the Alberta economy and the bright spots that lie ahead.

  • A Conversation with the Honourable Mary Ng
    The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, joins Dr. Sandip Lalli, President and CEO of the Calgary Chamber, for a discussion about the latest support available from the federal government for Canadian businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak

  • Resilience and Crisis Management
    Lance Mortlock, Meghan Harris-Ngae, and Sunny Sehgal from Ernst & Young LLP share a few best practices on managing a crisis and supporting your business and employees. 

  • Community Response Fund and Inclusiveness 
    Karen Young, United Way and Eva Friesen, Calgary Foundation talk about how community focused organizations are combating COVID 19 and what you can do to help. 

  • Community Conversation on COVID with Alberta Health Services 
    This Community Conversation is an opportunity for our partners and stakeholders to develop a shared understanding of COVID -19 and Alberta’s response. Medical Officer of Health Brent Friesen (Physician, Population, Public and Indigenous Health), will provide you with the information you need to protect your staff, clients and customers, and answer any questions you may have.Questions can be sent to community.engagement@ahs.ca in advance of the event, or asked during call.

  • Employee Morale: Mental Health & Resiliency for your employees
    Nicolas Beique, Helcim and Usman Tahir Jutt, Chirp Foods Inc. — O/A McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Limited, will discuss how to build resilient employees and support mental health through a crisis. 

  • Coping with the economic impacts of COVID and your business
    The spread of COVID-19 poses important challenges to Canadian businesses. With the situation constantly evolving, you need to be prepared for any disruptions. Join Pierre Cléroux, Vice President, Research and Chief Economist, BDC as he shares short-term economic perspectives and advice on how to manage through the crisis.

  • HR: Remote work and business continuity
    Debby Carreau, Founder and CEO, Inspired HR and Ryan Vestby of Compuvision will talk give best practices around setting up your team to work remotely. 
    Resources: IT resources for remote teams

  • Leadership: Mental health and resiliency of your employees
    Jenn Lofgren, Founder, Incito and Ryan Gill, CEO and Co-Founder, Communo, discuss the role leadership plays in build resilient employees and how to support the mental health of your employees. 

  • HR: EI and Workshare 
    Debby Carreau, Founder and CEO, Inspired HR and Scott Chimuk, Partner at Mcleod Law LLP will speak to recent announcements on EI changes and 10% payroll support for employers. 
    Resources: Work-sharing program

  • Financing and cashflow 
    This webinar will focus on reviewing the funding provided to BDC/EDC regarding economic stabilization featuring insights from Wellington Holbrook, Chief Operating Officer, Connect First Credit Union, and Michael Selci, Senior Vice President, Prairies for BDC.

  • HR and business continuity
    Debby Carreau, Founder and CEO, Inspired HR and Nic Beique, Founder and CEO, Helcim, talk about the current COVID-19 crisis and share insights into how businesses can prepare and support their employees.